Does your business need managed security?

Does your business need managed security?

Cybersecurity is a challenge for everyone. Even the State of Connecticut is struggling to keep up. And when it comes to the central role that modern technology plays in your company’s environment, it could be challenging to stay relevant and competitive if you don’t have the right mix of IT solutions on your side.

Are you getting your money’s worth from your cybersecurity solution?

Are you getting your money’s worth from your cybersecurity solution?

For many years, small and medium businesses (SMBs) were unlikely targets for sophisticated cyberattacks. But contrary to popular belief, this has changed dramatically in the past few years as SMBs become more reliant on IT systems while still suffering from weak security and encryption, and lack of security knowledge and best practices.

Are firewalls enough to protect your company’s network?

Are firewalls enough to protect your company’s network?

In the current threat landscape, no organization is safe. Even small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with firewall solutions can be potential cybercrime targets. With previous incidents on ransomware attacks and data breaches, the need for a comprehensive and proactive approach to security becomes even more immediate.

How to educate your employees so they don’t accidentally leak information

How to educate your employees so they don’t accidentally leak information

Dysfunctional technology is often the first thing that people blame when there’s a data breach, but studies have consistently shown that human error is behind the majority of cases. In fact, one of Connecticut’s biggest breaches was accomplished by a scammer pretending to be a school superintendent who was requesting teacher W-2s.

Choosing the right technology is critical to enforcing your cybersecurity policies and data safeguards, but it’s only as effective as your employees are at using it.

Regular cybersecurity assessments help keep businesses safe

Regular cybersecurity assessments help keep businesses safe

Business owners should view their cybersecurity programs as two-tiered endeavors. One tier requires having the right equipment and software in place to fend off cyberthreats. The second requires having a maintenance plan in place to ensure the equipment and software are doing what they’re supposed to be doing over time.

Proactive IT Support Is an Investment, Not an Expense

Proactive IT Support Is an Investment, Not an Expense

There are two ways to make sure your company’s IT network runs smoothly. You can either keep the task in-house by placing full-time administrators and technicians on your payroll, or you can outsource the task to an IT support firm. Which one’s better depends on your situation, but outsourcing may deliver benefits you hadn’t thought of.

Virtualization Reduces IT Costs And Increases Employee Productivity

Virtualization Reduces IT Costs And Increases Employee Productivity

The most important type of virtualization for business owners is called “Desktop Virtualization.” It allows employees’ desktop computers located in cubicles to run on operating systems that are installed on a machine located elsewhere -- either on a server in your office or a server in a cloud-based data center.

Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Business

Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Business

Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Business
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April 5, 2018 - Middletown, CT - For small and mid-sized organizations that use the Internet as part of their daily operations -- that is to say, for anyone doing business in 2018 -- comprehensive cybersecurity policies and procedures are critical.

iPhone security vulnerabilities revealed

iPhone security vulnerabilities revealed

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Hackers hijack PCs to steal cryptocurrency

Hackers hijack PCs to steal cryptocurrency

There’s a new cyberattack in town, and it’s out to get your Bitcoins. Cryptojacking has grown in popularity over the past few months mainly because of the increasing value of cryptocurrency. So if you notice your computer slowing down, hackers may already be using your hardware to make easy money. Hijacked hardware Cryptojacking secretly uses […]