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When Should You Outsource? Now.

By Erik Briceno

When Should You Outsource? Now.

We’ve written numerous articles on the benefits of outsourcing before. But now, especially considering everything going on in the world, a partnership between your organization and your managed services provider ultimately frees your staff to remain focused on your vision and allows you to stay committed to fulfilling it. By partnering with an IT managed services provider, the result is a successful two-pronged strategy: a large reduction of overhead costs, as well as an increase in employee productivity.   Read more

Domain Hijacking: Protect Your Website and Your Reputation

By Erik Briceno

Domain Hijacking: Protect Your Website and Your Reputation

In our previous article on Domain Name System (DNS) Infrastructure Hijacking — or simply referred to as domain hijacking or DNS hijacking — we discussed the various areas in an organization’s infrastructure that are often left vulnerable and open to exploitation from outside actors. Today we’ll be discussing the ways you can protect and mitigate these DNS vulnerabilities.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Domain Hijacking: Redirecting Your Visitors into the Hands of Criminals

Cyber criminals are increasingly relying on legitimate and well-established domains to carry out their maliciousness on the internet. Because of a recent sharp increase in business email compromises (BEC), there has been a major uptick in domain hijacking as well.

What is domain hijacking and how does it affect your business? How does it occur? In our multi-part series on DNS hijacking, we answer these questions, as well as provide you with mitigations for various attack vectors.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Your Organization Needs ATP Right Now

Advanced Threat Protection, or ATP, is a suite of options that provides an additional layer of defense for businesses and organizations to protect against constantly evolving cyberthreats designed to thwart traditional security solutions.

An ATP solution allows companies to defend against sophisticated malware or hacking-based attacks that target their sensitive data. With an ATP, you can leverage enterprise technology to achieve the most effective security solution, because firewalls and antivirus packages are not enough to protect a network.   Read more

Concerned About Russia/Ukraine Spillover, CISA Urges Businesses to Take Precautions

By Erik Briceno

Concerned About Russia/Ukraine Spillover, CISA Urges Businesses to Take Precautions

In our previous post, we shared the joint advisory issued from the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Today we’re delving into the key sections of the advisory that CISA outlines specifically to mitigate cybersecurity threats from WhisperGate and HermeticWiper caused by spillover. Here are a few items from the list that require special attention.   Read more

The Russian Attack on Ukraine Put U.S. Businesses at Risk

By Erik Briceno

The Russian Attack on Ukraine Put U.S. Businesses at Risk

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, government officials here in the U.S. are warning organizations nationwide to prepare for possible retaliation from Russia and associated cybercriminal gangs. Regardless of whether you work with the government and/or are part of the supply chain, everyone is at risk.

Here is a rundown of the joint alert and a summary of what all businesses and organizations need to be aware of right now.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Keeping End-Of-Life in Mind When Planning

No matter how much you invest in the latest technology, it will continue to change and improve. It’s important to make preparing for that reality a part of your business master plan right from the beginning.

With proper planning and budgeting, you can turn a problem into an opportunity. Your end-of-life tech situation can become the chance to better serve the needs of both your customers and your IT staff.

Your business can’t operate without technology. So, make that technology your friend by investing in it and maintaining it the right way with the help of an IT managed services provider. (Note: This approach will save you money in the long run.)

In today’s complex business world, there are many reasons to upgrade your technology. The risks to your business are real — like losing vendor support, exposing your operations to cyberattacks, putting yourself in danger of noncompliance or seeing your productivity decrease as downtime increases. And we know you don’t want any of those to become your reality.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Prevent Expensive Downtime in 6 Easy Steps

When it comes to network downtime, it’s essential to take steps to minimize the effects and the resulting costs that can ripple throughout your business and impact your bottom line.

Start by thinking about what could happen and then plan accordingly. There are many causes for downtime, and you should plan for them all — from system failure to human error to natural disaster. Regardless of whether the cause is large or small, it’s essential to have contingency plans in place to guide you through an incident and minimize the disruption to your business.

Don’t think it can’t happen to you, because it can. One poll found that 82% of businesses experienced downtime in the past three years.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Outsourcing IT in 2022

Much like the previous year, 2021 was a chaotic time. 2022 is still chaotic in many ways, but change is inevitable no matter how consistent things may seem. The way a company handles that change can mean the difference between success and failure.

One of the biggest changes you can make is deciding to outsource your IT support. As far as changes go, it’s one of the better ones. It can improve performance measures in terms of cost, quality, service and speed. To ensure the change is made smoothly, you need to look for a managed service provider who will work to understand your company and analyze your needs, and then translate those objectives and processes into solutions that span the lifecycle of your entire IT infrastructure.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

VPNs Are Now a Big Part of the “New Normal.”

When you connect directly to the internet, your activity and data — from business emails to banking transactions — is exposed to the possibility that someone else can see it, exploit it or steal it.

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are essential business tools that allow users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks. It creates a secure third-party barrier between your computer and the internet — a tunnel that prevents hackers and other cybercriminals from seeing your data or activity.   Read more

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When Should You Outsource? Now.
When Should You Outsource? Now.
Domain Hijacking: Protect Your Website and Your Reputation
Domain Hijacking: Protect Your Website and Your Reputation
Domain Hijacking: Redirecting Your Visitors into the Hands of Criminals
Your Organization Needs ATP Right Now
Concerned About Russia/Ukraine Spillover, CISA Urges Businesses to Take Precautions
Concerned About Russia/Ukraine Spillover, CISA Urges Businesses to Take Precautions
The Russian Attack on Ukraine Put U.S. Businesses at Risk
The Russian Attack on Ukraine Put U.S. Businesses at Risk
Keeping End-Of-Life in Mind When Planning
Prevent Expensive Downtime in 6 Easy Steps
Outsourcing IT in 2022
VPNs Are Now a Big Part of the “New Normal.”