How is your Cybersecurity Health?

Ideally, we have a health physical once a year.  We assess what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong, and make modifications to our overall wellness plan as needed.  Hopefully, nothing is wrong, and we can proceed with the usual cautions and goals of maintaining a long and productive life. The same could be said for our cyberhealth.  How’s your Healthcare Cybersecurity Program? Did you make adjustments to meet the challegnes? This year, we not only had an unexpected curveball thrown at our businesses and networks, but we weren’t

4 Cyber Risks That Business Owners Should Be Aware Of

Businesses today are more reliant on technology than they ever were before, and with good reason. Data can be stored for the long term without a need for printed copies and can be easily referenced by employees and business owners alike. In many ways, it’s much more difficult for businesses to operate without moving forward in terms of technological progressions. But there are risks that open up when businesses become reliant on technology, as unavoidable as this reliance may be. It can be difficult for employees who are not tech

4 Cyber Security Threats Business Owners Must Be Aware Of

There are many reasons why many major businesses have transitioned to different types of cloud computing. The cloud offers a great deal of flexibility for companies, allowing them to access programs remotely and maintain a great deal of storage. However, it’s not a foolproof system. Information can be corrupted, programs can crash, and perhaps most concerning, security threats can compromise crucial information. This is why it’s so important for business owners to consider outsourcing IT. When considering different IT service providers, business owners should look at the disaster recovery services

CMMC Level 3 Webinar On-Demand

Join us today to get a clear picture of what Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) means if you rely on DoD contracts to maintain your business. Joe Danaher, CISM, CRISC will answer questions and step you through what it means to your security program and budget to achieve CMMC Level 3: Good Cyber Hygiene. Get the latest updates from the DoD and clarify how the bar is being raised on cybersecurity for over 330,000 DoD subcontractors. The changes are necessary for the protection of America’s defense intelligence, but many companies

Would your business benefit from SD-WAN?

Are you a mid-market organization with multiple locations, multiple cloud services, and a complex network? If so, you would benefit from learning more about SD-WAN. In simple terms, what is SD-WAN? Software Defined Wide Area Network is a significant advancement in the technology of WANs.  The key to SD-WAN is the centralized control using a software application (Software-Defined).  Virtual networks are created on top of the hardware network. The main benefits our client seek are prioritizing their business application and better utilization of their internet connections. What Drives SD-WAN Adoption?

4 Tips On Keeping Your Cloud System Secure

In this day and age, businesses have become increasingly dependent on the cloud. There are a number of benefits to working through the cloud. For one thing, it’s easier to maintain a system through digitization rather than keeping all important information in hard copies and paper documentation. Furthermore, it’s often much less expensive to operate through the cloud, which essentially allows employees to multitask and safely store their information. But then, as with any storage system, the cloud has its drawbacks. As the cloud has become more prevalent, hackers and

THE LEADER’S ROLE IN CREATING A CULTURE OF SECURITY AWARENESS

WHY SHOULD YOU BUILD A CULTURE OF SECURITY AWARENESS? The risks to all businesses due to cybersecurity breaches are well-documented and they are growing.  Most experts advise businesses to plan for a breach due to the likelihood of an occurrence.  Your IT staff have likely also been asking for additional resources to help combat the very real threats of bad actors that want to steal your data.  As an owner or executive at your company, what is your role in all of this? The stakes are high and the threats

If You Connect It, Protect It

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH #BECYBERSMART Top Tips from The National Cybersecurity Alliance. INTERNET OF THINGS Internet of Things (IoT) or smart devices refers to any object or device that is connected to the Internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things,” which can send and receive data, includes smartphones, cars, appliances, smartwatches, lighting, home assistants, home security, and more. #BeCyberSmart – connect with confidence and protect your interconnected world. WHY SHOULD WE CARE? Cars, appliances, wearables, lighting, healthcare, and home security all contain sensing devices that can talk to

Online Behavioral Tracking – The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

We were was recently asked about the threat to privacy and businesses based on online behavioral tracking technology.  While this has been around for many years, the sophistication of targeted advertising online has grown, yet, it is still not at a “Minority Report” level.  The first step in understanding the threat is to understand the technology.  Online behavioral tracking is a product of technologies built-in to web pages and web browsers that work silently in the background as you use the internet. Cookies and Online Behavioral Tracking Coding, called “cookies”,

Managing Backups of Your Data

VICTOR IS A SYSTEMS ENGINEER AT THE AME GROUP, MANAGING BACKUPS FOR OUR CLIENTS AND OUR OWN!  WE ASKED HIM, WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT BACKUPS AND RECOVERY? Backups are something everyone wishes they had when technology goes south. Like the insurance policy, you didn’t size right or bother to purchase. The need for backups AND reliable data recovery is becoming the number one priority for many businesses, and it should be. Even hard drive companies are starting to build data recovery services into their warranties and obviously at