Impact Group: Blog

Don’t Panic, Prioritize: Incident Response vs. BCDR in a Security Crisis

By George Bakalov | May 20, 2024

Listen up, business leaders! We’re about to clear up a fog that plagues many of you: the difference between incident response and BCDR (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery). Let’s face it, these terms get tossed around like acronyms in a…

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Evolution of Internet Threats

By George Bakalov | Apr 18, 2024

In the mid-90s, the Internet was vastly different from today, lacking social media and with a focus on antivirus solutions. While malware infection reasons remain familiar—free offerings, fear, and phishing—the landscape evolves, aided by AI. Furthermore, the reasons why people…

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Traditional and AI Defenses in the Battle Against AI-based Malware

By George Bakalov | Mar 26, 2024

ChatGPT has become a tool of choice for cybercriminals engaged in the creation of polymorphic malware, a sophisticated threat that dynamically alters its code with each execution. This constant evolution thwarts signature-based antivirus tools, making them nearly ineffective in detecting…

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What is the difference between EDR, XDR and MDR and why does it matter to your security?

By George Bakalov | Feb 20, 2024

Acronyms and jargon often infiltrate our daily lives, initially emerging as practical shortcuts but eventually transforming into daunting entities that can leave non-technical people feeling overwhelmed. Worry not, as a non-technical explanation is on the horizon, shedding light on the…

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IT Support Company in Oakdale, MN: Your Reliable Solutions

By George Bakalov | Jan 22, 2024

When it comes to ensuring the smooth operation of your business, you need a reliable IT support company. If you’re in Oakdale, MN, look no further than Impact Group. They offer a wide range of services designed to help businesses…

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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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