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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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

Prepare For The Unpredictable

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If 2020 prepared us for anything, it was how to react to an unprecedented event.  This last year felt like living a real life science fiction event dreamed up by the likes of Stephen King.  But even with the challenges we encountered, the pandemic also showed all of us the strength of the human spirit to overcome significant, unexpected challenges.  … Read More

Cybersecurity Compliance – Financial Services Industry

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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

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The objective of this collaborative effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its partners — including the National Cyber Security Alliance — is to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay secure online. This year’s theme is “Do your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” Organizations are encouraged to take proactive … 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

Technology Trends in Manufacturing

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While the manufacturing industry has a reputation for being slow to hop on the technology bandwagon, in reality, technology is taking the industry by storm. Here’s a peek at some of the biggest technology trends in the manufacturing industry today and how they are revolutionizing the way manufacturers do business. The move to cloud computing  An increasing number of manufacturers … Read More

5 Ways to Optimize Your Computer Performance

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Poor computer performance can be frustrating. If your computer is slow to start or runs slowly, freezes up from time to time, or your browser is getting sluggish, it can be tempting to throw in the towel and start shopping for a replacement. However, there are a few things you can do to make your computer run more efficiently before … Read More