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Hidden Threats: Preventing cyberattacks with a layered security approach

Advanced attacks are out there.

Advanced malware threats are hiding in software applications many of us use daily and trust.  So much so that legitimate software can be difficult to distinguish.  New attack vectors are continuously being discovered and attackers are finding back doors onto your device to gather you or your company’s information.

Posted on August 28, 2019

Strategize for Long-Term Financial Savings with a Managed Services Provider

Large organizations aren’t the only ones who need technology to compete in their respective markets. Companies of all sizes prioritize operational efficiency to hit short- and long-term goals but not all of them are equally equipped to sustain it like an enterprise-level organization.

Posted on June 12, 2019

Key Cybersecurity Stats for MSPs

Cybersecurity has become a hot topic for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and their small business clients. It has become clear that MSPs who don't provide cybersecurity to their clients are falling behind, but the quality of the cybersecurity offerings is also a key factor. 

Posted on June 03, 2019

Technology Debt: What it Means and How it Impacts Your Business

With warnings of a potential economic downturn approaching, many business owners are shifting their focus inward to fortify their position for shaky markets. While small and mid-sized business owners who play the long game of business development are paying off debts and collecting cash for this potential stall, one commonly overlooked expense is technology debt. 

In a nutshell, technology debt

Posted on May 29, 2019

5 Need-To-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2019

Understanding cybersecurity can be complex in today's constantly-evolving threat landscape. With every new advancement in technology comes a new opportunity for hackers, a new avenue for attack, and a new vulnerability to be exploited.

Posted on January 04, 2019

Moving into a New Office: A Technology Checklist

Moving your business into a new office space is often both an exciting and stressful transition. Some surprises and setbacks may be unavoidable, but strong planning beforehand can help you avoid major missteps.

Posted on December 28, 2018

Spear Phishing: Be the Harder Target

You know how the story goes...

Two guys are out hiking in the forest when they notice that a bear begins charging at them. One of the guys pulls off his heavy hiking boots and begins tying on a pair of running shoes.

Posted on August 14, 2018

GDPR: Is Your Cybersecurity Strategy Ready?

If the GDPR affects your business, you may need to make some significant changes to your cybersecurity strategy. Here are four core areas to address in order to achieve technical compliance with the GDPR.

 

Posted on May 09, 2018

6 Scary Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small Businesses

Although cyber attacks against large companies make the biggest headlines, small and medium-sized organizations are not immune to the threats. Smaller organizations are just as vulnerable as large enterprises, and in many cases, more so; because they have fewer resources to devote to cybersecurity.

Posted on January 26, 2017

5 Smart Reasons To Consider a Managed Security Service Provider

You've seen it in the news: cyberattacks on big, billion dollar companies expose millions of customers’ personal information, and that draws a lot of media attention. Attacks on smaller companies tend to fall under the radar, leading many to think they’re "too small" to attract the attention of cyber criminals.

This is a mistake.

As bad publicity forces big companies to take steps to improve...

Posted on May 09, 2016

IT Professionals: Quit Buying Bad Customer Service

Think about the last time you went to a restaurant and experienced truly terrible service. Whether you waited an hour for your food, they messed up your order, your server needed an attitude adjustment, or all of the above, how likely is it that you will return anytime in the near future? No matter how good the food was, I’m betting your answer to that will be “When pigs can fly.”

Posted on February 29, 2016

Small business owners find that choosing an IT provider is a very important decision. After all, the company you choose must be willing to undertake the hardships and shortcomings that you have already accepted as inevitabilities down the road of growth and success. This company must have the desire, passion, and motivation that match your business demands. There must be an understanding: IT must...

Posted on May 26, 2010

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