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Understanding the Connections Between UCaaS and Cyber Security

When businesses move away from centralized hardware private branch exchanges (PBXs) and migrate to unified communications as a service (UCaaS), they’re probably not thinking much about the intersection of UCaaS and cyber security. However, going from a private network in PBX to a UCaaS solution with PBX functionality living in the cloud means that multiple…

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How Partners Can Become the Go-to for Their Customers’ Endpoint Security Needs

by Scott MacIntire, Director, Channel Enablement – MicroCorp Cloud Understanding the needs of your customers is vital to your survival as a partner your customers can rely on for challenging technical issues – including endpoint security. As the internet of things (IoT) gains wider adoption and more devices share the network, your partners are going…

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Make IoT Efforts Worthwhile with IoT Security

The biggest problem in Internet of Things (IoT) networks is just what makes them so powerful. IoT networks depend on dozens, even hundreds, of small devices that relay information back to a central point. The devices have to be simple; if they were complex they couldn’t be so easily deployed. The simplicity involved means that…

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Security: Your New Secret Weapon in the Competitive Edge Wars

The competition is absolutely everywhere. How do you stand out and protect your own market share when rivals are offering similar pricing? One way is to be the go-to resource for one of the biggest problems a business faces: security. How Do I Become the Go-to Resource for Security? Being a resource in security is…

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With the Proliferation of Ransomware, Is Bitcoin Your Only Option?

Do you have a bitcoin wallet? That’s not a question that was posed very often a few years back, but it’s becoming common lately as ransomware attacks have grown more prevalent. The question you may be asking yourself today is, “why should I pay a ransom?” The reason most companies end up paying a ransom…

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The Increasing Importance of Disaster Recovery Planning

How secure is the cloud, and how much need is there to have a disaster recovery plan? These are valid questions as the Internet of Things (IoT) comes into full bloom and the world becomes increasingly digitized. Recently, an outage of Amazon Web Services (AWS) brought some attention to cloud disaster recovery. For companies running…

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Four Steps to Be Sure Your Security Isn’t at Risk Because of Your Vendor

It seems like every day there’s a new security breach in the news. Some IT professionals have recurring nightmares of their company’s name splashed across the headlines and a pink slip in their mailbox. What isn’t often reported in these stories, however, is the vendor’s role in that security breach. When you engage in a…

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SMBs Ready to Embrace Managed Security Services

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have traditionally not been keen on outsourcing for a few reasons, but a sea change is occurring for SMBs when it comes to security and technology. Businesses using managed services to handle security needs have to hand over mission-critical control of their network infrastructures to service providers. A rising number…

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Preparing for Today’s Generation of Ambitious Hackers

Online businesses are increasingly improving against their brick-and-mortar counterparts. With this success, however, has come a whole new threat: the rise of a cyber attacker who isn’t showing much restraint, even for the biggest targets. Hacker Ambition on the Rise In just the last couple years, hackers have been seen going after targets that even…

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Use #WannaCry to Your Advantage

The ransomware attack from early May that affected more than 200,000 people and computer networks in more than 150 countries is an opportunity for partners to have a conversation with their customers about security. While it may seem heartless to use a cyber attack as a sales tactic, this is more about protecting customers for…

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Preparing for the Next Generation of Security Intelligence

Are you familiar with security intelligence? If not, you should be. Here’s what you need to know about this growing data-gathering activity that will protect your digital assets from cyber criminals. Introducing a New Kind of Intelligence Since cyber threats continue to increase regardless of how sophisticated cybersecurity software gets, governments and businesses are turning to…

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How to Start the Security Discussion

It’s the last thing most partners want to talk about because it’s the topic they are the least familiar with, but as security evolves, it becomes impossible to avoid. Customers want to discuss security, and for good reason. The cyber landscape is changing for individual users, giant corporations, and governments alike. Partners need to understand…

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Security: It’s Time to Pull Your Fingers Out of Your Ears

If you’ve been avoiding the topic of security — in general, or with your customers — you aren’t alone. Most agents avoid the subject entirely if they don’t feel 100% comfortable discussing the latest trends in cyber protection and network management. (And, let’s be honest, few do.) But it’s 2017, and 60% of small companies…

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10 Ways Partners Can Help Customers Protect Their Data

In this digital era, it’s inevitable that organizations will experience security breaches — both large and small businesses have seen unprecedented cyber attacks over the years as hackers get more savvy and business leaders stay in denial. Ignoring the most basic security fundamentals can lead to breaches and enormous losses. How do you help your…

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Why are Data Security Plans So Important?

Data breaches are not a new problem and affect all industries, but some more than others. For example, CRN reports that data breaches and security incidents rose 35% in 2016 for the healthcare industry compared to the previous year. If your customers have private information about individuals or other businesses in their databases — whether it…

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