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5 Steps to Protecting Your Business from Cyberthreats

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on May 12, 2023 6:30:00 AM

Cyberattacks are a growing threat to businesses of all sizes. In particular, small businesses are increasingly becoming vulnerable to cyberattacks due to their lack of resources and niche knowledge. As such, cybercriminals often find them to be easy targets with minimal security measures in place.

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Topics: Managed IT, #cybersecurity, Cyberattack, Cyberthreat, small business

Securing the Supply Chain: Why Cybersecurity is Critical for Manufacturing

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Apr 4, 2023 1:20:53 PM

In today's era, cybersecurity has become a crucial aspect for companies worldwide. With the manufacturing processes increasingly becoming digitized and automated, the need to secure the supply chain is more important than ever before. One of the major challenges that manufacturers face is the potential threat to their intellectual property and sensitive data. Cybersecurity measures such as firewalls, antivirus software, and data encryption can help to mitigate these risks.

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Topics: #Manufacturing, #cybersecurity

4 Common Cyber Threats Facing Social Services

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Mar 6, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Government agencies, municipalities, and social services agencies are not exempt from the scrutiny of hackers. In fact, two US federal civilian agencies were hacked last year by posing as tech support, convincing unaware employees to call them and to visit malicious websites. With increasing connectivity and the expanding use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) work environments, the attack surface available to cybercriminals has greatly expanded.

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Topics: #managedIT, #cybersecurity, socialservices

Using Healthcare Technology Solutions for Better Outcomes

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Jan 23, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare was one of the hardest hit industries during the coronavirus pandemic and is now struggling under the burden of a weak economy. Escalating expenses, declining revenues, and staffing issues continue to plague providers, making it difficult to create environments that deliver high quality care and better health outcomes.

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Topics: healthcare, #ManagedITServices, #DocumentManagement, #HealthcareITSolutions, #cybersecurity

Is Your Supply Chain Secure? Here’s How to Ensure Your Cybersecurity is On Point

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Jan 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Manufacturers and others in wholesale/distribution/logistics arena have seen evidence that supply chains are becoming a prime target for hackers. In fact, experts predict that by 2025, almost half of worldwide organizations will have been attacked through their software supply chains — an increase of more than 300% since 2021. 

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Topics: #SupplyChain, #Manufacturing, #cybersecurity, cyber security for supply chain, cybersecurity and manufacturing

Best Cybersecurity Practices to Keep Your Law Firm Data Secure

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Dec 12, 2022 8:30:00 AM

As cyberattacks continue to escalate, law firms are increasingly concerned about keeping their data safe and secure. Many cyberattacks have been perpetrated by organized crime syndicates and “gangs” of malicious actors known as ransomware gangs. From 2020 to 2021, one quarter of all data breaches were due to ransomware. And ransomware technology was used in almost three quarters of all malware infections.

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Topics: #cybersecurity, cybersecurity best practices, law firms, legal offices

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

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