Cybersecurity Workshops Assessing 2021 Cyber-Threats Offered by eMazzanti

eMazzanti live virtual cybersecurity workshops to feature security and wireless experts on next steps to protect organizations and minimize work-from-home risk Hoboken, New Jersey (February 15, 2021) – eMazzanti Technologies, a specialist in cybersecurity, is hosting two informative cybersecurity workshops. The live virtual sessions describe and address the current landscape of cyber-threats and feature experts from WatchGuard Technologies. Cybersecurity Workshops The first virtual event entitled, “2021 Cyber Threat Landscape: What is Happening Now and What You Need to Know,” is scheduled February 19, 2021 at 11:00 am EST. In this session, Marc Laliberte, WatchGuard Senior Security Analyst, will deliver an interactive…

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Engage a Personal Cyber Security Trainer for the New Year

In our previous post, we listed three common cyber security threats with security best practices and cyber-security solutions that simplify your life while reducing the risk of an energy-draining security breach. Again, we encourage you to engage your personal cyber security trainer to improve your security health for the new year. Until you attend that life-changing meeting, here are three more common cyber security threats you face with security best practices and solutions to help keep you in shape. Remote Employee Threats As remote work multiplies employee locations, your workforce will be less and less protected by your network security…

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Schedule a Workout Session with a Business Cyber Security Coach

Your day starts with an energy bar and a three-mile run. But on your laptop awaits a long list of business cyber security notifications that require your immediate attention. You rush to get through the alerts before others sign in and you’re swamped with the usual fire drills. And that project you’ve been trying to get to for the last five weeks? Well, it’s just going to have to wait for another day. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get this all into shape through a workout session with an expert business cyber security coach? Someone who could run…

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2021: Start SMART

Did you leave the house today? Did you wear “real” pants? Nicely done. If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s to celebrate small milestones. While you may have loftier targets for the coming year, it is important that they are attainable. When planning for 2021, your company should set SMART goals — that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound objectives that eliminate guesswork, paint a clear picture of success, and make it simple to track growth and identify missteps. Join us as we break down the SMART goal setting process, complete with examples. When Setting SMART Goals… Be (S)pecific…

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Fight Double Extortion Ransomware Threat with Essential Security

Late in 2019, a new cyber security threat emerged. Criminals used ransomware to attack Allied Universal. In a twist now known as double extortion, the bad actors first extracted sensitive information before encrypting company data. Then they insisted that Allied pay a stiff ransom to avoid seeing sensitive data leaked publicly. Throughout 2020, other attackers have followed suit. To convince organizations to pay a ransom, criminals threaten to publish or sell the stolen data. To prove their point, they post samples of the data on their websites. Thus, the tactic effectively combines ransomware with data breach. And it places organizations…

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Ransomware Payments Sanctions Avoided with Risk-based Compliance Program

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently issued an advisory to highlight the sanctions risks of ransomware payments. The advisory warns companies and others that ransomware payments to cyber criminals on OFAC’s blocked persons lists and those covered by embargoes are prohibited. Violators of OFAC regulations face financial sanctions that may be reduced if they meet certain conditions. “Under the Enforcement Guidelines… the existence, nature, and adequacy of a sanctions compliance program is a factor that OFAC may consider when determining an appropriate enforcement response,” the OFAC notice reads. “Now more than ever, preventative…

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How to Succeed at Company-Wide Security Awareness Training

A recent survey by Security Magazine indicated that eighty percent of companies experienced at least one cybersecurity incident over the previous year. Firewalls and antivirus alone will not protect essential information from attack. Organizations must mitigate the human error factor with targeted, relevant security awareness training for every employee, including executives. Security awareness training teaches employees how to recognize and reduce cyber security risks. All too often, employees at all levels fail to realize how their own behavior opens the door to attack. Likewise, they may not understand and follow best practices to protect both the organization and customer data….

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4 Ways Managed Services Improve Cyber Security

Business life in 2020 has experienced a perfect storm of cyber security threats. Remote work expands the attack surface. Meanwhile, cyber criminals grow increasingly sophisticated, while a shortage of cyber security professionals leaves many businesses without adequate protection. Fortunately, managed services improve cyber security in several critical areas. Expertise at Your Fingertips In late 2019, (ISC)2, a major nonprofit organization of cyber security professionals, conducted a study of the cyber security workforce. The study showed that the skills gap continues to widen. In fact, to adequately meet the data security needs of American organizations, the cyber security workforce would need…

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eMazzanti Technologies Ranked Among World’s Best 101 SMB Managed Service Providers

Hoboken, New Jersey company ranks 38th worldwide in Annual SMB Managed Service Providers Hot 101 list that identifies best-in-class smaller global MSP businesses July 31, 2020 – eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT services company has been named as one of the world’s best SMB managed service providers on the new annual Channel Futures SMB Hot 101 rankings for 2020. Applicants completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring to self-report product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities and company and customer demographic information. Channel Futures ranked winners on a unique methodology that weights revenue…

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How to Make Your IT Effective in the New Normal

With mounting economic pressure on every business, it’s time to allocate your technology resources wisely by deploying the right tools. Without the right systems in place, you risk inconsistent customer communication, data security breaches and significant overspending. To make your IT effective in the new normal consider these realities: In response to COVID-19, cyber-criminals stepped up their game, increasing hacking and phishing attacks dramatically. With few workers at the office, they started attacking them at home. This behavior drove corporations and email platforms to tighten up message receipt restrictiveness. Consequently, your email might not be getting through. In addition, your…

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