Posts by Caleb Kwong

What Would a Healthcare Breach Cost You?

What Would a Health Care Breach Cost You?

Even with the amount of perceived security you think your network may contain without any added protection, a healthcare data breach is still very much possible. It can be hard to figure an exact number, but can you afford what a healthcare breach would cost? Statistics, unfortunately, prove the latter. In 2016, just 15 breaches…

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What You Need to Know About New Healthcare Devices and Network Security

What You Need to Know About New Healthcare Devices and Network Security

97 percent of healthcare providers have a high level of concern about cybersecurity and resilience. The healthcare industry continues to be at the forefront of innovation, adopting new ways to improve patient care and deliver better treatment plans. Technology makes this even easier. Now, healthcare providers can monitor patients in real time, no matter where…

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What You Need to Know About Ransomware

What You Need to Know About Ransomware

One cybersecurity firm estimates that extortive attacks now cost small and medium companies at least $75 billion in expenses and lost productivity each year. Maybe you heard about the latest high-profile ransomware victim – the City of Atlanta. After hackers demanded a $50,000 payout to restore the city’s data, estimations put the total expense to…

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Why You Need to Consider the IoT When it Comes to Cybersecurity

Why You Need to Consider the IoT When it Comes to Cybersecurity

“The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow as a prime target for cybercriminals to exploit, according to a new threat report from security firm Symantec. The number of IoT attacks increased from about 6,000 in 2016 to 50,000 in 2017—a 600% rise in just one year, the report found.”  While IoT has not grown…

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Savant Solutions Achieves Palo Alto Networks NextWave Traps Specialization

NextWave Traps Specialization Granted to Savant Solutions, Inc. for Building Advanced Endpoint Security Expertise and Business Practice SACRAMENTO, US – December 11, 2017 – Savant Solutions, Inc., a cybersecurity firm, today announced that it has earned the Palo Alto Networks® NextWave Traps™ Specialization, awarded to Palo Alto Networks NextWave channel partners who have demonstrated the…

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What Are You Risking by Being Unprepared?

What are you risking by being unprepared?

Many businesses find it difficult to take advantage of the most up-to-date cyber security solution available on the market. In truth, putting a security solution in place can be a daunting task. (Though we have a few tips that might make the process easier.) However, not setting up proper security measures is a huge risk…

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How to Protect Your Business From a Phishing Scam

Protect your business from phishing

When it comes to phishing scams, hackers are relentless (and creative) in trying to get your sensitive information. For business owners, the risks are greater the more people you have on your network. There are ways to lower your risk and keep your network safe, here are a few ideas: Educate your employees/staff on identifying…

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Equifax’s Cybersecurity Fail: Don’t Be Next

Equifax Cybersecurity Fail

By now you’ve probably heard that Equifax—one of the America’s big three credit reporting companies–suffered a huge cybersecurity breach. Reports say that up to 143 million consumers could be impacted by the incident, including me and some of my friends and family. Not only will individuals and families be affected by this massive breach of…

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How to Hire a Cybersecurity Firm

How to Hire a Cybersecurity Firm

As we’ve detailed in a number of posts, it’s imperative for your business security to have an expert help keep your data and intellectual property safe from hackers. Hopefully, we’ve convinced you to get an outside perspective and maybe engage a professional (or team of them) to map a plan for you. Good help in this…

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Data Breaches in the US Reach Record High: Are You Protected?

Protect your business from cyber attacks

According to a new report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout, data breaches and cyber attacks in the US are on track to rise almost 30% from last year. From high profile incidents we see in the media (like the one HBO is working through right now) to small businesses across the country,…

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