cybersecurity challenges

How to Overcome the Toughest Cybersecurity Challenges

Business and computers go hand-in-hand today. Technology empowers enterprises but that doesn’t mean it’s not complicated. That’s coming from IT professionals!

It’s important to have a baseline understanding of the cybersecurity threats facing businesses. However, we want to emphasize that the best way to face a cybersecurity challenge is to have a proactive and comprehensive plan already in place that includes a dedicated team to manage your IT, specifically your data back-ups, network firewall, risk mitigation, and disaster recovery.

Below is an overview of the top cybersecurity challenges you may experience. There are immediate actions you can take if and when you face any of these situations.

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Microsoft Announces Price Increase for Office 365 and Microsoft 365

Microsoft announced a new pricing schedule for both Office 365 and Microsoft 365 that is scheduled to go into effect in March 2022. So, if you’re getting started on your 2022 budgeting for IT services in your organization, here’s what you need to know!

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IT Jobs

IT Skills That Will Be In Demand for the Future of Work

Technology changes constantly to keep up with trends and innovations. Thus, IT professionals need to do the same. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the computer and IT field is experiencing steady growth. Jobs are projected to grow by 11% up to 2029, amounting to around 531,200 new jobs. The growing demand for IT employees stems from a greater need for specific skill sets. In line with this, here are some of the most in-demand IT skills in the industry:

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3 Reasons the Rules have Changed with Cybersecurity Insurance

Five to ten years ago, businesses used cybersecurity insurance more as a precaution than a necessity. Large payouts for cybersecurity breaches were rare and not significant enough to break the bank, which meant those kinds of insurance agencies were making money and keeping it.

In contrast, insurance agencies today are facing financial payout after financial payout because of the prevalence of cybersecurity breaches. As a result, insurers decided it’s time to rewrite the rules. If you fail to follow their cybersecurity guidelines for your business, you may lose coverage when you need it most.

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What Every Business Owner Should be Asking About their Data

Using data to make more informed business decisions is a no-brainer – especially for businesses that already have this data at their disposal. 

The challenge is that many businesses have this data, they just don’t have a simple way to collect and interpret it. And, without this, they face a major roadblock on their path towards the informed business decisions they want to make.  Read more

TAM Spotlight – James Hutchinson

As the VP of Business Development, I have the best seat in the house – I see the beginning of our relationships with clients and how they develop over time. I also have the fortunate opportunity to introduce each of our customers to ABS and hand them off to the Technical Account Managers. I get to watch our TAMs educate our clients on what they should be considering strategically as they grow and how they evolve their security posture. Our TAMs are critical to this process, from service delivery to customer satisfaction!

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Three Cybersecurity Services Every Business Needs

Technology advances everyday, and as it does so do hackers taking advantage of it. Businesses cannot afford to have subpar cybersecurity measures in place. In order to protect your information and save yourself the time, money, and stress that comes with a data breach or other hacking event, you need to have the best plans in place. Read more

TAM Spotlight – Sam Lewis

As the former Director for our Technical Account Managers (TAMs), I’ve seen the work they do for our customers every day. I think of our TAMs as the “lighthouses” for our customers. They alert the ABS team when something hits their radar. They light the way proactively about future issues and creative strategies. Read more

4 Cybersecurity Necessities for Businesses

The challenges faced by businesses are constantly changing year to year. Cybersecurity has become a major priority and challenge for many businesses as remote work has become more normative due to the pandemic. One of the biggest issues with cybersecurity is protecting against all forms of attack. There are many ways a business could be attacked, which means it takes a comprehensive security approach to protect against a cybersecurity breach.  Read more

TAM Spotlight – Skyler Daugherty

As the Director for our Technical Account Managers (TAMs), I see the work they do for our customers every day. I think of our TAMs as the “lighthouses” for our customers. They alert the ABS team when something hits their radar. They light the way proactively about future issues and creative strategies.

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