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Lume’s Teams Tip Tuesday Video Compilation

As businesses around the world have shifted to entirely remote workplaces due to COVID-19, Microsoft Teams has become the central workplace hub of choice for millions of employees. Commonly referred to as simply “Teams,” the platform allows workers to seamlessly collaborate on projects, take part in virtual video conferences, communicate via messenger, and easily store and share files with fellow…
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Video: How to Solve Cybersecurity Challenges During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, we are making every effort to help your business stay safe from cyberthreats and other IT challenges. We teamed up with our trusted partners at Cyberstone to put together this informational video, which covers: Hacking campaigns and phishing attacks Trickbot banking trojans Tips from the National Cyber Security Center Virtual Private Networks (VPN)…
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4 Reasons to Employ Remote Monitoring and Management

As your partners in holistic IT solutions, our top priority is effectively managing your network and technology assets to keep them safe and optimized so you stay productive. To do this, we leverage Datto Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) to manage and protect your business. We use this platform to deliver premier monitoring and management services of your technology assets,…
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Should Your Company Co-Manage IT?

Key factors to help you decide what’s best for your company. IT service providers deliver the technical expertise small businesses need at a much lower cost than hiring IT staff. They can recommend, install, and manage technology according to business’ objectives and core competencies and ensure that critical data is safe. That’s why nearly 70% of U.S. small to medium…
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5 Ways to Prepare for the Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Windows 7 after January 14, 2020, which means it will no longer provide tech support, software updates, or security updates to Windows 7 PC users. If you plan on using Windows 7 on your PC after this date, your computer will still work, “but it may become more vulnerable to security risks…
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5 Answers to Cybersecurity in the Workplace

A couple weeks ago, we told you about the five can’t-miss events at the NY Tech Summit. Today, we’re recapping one of those five things: Mike Hensley’s speech about why small businesses are prone to cyberattacks. Here’s what our Senior Manager of IT Solutions had to say. Why are small businesses at risk? Most small businesses conduct their business online,…
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5 Can’t-Miss Events at the NY Tech Summit

Heading to the NY Tech Summit at the Turning Stone Casino on Wednesday, June 5? If not, we hope you’ll consider joining us. For those of you who’ll be in attednance, here’s what to look out for (other than the slots, shows, and gaming tables).   1. Keynote Speaker: Merril Hoge “Who is Merril Hoge?” “WHO IS MERRIL HOGE?!” He’s…
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4 Key Takeaways from the New NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) updated its cybersecurity framework, an industry-best outline for how to improve the security and resilience of your IT infrastructure. It’s a complex document, so we put together this quick list of key takeaways. 1. The framework is designed to help you: Describe your current cybersecurity posture Identify your target state…
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Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework—Why and How?

At the 18th Annual Niagara County Technology and Cybersecurity Forum, Lume Strategies Chief Information Officer Peter Capelli spoke about steps organizations can take to enhance their cybersecurity programs. In particular, he shared his expertise on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which was first released in 2014 and recently updated in 2018. What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework? Congress established the National…
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Why Startups and Small Businesses Can’t Overlook Cybersecurity

Western New Yorkers don’t need to look far to see that our entrepreneurial ecosystem is thriving. This year’s 43North Finals, which drew up-and-coming companies from across the United States and Canada, were a true testament to how impactful Buffalo’s startup community has become. In remarks and speeches throughout the event, a common theme emerged: Growing Buffalo’s startup scene isn’t a…
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