According to the FBI, attacks against law firms are on the rise. These can involve anything from hackers breaking into one device, to an attack that fully penetrates a network at a firm. Even the most inept cybercriminals can use power tools to conduct phishing attacks, spread ransomware, and exploit businesses.
In the wake of 2018's truly historic data breaches, you may have noticed cybercriminals love government agencies, hospitals, and large trade corporations. And while these breaches garner the lion's share of media attention, other vulnerable industries tend to be overshadowed. Real estate, has been glossed over despite one in three firms experiencing a cybersecurity event in the last two years. That is an alarming percentage and suggests 2019 will draw even more attention from cybercriminals. So which weaknesses are they exploiting? Here are the four biggest:
Unless you work in the industry, you probably don't give regular thought to the structure of your IT department. But this blind spot can be incredibly costly in the long run—not just in terms of money spent, but efficiency lost. An intentionally structured IT team, whether hybridized or outsourced, can offer unique expertise, industry familiarity, and access to the latest technical innovations. So, if your company is looking to transform its IT department, here are a few questions to guide the process.
With summer underway, many are looking forward to some well-deserved "out of office" time. Whether traveling abroad or enjoying a staycation, there is something about downtime that lowers our guard. It would come as no surprise then that cybersecurity risk increases during the holidays. From malware to compromised public wifi hotspots, hackers are more than happy to capitalize on relaxed travelers. Here are a few ways to stay safe:
This Boston-based architectural firm* has been a forerunner in producing innovative designs via the power of 3D and project visualization technology. However, aging equipment was hindering their workflow and driving up costs. By partnering with iCorps, they were able to build a new modernized hybrid IT environment, from the ground up.
This year, iCorps had the joy of ushering in summer with our first ever Boston TechJam! It was an evening of celebration, networking, and music that kept us moving late into the night. We can say, with deep gratitude, how incredible it was to be among the city's most dynamic innovators, students, and tech ambassadors.
Planner is a highly visual, integral offering in Microsoft's productivity suite. The application is a home base for project management, allowing users to create and develop tasks, assign oversight and responsibilities, and track progress. Furthermore, Planner integrates across Microsoft 365, allowing users to pull information from applications such as Teams for improved efficiency. Planner works across all devices, and is also available as a mobile app. Here are a few ways that Planner is streamlining collaborative management:
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Word processing, spreadsheets, and other productivity tools have become so integral to daily workflows that most employees give them little thought. But that is not to belie their importance. In fact as Microsoft has grown, surpassing 1.2 billion global users, more companies are looking to Office 365 for cloud-based resources with a familiar user interface. Here are are 5 more reasons why SMBs are choosing Office 365 over Google Apps:
One of the biggest misconceptions in manufacturing is that outsourced IT only solves back-office problems. More often, it is seen as a way to establish workflows for avoidable concerns, whether they're routine updates or break-fix tickets.
For Boston locals, the city has always been emblematic of possibility. It is a hub for seemingly every industry - from biotech to financial, construction to software development. With so many pioneers in one place, it is no surprise that Boston has become a hotbed for startups. Recent stats show Boston eclipsing New York, with startups securing venture investment second only to Silicon Valley. So how can you ensure your startup stands out from the crowd? Read on to find out.