Kaseya Cybersecurity Breach: What Happened & How to Respond

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Kaseya announced that it was hit with a sophisticated cyberattack over the July 4th Weekend. What Happened? This supply-chain ransomware attack leveraged a vulnerability in Kaseya VSA (Virtual System Administrator) software.  To clarify, VSA is a set of tools used by MSPs (Managed Service Providers) to manage and monitor computers. This is one of the worst cyber-attacks to have hit … Read More

Getting the Best From Your Remote Employees

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Working Remote

Getting the Best From Your Remote Employees The global Covid-19 pandemic left the majority of organizations scrambling to find remote technology solutions to accommodate our new work-from-home environments.  While many employees are returning to the office, several organizations are remaining virtual or will move to a hybrid arrangement. Tips to ensure your organization is leveraging its remote workforce to achieve … Read More

Cybersecurity Compliance – Financial Services Industry

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Compliance Within the Financial Services Industry The financial industry is a primary target for cybercriminal activity due to the vast amounts of valuable data at stake.  A successful attack can yield massive rewards for hackers.  In fact, 67% of financial institutions reported an increase in cyber-attacks in the past year.  Financial institutions host customer’s personal identifiable information (PII).  Examples … Read More

World Backup Day 2021 is March 31!

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Don’t be an April Fool – Backup your important files. A new McAfee report estimated that the global financial losses businesses felt in 2018 as a result of cybercrime totaled in the $600 Billion range. Cybercrime is a very real and present danger to businesses of all sizes. However, it can be even more damaging to smaller businesses who don’t … Read More

Enhance Your Business Security by Creating a Culture of Safety

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According to the Better Business Bureau’s State of Cybersecurity Among Small Businesses in North America report: It was found that 47% of small businesses believe the first line of defense for cybersecurity in your business was employee education. (source) This is a continual process and should be performed a minimum of once a year; however, we recommend quarterly reminders. Keep … Read More

Business Planning for 2021? Don’t Forget to Include IT in the Process!

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December is “Write a Business Plan” Month Are you ready to wave good-bye to 2020 and looking forward to 2021?  Do you have your business plan completed and ready to execute?  Did you remember to include IT in your business planning process?  December is the perfect time to create or revisit your company’s business plan.  By starting now, you’ll have … Read More

November 15-21 is International Fraud Awareness Week

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International Fraud Awareness Week Fraud Week is the perfect time to assess your company’s fraud awareness and to start discussions amongst colleagues, executives and stakeholders in your organization about how important fraud prevention is to your company and to society as a whole. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in their 2020 Report to the Nations on … Read More

Making the Cloud less “Cloudy” – Optimizing Your Cloud Computing Options

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Optimizing The Cloud

In the Cloud? Chances are your company is already utilizing some form of cloud-based computing.  In fact, 68% of US businesses have adopted managed cloud infrastructure services in 2020. (Source)  If you’re one of the 32% that has yet to make the switch, you may want to review the following top 5 reasons to consider moving to the cloud: Financial … Read More