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Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know

By Erik Briceno

Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know

Computer analysts consider cloud computing “the most transformative technology trend of the past decade,” so it’s no wonder it’s become “a must-have business technology.”

There are numerous advantages to using a cloud service provider to design, implement and manage your technology — which allows you to concentrate on your core vision and pursue your business objectives.

Companies of all sizes, industries and locations use the cloud. It’s become critical to business success and is now a mainstream enterprise core technology, according to market research company Forrester.   Read more

A Framework for Your Incident Response Plan: 5 Steps for Implementing A Cybersecurity Strategy

By Erik Briceno

A Framework for Your Incident Response Plan: 5 Steps for Implementing A Cybersecurity Strategy

You never want a cybersecurity incident to happen. But in today’s complex technological landscape, it can happen. So you need to be prepared to implement an incident response plan that will help your business reduce the risks, costs and recovery time associated with a security breach or cyberattack.   Read more

7 Tips to Help Your IT Tech Support Team Maintain Security for a Remote Workforce

By Erik Briceno

7 Tips to Help Your IT Tech Support Team Maintain Security for a Remote Workforce

With so many employees working remotely, every business needs a plan for providing those workers with the IT tech support they need to do their jobs. Security concerns should be at the top of that planning list for your remote workforce.

As mobile technology and network infrastructure continue to progress, so do the variety of threats to IT environments and sensitive information. That’s a particular concern when employees work outside the office, whether they’re teleworking or traveling.

While working from home or other remote locations provides numerous benefits for both the employees and the company, it also comes with numerous risks of viruses, malware or hackers. To reduce these potential problems, companies should focus on securing data access rather than the hardware itself – particularly when employees use their own devices.   Read more

Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology

By Erik Briceno

Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology

When technology reaches the end of its lifespan, the resulting situation can create considerable risks for businesses. But it can also create the opportunity for necessary IT upgrades in addition to routine maintenance. How you approach this inevitable business process determines the difference between continued smooth operations and lost productivity.   Read more

Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime

By Erik Briceno

Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime

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 actually 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.   Read more

Protect Your Businesses From Malware: Know the Common Types

By Erik Briceno

Protect Your Business From Malware: Know the Common Types

When it comes to malware, the bad guys continue to increase in numbers and creativity.

Malicious software comes in a variety of forms. Some are designed to wipe out data, while others want to hold that data for ransom. But every type of malware means lost revenues for your business. That’s why it’s hard to overestimate how important it is for businesses to protect their data from these cybercriminals.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

NIST SP 800-171: The Deadline Is Near, and I’m Not Ready. Is It Time to Panic?

Absolutely not! But like that famous ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, the clock is ticking down. It’s time to get in compliance with the upgraded cybersecurity standards outlined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations.”

Federal government contractors need to meet these enhanced stipulations before the ball drops on Dec. 31, or they risk losing business.   Read more

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Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know
Understanding the Risks of Cloud Computing: Here’s What You Need to Know
Cybersecurity Basics: 3 Best Practices for Creating Rock Solid Passwords
Cybersecurity Basics: 3 Best Practices for Creating Rock Solid Passwords
A Framework for Your Incident Response Plan: 5 Steps for Implementing A Cybersecurity Strategy
A Framework for Your Incident Response Plan: 5 Steps for Implementing A Cybersecurity Strategy
Keeping Up With the Bad Guys: 3 Key Trends in Cybersecurity
Keeping Up With the Bad Guys: 3 Key Trends in Cybersecurity
7 Tips to Help Your IT Tech Support Team Maintain Security for a Remote Workforce
7 Tips to Help Your IT Tech Support Team Maintain Security for a Remote Workforce
Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology
Upgrade Your Technology Without Upending Your Budget: Best Practices for Managing End-of-Life Technology
Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime
Best Practices for Avoiding the Dreaded Network Downtime
Prevent Malware From Infecting Your Computer: Use These Best Practices
Prevent Malware From Infecting Your Computer: Use These Best Practices
Protect Your Businesses From Malware: Know the Common Types
Protect Your Business From Malware: Know the Common Types