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  • Record Setting Cyber Attacks in North Carolina

    North Carolina scored on several record-setting events in 2021. Last year saw a record number of businesses created: over 178,000 new businesses! 2021 saw a record number of visitors to state parks: 22.8 million visitors! However, not all the state’s 2021 records are favorable.

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  • Protect Your Data Blog Series: Focus on IoT Devices

    According to the latest Forrester report on the Internet of Things (IoT), the amount of IoT devices installed on business networks is outpacing the number of computers on these same networks. Today, handheld devices, phones, webcams, smartwatches, networked security cameras and even smart refrigerators make 60% of an organization’s network map. 84% of IT security […]

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  • Protect Your Data Blog Series: Focus on Cloud Storage

    How much of your data is in your control? Fifteen years ago the answer would have been simple and probably automatic for any IT manager or office worker. The answer would involve hard drives, flash drives, external hard drives or storage devices and in-office settings a company-owned and managed server. The answer has changed, and […]

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  • Protect Your Data Blog Series: Focus on Mobile Apps

    Have you downloaded an app without thinking about the developers, country of origin, or how the app developers may capture and use your data? Unfortunately, just about every American with a smartphone has. Don’t feel too bad; we have apps for nearly everything, and many of us require them to complete our job. While Apple […]

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  • Protect Your Data Blog Series: Focus on Cyber Risk

    Did you know that 43% of cybercrime targets small businesses? There has been significant growth of cybercrime against small companies since 2020; the rate of cyber attacks against small businesses has risen over 424% (Shepherd). Nearly 80% of IT security leaders do not have confidence in cyber protection within their organizations. (78% Lack Confidence) Perhaps […]

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  • Ransomware: A Continuing Threat to Cyber Resiliency

    Cyber attacks continue to increase in number and severity. The challenges brought on by COVID-19 have resulted in industries seeing a significant increase in security gaps that attackers are targeting. 2021 has seen many high-profile cyber attacks, including attacks on a Florida water utility company, a US cybersecurity insurance provider, multiple colleges and school systems, […]

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  • IoT Devices and Cybersecurity

    You may be asking, what is IoT? IoT stands for the Internet of Things, which in simple terms, is a broad descriptor for the various connected devices (things) that are tied to your network. The number of IoT devices, such as smart devices or sensors that can connect to our networks is growing rapidly. According […]

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  • Preparing for Cybersecurity Requirements

    Have you seen cybersecurity requirements listed in contracts for work within your supply chain or government contracts? If you are bidding for DoD or government contracts, you will find cybersecurity requirements listed in the DFAR or FAR regulations; in the near future, DoD contracts will require Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). You will also see […]

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