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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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Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolutions For 2018

As we enter 2018 with fresh outlooks and new projects to look forward to, it’s important to keep IT services at the forefront. With as much cyber attack, ransomware, and other threats going around, you should take any and all necessary steps in protecting your company. How prepared are you for disaster recovery? Do you have a plan in place?…
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Minimize Downtime | Be Proactive in Prevention

Today, with as much digital information being passed through both the cloud and devices, the threat of tech failure is at an all time high. Coupled with the threat of tech failure comes the threat of the downtime that follows, while things are being patched. You can have a concrete disaster recovery plan in place, and still end up with…
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As Cloud Storage Grows, Data Protection Becomes More Vital

A few years ago you may have started hearing about the “cloud” and been perplexed as to what it was and how it worked. You may still not totally understand what it means, unless you’re a part of the IT team or are familiar in data storage. Essentially, cloud storage means that data is stored in logical pools, across multiple…
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Avoid a Scare | Cybersecurity Tricks For Employees & Business Owners

As we mentioned, October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, so we wanted to touch on a few things that the Department of Homeland Defense considers important to avoid a scare. With all the cyber attacks and data purges that have happened over the last calendar year, it’s more important than ever to do your due diligence to protect vital…
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Just a Few | 3 Benefits of Outsourcing Your IT Services

Any small to medium sized business depends on the complex environment of hardware, networks, and other software that allow the company to be successful. Workflows and business functionality sit squarely on the strength of the IT department. Whether it's accounting, relationship management, network security, data backup, email or any other internal IT task, you need a strong team that is…
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3 Small Ways To Help Your Small Business Through IT Services

Sure, maybe IT isn’t the first thing small business owners think of when they seek to improve their business. Typically the conversation circling IT services comes down to one factor. Does it work? As the grind of giving presentations, responding to hordes of emails, running reports continues spiraling day after day, the last thing you need is to “have to…
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