How To Qualify for Cyber Insurance As Claims Skyrocket

More risk means tighter qualifications and higher premiums when it comes to insurance — cyber insurance is no different. The past few years have seen enormous increases in cybercrime and, not surprisingly, skyrocketing claims. “Policyholders can expect 20% to 50% rate increases for cyber coverage throughout 2021 as trends that began last year continue at …

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The 2 Most Important Actions To Take After The SolarWinds Hack

We posed a series of questions to Leapfrog Services CTO Emmett Hawkins about what companies should do to improve their security posture after the SolarWinds hack. To recap what happened, late in 2020, a leading cybersecurity company named FireEye discovered it had been hacked and identified SolarWinds network-monitoring software as the source of the hack. …

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IT in the New Normal: Q&A for Moving Forward

We posed a series of questions to Leapfrog Services CTO Emmett Hawkins about the IT changes he’s seeing during COVID-19 and asked what he recommends moving forward. His insights cover everything from how to think about IT differently to how to tackle transformative IT projects. Q: What are the biggest changes you’re seeing in the …

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Change Management When Pivoting to Digital

Many of the things your team typically did at your location or in person now need to be done online. Doing business at a distance is part of the new normal. While it’s natural to be apprehensive about making changes to your IT environment, change is easier when you follow a proven plan and partner …

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5 Cybersecurity Must-Haves During COVID-19: Check the Box

With everything going on during the pandemic, focusing on cybersecurity is often taking a back seat and bad actors are taking advantage of it. More phishing scams, ransomware in coronavirus-related apps, attacks on healthcare and research facilities — cybercriminals thrive on the chaos. Networks with the least protection are the most vulnerable. Leapfrog recommends that …

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Why Forward-Thinking Companies Meet Compliance Standards Even When They Don’t Have To

April 2018: While some companies disparage compliance standards, others embrace them — even when they’re not required to. Cybersecurity regulations establish controls but they also do something else. They define best practices. Here’s what’s motivating organizations to follow security frameworks that look like those of regulated businesses: 1. Now it’s about business, not just avoiding …

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Are Your IT Processes and Procedures Helping You Meet Your Business Objectives?

Your organization’s technology team needs to deliver consistent, verifiable results so your business can say yes to new opportunities. Yet growing companies can struggle with aligning IT operations and business objectives because they’re so busy doing other work. In this second installment of our series on IT and business goal alignment, we look at why …

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Do Your IT Tools Help You Meet Your Business Objectives?

Using the right IT tools can make a world of difference when it comes to operating your business successfully. They help you to be more efficient and productive, protect your data and systems, respond quickly to both opportunities and threats, and provide a more enjoyable work experience — among many other things. Often, however, IT …

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Is Your IT Budget Aligned With Your Business Goals?

When your IT budget is aligned with the activities that drive your business forward, you’re in great shape for growth — your employees have what they need to meet your goals and can respond to new opportunities without having to deal with IT-related speed bumps. The key is to spend most of your IT budget …

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