Entries by Michael

Top 4 Things To Do Right Now To Prevent Your Cyber Insurance Claim From Being Denied

“Thank goodness” is probably what Illinois-based manufacturing company ICS thought about having a cyber insurance policy with Travelers Insurance after a data breach in 2022. But after claims investigators pulled out their microscopes, they found that ICS failed to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) across all digital assets, which they had agreed to do in their […]

How Managed Service Providers Are Leading the Charge in IT

In the evolving landscape of IT, there are a few elements that have stood the test of time – the importance of tailored solutions, the necessity of reliable infrastructure, and the value of putting people first. Enter Managed Service Providers (MSPs), with an important role that cannot be overstated. Here’s why businesses today owe some […]

7 Ways Utilizing an MSP Improves the Efficiency of Business Operations

Managing a company’s technology and network systems is a complex task that demands attention, expertise, and time. As businesses expand and their technological needs increase, the challenge of managing various hardware, software, network systems, security, and compliance grows exponentially. XSolutions, a Managed Service Provider (MSP), offers services that significantly enhance business operations’ efficiency. In this […]

The Essential Roles of Cyber Insurance and IT Security

If you’re running a business, you probably know that the internet can be a double-edged sword. It offers incredible opportunities, but it also brings with it large threats. Cyber attacks have become a real headache, causing massive financial losses, compromising sensitive data, and tarnishing hard-earned reputations. This is where a pair of lifesavers come in – […]

Mastering the SLAM Method: A Comprehensive Guide to Employee Security Awareness

The most significant threat vector to an organization’s security is email, which hackers often exploit through phishing attacks and other malicious activities. The SLAM method—Sender, Links, Attachments, Message—can be an effective tool to help employees navigate this threat landscape and ensure security awareness. This comprehensive guide will explore the SLAM method in detail and provide […]

Multifactor Authentication: A Critical Extra Layer of Security for Your Accounts

The need for robust online security measures has never been more critical. Among the various protection methods available, one stands out for its effectiveness and accessibility: Multifactor Authentication (MFA). This blog post will explore why MFA is so crucial, with a specific focus on text-based and app-based MFA. Understanding Multifactor Authentication Multifactor Authentication, or MFA, […]

Unmasking Malware: A Look at 2023 Cyber Threats and How to Stay Protected in Construction, Distribution, and Manufacturing

As our world becomes more digitized, businesses have increasingly integrated cutting-edge technologies into their operations. While these developments bring significant benefits, they also expose these sectors to a new array of cyber threats. This blog post will explore the landscape of cyber threats, focusing on the menace of malware and how companies in these industries […]

Kickstarting Your Cybersecurity Journey: The Crucial Role of Employees

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is not a luxury, but a necessity for organizations of all sizes. From multinational corporations to small businesses, everyone is at risk of cyber threats. But what if I told you that your strongest defense against these threats lies not in complex software or expensive hardware, but in your employees? […]

Evaluating Your Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plan: Metrics for Success

Just as it’s crucial to have a Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plan in place, it’s equally essential to assess its effectiveness periodically. In the wake of a disaster or disruption, your organization’s survival relies on a robust and responsive BCDR strategy. However, how do you measure its success? Here are the critical metrics […]