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businessmen discussing it budget

This is an ideal time to assess your IT needs for the coming year as we all look toward 2021 in search of the stability we so rightly deserve. While 2020 has been something of a knee-jerk year, things appear to be calming down enough to take store and re-evaluate. This is particularly true when it comes to IT and...

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2 factor authentication

It’s interesting that you already use Multi-Factor Authentication every time you use your debit card. In this case, you have two means to verify that you have the right to access your bank account via both your PIN and the card itself.  Basically, Multi-Factor Authentication provides an extra layer of security that we all need to protect ourselves from cyberattacks.  Just as with your debit card, for MFA to work when accessing any account, you need at least two credentials or pieces of evidence to prove that...

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phishing scam, hacker image

Phishing attacks are specifically designed to bait us and then snag us. It’s easy to get caught.   Cybercriminals who prepare these strategic attacks will sink to inhumane levels in order to create trust and trickery.  The most common phishing attacks are emails, messages or meeting requests that evoke panic or a sense of urgency and cause us to click on a link or download a corrupted file. From here, it’s as if a private safe containing confidential information and monetary treasures has been unlocked and looted. ...

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decreasing graph for it solutions

Time is always of the essence when needing to cut costs. Afterall, time is money. There is no time like the presence to evaluate what aspect of your IT you can change to see real improvement to the bottom-line.  Fortunately, certain key technologies and methods for realigning these technologies and services enable you to reap the benefits while reducing the costs.  To start the assessment of your IT costs, from big...

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concept of file sharing

Can you even imagine getting the job done without file sharing? Particularly when it comes to collaboration? File sharing has become a part of every-day business life. Employees need to have access and be able to share files, anywhere, anytime.  The problem is employees can access any consumer-based tool they want to get their job done faster, communicate more quickly, receive, and distribute their part of collaboration and more. ...

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secureworkfromhome

The work-world is going hybrid. When self-distancing, many employees moved to working from home with the intent of returning. However, recent surveys by Global Workplace Analytics indicate that a fourth to a third of remote employees will choose to remain working from home after the pandemic. Meanwhile, many businesses are reporting significant savings from not housing employees.  This means that IT needs to remain focused on both in-house and remote-access systems and security measures. The following list can help make sure...

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IT person standing in front of cloud services

Linux, Windows, and Mac exploits are often months in the making. Because system management is handled differently and independently from one another, hackers count on the fact that the security of these operating systems is siloed. Then the incremental changes that are part of a more significant or more sophisticated attack go unnoticed or ignored.  You have to know what...

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Risk Management and Assessment for Business

Most enterprise organizations have made foundational investments in Active Directory, leveraging Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to manage their environment securely. However, when making a move to cloud-based systems such as Microsoft Azure, many discover significant capability gaps. They want to utilize their already proven GPOs for both efficiency and consistency.  When organizations don't have consistent policies for both on-premises and...

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Most businesses or organizations will experience a cybersecurity incident, perhaps in the form of a phishing attack, spam emails, or an internal employee accidentally releasing malware throughout the network. Regardless of the size or scope of the incident itself, your organization needs a plan of attack to get back to business as usual and ensure the episode doesn't have trickle-down...

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umbrella sign-over-network

When it comes to cybersecurity threats, every company is a potential target. There is growing uncertainty and concerns about the cybersecurity industry's ability to protect its customers, from schools and universities to small businesses and mom-and-pop storefronts, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Before the global pandemic, cybersecurity insurers saw many claims. However, with abrupt changes in how and where...

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