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“We wanted to build a relationship rather than just purchase services.” Concensus had the recent opportunity to chat with Anthony Schroeder, Director of Infrastructure Systems and Services at Hamline University. Located in the Twin Cities, Hamline University is Minnesota’s first university, home to 2,900 students and 500 faculty and staff members. Anthony talked to us about the partnership we’ve formed...

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What is log management?  Most IT systems can generate log files, which contain information about an application's performance and provide critical data to developers on what is not working correctly.  Logs also provide vital insights (Think: "who, what, where, and when) for investigating an organizational security breach or a targeted cyber attack. When logs are analyzed in real-time or near...

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Concensus_PhishingForHumansBlog

Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility. Unfortunately for businesses and organizations of all sizes, users are typically the weakest link when it comes to phishing attacks and scams.  Despite all of the anti-virus software and modern firewalls available, a perfectly patched computer system is still vulnerable to a cyber attack if the end-user isn't able to recognize a security breach attempt. End-users...

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Concensus Vulnerability Scanning

How do I secure my network?  Securing your network is an essential endeavor, and it should be your top priority. Schools, businesses, and organizations of all sizes and across all industries are vulnerable to steadily increasing security risks that could compromise or steal critical data, jeopardize internal and external relationships, and derail operations to the point of no return. You...

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The digitization of K-12’s learning resources has gone from being a helpful instructional supplement to the core of the mandated at-home classroom. The applications leveraged by schools require roster data for each user to be able to use their services.  However, providing application vendors with the necessary information to deliver their services to the right students and teachers can be...

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Concensus Safeguarding

The immediate needs of securing a remote workforce are beginning to wind-down, but now companies need to plan for both short-term and long-term IT decisions. To make these IT decisions, companies first need to consider that much of their remote workforces are adapting to working from home, and many may need or want to remain working from home for the...

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CTech_DataEncryptionAndKeyManagement

At Concensus, we believe that partnerships provide the best options for our customers. We’ve recently partnered with Townsend Security, to provide critical key management and encryption services—not only for on-premise needs but also the ability to encrypt virtual machines hosted in Concensus Cloud. That's why we're proud to announce our new partnership with Townsend, which offers best-in-class key management and...

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Concensus Avoiding Scams Blog

While most people will handle unsolicited incoming calls with healthy suspicion, especially when it comes to numbers or callers that they don't recognize, for some reason, the same logic doesn't always apply to opening emails. It stands to reason then that this is where scams, cybercriminals, and phishing attacks tend to wreak havoc the most. Cybercrimes are increasing as cybercriminals...

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Technology and online services are at the forefront for communications and other business-related tools, regardless of the sector. From healthcare to agencies and nonprofits to companies, large and small, we are all adjusting to a new dynamic and a new awareness with how technology can make the difference in how and where we work.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many...

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ZOOM has eased the transition of working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis tremendously. One of the most impressive aspects of the ZOOM is how it has answered the call for the astronomical demand for its free service. As ZOOM becomes the new norm for conducting virtual meetings, here are some of our most helpful tips to help you host your...

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