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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

Understanding New Policy Changes Shaping IT Security

Chris Vilim
Cybercrime has become one of the greatest threats to modern businesses. As the prevalence of malicious cyber activity continues to increase, so does its toll on companies. In fact, it is estimated that cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. Regulatory and governing entities are starting to take notice as they begin to enact new rules and regulations to keep this type of crime at bay. With these new policy changes in place, it is possible that your organization may be ...
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Topics: Network Security, Law

Protecting Your Business Using Managed IT Security Services

Chris Vilim
Nearly 70 percent of small businesses have experienced some form of cyber attack, and nearly 60 percent have experienced a data breach in the last year. While these statistics are certainly alarming, what’s more alarming is that about half of small businesses have little to no understanding of how to protect their companies against cyber security threats.  That’s where managed IT security services come in. A robust and effective IT security strategy requires numerous tools, and most small to ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Mobile Device Management Is the Solution You Need for Mobile Workers

Wynn Obermeyer
In just the past few years, the way employees use mobile devices in the workplace has significantly shifted. The popularity of remote work options and the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) programs have increased. Whether employees are using their own mobile device or a company-owned device, they can enjoy the flexibility and ease of working remotely, while employers benefit from increased productivity and efficiency. However, as more companies embrace employee mobility, they also need ...
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Topics: Trends, Network Security