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Spotlight on Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Cybersecurity Career Awareness

One of the biggest challenges in the U.S. is the limited amount of talent available to protect our technology systems. However, careers in cybersecurity can be extremely rewarding both personally and financially.


Week 3 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on career opportunities in the Cybersecurity space.

The topic of careers in Cybersecurity is an important one. One of the biggest challenges the United States faces is the limited amount of talent available to protect our technology systems and infrastructure.

Why is the lack of talent such a challenge? With all of the innovation in the technology space, devices and apps changing our lives, and our undivided attention towards them, you would think that we would have a generation of people ready to protect our data…and there are. However, while many people are discovering cybersecurity to be financially and personally rewarding as a career, we are still short of where we need to be.

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Spotlight on Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Phight the Phish!

Phishing is the most common cyber-attack that people will encounter. You and your staff are the deciding factor on whether phishing is just an annoyance, or something that leads to a business crisis.


Week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on fighting the constant threat of phishing.

According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, phishing attacks account for more than 80 percent of reported security incidents. Phishing is the most common cyber-attack that people will encounter, and yet it seems like many people underestimate how impactful it really is. For better or worse, you and your staff are the deciding factor on whether phishing is just an annoyance, or something that leads to a crisis.

So, let’s review how you and your staff can Pfight the Phish!

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Spotlight on Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Be Cyber Smart!

Being Cyber Smart means having strong security practices & cyber hygiene. In this blog, you'll get 3 tips to be Cyber Smart without breaking the bank on products & services.


The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have designated October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. If you ask me, there is no better time than now to focus on what we can all do to protect our business and personal lives from cyber threats.

DP Solutions has decided one way we can help support the initiative is by highlighting the themes of each week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month and giving some practical thoughts and ideas about how you can apply them! So, without further ado, let’s get into the theme for Week 1: Be Cyber Smart!

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SIEM & SOC - An Overview

What is a SIEM? What is a SOC? And what should I know about them as a decision maker in my business?

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How to Be Prepared for Cyber-Liability Insurance

Getting a policy to cover costs related to cybersecurity incidents is increasingly becoming a normal part of business. So what should your organization do to prepare for cyber-liability insurance coverage and get the best outcome moving forward?

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What does “Proactive IT Services” really mean?

We hear a lot of companies, especially in the technology space, talk about proactivity. Yes, it’s a buzzword, but there is value to be had in the core concept of proactivity.

These days, you don’t want to be reacting to everything that could impact your technology. A purely reactive approach leads to system failure, data breaches, and challenging technology upgrades.

But what does it mean to be proactive when it comes to IT? Are there specific things that every organization should be doing? And by extension are there certain proactive measures that are more suitable for special cases? How can you tell when a technology provider is being effectively proactive instead of just giving lip service?

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Where does Outsourcing fit for my IT Management?

  • Technology has broadened as services and products require expertise that can’t be mastered by one person.

  • There is a good chance that even if you have technology specialists on your staff, outsourcing for certain expertise or IT Management may be necessary.

  • Learn what outsourcing looks like in 2021, how much you should outsource, and if you need an internal IT department.

  • If you do have an IT department, learn how they can work with outsourced providers.

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Types of Disasters to Consider for Your Disaster Recovery Plan

  • A Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan is the strategy an organization uses to recover business operations quickly in the event of a disaster.

  • To successfully recover from a disaster, businesses need to identify the types of disasters that could most impact the organization, and then build a DR plan around response to those events.

  • The 3 main types of disasters are: Natural Disasters, Physical Disasters & Technology-Based Disasters.

Coming up with a proper Disaster Recovery (DR) plan requires thought and creativity. Your team needs to be able to respond quickly to incidents, because the impact of any event is directly related to how decisively you act in the moment.

But how do you create a plan that is both reasonable to develop and maintain, while also dynamic enough to be effective under a variety of circumstances? One big step is to outline the types of disasters you could potentially face.

So, let’s review the different types of disasters that you should plan for to ensure your Disaster Recovery Plan is as effective as it can be.

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Business Security Essentials (Podcast Interview)

Listen in as DP Solutions' Director of Strategic Operations Ben Schmerler talks cybersecurity basics on Defiant Enterprise's Business Security Podcast, hosted by Tom Freedman & Victoria Yassem.

Ben is able to give informative answers to the cyber questions that you NEED to know. What is phishing? How does it work? What types are there? What does this mean for you? How do you protect your business? What are signs?

Tune in now to listen!

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Why Is Disaster Recovery Essential To Your Organization?

As more and more organizations begin using cloud-based tools, mobile devices, and an anytime/anywhere approach to work, the likelihood of falling victim to an incident that impacts your technology, and as a result your business operations surges. This is where Disaster Recovery planning, policy and tools come in. In order to create a plan that will help you successfully mitigate and manage disasters, you need to justify the investments of money and energy that will go into it.

So, here are some of the key reasons why you need a Disaster Recovery Plan.

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