Tips to Improve Your Cybersecurity in 2018

2018 is right around the corner, and here are our top five tips for things you can do to improve your cybersecurity in the new year. Cybersecurity has been the most critical issue in 2017, and that’s not going to change. If you haven’t begun addressing your organization’s cybersecurity defense, let’s start now! #1 Train Your Employees The best way to improve your IT security is to train your employees on best security practices. Educate them so they can recognize and avoid cyber threats like phishing and scams. Teach them about protecting sensitive information. Humans are the weakest link in…

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2017 Business IT: The Year in Review

For small and midsize business owners, 2017 brought a greater awareness of cyber-security. Cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) moved further into the mainstream. And, a host of new and improved tools streamlined the way we do business. To sum it up, 2017 business IT generated headlines and opportunities. So, let’s take a quick look back at the information technology developments that influenced our business lives in 2017. A thoughtful review positions us to better take advantage of the opportunities coming our way in 2018. Cyber-security in the News With increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber-attacks, cyber-security now commands…

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Cyber security for Municipalities: Balancing Risk and Budget

Cyber security for Municipalities: Balancing Risk and Budget From WannaCry ransomware to Russian collusion, cyber-warfare has taken a turn. According to Carl Mazzanti, President of eMazzanti Technologies, local governments are the new battleground. With increasing threats and tight budgets, effective cyber-security for municipalities requires a precarious balancing act from our public officials. “Municipalities offer an easy target for bad actors,” says Mazzanti. “They are relatively simple to breach, and they collect an abundance of valuable data, from taxpayer and credit card information to pension data.” Sacramento Recently Attacked We may blithely assume that the personal and financial data we hand…

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Guard Depot Online Network Security Store Offers Enterprise-grade Small Business Cybersecurity

Guard Depot Online Network Security Store Offers Enterprise-grade Small Business Cybersecurity WatchGuard network security appliances and subscriptions to protect smaller retail and multi-site businesses available from new Online Network Security Store Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) November 28, 2017 — Guard Depot, a division of eMazzanti Technologies and WatchGuard Authorized Online Reseller, today announced the launch of its e-commerce website, guarddepot.com. The new site offers enterprise-grade cyber security technology from WatchGuard at affordable price points for small and midsize enterprises. With several tabletop, access point and rack mount security solutions, as well as Basic Security Suite and APT Blocker subscriptions…

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Cyber-security for Municipalities Topic of eMazzanti Appearance on Bruce Hurwitz Presents

Strengthening and reducing the cost of cyber-security for municipalities to be discussed today with NYC tech entrepreneur, Carl Mazzanti, on popular BlogTalkRadio program Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) November 3, 2017 — eMazzanti Technologies President and Co-founder, Carl Mazzanti, will be a featured guest on the popular BlogTalkRadio program and podcast, Bruce Hurwitz Presents. The 25-minute interview is scheduled for 5:00 pm (EST) today, Friday, November 3, 2017. Mazzanti’s topic will be: “Cyber-security for Municipalities.” The interview with Mazzanti will touch on issues such as, how new technologies affect cyber-security risk, budgetary constraints on mitigating risk and opportunities to decrease…

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eMazzanti Technologies Urges Customers to download KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability Patch

NYC area IT security consultant also warns the public to take extra precautions to avoid data loss from new KRACK Wi-Fi data security threat Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) November 2, 2016 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, issued a warning today regarding several recently revealed WPA/WPA2 encryption protocol vulnerabilities that affect countless Wi-Fi enabled devices worldwide. The company urges customers with WatchGuard network security hardware and others to download patches to fix the vulnerabilities in their equipment. They also urge all business and home computer users to take extra precautions to avoid being victimized by…

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Scary Tech: The Stuff of Nightmares

Forget the haunted house and bloody claw this Halloween. Your computer screen and smartphone offer plenty to keep you wide-eyed and shivering with fear in the middle of the night. From the truly bizarre to horrors that fail to frighten you nearly as much as they should, scary tech gives you ample reason to scream. Here are just a few examples. Lightning and Chargers and Selfies…Oh My! You probably never thought to be terrified of your cell phone or your tablet charger. Think again. Cell phones, headphones and thunderstorms — If you must loiter outside during a thunderstorm, take the…

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NSA Kaspersky Hack Underscores Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Solutions

The NSA Kaspersky Hack Early this month, Moscow based IT Security firm, Kaspersky Lab, was accused by the FBI of being connected to a Russian government hack of an NSA contractor in 2015. Allegedly working on new spy/hacking software for the NSA, the contractor had brought work home, leaving it vulnerable to theft. The FBI says that Kaspersky operated as a front for a Russian government spy organization that deliberately hacked the contractor to steal the code. In addition, the contractor’s home computer was running Kaspersky Antivirus at the time. The following week, The New York Times reported that Israeli…

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5 Cyber-Security Tips for Small Business Manufacturing

Cyber-criminals have focused their sights on small business, with thousands of attacks occurring each day. The manufacturing sector is particularly vulnerable and now ranks second only to healthcare as the most targeted for cyber-attacks. Small business manufacturing organizations must be prepared or suffer the consequences. According to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cyber-Security Report, twenty-eight percent of manufacturers reported losing revenue due to cyber-attacks last year. Factory floor systems present unique vulnerabilities in protecting technical information. Increased automation and connectivity brings efficiency, but that improved performance comes with a price. With so many systems connected via the internet, and with attacks increasing…

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Cyber-security for Business: Lessons from Equifax

Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, announced last week that hackers had potentially accessed personal data for 143 million American consumers. In addition to a wakeup call for consumers, the hack offers important lessons in cyber-security for business owners. The wealth of names, credit card numbers, social security numbers and more constitute a gold mine for identify thieves. An increasingly complex cyber landscape requires organizations to educate themselves on emerging threats and best practices for securing data. Equifax Primer – What Happened? On September 7, Equifax announced a critical breach to their system, the third in just…

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