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

By Caleb Kwong | Apr 17, 2018 |
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

By Caleb Kwong | Dec 11, 2017 |

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?

By Caleb Kwong | Oct 7, 2017 |
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

By Caleb Kwong | Sep 27, 2017 |
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

By Caleb Kwong | Sep 11, 2017 |
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

By Caleb Kwong | Aug 22, 2017 |
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?

By Caleb Kwong | Aug 9, 2017 |
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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Do NOT Reuse the Same Password

By Caleb Kwong | Jul 18, 2017 |
cybersecurity - don't reuse your passwords

I believe that 90% of the world reuses the same password(s) for their emails, banking, social media, etc. and we need to change that! Once your password has been compromised, it can be used to get into your banking website and so on. Even I was guilty of being lazy and reusing my passwords until…

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How to Know You Need a Cybersecurity Audit Now

By Caleb Kwong | Jun 21, 2017 |
How to Know You Need a Cybersecurity Audit

In the present age, cyber attacks and threats have increased enormously. Anti-malware scanners have become less efficient, and hackers have developed new sophisticated ways of attacking computer systems with vital information. Our devices are no longer safe, and we are all living in fear of losing sensitive information to hackers and malicious people. Phishing schemes…

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3 Reasons You Need Savant Solutions for Cyber Security

By Caleb Kwong | Jun 13, 2017 |

At Savant Solutions, we pride ourselves on being your go-to for cybersecurity, backup and disaster recovery, and many other of your IT needs. Our customers choose us for many reasons, and we’re glad they do. We work hard to make sure our customers have cutting-edge solutions for their needs, without having to think too much about it.…

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