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Business Email Compromise – A New Cyber Threat You Should Be Prepared For

Business email compromise (BEC) is a harmful new type of cybercrime affecting companies across the world, costing billions of dollars. It’s critical for businesses of all sizes to understand what these attacks are and how to prevent them.

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Multi-Factor Authentication: The Quickest Way to Improve Cybersecurity

At Lazorpoint, we know that your company’s IT is essential to ensure your systems run smoothly and securely. In order to have sound systems in place, we believe it is vital to start with some basic, yet important steps.

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How Much Does Outsourcing Full-Service IT Actually Cost?

Choosing the right full-service IT partner can be a confusing and intimidating process. Not only do you need to find a partner you trust, but you’re forced to navigate through different pricing proposals and options. We’re here to help make sense of the cost of full-service outsourced IT and explain what factors contribute to the expense.

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Protect Your Business from Security Threats When Microsoft Stops Supporting These Popular Products

You might have heard that Microsoft is ending support of some of its software. This means they will no longer provide upgrades, patching, security updates or accept warranty claims.

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The Biggest IT Staffing Mistake Business Leaders Make: The Mythical IT Superhero

Your current IT person has always been enough for your company. The computers are up and running, the servers function well and you’ve even made the move to some cloud-based services. You think of your IT person as an “IT superhero” – smart, loyal, relatively inexpensive and capable of solving just about any technology problem in a single bound.

Then, something happens.

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MSP Vs. MSSP Explained

Outsourced IT helps your business stay focused on what you do best by supporting you with the IT expertise and management you wouldn’t otherwise have at your disposal.  With today’s intense security pressures and the constant threat of cyberattacks, an IT partner that’s adept at preventing and handling these challenges is critical for every company.

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Real-Life IT Horror Stories That Make For Invaluable Technology Education

Throughout history, there have been defining moments of technological evolution when humanity was forever changed. By and large, innovative technology has succeeded in advancing society. But some advancements have been met with fear. One of the greatest speculations of technological crisis dawned not too long ago: Y2K. People all over the world braced for a technology-fueled apocalypse – one that never actually came. Without technology education and knowledge, the unknown is daunting.

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The 4 Types of Information Technology Partners Explained – Know Your Choices in 2019

There’s been a lot of market hype over the last few years about managed IT support and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) – in addition to the already dizzying array of other IT provider choices. MSPs differ in their capabilities but, in general, each can help you proactively manage your IT infrastructure (i.e., servers, network and PCs) for a monthly fee versus the old model of waiting until there's a problem and then reacting to it. Some may also act as consultants or advisors to you and your internal IT team – if one exists.  

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6 Ways to Protect Your Leadership Team from Spear Phishing Email Attacks

“Dear friend,
I am a displaced Nigerian prince desperately in need of your help…”

By now, we’ve all become fairly savvy at detecting the average phishing scam. If foreign royalty is asking you to send money, or some other stranger cold-emails urging you to invest in a “too good to be true” proposition, you know enough to click spam!

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Your Company’s Experienced a Cybersecurity Incident—Now What?

No company is immune to cybersecurity incidents. Unfortunately, they're one of the most common and urgent information technology problems in companies today. While it’s the high-profile data breaches – like the latest to hit Facebook, exposing the personal information of 50 million users – that get the most attention, the reality is that we see small- to mid-size companies experience cybersecurity attacks and data breaches way too often. The global average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million and takes 69 days to contain. Companies that act quickly to contain the breach and conduct damage control suffer less.

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