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Top Things to Know About Endpoint Security

June 17th, 2021 by admin

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Although every endpoint represents a potential target for cybercriminals, those containing sensitive data pose the biggest threat. With more users now working remotely and more information stored on local machines, the threat has increased exponentially. Endpoints are considered to be the most vulnerable...

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Five Major IT Challenges Facing Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

March 23rd, 2021 by admin

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Those who own or manage a small or medium-sized businesses might be tempted to think that the number of IT challenges should be commensurate with the size of the business. But those in the know will be quick to correct that assumption. In fact, as the list of challenges shifts and changes...

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Top Signs You need Managed IT Service

December 1st, 2020 by admin

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If you've researched methods of taking care of your IT needs, you've probably come across the term "managed services," "managed IT" or "managed network services." What is it - and do you need it? Managed Network Services can be generally defined as outsourcing day-to-day management responsibilities...

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Why Vulnerability Assessments Are Important

September 8th, 2020 by admin

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Vulnerability assessment refers to the process of identifying risks and vulnerabilities in computer networks, systems, hardware, applications, and other parts of the IT ecosystem. Vulnerability assessments provide your IT team and organizational management with the information they need to analyze...

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6 Ways to Save Money and Boost Your IT with Managed Services

September 1st, 2020 by admin

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This article details six ways our Virginia Managed IT Services Program can save your organization money. If you're seeking a Managed IT Service provider in Virginia or southern West Virginia, please contact us to learn more! There are certain times of the business year that you might find yourself...

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5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Phone System

August 8th, 2020 by admin

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1. Do You Lack Common Features? Organizations everywhere have sent their employees home to work remotely amidst the pandemic. To ensure business continuity and productivity, organizations invested billions of dollars in web conferencing software and collaboration tools. If you had to invest in these...

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Posted in: Managed Services, Business Tools

Why Every Organization Should “Phish” Their Employees

August 22nd, 2019 by admin

Why Every Organization Should “Phish” Employees

There’s certainly no shortage of cybersecurity solutions available to IT managers to combat cyberattacks. But to truly achieve a stronger cybersecurity position, organizations have to go beyond implementing new products and services to include efforts to secure the “human element.”...

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Posted in: Business Advice, Cyber Security, Managed Services, Business Tools

Cyber Threats That Create Big Challenges for Small Organizations

July 16th, 2019 by admin

Cyber Threats That Create Big Challenges for Small Organizations

Small organizations frequently underestimate the threat of cyberattacks, often believing they're not at risk. Many hold this belief because they feel they "don't have anything worth stealing.” If you’re one of them - operating under the assumption that hackers won’t bother...

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Posted in: Business Advice, Cyber Security, Managed Services, Small Businesses

10 Cybersecurity Tips for Small to Mid-sized Organizations

March 22nd, 2019 by admin

10 Cybersecurity Tips for Small to Mid-sized Organizations

For most people, cybersecurity can be a complicated and intimidating topic. Many times, it involves overcoming negative perceptions like feeling overwhelmed by all the jargon and not knowing where to even start. For that reason, addressing it often gets put on the back burner, which can cause even bigger...

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Posted in: Business Advice, Cyber Security, Managed Services, Small Businesses

What Is Cybersecurity?

December 14th, 2018 by admin

What Is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from attacks; typically referred to as “cyberattacks.” The goal of a cyberattack is usually to access, remove or destroy sensitive information, extort money, or interrupt business operations. Cybersecurity is sometimes...

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How to Evaluate a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

November 19th, 2018 by admin

How to Evaluate a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

Hiring a managed security service provider (MSSP) to manage your cybersecurity (sometimes also called Security-as-a-Service or SaaS) is a sound business move for organizations that have: limited IT resources, lack internal security expertise, struggle to hire security talent, or simply need to implement...

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What Are Managed Security Services?

August 16th, 2018 by admin

What Are Managed Security Services?

For Small and Mid-Sized Organizations Implementing a managed security program can provide your organization with a variety of benefits, but the primary advantage is to transfer the management and expense of an in-house cybersecurity team to a third-party that has the right technology, expertise, and...

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What is SIEM, and How Does It Improve Security?

July 12th, 2018 by admin

What is SIEM, and How Does It Improve Security?

I recently came across a PowerPoint presentation entitled, “SIEM for Beginners: Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask.*” I want to share it here (in a re-formatted version), because it’s one of the best explanations I’ve come across on the subject. You don’t...

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Why systems patching matters

June 12th, 2018 by admin

Why systems patching matters

Patch management is the process for identifying, acquiring, installing, and verifying patches for products and systems. Patches correct security and functionality problems in operating systems, application software and firmware. Although patches can serve other functions such as adding new features...

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What Is a Cyber Attack?

April 28th, 2018 by admin

What Is a Cyber Attack?

Today, security is everyone’s job—from consumers, to system administrators, to executives. If you’re doing business, you need to elevate the priority of security across your organization. Over the years, cybercriminals have gotten a lot more advanced and, because cybercrime is such...

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