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Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery Service

When tragedy strikes, businesses rely on solid disaster recovery (DRP) and business continuity (BCP) plans. Typically, strategies for fail-over and recovery can be a manual process that is time-consuming. By utilizing Azure Site Recovery Service (ASR), IT teams are able to automate and provide various recovery options.

Posted on March 23, 2022

Azure Admins: P@ssw0rd is Not a Good Password

Let’s face it, we use personal identification numbers (PINs), passwords, and passphrases for everyday life: grabbing some cash at the ATM, online shopping, and of course, logging into the domain at work. As frustrating as it can be to maintain all of these passwords, we understand that they exist so that we can protect ourselves personally and our organization at work. As IT professionals – we...

Posted on March 14, 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

Breaking Down Endpoint Security

The 2021 statistics on cyberattacks were exceedingly grim. 

Posted on February 16, 2022

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

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

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

Alert: Malware Campaign Targeting US-Based Organizations

As a new wave of malware-focused phishing attacks gain popularity, our expert security engineers are on the frontlines. Here's what you need to know.

Posted on July 30, 2020

The Best Password Managers of 2020

With the notable increase of phishing and ransomware schemes making their way through everyone’s inboxes, there’s no better time to remind our readers of the importance of having a reliable password manager.

Posted on July 09, 2020

Traditional AV — Time to upgrade… or budget for your inevitable breach

Signature-based anti-virus (AV) is dead – and organizations are suffering the consequences.

Posted on June 16, 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

The Non-Technical Guide to Cybersecurity for Your Organization

In the current threat landscape, organizations of all sizes are expected to get cybersecurity right—or face the consequences of not being protected.

But what is cybersecurity, and what does it involve? Is there a way to be 100% protected?

This guide will cover cybersecurity concepts at a basic level and explain how to apply them to your organization’s security needs.

Posted on May 14, 2020

Ultimate Cybersecurity Glossary: Basic Terms & Buzzwords Explained

Cybersecurity is complex — the vocabulary alone can be a barrier to many non-technical users just trying to understand what cybersecurity is and what it involves.

Posted on May 12, 2020

Remote Working: 5 Password Security Tips You Need to Know

At Ascend, our security engineers have truly seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of cybersecurity. From investigating breaches to setting up first-time security solutions for small businesses, they’ve found that a common vulnerability is something that not many people would suspect… and something for which there is no “silver bullet,” all-in-one solution to solve it. The reason is that it relies...

Posted on April 22, 2020

Scam Alert: Coupon Scams Target Users Spending More Time Online

Share link, get coupon? Not so fast.

Posted on April 20, 2020

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