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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Third-party Vendors Risk: 6 Steps To Protect Your Business

(UPDATED) One of the most important things we’ve learned from the SolarWinds hack is organizations need to include all software and apps in their inventories of third-party vendors. Historically, third-party vendors have been a primary risk when it comes to data breaches — they’re often the weakest link in the chain of protection. Third-party vendors …

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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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How Much Internet Speed Do You Need? Data Speeds Deciphered!

We’re all relying on the internet more than ever — the last thing you need is for your connection to slow you down. But how much internet speed do you need? And is speed the only thing that keeps your internet hopping along? Speed comes into play differently when a significant portion of an organization’s …

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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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IT Responsibilities Matrix: How To Get the Most Out of Your IT Team

The business environment has changed with COVID-19 — should your IT roles change to address it? A lot of organizations are rethinking how they assign IT responsibilities to best achieve their business goals and pursue revenue opportunities. Leapfrog has seen that one of the most effective ways to streamline and innovate is to reconfigure roles within …

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Why Usernames Are Important and How to Choose Good Ones

(UPDATED) How much time do you spend choosing a username when setting up an account? Maybe two seconds? If you’re like most of us, you probably use your name, email address, or an old standby then hop along with your day. But those usernames act as a calling card to your real identity. Here’s why …

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