The AME Group Acquires Nashville-based Advanced Network Solutions

The AME Group Expands to Nashville, TN Nashville, TN – Richard Pinson, CEO of Advanced Network Solutions, a Nashville based Managed IT Service Provider announced today its sale to Advanced Micro-Electronics, Inc., DBA The AME Group (AME). Advanced Network Solutions (ANS) has been partnering with businesses in Tennessee and surrounding states providing technology business solutions for over twenty-three years. They will continue to do so under the leadership of The AME Group.  Employees will continue their employment with AME in Nashville. Also, they have the opportunity to help support other

Who is guarding the gatekeepers?

This is a timeless concept from roman times, passed down in popular culture, and can be applied to your business security plan. Companies of even modest size and complexity rely on some form of IT to support their computer systems and data. Although, most companies trust their IT department or Managed Services Provider to include security as a baseline component of their work, how do you verify your IT security is dong what you THINK it is doing? A Vulnerability Assessment is a valuable tool. Trust but verify. “Fidete, sed

Hidden Dangers of Working from Home

Remote workers threaten 1 in 3 businesses Here are some tips to promote safe remote working. All of these are equally important.  Make sure you understand best practices. Now more than ever it’s important for you to stay up to date on cybersecurity. If your organization has an ongoing training program, make sure you’re actively participating. Scams like phishing only INCREASE when employees are working remotely – you must stay in the know on current threats and best practices. Make sure you understand your organization’s policies and procedures. If you’re working remotely,

8 Benefits of Technology Solutions for Business

Technology in business today continues to impact the world profoundly. It has played a big part in the tremendous growth in trade and commerce we are currently experiencing. Modernization of IT infrastructure generates innovative solutions that allow small enterprises to tap into their full potential. From Infrastructure as a Service, high-speed internet to cloud technologies, the future is bright for companies willing to adopt the change. Here are some benefits of technology solutions for business. 1. Improved Business Agility Technology solutions allow small businesses to remain agile and quick to

Reasons to Invest in Tech Support for Small Businesses

Small business owners have enough to manage without worrying about tech support for their business. However, the benefits of investing in tech support for small businesses far outweigh the cons. In this post we’ll cover just a few of the main reasons why outsourcing your IT needs can help your business stay safe. Managing Business Security With so many dangers in the modern, technological world, the main benefit of tech support is to help you deal with network security problems that have the potential to threaten your business. Even a

7 Qualities of An Excellent Cyber Security Policy

Cybercrime is currently on the rise. In 2018 alone, cybercriminals stole over half a billion personal records through data breaches. With the threats evolving every single day, businesses are fighting to save face through enforcing effective cyber security policies. A cyber security policy creates an organizational framework that stipulates and coordinates a security program that combats the threats. Corporations, both large and small, need to hire data security management for business as part of their safety protocols. Check out seven characteristics of an effective cyber security policy. 1. Purposeful A

Why You Need to Outsource Your IT Department

Many business owners overlook the importance of their IT department. However, implementation of technology solutions for business is essential to help a business’s overall wellbeing and growth. A high-quality outsourced IT department can help with network security problems, provide you with a trained staff and be cost-effective. Access to a Qualified and Experienced Staff While there are many businesses who may overlook IT altogether, there are others who spend a lot of time training their IT professionals. Worse yet, they may even hire inexperienced individuals to act as their IT

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CREDENTIALS ARE FOUND ON THE DARK WEB

Sites are hacked every day. Your Information IS for sale on the DarkWeb.  It travels quickly across the world and is viewed by thousands in a weeks’ time[1].    Once on the internet, whether on the surface internet (what we know of as the internet) or on the deep/dark web, you cannot erase it.  Many evil things happen on the dark web, it’s not just about stolen credentials.  Drugs are sold; people are sold; counterfeit money is sold; access to your server is sold.   Your stolen PII / PHI can be

CMMC: You Might Not Realize the Impact on Your Business

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) The CMMC started within the Department of Defense (DoD) to reduce the theft of military intelligence, but as expected, it doesn’t look like it will be long before it spreads to other sectors. There’s interest in amending Sarbanes-Oxley to include CMMC, which will impact the financial sector.  Don’t fear this is just an additional burden – the CMMC model is set up to be clearer and easier to implement.  Standardization in security compliance is a win for businesses trying to juggle multiple requirements. Impact of

What Are the Most Common Network Security Threats to Watch Out For?

In the digital age, we do almost everything online or with help from technology. We rely on our devices for both personal and professional use — and we think nothing of entering our personal information into web portals. But while technology can provide us with ample convenience, it can also increase our privacy risks. You might depend on accessing digital data at work, but criminals are after that access, too. In order to prevent security breaches and data loss, you’ll want to have a full understanding of the network security