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Networking, IoT Vendor Announces Breach at Third Party Cloud Provider

by Calyptix, January 15, 2021

  The year 2020 saw many more businesses embracing remote networking solutions to power their work from home. Cybercriminals, recognizing the opportunity, sought out unauthorized access. In January, Ubiquiti emailed its customers informing them of a data breach at its third party cloud provider host. Regrettably, third party cloud provider … Continue reading

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What is Zero Trust Security & is it within SMB reach?

by Calyptix, January 5, 2021

Digital business transformation is changing not only how we work, but also from where. It’s a boon for business. But it can escalate risk too. As you look to secure remote access, you’re probably asking what is Zero Trust Security? Small businesses may also incorrectly assume Zero Trust Networking is … Continue reading

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6 Lessons Learned from Local Clinic’s $1.5 million HIPAA Security Rule Fine

by Calyptix, December 15, 2020

If a business has $1.5 million available, it’s a safe bet it would rather not spend that money paying to settle violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. So, taking a look at a September settlement by an orthopedic clinic, let us share … Continue reading

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NSA Advisory Suggests Cyber Hygiene Still Needs Attention

by Calyptix, November 17, 2020

Bad actors are always looking for access to networks of interest and business systems. Vulnerabilities and software flaws are an ongoing concern. We need to be vigilant. Yet the fact that the NSA in October warned against state-sponsored hackers exploiting “publicly known vulnerabilities” suggests cyber hygiene still isn’t getting enough … Continue reading

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Defense Contractors to Prove Cybersecurity Maturity

by Calyptix, November 3, 2020

The Department of Defense is not about to compromise on cybersecurity. In January 2020 it released its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to “enhance the protection of controlled unclassified information.” This article examines the expectations of the CMMC and what it means to defense contractors. The CMMC standardizes cybersecurity expectations … Continue reading

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What MSP Regulations Mean for Your Business

by Calyptix, October 13, 2020

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. When government is targeted, politicians take note. Attacks on Louisiana public agencies led the state to pass the first-ever bill specifically regulating managed service providers (MSPs). Here’s what you can do about changing MSP regulations. Our most recent blog outlined the basics of the … Continue reading

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Big Easy state cracks down with MSP Regulation

by Calyptix, September 29, 2020

Two decades ago, Managed Service Providers (MSP) barely existed. Two years ago, there were still a huge number of people who had no idea what an MSP was or did. In June 2020, the state of Louisiana passed legislation specifically regulating MSPs.  “It’s been a fight for a long time … Continue reading

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Is your SMB Remote Access Software Secure?

by Calyptix, August 31, 2020

Remote access software is widely used by small businesses for work-from-home. Yet there are security problems. Adding layers can help shore up protections. In 2020, the number of people working remotely jumped dramatically. Yet unsafe work-from-home solutions increase the small business’s attack surface. Adding layers of online protection can help … Continue reading

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