Here you’ll find the latest from Simplified IT Consulting and around the IT industry.

Identity and access management 101

January 06th, 2020

Whether it be cloud, mobile, or on-premises, every technology you use stores confidential data that are accessed by your employees. So how do you guarantee the safety of said data from cyberthreats like identity theft, phishing attacks, and more? Identity and access management (IAM) is the answer, and here’s why. What is IAM? Identity and

Cybersecurity: How to defend against insider threats

January 01st, 2020

In the cybersecurity world, an insider threat is an individual or business partner who uses company data inappropriately. Today’s companies must take proactive steps to prevent insider threats, which is why we put together some tips and tricks. #1 Educate You must teach your team to recognize personally identifiable information (PII) and understand the financial

A look back at the biggest cybercrime developments of 2019

December 26th, 2019

There’s never a dull moment in the world of cybercrime. During the first half of 2019, 4.1 billion records were exposed across 3,800 publicly disclosed incidents. Ransomware and cryptojacking also continue to cost victims increasing amounts of money to fix, while other attacks launched by hacktivists, ruthless competitors, and state-sponsored attackers cause even more disruption.

Your business’s future is bright with VoIP

December 25th, 2019

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a phone system that’s been around for over two decades. Though that may seem surprising, it actually makes sense because that’s about how long the internet has been mainstream, and VoIP needs an internet connection to function. Small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) should definitely consider VoIP if they want

7 Essential Office 365 add-ons

December 23rd, 2019

Microsoft Office 365 productivity applications like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook have allowed businesses to meet client demands efficiently, and its numerous productivity add-ons have enabled users to deliver more in less time. Here’s a handful of Office 365 extensions that help you improve workflow. #1. Teams Teams is ideal for organizations that collaborate

Business continuity in the cloud

December 18th, 2019

Are you weighing the pros and cons of the cloud for business continuity? Let’s take a closer look at why the cloud is best for this strategy. Better uptime Backing up to an internal drive or an external hard drive won’t completely secure data. If someone steals your device, you instantly lose the backup it

Don’t skip security audits for your business

December 13th, 2019

One step in the network security cycle you should never skip is security audit — doing so puts your business at risk of cyberattacks and data loss. Read on to understand how security audits can make or break your system integrity. Auditing and the security strategy Audits are necessary to maintain system integrity and uphold

How to prevent insider threat from compromising your business

December 12th, 2019

Technology is more robust than ever when it comes to security vulnerabilities, but that doesn’t mean cyberattacks are any less prevalent than they always have been. Things are getting worse, and it’s not because of hackers getting more skilled. It’s because criminals now have more opportunities than ever for leveraging human ignorance for launching social

Why telephony and VoIP attacks continue

December 04th, 2019

Hackers will never stop looking for new ways to hurt your business. One way is through launching denial-of-service (DoS) attacks on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems. Read on for a complete rundown of this cyberthreat. Denial-of-service attacks The end goal of any DoS attack is to overwhelm a system with so many requests that

Predictive forecasting in Office 365’s Power BI

December 02nd, 2019

People have always been intrigued by what the future holds, especially when it comes to business. If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you now have Power BI’s predictive forecasting at your

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