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As the school year comes to a close, many educational institutions are reflecting on the past year's challenges and preparing for the next. One of the critical areas of focus is cybersecurity. The latest data reveals a significant trend: a rising number of cyber incidents impacting schools in North Carolina. Between 2019 and 2023, the state reported 29 cyber incidents involving education systems, highlighting an...

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Family offices are increasingly under attack from cybercriminals, and many lack the necessary staff and technology to adequately prepare for these threats, according to a recent survey. The vulnerability of family offices is underscored by alarming statistics: 79% of North American family offices believe the likelihood of a cyberattack has increased dramatically in recent years, according to a survey by global law firm Dentons. Rising Incidence...

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Cybersecurity breaches are not just abstract threats that happen to other people; they are very real dangers that can disrupt lives and businesses in profound ways. My friend decided to run his own IT and cybersecurity rather than working with an MSP. Their experience with a cyberattack on their business is a stark reminder of this reality. When the hack occurred, the company had to...

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The Challenge of Realistic AI “The realism of generative AI poses a significant challenge,” Carl Froggett remarked. CIO of Deep Instinct a firm specializing in AI cybersecurity. The development and refinement of AI tools for video and audio are advancing rapidly. For example, OpenAI introduced a video generation tool called Sora and an audio tool named Voice Engine that can convincingly replicate a person's voice from a...

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What elements set small businesses apart and drive their success? Efficiency, productivity, and innovation are at the core. Microsoft has made one of its most transformative tools more accessible to small and medium businesses (SMBs), which could significantly enhance their growth. Copilot for Microsoft 365, previously exclusive to large enterprise clients, is now available to any business with Microsoft 365 Business Standard or Business Premium. This...

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In today's interconnected digital landscape, endpoints are the gateways to an organization's digital assets, making them prime targets for cyberattacks. Research from the IDC reveals that 70% of successful cyber breaches originate from endpoints. These vulnerabilities offer cybercriminals easy access to launch severe cyberattacks. As IT teams grapple with securing an increasing array of endpoints, the task of protecting these critical entry points grows more daunting. This...

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