Cybersecurity
How to Protect Your Business While on Vacation

You've worked hard and deserve your vacation time. However, cyber threats are on the rise & bad actors don't take time off. Here's how to stay secure while OOO.

Cybersecurity
5 Benefits to Partnering with a SOC 2 Compliant IT Company

Our greater reliance on IT increases security risks. Discover how partnering with a SOC 2 compliant Managed Services Provider (MSP) boosts your cybersecurity.

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Top 7 Questions to Ask a Cybersecurity Provider

Are you in the market for a new MSSP? Here are the top screening questions you need to ask when shopping for your next cybersecurity partner.

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How We Developed Our Approach to Security

Our cybersecurity culture is deeply informed by our vision for Universal Safe Networks and our commitment to help businesses fortify their security.

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My First Cybersecurity Incident

You never forget your first cybersecurity incident. It was the summer of 2001, & I was working as a field tech, supporting several medical research departments.

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Zero Cost Security Improvements to Protect Your Business

Nearly 1 out of 4 small businesses suffered at least one cyber attack last year. Discover cost free protections you can implement now to improve your security.

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How to Determine if MAM or MDM is Best for Your Business

Securing mobile devices with MAM or MDM is so vital and too often overlooked. Whichever path your organization chooses, you are already ahead of the game!

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What To Do If You're Denied Cybersecurity Insurance?

Explore the 5 common reasons why businesses are denied cybersecurity insurance and what you can do if you are facing one of these scenarios.

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How to Work Securely from an Airbnb or VRBO

As exciting as it is to have the luxury of working in a new destination, it is important to know how to remain secure while working in VRBO.

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How to Secure the Best Price for Cyber Insurance

Well-run businesses in high-risk industries have lots of sensitive records & are going to actively seek cybersecurity liability coverage to offset their risks.

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What Does Cyber Insurance NOT Cover?

While cybersecurity insurance helps alleviate the financial risks and burden of doing business online, there are liability limitations to this type of policy.

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What Is Cyber Insurance & What Does It Cover?

Cybersecurity insurance is a contract that the policyholder purchases to help reduce the financial risks of doing business online. Learn about cyber liability.

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Leveraging Single-Sign-On (SSO) to Protect Your Business

Remote workforces are using more and more apps to complete tasks and remain productive during the workday. Single-Sign-On (SSO) helps secure network access.

Cybersecurity
How Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Secures Your Business Operations

With a greater reliance on Anywhere Operations and remote work, businesses today require more cybersecurity measures, including multi-factor authentication.

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Top 12 Mobile Security Tips to Protect Your Business

Business owners work on-the-go, so mobile security is paramount. Let’s consider the best practices to ensure your company and user data protection.

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How to Minimize Business Risks with a SOC 2 Compliant IT Company

Greater IT reliance will increase cybersecurity risks. Learn why you need a SOC 2 compliant managed services provider to boost cybersecurity.

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How to Create Strong Passwords

World Password Day is a global reminder to secure your credentials with complex and unique passwords to prevent data loss and identity theft.

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What is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)?

As more companies adopt cloud applications, there is a need for greater cloud security. Discover how a CASB can help with your IT security policies.

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IT Security Tips for Employee Offboarding

In 2021, it was reported that 1 in 4 employees still had access to company files of a previous employer. Discover our IT pro-tips for employee offboarding.

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Net Friends Pro-Tips to Avoid Tax Phishing Scams

Approximately 56% of IT decision-makers indicate that targeted phishing attacks are their primary threat.

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Is Your VPN Solution Optimized for Anywhere Operations?

Our four core recommendations to ensure your VPN solution is optimized for Anywhere Operations to support your distributed workforce.

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Social Engineering 101: How to Safeguard Your Business

Social engineering is one of the many cyberthreat tactics that put businesses at risk for substantial harm. Learn more about how to protect your business.

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Social Engineering 101: Understanding Common Tactics

Social engineering lies at the root of roughly 98% of IT security attacks. Discover how to identify the most common tactics.

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Top 10 Basic Security Trainings to Build Your Cybersecurity Culture

Security Awareness Training is essential to improving your cybersecurity culture. These are the core topics your company's training program should cover.

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Why Security Awareness Training Is Important For Compliance

Many security compliance standards mandate regular security training. Explore how compliance requirements can boost your business longevity.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Cybersecurity Culture

Empower your employees to contribute to a robust cybersecurity culture that promotes security awareness, compliance, and incident response.

Cybersecurity
The Stack Lab: Meeting Cybersecurity Hands-On

In 2020, we designed our Stack Lab, featuring technology equipment that facilitates in-house, hands-on training for our technical staff.

Cybersecurity
Why You Need Technology Specialists

Far too often, IT companies are stuck in the generalist hiring loop with no formal strategy to develop their technical staff beyond being break-fix technicians.

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How An MSP Helps You Prep for HIPAA Audits

Net Friends is a SOC 2 Type II certified IT partner with a long history of expertise in HIPAA compliance and Information Technology Risk Management (ITRM).

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What Does An MSSP Do For Your Business?

A mature MSSP is your preferred strategic partner for implementing a robust cybersecurity program that aligns with your business operations.

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Net Friends' Response to the Kaseya Breach

A message from Net Friends CEO John Snyder on the Kaseya Breach

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How Do We Get to Universally Safe Networks?

It starts with a professional standardized certification for those who practice safe network design and operation.

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How to Eliminate RDP Vulnerabilities

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerabilities are often easy targets for cyber criminals and they are too expensive to appropriately secure and monitor.

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How We Sustained Our Security Culture

At Net Friends, we have a long history of improving our cybersecurity posture and applying it to our services to promote secure environments for our customers.

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MDR Case Study: REvil Ransomware

The security vendor Cybereason describes REvil (aka Sodinokibi) as “the Crown Prince of Ransomware.”

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MDR Case Study: Ryuk Ransomware

Ryuk is a sophisticated strand of ransomware that not only encrypts network drives, but it also deletes shadow copies on the endpoint. Here's how to prevent it!

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How We Became HIPAA Experts

The story of how we went from a scrappy group of six technicians at Duke to a radically innovative IT partner that brought HIPAA expertise to the table.

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MDR Case Study: Maze Ransomware

Maze is a sophisticated strand of ransomware that steals data and exfiltrates it to servers controlled by hackers.

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Leakware: The New Ransomware Targeting Hospitals, Law Firms, and... You?

The primary lever of extortion in leakware is to threaten to release a target’s confidential data. Here's how you can protect yourself against these attacks.

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The Best Detection & Response Tools Against Internet Attacks

Net Friends selected a potent combination of tools that allows us to offer our small business customers enterprise-grade security without enterprise pricing.

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Identifying Point-in-Time Risks with Kirkpatrick Price

The top three reasons why we selected Kirkpatrick Price as our SOC 2 Type II auditor and how that led us to a powerful risk assessment tool.

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Net Friends' Risk Assessment Video Series

After our SOC 2 Type II audit, we started engaging with new risk categories that led us on a journey towards discovering a powerful risk assessment tool.

Cybersecurity
Discovering a Next-Generation Risk Assessment Tool with Axio

How the Axio360 tool helped us quantify risks and give key stakeholders the power to make informed decisions in response to potential risk events.

Cybersecurity
Quantifying Risk Scenarios with Axio360

How the Axio360's quant tool helps us explore various risk scenarios and directly quantify the costs for those events should they occur.

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Net Friends on Managed Pentesting in PenTest Magazine

Ransomware simulation and mitigation is likely to be the element of MPT that even companies with limited security awareness find most compelling.

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Top 5 Takeaways for NIST 800-53 Rev 5

Just in time for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an update to Special Publication 800-53.

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MFA = Multi-Factor Awesome

Passwords have repeatedly proven to be insufficient on their own to prevent targeted hacking attacks or misuse of our password-protected information.

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Developing a Physical Access Policy for the SOC 2 Type II Audit

October is Cybersecurity Month, and we’ll be blogging about the preparations we made for our SOC 2 Type II audit this past September.

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Steps to Take in 2019

From your Net Friends IT Security Experts: The Top 5 Cybersecurity Steps you can take to improve your IT security for 2019.

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Equifax Breach: One Year Later

One year after the Equifax breach, the GAO filed an extensive 40 page report on the details of the Equifax breach and the government’s response to it.

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