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How to Pass Cybersecurity Insurance Requirements

Cyber insurance (also referred to as cyber liability insurance or data breach insurance) provides coverage for the impact of data breaches and cyberattacks. In recent years, cyber insurance brokerages have begun to recognize that security controls which reduce risk and liability are foundational to every organization's security posture. 

Posted on August 02, 2022

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Nothing is more powerful and important for an organization to be successful than communication. There are many tools for a business to choose from, such as Zoom or Slack, but in our professional opinion, Microsoft Teams is the ultimate business collaboration tool. Microsoft Teams isn’t just for meetings, calls, and chats; it’s a powerhouse tool that integrates with other productivity tools, like...

Posted on August 01, 2022

What to Expect at Your Next Cyber Insurance Renewal

When applying for cybersecurity insurance this year, many organizations were surprised by new protocols during the security interview. What is causing this, and what are some of the new changes to cyber insurance renewals to be on the lookout for? Here's what we've found.

 

Rising Cybersecurity Incidents

After the COVID-19 pandemic began, organizations have seen an increase in cyberattacks due...

Posted on August 01, 2022

5 Cyber Insurance Requirements You Need to Know

Clients have been engaging our team for assistance with cybersecurity insurance renewals with increased frequency, which has raised the question: Why? Is it that...

Posted on July 27, 2022

5 Qualities of a Good Penetration Test

Penetration tests are considered one of the best returns on investment for a security program because they provide verified, immediate, and actionable data to better secure your environment.

Posted on July 14, 2022

5 Trends in Cloud Computing for 2022

Thanks to the mass transition to hybrid or fully remote working models as of late, cloud computing’s popularity has skyrocketed. In fact, a recent study from VentureBeat reported that 69% of businesses attributed their successful pandemic recovery to cloud computing.With cloud computing becoming more of a necessity than an accessory, software providers are working to offer more features and...

Posted on June 29, 2022

Why Cloud Computing is Crucial for FinTech

While cloud computing and services are becoming more and more popular, some industries are hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. Financial technology, or FinTech, is one of them.

Working in FinTech, your #1 goal is to improve and automate the delivery and usage of financial services for banks, equity firms, and other entities within the industry. You work to provide the right technology and process...
Posted on June 09, 2022

G Suite is Being Phased Out – Should You Switch to Microsoft 365?

Google recently announced that their G Suite legacy free edition will soon become obsolete, meaning all organizations will now be required to upgrade to a Google Workspace paid subscription.

You could take the easy route and let Google automatically upgrade your account. Or, you could take advantage of this opportunity to explore other (more efficient) alternatives, like Microsoft 365.

While...

Posted on May 13, 2022

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Why Private Equity is at Risk for Ransomware Attacks

Cyber threats continue to evolve at a rapid pace, challenging even the most operationally mature firms to properly manage the risks.

Posted on April 14, 2022

4 Major Benefits of Digital Innovation

The last two years have demanded that organizations adapt to new technology (and quickly) to stay afloat. Suddenly, employees couldn't collaborate in the same room or meet with clients in person, and the only solution was to go digital. 

While this transition didn't happen under ideal circumstances, many organizations have seen the benefits firsthand of embracing new technology. Reports show that...

Posted on April 08, 2022

Enterprise Security: The Most Common Threats and How to Avoid Them

In 2021, cybercriminals targeted high-profile companies such as MicrosoftThe Colonial Pipeline, and Kaseya, proving they weren't afraid to take on organizations both large and small. These breaches sent shockwaves through global supply chains and networks, causing business owners to realize that strong cybersecurity measures have never been more urgent.  

Posted on March 25, 2022

5 Reasons Cloud Computing is Key to Business Success

Has your organization ever suffered from a cyberattack or a hard drive crash resulting in a loss of critical data? The ongoing need for secure systems combined with the surge in digital services puts the cloud at the forefront of an enterprise's digital experience. According to Gartner analysts, cloud revenue is estimated to total $474 billion in 2022, with more than 85% of organizations...

Posted on March 02, 2022

Heightened Cybersecurity Awareness: Russia-Ukraine Conflict

As the eyes of the world remain focused on the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, cyberattacks are top of mind for professionals in the security sector, including the experts here at Ascend Technologies.

Posted on February 25, 2022

Breaking Down Endpoint Security

The 2021 statistics on cyberattacks were exceedingly grim. 

Posted on February 16, 2022

Here's What to Expect from Microsoft in 2022

Last November, Microsoft got the chance to show off some of their newest offerings at the Industry Cloud Battleground Week, hosted by Cloud Wars.Microsoft’s Global Product Marketing Manager, Kees Hertogh, was pleased to discuss the ways that Microsoft Cloud eclipses their competitors by “infus(ing) our cloud with process flows and core business logic that help our customers address their pain...

Posted on January 26, 2022

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