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Understanding Cyber Liability Insurance

Like other insurance models, cyber insurance (also referred to as cyber liability insurance or data breach insurance) provides coverage for a type of loss. In the case of cyber liability insurance, this type of loss would include the impact of data breaches and cyberattacks. In this article, we'll cover the top-asked questions about cyber insurance and some expert tips for getting the right...

Posted on August 15, 2022

What to Expect at Your Next Cyber Insurance Renewal

When applying for cybersecurity insurance this year, many organizations were surprised by new protocols during the security interview. What is causing this, and what are some of the new changes to cyber insurance renewals to be on the lookout for? Here's what we've found.

 

Rising Cybersecurity Incidents

After the COVID-19 pandemic began, organizations have seen an increase in cyberattacks due...

Posted on August 01, 2022

5 Cyber Insurance Requirements You Need to Know

Clients have been engaging our team for assistance with cybersecurity insurance renewals with increased frequency, which has raised the question: Why? Is it that...

Posted on July 27, 2022

5 Qualities of a Good Penetration Test

Penetration tests are considered one of the best returns on investment for a security program because they provide verified, immediate, and actionable data to better secure your environment.

Posted on July 14, 2022

G Suite is Being Phased Out – Should You Switch to Microsoft 365?

Google recently announced that their G Suite legacy free edition will soon become obsolete, meaning all organizations will now be required to upgrade to a Google Workspace paid subscription.

You could take the easy route and let Google automatically upgrade your account. Or, you could take advantage of this opportunity to explore other (more efficient) alternatives, like Microsoft 365.

While...

Posted on May 13, 2022

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4 Major Benefits of Digital Innovation

The last two years have demanded that organizations adapt to new technology (and quickly) to stay afloat. Suddenly, employees couldn't collaborate in the same room or meet with clients in person, and the only solution was to go digital. 

While this transition didn't happen under ideal circumstances, many organizations have seen the benefits firsthand of embracing new technology. Reports show that...

Posted on April 08, 2022

Heightened Cybersecurity Awareness: Russia-Ukraine Conflict

As the eyes of the world remain focused on the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, cyberattacks are top of mind for professionals in the security sector, including the experts here at Ascend Technologies.

Posted on February 25, 2022

Here's What to Expect from Microsoft in 2022

Last November, Microsoft got the chance to show off some of their newest offerings at the Industry Cloud Battleground Week, hosted by Cloud Wars.Microsoft’s Global Product Marketing Manager, Kees Hertogh, was pleased to discuss the ways that Microsoft Cloud eclipses their competitors by “infus(ing) our cloud with process flows and core business logic that help our customers address their pain...

Posted on January 26, 2022

What Happened to my Checkboxes?

Through my process with PowerApps forms, I found it curious that checkboxes are not a standard field.  Although I can understand the reasoning as we accelerate into the mobile world, considering the amount of canvas area checkboxes required, they are still very much a desired field type to be used in forms. 

Checkboxes have been around and used in all sorts of forms, from excel to...

Posted on January 13, 2022

Tagged Microsoft

What You Need to Know About Backup-as-a-Service

Backup as a Service and Data Recovery are two well-known technology solutions for business continuity. Still, they are often overlooked or taken for granted, only being brought to light when it's too late and your data has been compromised. As a result, your data is vulnerable to natural disasters, technology failures, human error, and cyber incidents without a backup plan. Furthermore, without a...

Posted on December 20, 2021

2021 Holiday Security Guide

Ascend wants you to stay secure this holiday season. The end of the year brings with it a dramatic increase in cybersecurity events. So how do you handle these holiday hackers? Keep these tips in mind to stay secure in the New Year.

Posted on December 14, 2021

7 Tips to Ensure a Successful Cloud Migration

The traditional standards set for workplaces are changing. According to Gallup, 45% of Americans working full-time jobs are working from home either part-time or entirely. With an increasingly decentralized office IT infrastructure, companies have had to pivot to fit their changing workforce. One of the most popular improvements has been the transition to cloud-based hosting.Cloud platforms allow...

Posted on December 06, 2021

The Workplace of the Future is Remote

The results are in, and remote work is here to stay. According to a Gallup poll, 91% of U.S. workers currently working fully or partially remote hope to continue working remotely after the pandemic. For employers, that means taking the necessary steps to support a fully remote or hybrid workforce. If they don't, they risk losing talent, as 30% of workers say they are highly likely to seek out...

Posted on November 22, 2021

Immutable Backups – The Missing Piece of Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Operating in a digital world comes with the risk of losing everything in a cyber incident. It’s estimated that a ransomware attack takes place every 11 seconds, and our team has observed an increasing number of businesses having their backups targeted in these attacks. So, when bad actors penetrate your environment, how do you go from being a victim of ransomware to a victor of ransomware?

Posted on October 05, 2021

Ultimate Guide to Microsoft 365

It’s easy to fall behind on your organization’s technology, and the marketplace usually isn’t very forgiving. While your hardware ages, the technology you need to support your customers and maintain a productive workforce keeps advancing. Ultimately, you end up with computers and tech that can’t meet the demands of the newest applications, limiting your efficiency and potentially leading to...

Posted on September 30, 2021

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