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How High-Profile Data Breaches are Reshaping Endpoint Security

December 1, 2014

Endpoint security used to be about protecting your enterprise against viruses and malware. However, in the light of high-profile data breaches in both the US government (Snowden) and major retailers (Target, Home Depot, etc.), endpoint security is increasingly evolving toward protecting your sensitive corporate, competitive, and consumer data. Securing the endpoint has become a “big… Read More »

3 Security Issues that are Costing your Business Revenue

November 18, 2014

Security threats have always been a concern for any sized business, and some of the security concerns organizations have today are the same as in decades past.  But advancements in technology have added to the complex nature of many of today’s top security concerns – increasing costs, exponentially. According to a recent security survey conducted… Read More »

Checklist and Sample Communication Template for IT Power Outages

November 13, 2014

Beep, beep, beep…oh super, your UPS has been tripped by yet another power outage; but this time, the power didn’t kick right back on. You call your local electric company and they give you a restore estimate of 5-7 hours. While it may be tempting to pack up and call it a day, business requirements… Read More »

Data Breach Prevention Tips

November 6, 2014

Companies and organizations today are at a greater risk of experiencing data breaches than ever before – both from inside as well as outside sources.  A recent study conducted by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute found that over half of all employees took company records or intellectual property with them when they left their jobs.… Read More »

How to Manage the BYOD (Nightmare) Environment

November 4, 2014

From a user’s perspective, bring your own device (BYOD) to work is ideal – it provides users access to all of their personal apps and data, while using work apps and data on their devices as well.  However, to an IT administrator, this scenario can sound like their worst nightmare!  From IT’s viewpoint, BYOD could… Read More »

How to Stop the Hackers Already in Your Network

October 30, 2014

If you’re an IT administrator reading this right now, you’re probably saying to yourself, “There is no flippin’ way there are hackers in my network – we have firewalls and other security safeguards in place!”  While both hardware appliances and security software are a key part of any network – as well as anti-spam, anti-malware,… Read More »

Could your Business Survive these 5 Common Outages?

October 23, 2014

As an IT Systems Manager in the trenches for the last 15+ years, I have (unfortunately) run into each of the most common IT outage issues.  In fact, not only have I experienced each of these situations first hand, but in some cases I’ve had to handle multiple occurrences over the years.  Statistically speaking, it… Read More »

Simple Checklist for Getting HIPAA Compliant, ASAP

October 16, 2014

Companies or organizations handling Protected Health Information (PHI) need to become HIPAA compliant, in order to properly protect the privacy and security of their clients’ PHI.  So the question is: What steps need to be taken to become compliant?  Essentially, there are 4 main rules that need to be examined and followed, in order to… Read More »

Checklist for Inventorying and Backing Up Critical Data

October 10, 2014

In a recent data security guide published by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the organization has outlined a checklist for taking an inventory of personal and company data and making sure it is securely backed up.  Following are some of their suggestions that can help your company make sure all of their “data ducks” are… Read More »

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