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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

What Is the Best Internet Browser to Use in 2020?

By Erik Briceno

What Is the Best Internet Browser to Use in 2020?

The fight for internet browsing supremacy has had its share of interesting developments over the past decade. But now, in 2020, which browser is currently the reigning champion?

If only it were that easy to make the claim outright. The fact is, there are several terrific options these days for a variety of reasons. We’ll list the primary top three (which most people are probably quite familiar with by now), and explain why each is now a perfectly viable option in 2020. And so, without further ado, here they are in no specific order.   Read more

Office 365 Is Now Microsoft 365. Is It a Better Option?

By Erik Briceno

Office 365 Is Now Microsoft 365. Is It a Better Option?

Big changes have come to Office 365 very recently. The most noticeable difference right away is that as of April 21, 2020, Microsoft has officially changed the name of its productivity suite from Office 365 to Microsoft 365. During that transition, there has been a plethora of updates implemented, and there is a lot more on the table. Is now finally the right time for your organization to make the switch to Microsoft’s all-in-one cloud solution? Today we’re taking a closer look at some of the latest features to help you make that determination.   Read more

Want to Weather the Storm? Focus on Agility Instead of Efficiency.

By Erik Briceno

Want to Weather the Storm? Focus on Agility Instead of Efficiency

For those of you who receive our newsletter and have been following us on Facebook, you’ve probably heard about this latest Forrester report sounding the alarm that all businesses need to commit to some very important changes if they want to survive the next 10 years. If nothing else, the coronavirus pandemic has shown us that this is precisely true. According to the report, organizations need to make both a technology and culture shift — from “efficiency” to “agility.” But what does such a shift look like, exactly?   Read more

How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond

By Erik Briceno

How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond

Managed IT is an obvious necessity during the COVID-19 crisis. But its role will continue to be relevant once the emergency eventually does end — whenever that may be. Many organizations will slowly try to make the transition back to traditional work environments. And just as many won’t, as they have now fully embraced remote working. In both instances, managed IT is essential to have.   Read more

Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan

By Erik Briceno

Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan

No matter how strong your cybersecurity posture is, you’re never one hundred percent secure. When an attack does get through – whether the consequences are a data breach, a ransomware lockdown, or worse – you need to have a plan in place. That’s where an “incident response plan” comes into place. Any organization can be targeted by a cyberattack, so having a plan like this is necessary and incredibly useful, no matter what your organization is or its size.   Read more

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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
What Is the Best Internet Browser to Use in 2020?
What Is the Best Internet Browser to Use in 2020?
Office 365 Is Now Microsoft 365. Is It a Better Option?
Office 365 Is Now Microsoft 365. Is It a Better Option?
Want to Weather the Storm? Focus on Agility Instead of Efficiency.
Want to Weather the Storm? Focus on Agility Instead of Efficiency
How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond
How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond
Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan
Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan