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Why Cloud Computing is Crucial for FinTech

While cloud computing and services are becoming more and more popular, some industries are hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. Financial technology, or FinTech, is one of them.

Working in FinTech, your #1 goal is to improve and automate the delivery and usage of financial services for banks, equity firms, and other entities within the industry. You work to provide the right technology and process...
Posted on June 09, 2022

Why Private Equity is at Risk for Ransomware Attacks

Cyber threats continue to evolve at a rapid pace, challenging even the most operationally mature firms to properly manage the risks.

Posted on April 14, 2022

Cybersecurity in 2022 - Here’s What’s in Store

Smart company owners know that complacency presents a threat to your business in the best of times. But in our current climate, the velocity and unpredictability of those threats – and opportunities – has increased exponentially. That’s why staying on the cutting edge of cybersecurity has become imperative.  

Posted on December 01, 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

Cloud Security: Equip Your Organization Against Cloud-Based Threats

Until early 2020, the oft-heard pushback from legacy security practitioners was that cloud computing could never be as secure as on-premise operations. With the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically and rapidly expanding work-from-home demands, many "cloud naysayers" were forced to adopt at least some elements of the cloud.

Posted on April 29, 2021

Yes, You Still Need Two-Factor Identification – Here's Why

Now is not the time to get complacent with your passwords.

Posted on April 29, 2021

Over 18,000 Infected from SolarWinds Data Breach – What Happened?

This month, it was discovered that SolarWinds, a national IT software and infrastructure company, suffered a devastating data breach. By using a Trojan horse system, cybercriminals were able to infect more than 18,000 companies. While this plot was uncovered in December, in actuality, this siphoning of invaluable company information had been happening since March – undetected. 

Posted on January 04, 2021

SolarWinds Breach Updates | Ascend Technologies

As news of the SolarWinds Orion security breach continues to develop, the Ascend Technologies security team is closely monitoring updates and evaluating the impact on organizations like yours. This feed will be updated frequently with breaking news and expert insights directly from our Security Operations Centers (SOCs).

Posted on December 13, 2020

Returning to in-office business in the face of COVID-19

Unprecedented Business Environments

Though pandemics have occurred throughout history, they are an unprecedented event for modern business. Across the United States in mid-March, many businesses took the lead in requiring employees to work remotely where possible as COVID-19 accelerated across the world. Municipalities and state governments followed shortly thereafter. At that time, we were...

Posted on September 20, 2020

How to Unleash the Power of Salesforce – Take the Self Assessment

Here’s a self-assessment to find out how your CRM environment is working for your company

Whether you’ve been using Salesforce for months or years, your organization has made the strategic decision to invest in an industry leading system. If you are trying to maximize the investment to its full potential, make sure you are not subject to the same issues your organization had prior to this major...

Posted on September 03, 2020

Thoughtful, staged migration to the cloud provides better results

What you need to know about cloud migrations

Often, organizations want to move to the cloud for potential cost savings, flexibility and access to cutting-edge technology. The problem? Where to start

Posted on July 19, 2020

How Private Equity Firms are Staying Ahead of Digital Transformation to Maximize Value

Are you realizing the full value creation opportunity from your portfolio companies?

Private Equity is moving faster than ever and there’s more competition and uncertainty. Information technology is central to doing business today and the landscape is constantly changing while getting ever more complex. Digital transformation is on the tips of everyone’s tongues and yet it is perfectly unclear...

Posted on July 06, 2020

Email is responsible for most corporate security breaches. How can you minimize the risk?

Email is a huge threat vector

Between spam, phishing, business email compromise and ransomware the list of risks is long.  Email gives attackers a direct line to their victims. It’s no surprise that with daily phishing attacks and spam email, business leaders are increasingly worried that their IT security and email protection aren’t keeping pace with attacks.

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Posted on June 27, 2020

Using CloudCheckr to Evolve Our Cloud Delivery Model

Ascend Technologies is a 24X7, high-access service provider. We manage infrastructure for our clients, provide application support and development, security management, service desk and NOC.

As more clients move to the public cloud, we wanted to provide value add services beyond just basic support. We reviewed several platforms focused on cloud cost management and settled on CloudCheckr.

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Posted on June 14, 2020

Easy Cybersecurity Steps That Make a Big Impact

What cybersecurity protections do you need for your business?

Unfortunately, as the cyber risks to small and mid-sized organizations increase, it seems as though the expert recommendations are that you need all the cybersecurity protections you can get. While this is true in a sense, that doesn’t mean it has to be all or nothing.

Posted on June 03, 2020

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