Why you need a data strategy for your business

Not very long ago, many organizations didn’t know what to do exactly with the information they collected. But today, by harnessing modern technology, data has become an indispensable tool to improve business operations and become more competitive. Without it, companies today wouldn’t be able to understand their customers or market their products better.

Cybersecurity mistakes to avoid in 2020

Cyberthreats are becoming more dangerous every year. Cybercriminals are not only becoming more successful at stealing the data of large companies but also those of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) because of their security negligence.

But while those threats are imminent, we at USWired believe that it's never too late to start protecting your businesses from threats such as malware, phishing, and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

Protect your business from these top cyberthreats in 2020

Cybercriminals successfully launched ransomware, phishing, anattacks on businesses in 2019. And it will be more difficult to stop them as they constantly improve their methods to steal more confidential business data.

According to Gartner’s forecast, worldwide spending on cybersecurity is expected to reach $170.4 billion in 2022. This is due to security leaders striving to bolster their organizations' security with technology that drives growth and keeps data secure.

Windows 7 support is ending soon. What are your options?

In less than two months, Microsoft will be pulling the plug on the Windows 7 operating system (OS). This means that all technical support, software updates, and security patches will no longer be available for the OS. All systems running Windows 7 will eventually become vulnerable to cyberthreats such as malware, phishing, and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, among others.

The top cybersecurity myths hackers want businesses to believe

The world of cybersecurity can be pretty confusing, and the endless news about hackers, malware, and data breaches aren’t helping businesses understand it any better. This leads many users to believe in many exaggerations and fallacies. Some think that believing in myths is harmless, but if it actually costs you your precious data and hard-earned revenue, it can be significantly damaging.

Passwords vs. passphrases: Which one should you use?

Passwords have always been the standard when it comes to securing online accounts. For decades, information security experts have promoted the use of complex passwords that contain random letters, numbers, and special characters, such as “h0r5E$Ho3s+ICk”. However, through brute force attacks and other nefarious tactics, cybercriminals can now easily guess even these types of passwords, jeopardizing data security more than ever.

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