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A Primer on IT Risk Management

A Primer on IT Risk Management

Using information technology like e-mail, smart phones, and online ordering systems carries an inherent risk. Leveraging these technologies brings enough benefits that the risk is worth managing, so you vet shared systems, you establish rules and regulations around the use of technology, you update and patch your software, and you keep track of the technology used in your business.

4 Battle-Tested Tips To “FITE” Spam Attacks

4 Battle-Tested Tips To “FITE” Spam Attacks

You’ve got all points covered with fail-safe anti-malware and spam protection… Now you can kick back, breathe a sigh of relief and rest assured you’ll be spared any kind of devastating cyber attack, right?

Wrong.

No matter how “bomb-proof” your devices and software, you’ll always have weak points wherever people interact with your network.

Cloud Computing: Good, Bad & Ugly

Cloud Computing: Good, Bad & Ugly

When a network of IoT gadgets like routers, DVR machines and closed-circuit TVs can take down hardened, well-provisioned Internet giants like Twitter, Spotify and Amazon – as happened last October – you’ve got to think twice before moving your data to the cloud.

4 Must-Have, Low-Risk Cloud Solutions

4 Must-Have, Low-Risk Cloud Solutions

Let’s face it, your business has more competition than ever. And they’ll eat you alive if you fall behind in today’s technology “arms race.”

Maybe your network needs greater security. Or you haven’t yet taken advantage of new cloud-based apps that help your team get more done in less time.

Network Abuse: Don’t Push Your Luck

Look around your office.  Isn’t it great to see your team hard at work on their computers? Yet if we take a closer look, let’s see what’s really happening…
Joe, your new sales rep, is poring over last weekend’s game stats…
Amy in marketing is looking for a new job, surfing your competitors’ websites, chatting with their HR people…
Wes, over in customer support, just bogged down your entire network by downloading a video file of Metallica in concert…
Guy, your new hire in shipping, is on hotdate.

Your #1 MUST-DO Resolution For 2017

Your #1 MUST-DO Resolution For 2017

With every New Year comes the chance to reset priorities. Unfortunately, when the topic of implementing a data recovery plan comes up, the comment we most often hear is “I know I should, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet…”

So…what if the pilot on the next flight you’re on announces right after takeoff, “I know we should have run through our preflight checklist, but we haven’t gotten around to it yet…”???

Without a solid backup and recovery plan in place, just one mission-critical file that gets lost or stolen could put your company in a world of serious hurt.

Lost Employee Smartphone? Do This NOW!

“Hey boss, I lost my smartphone.”

How well have you prepared for this moment? It will happen sooner or later. If your company has a plan in place, no big deal. If not, you may suddenly get that sinking feeling in your gut …

And well you might.

Employees Keeping Your Data Safe? Don’t Count On It

August 5th, 2016

The biggest block to protecting your company’s data is employee ignorance about cybersecurity. In fact, your employees are probably compromising your data right now and aren’t even aware of it.

In case you haven’t read the reports, a statement from one of the many companies recently forced to close its doors following a cyber-attack involving one of their own employees brings the point home:

“Code Spaces will not be able to operate beyond this point.