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Annual Global Cybercrime Costs to Exceed $6 Trillion by 2021

According to a recent Cybersecurity Ventures report sponsored by Herjavec Group, projections have it that cybersecurity defense costs will exceed six trillion dollars by 2021. This will be double the cybercrime expenditures paid out in 2015. This is a staggering figure, even when taking into account the many millions of dollars paid out in fines fo

Yahoo Data Theft Good Reason to Regularly Change Passwords

In case you needed another reason for regularly changing your passwords, the recently-uncovered Yahoo hack of 500 million accounts is probably the reason of the decade so far. The hack and subsequent data theft involving half a billion Yahoo accounts is the largest of its kind – ever. Granted, it is Yahoo, where most people don’t send o

Massive Yahoo HackĀ Further Argument for Better Password Protection

A 2014 Yahoo hack potentially represents by far the biggest data theft on record, with information involving up to 500 million accounts stolen. Yahoo is blaming “state-sponsored” hackers, but it appears that that remark may be diversionary, as evidence of an inside job is likelier. The email host, news, and search engine giant claims th

When to Add Server Monitoring Service to Your IT To-Do List

Anyone with any kind of business that wants to improve their IT productivity and performance quotient should look into server monitoring. The main reason to monitor server performance is for troubleshooting problems. With proper server monitoring tools in place, you can use the available resources at hand to track down the server problems and corre

Is Your Incident Response Plan a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Even with the most carefully thought-out disaster planning, unintended consequences and sub-par performance can often be the result. In part, these undesirable outcomes occur because they are based on theory rather than actual experience. In many areas subject to specific natural disasters, the incident response or disaster plan might be called, &

What Do Passwords and 2FA Have In Common?

Soon, They’ll Both Be Obsolete as Biometrics Enter the Mainstream Google recently announced plans to replace digital passwords with biometrics using their “Trust API” system. Trust API monitors location, speed, voice, and typing patterns, so devices can “learn” about their owners and how their owners operate.   Co

Top 5 Reasons to Implement CRM

Customer engagement and relationship management is perhaps the most important aspect of sales and acquisition of client revenue. Especially with so much customer-driven feedback on the Web, which has forced companies to take another look at the importance of utilizing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software beyond the “squeaky wheel&r

What Are the Main Benefits of a Hosted PBX Phone System?

The benefits of a cloud-hosted phone system (PBX) are many, and widely-varied. For anyone tired of dealing with hard-to-manage old-school legacy systems or VoIP that’s taking up too much bandwidth and IT resources, you’ll want to consider moving to a cloud-based PBX hosting platform. Some of the main benefits include cost-efficiency, sc

Is Windows 10 Private?

Privacy Concerns Over Windows 10 There have rightly been some major security concerns over Microsoft’s Windows 10 rollout. Namely, there are security breach “allowances” that casually and without any fanfare to the user monitors your private data (i.e., the new OS fails to alert users properly that portions of your private da