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It’s 2021. Isn’t it about time to start outsourcing your IT?

By Erik Briceno

It’s 2021. Isn’t it about time to start outsourcing your IT?

2020 was a chaotic time, but it’s a brand new year. It’s 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 definitely 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

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

By Erik Briceno

If 2020 Has Shown Us Anything, It’s the Need for Cloud Transition.

For a long time, many were using the cloud already — on iPhones, Androids and smart devices of all types — but not in business environments. Largely thanks to mandatory work-from-home policies, this has changed. But even before the pandemic, forward-thinking businesses realized that cloud computing offers the opportunity for increased productivity combined with managed costs. The best cloud providers deliver software over the internet, which eliminates the need to install and run these applications on local devices, simplifying maintenance and support.

Users are connecting to applications that run on a set of shared or pooled servers, rather than running on a single dedicated server. So, they are essentially outsourcing by having these computer services provided by someone else, which allows them to focus on what they need to get done.   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

The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020

By Erik Briceno

The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020

2020 has presented a slew of challenges for everyone. IT professionals worldwide have stories of their own to share — not only facing the challenge of adopting work-from-home technology and infrastructure, but also that of new attack vectors presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and those who would take advantage of them.

Phishing in particular has seen a tremendous increase as a method of attack, and phishing scams are becoming even more elaborate. In today’s blog, we break down some of the top phishing scams of 2020 and how you can protect your organization from becoming a victim.   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

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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It’s 2021. Isn’t it about time to start outsourcing your IT?
It’s 2021. Isn’t it about time to start outsourcing your IT?
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.
If 2020 Has Shown Us Anything, It’s the Need for Cloud Transition.
Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.
Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.
The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020
The “Art” of Phishing Scams in 2020
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
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