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Why Your Business Should Outsource Its BCDR Plan

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services We all know the detrimental effect that natural disasters, system failures, and other unexpected events can have on business continuity. Organizations need to be proactive to prevent operational shutdowns and insulate themselves from damaging impacts to their supply chains. To keep your business up and running, organizations should invest in business continuity and…
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The Cost of IT Downtime – The Amount Is Shocking

We all know that losing access to mission-critical processes and essential operations can be detrimental to business performance. From system failure and network outages to cyberattacks and human error, many factors can contribute to system downtime. And identifying these problems within your IT infrastructure can prove to be time-consuming and expensive. But are you aware of just how much money…
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Top Technology Trends of 2021

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services Like millions of other people in the world, I’m looking forward to ridding my hands of 2020 and starting fresh in the new year. While the pandemic has left an indisputable mark on our planet, recent advancements in technology have provided much-needed hope and optimism for the future. When looking ahead to the…
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How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services As cyberattacks have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, the importance of effective cybersecurity preparation has grown exponentially. To safeguard assets and protect against hacking attempts, organizations have felt the pressing need to ramp-up their security measures by mandating appropriate training exercises and informational sessions for all employees. Despite recent technological innovations that…
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IT Protection Checklist: Staying Cyber-Secure When Returning to Work

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services As our communities have begun taking significant strides in easing shutdown restrictions and entering new phases of reopening, many businesses have begun to follow suit. While the number of COVID-19 cases continues to drop nationwide, our nation’s economy has surged in recent weeks as restaurants, retail stores, hair salons, and other small businesses…
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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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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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Data Privacy vs. Data Protection: What’s the Difference?

Ever hear the expression, “I don’t make the rules; I only enforce them”? It operates on the premise that two separate entities work in tandem to achieve the same desired result. We’ve seen it a hundred times: The policeman doesn’t write the traffic laws; he just gives you the ticket. The referee doesn’t write the hockey rules; she just puts…
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Equifax Hack May Have Been Worse Than Initially Reported

Around September of last year we reported one of the largest data breaches in history, as 148 millions people had their information leaked due to hackers. As you may recall Equifax, one of the largest credit bureaus in the country, was compromised by cyber criminals, and a huge amount of vital confidential information was leaked. Anything from social security numbers,…
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Big Bad Breach | 3rd Major Anthem Data Breach in 4 Years

[caption id="attachment_1100" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News[/caption] The bigger the company, the more responsibility falls on the decision makers to prevent hackers from gaining access to confidential data. In the healthcare industry, large corporations and medical entities like hospitals and insurance companies have immense amounts of confidential data about patients and clients. This makes for a…
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