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More organizations than not face many challenges when it comes to implementing a cybersecurity program. For instance, how do you create and manage an information program that must reduce risk but also demonstrate compliance to management and outside parties? How do you decipher and track compliance with regulations and frameworks such as NIST CSF, ISO 27002, or NYS-DFS? Today, organizations...

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changing it providers

Change is Hard! Change is the only constant in the IT world.  The products that we buy today that are suitable for our needs can become difficult to maintain, difficult to secure, and may lack modern features tomorrow.  Every year and budget cycle we evaluate our software subscriptions, our leases, our telecommunications, our providers, and our assets. Or are we?...

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optimize your doller

Everyone wants to get the most for their money. It’s the smart thing to do. For example, with insurance, we all want the best coverage at a reasonable price. Likewise, when we buy a computer or other device, we want to make sure we get the best possible machine that doesn’t break the bank.  When it comes to IT specifically, there are several technologies and paradigms of service that have become standard and are a dramatic improvement to your bottom-line. Best of...

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Is it stress, anxiety, or fear that causes that nauseated feeling over losing your data? If you have ever been working away and the computer hangs, crashes, and loses your work, then you know the feeling. Everyone agrees that it is awful. It is just a matter of how much did you lose that controls the onslaught and the setback...

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Universal Policy Administrator provides you with a centralized security policy management, orchestration, and enforcement solution. The result is a consistent and uniform set of policies across all enterprise devices and identities, on-premise, and within the cloud. This also simplifies configuration and security for users and devices and delivers an automated, centralized, and consistent policy management solution with automated enforcement covering...

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Risks of Remote Work in 2021

| October 28, 2020

“How much longer?”, is the question everyone is sighing. The current answer is “no time soon, at least not in 2020, nor the first quarter of 2021.” So, for the majority of small to medium-sized businesses as we move indoors, it means supporting employees working from home, at least part of the time. As it turns out, some employees are...

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Cost Benefits of the Cloud

| October 21, 2020

When discussing the move to the cloud, the first thing you hear is, “There is such an amazing cost savings.” It’s the first thing you hear because it’s true. Still, what does that actually mean in dollars and cents and what will it mean over time? It is, of course, best practices to do a Cost-Benefit Analysis to compare your current IT outlay versus cloud pricing....

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More likely than not, you understand the importance of keeping your organization’s network and your employees’ computers safe and secure. But it is of equal importance to keep other devices in mind when it comes to cybersecurity. Devices like smart phones and tablets, work-related or for personal use, need to be included in your cybersecurity plan. Keep reading for safety...

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it manager assessing cybersecurity risks

With each new world-wide phase, cybercriminals remain on the attack. They are very adaptive to every situation and lurk around every corner. Here are the latest offenses in cybercrime:  Deliveries – Cybercriminals have taken to the streets. It may seem like a neighbor or an independent package delivery service sitting in a vehicle but anyone in proximity to your home or business may be looking for an “open” or public wifi to hack. In many cases, they do...

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Your Remote IT Checklist

| September 30, 2020

Whether you refer to it as telecommuting, working virtual, work-from-home or remote working, most businesses have previously used these terms. For instance, certain employees needing to travel, others needing to work from home due to weather or illness, and so forth.  However, now is different. The number of employees remaining to work from home and the current hybrid of office and remote work environments, need an increase in IT support. To make sure your bases are covered, here is a convenient checklist to help determine...

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