Showing posts from February, 2018

How Intrusion Prevention Systems Sniff out Sneaky Cyber Attacks

It’s 2018 and in the world of cyber security, this will be an unprecedented year. Of course, last year was also terrifying, but experts warn that what lies ahead is an increase in the quantity and variety of cyberattacks. As a business, the security of your data is vital to your operations, business continuity, and most importantly your reputation. A cyber attack can be trouble for any business. For a small or medium-sized business, it can be devastating. While there are many options for dealing with the ever-present threat of cyberattacks, one method that often goes under the radar is an Intrusion Prevention System , or IPS. What Is An Intrusion Prevention System? An intrusion prevention system is an automated and proactive form of network monitoring. Everything that comes into and goes out of your network is monitored and analyzed with AI. An IPS isn’t foolproof, but it is one of the best ways for your IT support to uncover suspicious activity in real time.

3 Things You Must Be Doing If You Allow Employees To Use Their Own Mobile Devices

Many businesses in Saint Paul provide employees with company-owned devices such as tablets and smartphones. But as time goes on and people collect more personal devices, many businesses are letting employees use their own smartphones to save money on equipment purchases and simplify hardware management. If you’re one of the businesses that see value in this approach, there are certain steps that must be taken to safeguard company data. You need rules. You need guidelines. You need a plan. You need a mobile device management policy. What Is Mobile Device Management? The term mobile device management (MDM) broadly refers to the rules, guidelines, and policies dictating the use of mobile devices for work-related activities. With the rising threat of security breaches and cyber attacks, smartphones and tablets represent one of the most vulnerable kinks in your network’s armor. Many businesses store sensitive data in apps that can be accessed remotely. With a fleet of