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Regulatory Security Compliance vs. Effective IT Security Program

April 11, 2018

The big news lately seems to be all the data breaches, ransomware attacks, and security hacks that businesses around the world are suffering through. According to Ernst & Young, cybersecurity threats are evolving faster than they ever have. In part, that’s because just as software is offered as a service, so is malware. Criminals can […]

When is the Last Time You Tested Your Network Recovery Plan?

March 29, 2018

If you saw the title of this article and thought, “never,” you’re not alone. A majority of businesses—58 percent—test their network recovery plan, also called a backup and disaster recovery plan, once each year or less, and one-third of those businesses test infrequently or not at all. You have a network recovery plan, what’s the […]

Disaster Recovery Tips

March 27, 2018

According to Fuse3 Communications, many businesses require at least three months to recover from an unexpected disaster. Most companies who are not properly prepared for a disaster will suffer great losses in business revenues and may ultimately have to shutter the business completely. The Why of a Disaster Recovery Plan One of the common myths […]

Disaster Recovery as a Service

March 19, 2018

For those businesses that struggle to have the time or expertise to develop and implement a disaster recovery plan, there is another option—Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). DRaaS is offered by some managed IT services providers. It allows you to hand the responsibility for your data backup and business continuity to a trusted partner. […]

Recovery Time Objective: What Is Yours?

March 8, 2018

Recovery time objective (RTO). You have probably heard the term tossed around, but what does it really mean? Some define it as your tolerance for downtime, but that’s not the most accurate definition. Many businesses think they can tolerate much more downtime than they can. The real question is how much downtime can you suffer […]

Disaster Recovery – Protection You Need

March 1, 2018

Recent storms in Middle Tennessee have kept many business professionals on edge the past several days as we have been bombarded with flash flood warnings. By no coincidence, we find ourselves in the middle of Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week. While many businesses will fortunately find these storms simply an annoyance, others will find themselves […]

How Remote Monitoring Protects Your Business

February 22, 2018

Small businesses face a variety of technology challenges. Whether you have an IT department or not, someone needs to keep an eye on your IT infrastructure to make sure everything is working right. The problem is, with only 24 hours in a day and dozens of urgent issues that need your attention, it’s easy to […]

A New Kind of Survey

February 19, 2018

improvement /ɪmˈpruv·mənt/ – the process of making something better or of getting better. feedback /ˈfidˌbæk/ – reaction to a process or activity, or the information obtained from such a reaction.    Successful business improvement, which directly impacts growth, must be driven by what clients want and need. Without this key foundation, companies run the risk of missing […]

Firewalls: Protection You Need

February 8, 2018

A few years ago, there was a statistic floating around the internet about how quickly hackers could find unprotected computers. That number, between 6-10 minutes, was used to scare individuals into using firewalls and other security tools. Today, the time it takes hackers to find unsecured businesses isn’t all that different. Hackers can still detect […]

What Every Business Should Know About Phishing

February 1, 2018

Phishing is an attack where threat actors try to use social engineering to send spam emails that look like they come from legitimate sources. The messages are designed to entice recipients to click through a link to a fake website or download an official-looking file that carries a malware payload. Once executed, the recipient is […]

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