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3 Steps to Cybersecurity on a Small Business Budget

You know that a thorough cybersecurity plan is essential to protect your assets and information. The threat of cyber attacks on small businesses is higher than ever, and damages from an attack can take months and up to a year for most companies to recover from, if they can recover at all.

So, how can you be sure your organization is doing the right things to prevent damage that can be caused by cyber threats and keep it within a small business budget? 

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Bytes & Brews: De-Spooking the Most Common Cybersecurity Threats

It’s officially Spooky Season, but no need to fear… we’re bringing you another Bytes & Brews webinar to help keep your business from getting spooked. 

But, we’re doing it with a twist. We’re splitting our usual webinar into 5 short videos. Check them out below!

De-Spooking Cyber Threats – Episode 5 – Managing Hazardous Risks

De-Spooking Cyber Threats – Episode 4 – Mutated Malware

De-Spooking Cyber Threats – Episode 3 – The Ghost Stories of Cybersecurity

De-Spooking Cyber Threats – Episode 2 – Detecting Monsters Under the Bed

De-Spooking Cyber Threats – Episode 1 – Don’t Go Batty!

Join us as we enjoy some coffee brews and chat about how you can avoid the cybersecurity scaries (and easy tips to share with your team).


WHAT’S IN THE videos?
  1. Don’t go batty: tips for securely navigating the hybrid workplace
  2. Ways to detect for monsters under your bed (and to mitigate the effects of a cybersecurity event)
  3. The scariest ghost stories of cybersecurity (and how the right IT security strategy protects your business)
  4. Why implementing an advanced anti-virus helps to avoid mutated malware
  5. How hazardous risk management plays in a key role in IT security


Shoutout to our friends over at Capitol Coffee

Shoutout to our friends over at Capitol Coffee for providing an awesome swag bag for our registrant giveaway!

“Family owned and locally roasted in Wake Forest, North Carolina, we are focused on one simple vision: To provide a moment of calm before the chaos with a unique tasting experience of evenly roasted, rich, full-bodied flavor in every sip.

Lil’ Red is roasted in small batches. Our roasting process preserves the optimal flavor profile of our beans so that you receive the same high-quality coffee with every order.”

Check them out!


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Why Your Business Needs a Better Way to Respond to Attacks

It’s no secret that the risk of a cyberattack is high. As threats continue to evolve, it’s no longer a matter of if but when a threat will get past your security defenses. When that happens, you need to be prepared with a plan of action that not only identifies potential threats but also jumps into action to help minimize the damage done.

Fortunately, there is a proactive security solution that not only decreases your risk of being attacked in the first place but also saves your organization valuable time and resources should one manage to get through.

Continue reading for a look into our Managed Detection & Response security service and how it compares to other solutions.

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Bytes & Brews: Fall Into Budgeting Season with a Solid IT Plan

Fall is officially here bringing cooler temps, colorful leaves, and trips to the pumpkin patch.

Bundle up with us for a new webinar series, “Bytes + Brews”, as we head to our local coffee shop to chat all things technology.

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Summer Series: Key Elements of an Incident Response Plan

While you can take precautionary steps to try and avoid a cyber-attack, you can never fully eliminate the risk of one occurring. When it happens, you need to be prepared.

Having a general idea of how things should work in the event of an attack will help your team stay productive and efficient, while also managing the situation at hand.

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Summer Series: Detect and Respond to Security Threats Quickly

While we work hard to prevent security threats from happening, they’re never completely avoidable. We often say it’s now no longer a matter of if they happen, but when they happen. When something slips through your security defenses, you need to be prepared.

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Spring into Action: Forward Thinking with Strategic Security

It’s no longer a matter of if you’re attacked, but rather when you’re attacked. Educating your team is important, but unfortunately, we can’t completely prevent attacks from happening. As a business leader, it’s crucial to have an attack response plan in place before the issue occurs.

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Marissa Explains IT All: DNS Security

Protecting your organization from cyber threats starts with having a layered approach to your organization’s cyber defenses. With DNS being the first step when making a connection to the Internet, it’s important to use proper DNS Security tools to defend against cyber threats.

Check out Marissa’s 60-second explanation below to learn:

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Cybersecurity & Compliance: Managing Risks and Keeping IT Secure

Critical pieces of information created and stored by businesses must be protected. Data protection may be a legal requirement, but it’s also essential for your organization’s security.

As more technology is being used in business operations and more data is being created and stored, higher levels of regulation are required to protect personal information. IT compliance aims to hold companies accountable, and cybersecurity helps keep data secure.

Join us for a discussion as we break down regulatory compliance and effective measures to protect IT systems.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Quick overview of compliance and regulation laws that may affect your business
  • Keeping your organization on top of regulatory compliance
  • Best practices for data protection
  • The cybersecurity basics checklist

Related Links Mentioned:

  1. What is the Principle of Least Privilege?
  2. CREO’s website
  3. What is multi-factor authentication?
  4. Importance of testing your backups

Meet Our Guest:

Rett Summerville, Director at CREORett Summerville, Director at CREO

With over 17 years of experience working in technical and business roles in software, fintech, and consulting services, Rett is a seasoned IT security and risk management leader.

He promotes business-driven security and believes that good IT security practices can help companies be more competitive by enabling them to make better decisions quickly and confidently.

His passion for helping clients allows them to transform their culture to improve security awareness, gain efficiencies, and maintain compliance.

In this webinar, Rett joins us to share his wealth of knowledge on regulatory compliance and best practices for businesses as they navigate through the requirements.

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Marissa Explains IT All: How to Spot A Phishing Email

Email is one of the most commonly used methods of communication in the workplace, however it’s also one of the most targeted areas for cybercriminals.

Phishing is a technique that hackers use to impersonate a trusted source and try to get any personal or sensitive information from you. These emails can come in many different forms, so it’s important to stay vigilant when it comes to keeping your account secure.

Check out the 60-second clip below to hear Marissa’s best tips on spotting these phishing emails before it’s too late. Continue scrolling for the full transcript and more cybersecurity tips to help protect your business.