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Why Keeping Government Data Safe is More Important Than Even — And How to Do It

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Dec 5, 2022 8:30:00 AM

War in Ukraine is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to burgeoning geopolitical unrest. Malignant actors have taken advantage of widespread global disruption and other crises to increase acts of hacktivism and cyberwarfare. In fact, European officials claim that there are over 10 TB of sensitive information stolen every month, with both ransomware and phishing being tapped as the most common tool used to gain inroads to data.

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Topics: government, Managed IT, #cybersecurity

Make Your Hospital or Lab a Safer Place for Staff and Patients with Physical Surveillance

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Nov 22, 2022 9:30:00 AM

The healthcare industry is understandably fixated on putting strong cybersecurity policies into place. After all, over 100 data breaches were recorded between January and the end of April this year, putting patient data and patient lives at risk. Most recently, the second largest hospital chain, CommonSpirit Health was recently hit with an unprecedented attack that caused widespread system outages that endangered patient lives.

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Topics: #HealthcareITSolutions, #cybersecurity, Physical security surveillance

Think You’re Too Small to Worry About Cybersecurity? Think Again!

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Nov 11, 2022 9:30:00 AM

While the big corporations tend to make headlines when their data are breached, it’s the small and medium-sized companies that are most frequently chosen as victims by savvy cybercriminals. In fact, today’s small business landscape is plagued by cyberattacks, with 61% of small or medium-sized businesses (SMBs) experiencing an attack last year. Putting that into perspective — a full 43% of data breaches were directed at the SMB community — almost half of all cyberattacks and the primary target for cybercriminals.

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Topics: #cybersecurity, SmallBusinesses, Cyberattack, MSP, cybercriminals

New Risks Make Cybersecurity a Must for Manufacturers

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Oct 31, 2022 9:00:00 AM

With supply chain disruptions and uncertainty in the markets, manufacturing companies have a lot of challenges these days. Unfortunately, the challenges are only increasing, especially when it comes to cybersecurity.

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Topics: #Manufacturing, #cybersecurity

5 Big Challenges Faced by the Hospital Services Industry

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Sep 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Hospitals are so very important to our lives, but they are under a lot of stress as well. 

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Topics: healthcare, Managed IT, #cybersecurity

5 Ways to Meet the Engineering Challenges of Tomorrow

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Sep 22, 2022 9:00:00 AM

In this article, we will explore the engineering challenges (and opportunities) of the future, such as cybersecurity threats and the “Internet of Things.” We will also share how Managed IT can support new engineering efforts and improve productivity for teams.

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Topics: Managed IT, #Engineering, #cybersecurity

Many K-12 Schools Are Increasing Security Measures

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

Many schools are implementing additional security measures this fall. 

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Topics: education, #cybersecurity, Cybersecurity in schools

Protect Your Medical Lab from Hackers with These Cybersecurity Best Practices

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Aug 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM

The last few years have been a powerful warning to medical labs and health care providers when it comes to cybersecurity. In 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned device manufacturers and healthcare providers about a group of security flaws, called Urgent/11, that could control medical devices and change their function, cause a leak of information, or prevent function altogether. In 2020, a new threat, the Ripple20 malware, was discovered. Ripple20 can infect any number of connected devices, creating vulnerabilities that could compromise health and safety.

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Topics: #managedIT, #cybersecurity, #cyberthreats, protect your medical lab

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

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