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Webinar Recap: Combating The Cybercrime Epidemic

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 9/24/21 2:15 PM

Thank you to everyone who attended ANP's live webinar on September 15th: Combating the Cybercrime Epidemic. We hope you found this webinar helpful in understand how to tackle cybercrime prevention and what you must start doing today to avoid being the next victim of an attack.

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Topics: IT Cyber Security, managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, secure cloud advantage, ANP webinars and events, microsoft 365 security, Azure Security

Are You Ready to Combat the Next Ransomware Attack? Find Out Now!

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 8/19/21 1:00 PM

Your business is literally under attack 24x7.  These cybergangs are sophisticated, determined and coming up with new ways of intrusion daily.

Ransomware attacks are occurring once every 11 seconds -- and these numbers are rising at alarming rates.

Ask yourself this...

Would you prefer to write a ransom check for $1 Million dollars and lose access to your IT systems for 2 weeks -- or, ramp up your business security and stop the cybercriminals dead in their tracks?

The choice is yours. Don't be a statistic.

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Topics: IT Cyber Security, managed cybersecurity services, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, ANP webinars and events, Zero Trust Security, anp news and events

Zero Trust Security: Protecting Your Post COVID Hybrid Work Environment

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 8/18/21 3:58 PM

The current cybersecurity landscape is growing increasingly more complex than we have ever seen. It's not just rouge solo actors anymore. These cybergangs are sophisticated, determined attackers and their operations are growing daily.

As business leaders, we must not shy away from this, but rather be prepared for the next great disruption, the hybrid work environment, where your business applications are running in the cloud and on our on-premises servers with some workers in the office and others out of the office. This separation continues to put the companies at risk that are not prepared. 

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Topics: managed cybersecurity services, remote workforce, cyber security tools, microsoft 365 security, Azure Security, hybrid cloud

How Do Cloud Security Tools Protect the Remote Workforce?

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 4/26/21 2:01 PM

COVID-19 has led to a more distributed and virtual workforce, requiring IT to deploy new security tools to protect your employees and your data regardless of where they are located. 

Last year the pandemic triggered world-wide panic, forcing businesses to find ways to work remotely, even if it meant using employees home PCs, or going against other IT best practices temporarily. 

Cybercriminals are capitalizing on this vulnerable time for businesses, finding technical glitches in remote access points and are exposing security vulnerabilities, finding ways to get into your network.

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Topics: IT Best Practice, data security, managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, managed cloud services provider

ANP Adopts Zero Trust Security to Protect Against New Cyber Threats

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 11/17/20 5:35 PM

Our clients have been rapidly transforming the way their businesses operate and how their employees work in response to COVID-19.

 

As a managed IT provider, it is our obligation to ensure our clients’ IT environments are resilient and secure. Therefore, ANP has turned to a Zero Trust Security model to protect against the growing security threats associated with this transformational shift to remote work.

 

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Topics: IT Cyber Security Issues, managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, modern workplace security, Zero Trust Security

What is Multi-factor Authentication and Why You Need it Now

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 8/5/20 12:06 PM

If there’s one security feature you must absolutely implement right away it’s multi-factor authentication (MFA). Yes, you could make a case that your firewall, anti-virus, or user management system is the number one security measure. It’s true that you need some of those before you can even get to MFA, but nobody can debate the effectiveness of MFA. 

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Topics: Security threats facing small businesses, IT security, network security, IT Cyber Security, IT Password Security, managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, multifactor authentication, security tools, two factor authentication, security features

Stop Ignoring Risks of Shadow IT

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 7/21/20 10:18 AM

Businesses today depend on a wide variety of technologies to run their day-to-day operations. Some companies prefer to keep their network on-premise in their office so they have more control over it, while most others are moving some or all of their business applications to the cloud.

Regardless of where your data resides, your IT department or managed IT provider should have a list of important protocols to ensure every application and device on your network is properly managed for optimum performance and to reduce the risks of a data breach.

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Topics: managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, Shadow IT, Application Sprawl, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

Beware of New COVID-19 Phishing Attacks

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 7/14/20 5:12 PM

We’re seeing a surge in phishing scams over the past few months as we continue to deal with the current worldwide pandemic.

Events that cause mass hysteria and urgency are breeding grounds for sophisticated phishing scams. So as you can imagine at the onset of COVID-19 -- with the increase in online communication for things such as filing for unemployment, increase in online shopping, and the general shift to a remote workforce – there have been several opportunities for scammers to work their way into your inbox and do what they do best.

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Topics: managed cybersecurity services, phishing scams, COVID-19 scams, cybersecurity awareness

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