While everything changed over the last year, as businesses return to full speed and return to normal stronger, they need to address the basics by examining their IT management and security. There wasn’t a blueprint for moving so many people to remote work, and there isn’t a blueprint for moving employees back. However, this moment is not to be lost, and those who step up and invest in their IT protection and Managed Services will be better off and far ready to move forward than those who do not.
Zero Trust Security requires all users, whether in or outside of a business’ network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration before being granted or keeping access to applications and data. Zero Trust assumes the networks can be local, in the cloud, or a combination with resources anywhere and workers in any location.
Ransomware attacks breach systems, usually through infected email, and lock essential files or networks until the user pays a specified amount of money. On the other hand, Doxware is far more dangerous. This latest form of malware holds a company’s data hostage, including intellectual property, and can compromise the privacy of conversations, photos, and sensitive files.
Barracuda, our trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, released recent key findings from a report titled “The State of Office 365 Backup.” Commissioned by Barracuda, the research surveyed global IT decision makers to capture their opinions and perspectives about Office 365, data security, backup and recovery, SaaS solutions, and a variety of related topics.
The National Security Agency has released a guidance document on implementing Zero Trust within networks. The paper “Cybersecurity Information Sheet: Embracing a Zero Trust Security Model” explains what Zero Trust is, why it is necessary, and how to get started.
If you’re a business owner who considers IT a necessary evil that you’d rather not have to think about…you’re not alone. You don’t know what you don’t know, so it’s easier to rely on your IT team to maintain your systems. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Whether it’s an outsourced team or an employee, finding trusted resources to employ their expertise on behalf of your business is the path to sustainable success.