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Technology Unwrapped

The most important technology concepts, strategies and actions uncovered for your business.

How to Keep Business Data Secure While Employees Work from Home

Chris Vilim
Securing your company’s data while your employees are working on the other side of the corporate firewall requires investing in the right tools, establishing clear guidelines and training your staff to take initiative in matters of cyber security. You may feel as though you have less control over your data during this challenging time, but with the help of a managed services provider (MSP), you can protect your company from disastrous data breaches. Here are the basics of keeping your data safe ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

4 Elements of an Effective Cyber Security Awareness Training Program

Kaitlin Schneider
Your employees likely already know that they play a critical role in protecting company data assets, and that failing to uphold that responsibility can have disastrous consequences. However, an understanding of the stakes is not enough to protect the company from data breaches; your employees need the right tools and information presented in a digestible, actionable way.  Conveying facts and instructions via a long PowerPoint presentation simply isn’t effective. In order to get all of your ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Network Security

Securely Store, Share and Manage Passwords with LastPass Teams

Kaitlin Schneider
You know how devastating a cyber security attack on your organization’s data can be to your business, but did you know that over 80% of those breaches are caused by unsecured passwords? That is why we recommend using a password manager, like LastPass. With password management for your small to midsize business, you significantly reduce the risk of security breaches caused by poor password use.
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security

What Can Your Small Business Do Now to Secure Your IT Network?

Chris Vilim
Small businesses are often uniquely vulnerable to cyber threats due to limited resources and IT personnel. When a company is focused solely on day-to-day operations, it may lack the bandwidth to perform needed security checks and stay apprised of potential threats. But a strategic security plan, whether developed in-house or by a managed service provider (MSP), can prevent attacks and protect your business.  Here are a few important actions you can take now to secure your business’s network.
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Topics: Network Security, Alert

4 Reasons Your Business Should Outsource a Cyber Security Assessment

Frank
Businesses today face a complex, ongoing battle when it comes to cyber security.  From everyday attacks like generic phishing emails to more advanced cyber crime that intends to cripple businesses via exploitation of data and financial systems, cyber attacks pose serious risks to all organizations, no matter the size or industry. That’s why it’s imperative that businesses have a solid cyber security strategy in place to protect their systems from potentially devastating cyber crime. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

IT Services that can be Outsourced to Save Your IT Manager Time

Bill Weber
IT managers today have more responsibilities than they did even a few years ago. With so many different issues and ongoing projects to work on, and the critical timeline requirements to go along with those, they don’t always have time to do it all. 
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security, Outsourced IT

Getting the Most out of Managed IT Security Services

Chris Vilim
It takes more than just a firewall or antivirus software to protect your business from today’s more sophisticated cyber threats. If you want to reduce your risk of attack, you need to have a layered security solution that works to protect your networks, devices and data from every vantage point.
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Topics: Network Security, Technology Planning

Still Using the Same Antivirus You were 5 Years Ago?

Bill Weber
As technology advances, so too do cyber threats. Without proper antivirus (AV) software that can adequately prevent those ever-changing dangers, your device is at risk of being infected with viruses, worms or malware, and, traditionally, that malware has been file-based. Previous generations of AV would have sufficed against that particular threat. However, the name of the game is money—hackers no longer only use file-based malware, as their potential return on those attacks is significantly ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Questions You Need to Ask When Interviewing an IT Security Consulting Firm

Chris Vilim
A layered approach to cyber security is more secure, but it is also more complex. If you do not have adequate resources or team members with IT security experience, the best way you can protect your business from security threats is by hiring a managed service provider (MSP) for IT security. A managed IT security provider has the knowledge, experience and resources to help keep your business protected from cyber security threats.
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Topics: Network Security, Technology Planning

3 Benefits of Network Monitoring for Better Security and Performance

Chris Vilim
A network outage causes downtime that can significantly impact your company’s bottom line. Not only do performance issues impact business productivity, but if they are tied to security issues, there may be more at stake — like your company’s data and reputation. That’s why network monitoring is a necessity for any small to midsize business. With a network monitoring solution in place, your business can stay ahead of performance or security issues and fix them before they become a bigger ...
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Topics: Network Security