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Want to reduce overhead costs and increase employee productivity? Partner with an IT managed services provider.

By Erik Briceno

Want to reduce overhead costs and increase employee productivity? Partner with an IT managed services provider.

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 end result is a successful two-pronged strategy: a large reduction of overhead costs, as well as an increase in employee productivity. Here’s a brief look at how that is.   Read more

Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.

By Erik Briceno

Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.

If you’re like many organizations right now, you’ve probably embraced a work-from-home policy. But are you implementing it securely? Enabling workers to access the systems and data they need from home can create a wide range of cyber risks that attackers can be quick to exploit. Here are some of the most critical vulnerabilities that enterprises of all sizes need to watch out for.   Read more

Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic

By Erik Briceno

Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic

For those who celebrate, it’s that time of year again — a time for decorations, eating food that you normally wouldn’t, and of course, maxing out credit cards on holiday shopping for gifts or the aforementioned expenditures. But with many of us doing both our shopping and our working from home this year due to COVID-19, the environment in 2020 poses an even greater risk to cybersecurity.

This year, it’s not just individuals who need to keep an eye on their wallets and protect themselves from scammers and thieves. Businesses and organizations of all sizes need to be aware of holiday phishing scams and how they pose a risk to your entire company.   Read more

Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever

By Erik Briceno

Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever

Are you familiar with HIPAA?

If you work in the health care industry in any capacity, you definitely should be. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.

In the wake of COVID-19, following HIPAA guidelines has suddenly become more important than ever. Here’s why.   Read more

Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World

By Erik Briceno

Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World

We’re coming up to the end of 2020 soon, and this year has seen a lot. Largely thanks to COVID-19, the cybersecurity landscape has changed drastically. Here’s a summary of some of the major changes we’ve seen this year in terms of cybersecurity trends.   Read more

The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By Erik Briceno

The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is officially designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. If you haven’t heard of it yet, that’s quite alright, because today we’ll be delving into its history, why it exists and how you can best observe it.   Read more

Yes, Data Breaches Are Bad for Your Organization. Here’s Why.

By Erik Briceno

Yes, Data Breaches Are Bad for Your Organization. Here’s Why.

“Data breaches are bad.” This could probably sum up every cybersecurity article that’s ever been written in the past 10 years. But do you fully understand why they’re bad?

Even setting aside the personal ways they affect everyone involved on an individual level — even setting aside the fact that they could allow a nation state threat actor to steal and commit espionage against U.S. government contractors — they have the potential to severely disrupt, if not outright destroy, organizations and enterprises of all sizes. With October officially being designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, in today’s article we list the various ways data breaches can harm your company and why cybersecurity needs to be moved to the forefront of everything you do.   Read more

A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication

By Erik Briceno

A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication

These days, everyone should know what MFA is. Multi-factor authentication is something we’ve covered before as an important, basic step in cybersecurity hygiene. It’s so important in fact, that it’s even part of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework.

For those of you who are still unfamiliar with MFA and/or how to implement it, here is a quick but important refresher.   Read more

Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.

By Erik Briceno

Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.

In a time when so many people are performing their jobs from home, it’s difficult enough keeping everything running. Downtime caused by technical issues was already a big problem even before COVID-19. But now, with even more that could go wrong, that means even more downtime. And that means a greater impact on your organization.

Since downtime equals productivity loss, how do you mitigate it? This question underscores why IT support services are more important now than ever before.   Read more

The Rising Threat - Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months

By Erik Briceno

The Rising Threat – Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months

As we’ve mentioned in several prior articles and social media posts, malware, ransomware and data breaches have seen a significant increase this past year. The majority of it can be directly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s only getting worse.

Several incidents have occurred in just the past month or two alone, and today we’re going to outline a few and explain what happened, what caused them and how they possibly could have been prevented.   Read more

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Want to reduce overhead costs and increase employee productivity? Partner with an IT managed services provider.
Want to reduce overhead costs and increase employee productivity? Partner with an IT managed services provider.
Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.
Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.
Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic
Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic
Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever
Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever
Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World
Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World
The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
The History and Observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Yes, Data Breaches Are Bad for Your Organization. Here’s Why.
Yes, Data Breaches Are Bad for Your Organization. Here’s Why.
A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication
A Refresher on Multi-Factor Authentication
Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.
Prevent Downtime. Employ IT Support Services.
The Rising Threat - Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months
The Rising Threat – Examining the Largest Cyber Attacks in the Past Two Months