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Is your IT security proactive?

October 26th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018october26_security_a, antivirus, cybersecurity, firewalls, intrusion prevention system, prevention, Security 2018october26_security_a, antivirus, cybersecurity, firewalls, intrusion prevention system, prevention, Security

Do you spend hours obsessing about the inner workings of DNS-layer security, intrusion prevention systems, and data encryption? If you’re not a managed IT services provider (MSP), you probably don’t. Instead, you’re probably looking for a business partner to manage those nitty-gritty details for you. However, there’s one thing you really ought to...

Hyperconvergence: IT for SMBs

October 2nd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018october2virtualization_a, cybersecurity, hyperconvergence, scalability, servers, software-defined networking, vdi, virtual machines, virtualization 2018october2virtualization_a, cybersecurity, hyperconvergence, scalability, servers, software-defined networking, vdi, virtual machines, virtualization

Routers, switches, modems, gateways, firewalls, servers, and storage devices — these are just some of the many machines you need to build a network infrastructure that enables effective internal and external communications. Even when pared down to serve fewer users, the costs of building a similar infrastructure were prohibitive for SMBs, at least...

5 Cybersecurity measures anyone can master

September 7th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018september7security_a, adobe flash, cybersecurity, encryption, https, multi-factor authentication, password managers, Security, software updates, tips and tricks 2018september7security_a, adobe flash, cybersecurity, encryption, https, multi-factor authentication, password managers, Security, software updates, tips and tricks

Avoiding malware and online scams takes a lot of work. You have to treat every email with suspicion, manage a long list of convoluted passwords, and avoid public WiFi networks. Ideally, you follow several other cybersecurity best practices, but many users don’t believe they’re worth the time. If you’re one of those people, here are five ways to...

Consider the security risks of your software

July 5th, 2018 Imagine IT 170px-img-istock-503784056_a, cybersecurity, it, operating system, risk assessment, risks, Security, software, threats, vulnerabilities 170px-img-istock-503784056_a, cybersecurity, it, operating system, risk assessment, risks, Security, software, threats, vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity is an issue that hounds businesses of all types. Sometimes organizations invest in security software without realizing the risks that come with it. Here’s why identifying threats before buying cybersecurity products is paramount.

How to minimize risks after a data breach

June 28th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018june28business_a, business, business continuity, cybersecurity, data breach, data recovery, tips 2018june28business_a, business, business continuity, cybersecurity, data breach, data recovery, tips

Despite efforts to protect your data, some breaches are beyond your control. When an online company with your personal details gets hacked, you have no choice but to manage your risks on your own. These practical tips can help you reduce risks of identity theft and other threats.

Router malware worse than experts realize

June 20th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018june20security_a, cybersecurity, factory reset, Hardware, malware, man in the middle attacks, passwords, router, Security, vpnfilter 2018june20security_a, cybersecurity, factory reset, Hardware, malware, man in the middle attacks, passwords, router, Security, vpnfilter

In May, security experts discovered one of the most widespread malware infections in history. Now, they’re warning businesses and consumers that it’s even worse than their first assessment. The VPNFilter malware poses a threat to small businesses and requires immediate attention from anyone who hasn’t taken action against it.

How to defend against insider threats

June 5th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018june4healthcare_a, cybersecurity, Healthcare, hipaa, insider threat, protected health information, Security 2018june4healthcare_a, cybersecurity, Healthcare, hipaa, insider threat, protected health information, Security

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents.

Government agency finds way to unlock iPhones

March 13th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018march13apple_a, apple, breach, cybersecurity, hackers, ios, iphone, jailbreak, leaks, security 2018march13apple_a, apple, breach, cybersecurity, hackers, ios, iphone, jailbreak, leaks, security

Cellebrite, an Israel-based vendor that works with the U.S. government, has revealed that they've found a way to unlock practically every iPhone available on the market. It appears to be a significant milestone for law enforcement and forensic specialists, yet it’s also a potential privacy issue for Apple customers.

Fighting ransomware with virtualization

February 2nd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february2business_a, business, business continuity, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, ransomware, virtual dr, virtualization 2018february2business_a, business, business continuity, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, ransomware, virtual dr, virtualization

Ransomware takes your data hostage and demands a payment for its recovery. While it may seem like there’s no other choice but to pay the ransom, you should never give in to the hacker’s demands. Before the next wave of ransomware comes around, it’s important to protect your business with virtual disaster recovery solutions.

Think before saving logins to your browser

January 9th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018january9security_a, auto-fill, chrome, cybersecurity, firefox, passwords, privacy, safari, Security, web browsers 2018january9security_a, auto-fill, chrome, cybersecurity, firefox, passwords, privacy, safari, Security, web browsers

There are a number of reasons you should be wary of saving your password to a digital platform. Just look at Yahoo’s data breach in 2013, which leaked passwords for three billion people. Even when your password isn’t compromised, saving it to a browser could have serious implications for your privacy.