The City of Dallas suffered a major ransomware attack in early May, purportedly responsible by the cybercriminal gang Royal. The impact to the City's operations has been substantial, with many City services still affected as of this date.
SPOT Cybersecurity Tip: City of Dallas Ransomware Attack Highlights Double Extortion Tactics
What’s New in Microsoft 365 Tip: Microsoft 365 AI-Powered Copilot Getting More Features
Microsoft 365 Copilot, based on OpenAI's GPT-4 Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, is adding new features and expanding preview access. The new features include a new indexing tool that lets Copilot more accurately report on internal company data, alongside new Copilot features for Microsoft Whiteboard, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
SPOT Cybersecurity Tip: What is an MSSP and when do you need one?
The term "Managed Services" is bandied about in the IT services world quite a bit. It can mean a lot of different things. Managed Services Provider (MSP), also referred to as a Managed IT Provider, is another term that is common.
SPOT Cybersecurity Tip: Anatomy of a Cyber Attack
Good news for small businesses - Cybercriminals are not targeting you. But another type of criminal gang called Initial Access Brokers (IABs) whose sole purpose is to gain remote access to businesses' IT systems and sell this access to Cybercriminals is trying to gain access.
SPOT Cybersecurity Tip: Top Reasons to Use a Password Manager in Your Business
Managing Passwords Doesn't Have to Be Painful
Using a Password Manager for an individual can be a huge savings of time, and significantly improve your personal cybersecurity posture.
Now take those same benefits and multiply them by 10, 20, 50, 100 or more users.
May Educational Video: How To Plan A Big IT Project
If you have business systems that feel like they need bringing into the 2020s, you might be thinking about a major IT project.
And that can mean a big commitment – of time, money, effort and headspace.
Watch our latest video for the three things to get straight in your mind before you involve the experts.
May Educational Guide: How To Start Planning A Big IT Project
A major change to your IT infrastructure isn’t something to be planned in a hurry. So if you’re starting to think about ending it with your current systems and bringing your business into the 2020s, there’s plenty to think about before you commit to another long-term relationship.
SPOT Cybersecurity Tip: Cyber Attackers are Accelerating & Defenders Can’t Keep Up
From the latest Sophos State of Cybersecurity 2023 Report: The study revealed that today’s reality is a two-speed cybersecurity system with adversaries and defenders moving at different speeds. Through automation, cybercrime “as-a-service” models, stealthy impersonation, and adaptation, adversaries are accelerating and can now execute a wide range of sophisticated attacks at scale.
What’s New in Microsoft 365 Tip: OneNote & AI – Note Taking Reimagined
Microsoft announced last week that Microsoft 365 Copilot is coming to OneNote. This powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your data from the Microsoft Graph—notes, calendars, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and more—and the Microsoft 365 apps to turn your words into a powerful productivity tool.
SPOT Cybersecurity Tip: Top 10 Cybersecurity Trends for 2023
2023 is turning out to be major shift in cybersecurity. Businesses are increasingly turning to technology for digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence is bringing new, unintended risks, and cybercriminals continue to ramp up their cyber-attack efforts.