VPN 101

VPN 101

VPN stands for “virtual private network.” By hiding your IP address, they can protect your internet connection and online privacy. The VPN provider owns a remote server that your computer will connect to, creating an encrypted, point-to-point “tunnel” for your data to...

Cloud or On-site Storage?

Cloud or On-site Storage?

Companies have begun removing their data from cloud storage solutions in a trend called cloud repatriation, moving their cloud-based workloads to on-site infrastructures like enterprise data centers, colocation providers, and managed service providers. Let’s talk...

What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain?

The term “blockchain” describes an advanced digital database mechanism that stores data in blocks. These blocks are linked together as a chain, as the name suggests. In layman’s terms, a blockchain is a set of data stored in the cloud. The databases are meant to be...

The Security of AI and Large Language Models

The Security of AI and Large Language Models

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise. People and businesses are using it to write their copy, craft their designs, and even strategize their businesses. But when you remove the human barrier from work, it poses a security risk. Who or what...

What is Malware?

What is Malware?

Simply put, malware is malicious software—”any program or file that is intentionally harmful to a computer, network, or server.” Cyber criminals can implant malware onto your devices or into your network through cloud access or even emailing a file. It can be...

Why You Need a Password Manager

Why You Need a Password Manager

We’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but your “luckykitty92” password from middle school is a lot easier to crack than you’d like to believe. But, we also know that long and strong passwords are difficult to remember. Enter: password managers! These tools help...

What is Data Exfiltration?

What is Data Exfiltration?

As a business, the data you keep safe is probably your most important asset and possession, aside from your clients or customers. So what happens when cyber criminals get ahold of that data? Or if an employee leaves the company and takes any sensitive data they have...