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Five Essential Steps You Should Be Following to Protect Your Business

Cybersecurity threats are an ongoing issue for various industries from medical practices to architecture and engineering firms. Unfortunately, the consequences can often be disastrous, leading to breaches in confidential data or sensitive client information.

These cyber security threats are alarming and the data is clear:

A new study found that 22.8 million people were affected by healthcare security breaches in the first half of 2021.

During the first half of 2021 the number of breaches reported to the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights rose by 27%.

Cybercrime is slated to cause as much as $6 trillion in damages this year around the globe.

So how can you protect your business from these cybersecurity threats? By providing adequate training for all employees and ironclad security measures to protect all clients.

Foundational Security Training for Every Employee

The greatest security threat to any business is actually a minor mistake made by an employee that could result in a breach or attack.  Read more...

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Much of what we write about, and often repeat around security in this newsletter is based on actual experiences and real-world stories that SpireTech has been a part of or privy to learn about from others in the security industry that often may not hit the news.  We never reveal the identity of those affected – but we do use these experiences to improve, and hopefully advise our clients of things to do (or not do).  We hope you take our advice to heart. 

We’ve talked about how people working from home should be using company-secured computers, or at least subscribe to our add-on package for securing home computers.  Many recent stories of attacks have the same common trends that we’ve written about before. Lack of multi-factor-authentication on email or services on the web that can lead to compromise, aged hardware such as firewalls or network equipment that contain firmware vulnerabilities the vendor is no longer supporting or providing updates on, and often relying on some of the ‘ease of access’ that is present in software but may not be ‘safe’ to use.    Read more...

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To effectively monitor and manage their client’s systems MSPs (Managed service providers) often establish remote connections to all their client’s networks. Unfortunately, those multiple connections make MSPs a prime target for ransomware and hacking.

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Cybersecurity is not something you want to slack on. Too many companies think that installing a suite of antivirus and anti-malware software is enough to protect them from malicious attackers, but in the world of phishing scams and social engineering attacks, that just isn’t enough.