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Your cybersecurity guide to working remotely this summer

The shift to remote work at the beginning of the pandemic took many businesses by surprise. Just 17% of employees were working remotely full time before covid, but this number has increased to 44% since the pandemic began. And they’ve gotten used to it: According to Owl Labs, 80% of people now expect to work …

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How does the recent LinkedIn breach impact your business?

On June 22, 2021, a hacker reportedly exposed the data of 700 million LinkedIn accounts, representing 92% of users. Luckily, there is no immediate reason to panic: Only publicly available information was breached, meaning private information, like user passwords, remains safe. Is this breach really a big deal? Yes. The breach made data from LinkedIn …

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How to sell the board on cybersecurity support (4 questions to prep for)

You feel a mixture of nervousness and excitement. You’re going to present a cybersecurity solution to your company’s board of directors. This is your chance. You have to convince them. You know it will be a challenge because cybersecurity’s benefits are typically intangible—there are no direct profits and success is only achieved when nothing happens. …

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How hiring a virtual CISO can make you an IT hero

You know your company’s security could be better. With cybersecurity attacks on businesses becoming more common, you fear your organization could be next—especially since your heavy workload leaves little time for security measures. There has to be a solution, one that could benefit your company and make you a hero in the eyes of the …

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The Global Chip Shortage’s Impact on You

A perfect storm of adverse events and increased demand has created a shortage among the world’s leading suppliers of semiconductor microchips. Every day, news sources feature articles talking about this chip shortage and how it’s hampering the production of everything from home appliances to PCs to autos. This shortage is also having an impact here …

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Warning: Billing scam targets healthcare providers

There is a scam affecting multiple states where the billing service TRPN Direct Pay sends a $15 check that appears to be a legitimate payment of some kind. However, this payment is actually a one-time “license fee” that, if cashed, signs the healthcare provider up for a billing scheme where they greatly discount their services …

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What responsive IT support looks like

Being “responsive” is frequently used doctrine at Umbrella Managed Systems, but we wanted to ask ourselves what does being responsive mean to us? Traditionally, when IT companies say they are responsive, they are referring to their standard helpdesk support services. Quite often these metrics include the time it takes to engage, respond, and resolve an …

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A guide to CIS Critical Security Controls

For organizations of all sizes in every industry, cyber crime is a serious and evolving threat. As reported by Forbes, 2020 was a record-breaking year for data breaches and cyber attacks. With the pandemic presenting new opportunities for attackers, 78% of IT teams say they lack confidence in their cybersecurity posture according to a recent …

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Be vigilant of the latest healthcare postal scam

Cyber criminals are going back to basics by targeting healthcare organizations via post. This is the latest in a string of inventive attack methods leveraged throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. A recent warning from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) flagged this new tactic, in which victims receive …

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New HIPAA standards: what you need to know

In January 2021 the US government signed into law cybersecurity bill HR 7898, known as the HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill. This amendment has important information security consequences for companies operating in healthcare. This article explains the compliance impacts of these new HIPAA standards along with some practical actions for implementing them.   HIPAA Safe Harbor …

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