Enterprise Solutions


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Apr 2018

Planning a Strategic Security Posture

Battling one cyber-attack crisis after another is not only draining for your IT staff, it’s also unproductive and could end up costing more in the long run. That’s why experts say long-term planning to achieve a strategic security posture is a better option for your organization than simply dousing the fires lit by hackers as they pop up. This allows IT professionals to prioritize projects...

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Aug 2017

Petya: Cyber Warfare Deception

By Ryan Ernst The following article originally appeared in the August 2017 edition of Gulf Insider online magazine. “All warfare is based upon deception.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War Petya, the global cyberattack launched weeks after the WannaCry ransomware, appeared at first as a new variant of the original 2016 ransomware of the same name.  However, security researchers soon identified significant differences prompting...

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16

Aug 2017

How to Write an Effective Business Continuity Plan

By Teddy Ansink An effective business continuity plan (BCP) is proactive and aims to avoid and mitigate risks associated with a disruption of operations, including ensuring personnel and assets are protected and able to function in the event of a disaster. Due to the importance of this goal, the development of a BCP requires strategic thinking through the recognition of threats and risks facing a...

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10

Nov 2016

Mid-Sized Businesses Can Efficiently Improve their CyberSecurity with a vSCC

Most business owners today realize they need a comprehensive data security strategy to protect their proprietary information and the personal data of their employees and customers from a variety of cyberthreats. So, while large businesses like Target or Home Depot can afford to hire a team of cybersecurity experts and/or pay to repair the damages done after a security breach occurs, a mid-sized business can’t...

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25

Aug 2016

Employees Acting as IT? Only the Shadow Knows.

Production – not malicious activity – is often the catalyst behind an employee’s use of unapproved technologies. But the proliferation of these technologies, which are easily downloaded from the Internet or cloud applications, can lead to security and compliance risks for the organization as a whole. Surveys suggest that many employees who download unapproved software or applications are simply trying to be more productive and...

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15

Jan 2016

A Strategic Security Assessment Helps You Understand Your Security Posture

As a result of the many large and damaging data breaches that have graced the headlines of the news over the past few years, many business owners have just now come to the realization that they don’t have a good understanding of how all the security pieces of their company puzzle fit together. Knowing how to effectively protect your clients’ personal data and your own...

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29

Oct 2015

Hiring a vSCC can Protect your Data without Busting your Budget

As cyber-attacks grow, more companies see the need for cybersecurity, but few have the resources to hire someone with information security expertise. According to Cisco’s 2015 Annual Security Report, 91 percent of companies have an executive charged with overseeing data security, but only 29 percent of those companies have a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Many of these executives lack the security background to build...

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30

Jul 2015

You Don’t Need a Fortune to Hire a Security Team

The Anthem breach. The Target hack. And the thousands of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) owners who thought they were immune to cybertheft but still suffered data breaches are just some examples that show that investing in your network security is important. In fact, it should be as much a part of doing business as ordering stock and paying employees. But, for some SMBs, hiring an entire IT...

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09

Jul 2015

Don’t Let Your Laptop Give up Your Patients’ PHI

As more physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers rely on their smartphones, laptops and tablets to perform their duties and access instant information, the risk of becoming a target for cyber thieves increases. But understanding best practices for securing your company’s mobile devices and employing them should allow you to stay HIPAA compliant while keeping your patients’ personal information secure. Many healthcare organizations are unsure about...

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09

Feb 2015

To Stop a Cyber Thief: Watch Your Data Flow

You’ve got the data and cyber thieves want it. But, if you know how your data flows, you can start controlling who has access to it and how it’s classified. “Customers look at their data and think that it’s just on their computer,” said Sword & Shield Security Analyst Rocky Breeden. “But really, that data is traversing the network and, if it’s in plain text...

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