How to Stay Safe and Secure Online in 2018

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Feb 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM

         One of the few industries in the world that will never see budget cuts is security. As the world grows even more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors around the world. However, there are experts around the world working behind the scenes to fight the good fight, thwarting the hackers with ingenious new technologies such as the self-healing BIOS, self-encrypting drives and pre-boot authentication.                                                                                   But while these guardians are feverishly battling on our behalf, all too often we turn out to be our own worst enemy. Cutting corners, clicking suspect dodgy links and downloading untrustworthy materials-we honestly do bring it on ourselves. 

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Topics: #protectyourself, cyberthreats, anti-virus, Hardware, network security

It's Time to go on the Offense with your IT Security

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Feb 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Cybersecurity is now a game of attack, no defense.                            It's said that the best defense is a good offense. This is particularly true in cybersecurity, where the average cost of a security breach in the U.S. is more thatn 200$ per compromised item, according to a 2017 Ponemon Study. Considering how many data items can be at risk in the event of a breach, this could rack up quite a hefty bill. The need for proactive, rather than reactive security hasn't gone unnoticed. Gartner predicts global IT security spending to balloon from $90 billion in 2017, to $113 billion in 2020. Here's how businesses can stay one step ahead in a landscape of constantly evolving threats.

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Topics: #protectyourself, cyberthreats, anti-virus, Cyber Security, network security

Top 5 Cyber Threats of 2018 and How to Prepare for Them

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Security experts around the world agree: 2017 was a terrible year for cybercrimes. WannaCry was shutting down about 2 million computers every hour and many victims who paid the ransom didn't even get access to their computers. These attacks are becoming more common and are targeting your money. It's scary and unfortunately the New Year is likely going to be worse for cybercrime.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Cryptojacking, Worms, anti-virus, health care attacks, cyberthreats