Impact Group: Blog

Stop Giving Away Your Personal Data

By George Bakalov | Nov 22, 2023

Are you sure you’re protecting your personal data as much as you should be? Every time you sign up for a new account, make an online purchase, or even use a social media platform, you’re sharing bits of your personal…

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Why Are Default Cybersecurity Settings Dangerous?

By George Bakalov | Nov 8, 2023

We all rely on our devices and online services to keep us safe and secure. However, many of us might not realize that the default cybersecurity settings on our devices and applications can put us at risk. It’s essential for…

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The Basics of Incident Response for SMBs

By George Bakalov | Jan 23, 2023

Incident response is a critical component of any organization’s cybersecurity strategy. It is the process of identifying, containing, and mitigating the impact of a security incident. This process is essential for small and medium-sized organizations (SMBs) as they are just…

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Six Best Practices for Cybersecurity

By George Bakalov | Jun 7, 2022

From casual users to C-Suite executives the risk of getting hacked has grown exponentially in the last two years. Cyberattacks are an increasing concern especially among business leaders. The frequency and sophistication of these attacks has increased in recent years…

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Cloud Migration – Demystifying the Shared Responsibility Model

By George Bakalov | Apr 15, 2022

It’s common knowledge that cloud service providers follow a shared responsibility model, which means that when migrating applications, data, containers, and workloads to the cloud, your security team has some responsibility for security. However, many IT leaders share in confidence…

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Can Zero Trust Help Small and Medium-Size Businesses?

By George Bakalov | Apr 4, 2022

In this post we’ll look at how implementing Zero Trust can improve the overall security posture of small and medium enterprises. Due to today’s rapid technological advancement, companies are increasingly utilizing enterprise resource planning software to manage processes such as…

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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Cybersecurity Implications for US Organizations and Institutions

By George Bakalov | Mar 15, 2022

The cybersecurity community has been monitoring the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine with great level of concern. Both Russia and the Ukraine are known as countries of origin many threat actors call home. In this advisory we will focus…

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Three Practical Steps to Launch Your Vendor Risk Management Program

By George Bakalov | Mar 8, 2022

Who can forget Target Corporation’s massive security breach in 2013? However, did you know that the attack started when Fazio Mechanical, a small heating and air conditioning company in Pennsylvania that worked with Target, got its own vulnerability exploited via…

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Impact Group Names Joe Simon President/COO

By George Bakalov | Jan 14, 2022

CEO Jeff O’Donnell to devote efforts to client strategic growth consulting ST PAUL, MN – January 3, 2022 – Oakdale, Minnesota-based Impact Group, a global Technology and IT Consulting firm headquartered in the Twin Cities, today announced the appointment of…

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