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Survey: Why cybersecurity is a top concern of D.C.-area small businesses

The massive shift to work-from-home throughout the pandemic brought with it fundamental changes to the business community’s security posture. Suddenly, employees weren’t protected by firewalls, on-site networks or antivirus software installed at the office. In many instances, they worked from personal computers at home, and the remote nature of their jobs meant nearly every function was being done online.

Costly cyberattacks are avoidable: 5 easy ways to protect your business from ransomware

In the IT industry, ransomware is a major concern. In 2021, businesses are expected to spend more money on various cyberattacks than the previous five years combined.* As many people are already aware, there have been recent ransomware attacks that made major headlines. In May of this year, the Colonial Pipeline was hacked, which impacted Americans up and down the East Coast. Then, last month, a major meat packing plant experienced a cyberattack that disrupted the entire meat packing process for days.

Here’s what you don’t know about cyber liability insurance that could bust your business

Cyber liability insurance is not the most exciting topic to talk about but with the increasing number of claims being filed, many business owners are seriously considering it. Cyber liability insurance is designed to help cover businesses in the event of a ransomware attack or other malicious attacks to your network and help off-set any money spent to handle the situation. Many insurance providers are changing their security standards to ensure the businesses they are cover are making a good effort to secure and control their network internally.

The ultimate guide to business continuity planning

Have you ever thought about what you would do if your office burned down? Or what would happen to your business if Microsoft or Google crashed, and all your files that aren’t backed up just vanished?

An unbelievably easy way to protect your business from third-party data breaches

How many SaaS tools is your business currently using? SaaS tools have become the foundation that many businesses grow their businesses from. They help them power their email communication, create business documents, and store important information. SaaS tools can also be used to manage your client relationship and track sales metrics.

Windows 11: Partners Say It’s A ‘Smart Play’ By Microsoft To Put Security First

While stringent hardware requirements will prevent many PCs from installing Windows 11, the verdict from solution providers is that the security advantages of TPM 2.0 and newer processors are worth it. The third of a three-part series on Windows 11.

Windows 11: Partners See Complications In Rollout Amid PC Shortages

While solution providers see abundant opportunities and benefits for users with Windows 11, Microsoft’s stringent hardware requirements combined with supply constraints may slow the deployment of the operating system. The first of a three-part series on Windows 11.

Schneider Electric’s ‘Game-Changing’ Edge Computing Partner Opportunities

Schneider Electric’s new Smart-UPS Ultra is opening doors for channel partners around power management and infrastructure at the edge.

Ransomware Causing Security Insurance Costs To Spike: MSPsoneer 250 MSP List – 2016

“I got my renewal the other day from our insurance company, but it wasn’t even a renewal, it was basically the first shot over the bow that said, ‘Hey, by the way, I know you haven’t had an incident this year, but your rates are going to go up 15 percent because you work in technology,’” says Dawn Sizer, CEO of 3rd Element Consulting.

MSPs: The Fastest-Growing Products And Services In 2021

CRN asked 10 solution providers and MSPs at XChange+ 2021 this week the question: “What service or product will be your fastest-growing through the end of the year and why? And just how much growth are you expecting?”

Call for 2021 Event Speakers

Each year the Puget Sound Business Journal puts on 30+ events, many of which feature expert panelists and keynote speakers. Are you or someone you know interested in being a speaker?

Washington's Best Workplaces - Small

Information was obtained from firm representatives through surveys and company websites. Companies that made The List had the highest composite scores in an employee survey administered by Quantum Workplace on behalf of the Puget Sound Business Journal. Quantum’s Best Places to Work score factors in 30 items across six categories including trust in leadership and team dynamics.