The Current State of Ransomware Among SMBs

By Roger Murray | August 1st, 2017| Network Security

In a report conducted by Osterman Research and sponsored by Malwarebytes, more than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses were surveyed in June 2017 about ransomware and other critical security issues. What we discovered was surprising—ransomware authors aren’t only targeting enterprise businesses for big payouts. They’ve got their greedy gaze on businesses of all sizes. In … Continued

Data Breaches Up 29 Percent Over Last Year

By Roger Murray | July 26th, 2017| Network Security

Data breaches are running 29% above last year, according to a report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center and Cyberscout.  Hacking was the leading cause of data breaches nationwide, more than 790 so far this year. More than 12 million records have been exposed, although two-thirds of data breach notifications or public notices did … Continued

Security Awareness Training & Compliance Requirements

By Roger Murray | July 13th, 2017| Governance & IT Compliance

Did you know there are over 8,500 different Local, State, and Federal standards & requirements your organization may be required to comply with? This staggering number can come as a surprise to many. That’s why we’ve taken the time to compile a list of the most common standards which may require your organization to implement … Continued

Is Online Privacy Dead?

By Roger Murray | July 7th, 2017| Business Operations

Privacy…we all talk about it and we’re all concerned with losing it, but does it really matter?  There are 1.94 billion active monthly Facebook users, 3.5 billion daily Google searches, and over 95 million photos & videos shared on Instagram each day.  These are a few examples of the many apps, fun quizzes & surveys, … Continued

Why “I’m Just Not Very Tech Savvy” Is Inexcusable

By Roger Murray | June 8th, 2017| Network Security

We live in a tech-driven world; whether in the office, at home, the car, or even in sky, the convenience and access to vast amounts of information is always a fingertip away. If you ignore innovation, you risk rendering yourself obsolete.  However, when you’re responsible for making technology investment decisions for an entire organization, being … Continued

Is Blockchain Technology the Future?

By Roger Murray | May 3rd, 2017| Cloud Services

Blockchain is one of the hottest technologies right now.  Its being marketed as one of the most secure database technologies for data-storage & file-sharing available.  Blockchain skyrocketed to notoriety after its technology being used to protect Bitcoin. Nowadays, you’ll find that Blockchain has moved far beyond just cryptocurrency exchange. In fact, it has garnered the … Continued

How to Educate Your Employees About Cybersecurity

By Roger Murray | May 2nd, 2017| Network Security

Network Infiltration and Data Breaches are normally blamed on the malicious outsider.  However, the responsibility for most organizations network security is with their employees, who unwittingly open the door welcoming cybercriminals into your environment. That’s why it’s crucial to properly educate your employees about Cybersecurity.  When you provide routine training as a preventative, not reactive, … Continued

3 Tips To Ensure A Smooth Migration To Microsoft Azure

By Roger Murray | April 24th, 2017| Cloud Services

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform, among many functionalities Azure delivers solid recovery and replication services to ensure business continuity. But before implementing Azure for your organization, we recommend a few simple tips to making the process that much smoother… Develop an Implementation Roadmap When it comes to implementing a new cloud computing platform … Continued

eCommerce Security Tips

By Isaiah Bollinger | April 6th, 2017| Network Security

eCommerce security is a constantly evolving topic for any organization, regardless of their size.  As the CEO & Cofounder of Trellis, a local full-service design firm, we partner with organizations to develop robust WordPress & Magento websites.  One of questions I often face is what a new or smaller business can do to improve their … Continued

Why Hybrid Technologies Make Sense…

By Gerard Louise | March 27th, 2017| Cloud Services

The latest outages of Public Internet Cloud Services, which affected millions of Microsoft Office365 and Amazon Web Services users in the US, is yet another example for why I am a strong proponent for businesses to consider a mix of Cloud and On-Premise technologies for hosting their data, commonly referred to as a Hybrid Infrastructure. … Continued

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