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What Are The Risks Of Cloud Storage And Can They Be Mitigated?

Cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular among businesses. The rise in remote work has led many businesses to fully embrace the cloud as it allows their team members to collaborate in a shared environment online, no matter where they are in the world. However, some businesses are still reticent about moving their data to the cloud. 

In this blog, we look at what the security risks of the cloud are and how you can mitigate them. Hopefully, by the end of reading this you will understand cloud security issues better and feel more confident about implementing the cloud in your business.

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What Is Ransomware and How Can Managed IT Services Help Prevent It?

Ransomware is the number one risk for businesses in New York. Managed IT services can help you prevent it. In this article we’re going to cover the risks of ransomware to your business. We’ll also explain how we’ve helped our customers prevent it. 

Ransomware is a type of malware which encrypts data on your device. After the data is encrypted, a ransom will be demanded (normally in cryptocurrency). If the ransom is not paid, the data is either perpetually blocked or leaked online. However, you have no guarantee that paying the ransom will actually result in the data being unencrypted.  

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How To Prevent Your Data From Appearing On The Dark Web

A consequence of many successful hacks and ransomware attacks is that sensitive company data ends up on the dark web. Sometimes it is being offered for sale as part of a large collection of stolen data, other time it is simply posted in plain text for anyone to read. Ransomware often threatens to leak business’s data if the ransom demand is not met. 

At best, this data could be just names and addresses, which are useful in themselves for identity thieves. At worst it could be your passwords, bank details, or credit card numbers. 

In this article we’re going to cover what the dark web is, and the risks of your data being posted there. We will also cover how to prevent this happening, and what to do if it does.

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Why Managed Cloud Security Is Important For Your Business

As more and more data and network infrastructure is moved onto cloud platforms, securing those platforms becomes ever more important.  

Many businesses think that as they are relying on a third-party cloud services provider like Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS, the provider will be taking care of all the security. However, this isn’t quite accurate.

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Why Multi Factor Authentication Is Important For Your Business Security 

A complex and long password full of random numbers or letters used to be considered the height of cybersecurity – but even the strongest password isn’t much use if someone else tricks you into revealing it. The purpose of password security isn’t to test your brain’s ability to remember a collection of obscure symbols, it’s to validate your identity as the correct owner of the account. To this end, Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) is a far superior way of proving that you are who you say you are.

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