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The Importance of Data Security and Integrity for Production Printers

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Jul 18, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Data collection and use are growing across all industries — and so is cybercrime, a trend that is driving the need for better enterprise data management and security. While malicious actors continue to develop increasingly sophisticated ways to access sensitive data, many companies are spending more on IT budgets to develop more protective strategies. However, protecting endpoints — those devices such as production printers, desktop printers or multifunction devices, copiers, scanners, and others — often gets overlooked. 

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Topics: Managed IT, #cybersecurity, Data Management, Wide Format printer, productionprint

Bridging Physical and Cybersecurity for Supply Chain Management

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Jul 14, 2022 9:00:00 AM

No business system has been hit harder by the ongoing pandemic than our supply chain. Challenges, including delays and further disruption, are continuing, especially as supply chain actors continue to adjust to a new way of doing business. And now that more workers are demanding remote or hybrid work environments, businesses are having to contend with new weaknesses and vulnerabilities in their security infrastructure — both digital and physical.

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Topics: Managed IT, #SupplyChain, #cybersecurity, Cyberattacks, cybersecurity in supply chain, warshipping, phygital

Here’s Why Law Firms Need a Smart Cloud Strategy

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Jul 11, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Before the pandemic, many businesses were looking at digital transformations that included cloud migration. After the pandemic hit, 48% of businesses surveyed are fast-tracking their cloud migration and more than a third are looking at digitizing more processes using cloud-based technology. In general terms, the switch to cloud technology was predicated on the need for better security and collaboration to support remote and hybrid workplaces and to deal with disruptions in both business and consumer demands.

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Topics: Managed IT, #cybersecurity, Hackers, Cyberattack, Cyberthreat, Entertainment

New Hack Reporting Requirements Mean Entertainment Companies Must Bolster Compliance

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Jun 30, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Hackers are getting more sophisticated, and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has given them the space they need to launch new and more impactful attacks. Recently, it was reported that last year broke the record for the number of sophisticated cyber assaults called zero-day attacks — and that number is climbing. Now, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) along with the National Security Agency (NSA) have warned businesses to expect an increase in cybercrime stemming from Russian hacking groups exploiting wartime disruption to perpetrate increased malicious activity. 

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Topics: Managed IT, #cybersecurity, Cyberthreat, Entertainment, #cyberthreats

What Your Law Firm Must Know About Cyber Security

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Jun 13, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Like businesses in all industries, legal firms are at risk of attack from cybercriminals. But there is an added layer of responsibility that comes with providing legal advice to clients — and that is ensuring that they understand how to keep their data safe as well. In many cases, law firms provide targeted guidance to clients such as boards of directors, C-suite professionals, and others on cyber risk and how to minimize it. 

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Topics: #cybersecurity, #LawFirm, Cyberattack, Cloud computing, cybercrime

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Cybersecurity

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Jun 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM

As we continue to move through the worldwide disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing a huge uptick in the number of cyberattacks focused on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). What is even more ominous is that many of these organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or nonprofits that provide much-needed services to underserved populations. The reason more nonprofits are finding themselves in the crosshairs of hackers is that they have the perfect combination of attractive features: they are typically easy to breach because they do not have the resources to stay on the cutting edge of cybersecurity protocols and they handle a lot of sensitive and confidential information.

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Topics: #ManagedITServices, #Nonprofit, #cybersecurity, Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity on a Budget — How to Protect Your Small Business

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on May 12, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Cyberattacks are increasing at an alarming rate, with a global spike of 105% in ransomware attacks alone in 2021 across all industries, with the health care industry experiencing a 755% increase in overall activity by cybercriminals. Data breaches are becoming increasingly common, with large enterprises such as Solar Winds and others making headline news. As a small business, you may be tempted to breathe a sigh of relief, thinking that you are too insignificant to warrant attention from hackers.

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Topics: #cybersecurity, SmallBusinesses, Cyberattacks, Hackers

How Managed Services Can Help Keep Nursing Homes Safe from Hackers

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Apr 25, 2022 8:45:00 AM

Back in 2019, over one hundred nursing homes were without health data and payroll information due to a cyberattack after a ransomware attack where cybercriminals demanded $14 million in payouts to return full use of affected systems to the facilities. Everything from telephone services, electronic billing and payroll management to the ordering of medications and management of electronic health records (EHRs) was affected, leaving the nursing homes — and their patients and staff — at a great disadvantage. 

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Topics: Managed IT, #cybersecurity, #NursingHomes, Managed services, MSP, adult care, retirement

Cybersecurity and Manufacturing: What You Need to Know in 2022

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Apr 4, 2022 9:03:20 AM

Over the past few years, the manufacturing industry has been targeted by cybercriminals — from the well-known SolarWinds hack to the attack on one of the largest meat processing companies in the world. The increasing focus on manufacturers by cybercriminals is down to the industry’s growing reliance on digital tech and their move toward a digital transformation. With more than a third of manufacturers realizing better business value from spending on IT, digitalization is proceeding at warp speed which is both good — and bad.

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Topics: #Manufacturing, #cybersecurity, Cyberattacks, Hackers, cybersecurity and manufacturing

Exploring Leading Edge Trends in Health IT for 2022

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Feb 22, 2022 8:45:00 AM

It’s no surprise that the ongoing pandemic has encouraged the swift adoption of a more digitized environment across many industries, but in healthcare in particular. Due to an increased need for virtual appointments, telemedicine has leaped to the forefront of healthcare decision-makers to-do lists, followed by a number of new ways to make healthcare more accessible to all through digital means.

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Topics: healthcare, #cybersecurity, Data Management, telemedicine, health IT

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