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The Difference Between Running Your IT and Securing Your IT

Oct 01, 2020

When it comes to IT management and IT support, there's an often overlooked aspect to addressing this. Simply put, it's how securing it comes into play.  And while there's a significant difference between these two activities, it's all too often ...

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You Can't Ensure Your Business’ Success Without First Securing Your Business' Technology

Jul 16, 2020

For most small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), being successful, unsurprisingly, ranks as their number one goal. But, success can be measured in a number of different ways. Unfortunately, at the same time most business owners wouldn't say that ...

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BEFORE SPENDING MONEY ON SECURITY COMPLIANCE

A New Phishing Attack To Be Aware Of

Feb 18, 2019

How do you know if a website asking for your credentials is fake or legit to login to? Do you check first to see if the URL is accurate? Do you check first to make sure the URL is spelled right? (ie: faceb00k vs. facebook) Do you check first to make ...

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The Impact of Cybersecurity on Being a Trusted Advisor

Jan 31, 2019

I've been doing this a long time - 27 years and counting. And it still amazes me by the laissez faire attitudes I get when I discuss the value of securing a business' network. When I initially speak with most people, all too often we're discussing ...

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How Business Continuity Can Fill the Hole in Your Security Plan

Sep 04, 2018

You think you’re prepared for the worst: You’ve purchased new antivirus software, have a great new firewall in place, and even hired an IT security “tech” to help “man the gates” to protect your network and computer systems from malicious actors. ...

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The Do's & Don'ts Of Network Security All System Administrators Should Know

May 22, 2018

The old maxim “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” can apply to so many areas of life. However, it seems to be particularly fitting for many of the work situations and challenges network system administrators face on a daily basis While ...

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The Importance of Having a Managed Antivirus

Mar 27, 2018

An unfortunate truth about many businesses today is that they believe it can’t happen to them. What is “it,” you may wonder? “It” is the data loss, brand image risks, and other issues that are encompassed in a variety of cybersecurity concerns, ...

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6 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Managed Security Services

Jan 15, 2018

I think we can all agree how scary running the technology for a business is these days with all the cyberattacks, hacks, ransomware, and other cybersecurity threats happening and how much they’ve increased over the past several years. What’s even ...

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3 Key Components for Effective Security Audits for LA CPAs

Dec 11, 2017

Accountants, listen up: In a time when identity theft, DDoS attacks and digital hacks are rapidly increasing, it is important for any certified public accountants (CPAs) to know the health of their computer systems and security policies. Any ...

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