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Managing Risk in Your Business

By Steve Jordan | February 20, 2023 |
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Overview According to one source, these are the most dangerous activities to engage in: Honestly, we wonder why bull running wasn’t first on the list! Managing risk is part of life. We all take risks every day, most likely not any of those listed above. But what most people are particularly bad at is defining and calculating risk properly. Sometimes…

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Protect Your Business against Extinction Level Events

By Steve Jordan | February 8, 2023 |
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A Case Study: Southwestern Airlines December 2022 Bob Jordan, the CEO of Southwest Airlines, believed the business would swiftly rebound from the extreme cold that resulted in hundreds of flight cancellations throughout the country in the days before Christmas. But by Dec. 25, it became obvious that the airline’s operations were in full meltdown. After a restless night, Mr. Jordan…

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How to Create a Business Continuity Plan

By Shane Morris | January 16, 2023 |
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In the wake of the recent ransomware breach at Rackspace, many of their customers lost all access to their email accounts, calendars, and other critical information. The company responded by initiating emergency protocols. User accounts were migrated from Rackspace’s hosted Exchange to Microsoft’s O365 platform. Despite restoring services, users lost all their data due to the nature of the attack. …

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A New Year’s Resolution That Can Save Thousands of Dollars

By Steve Jordan | January 2, 2023 |
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Several years ago my home was burglarized. That was not a happy day. During the insurance claim process, the adjuster required me to provide evidence of each stolen item along with it’s replacement value. In addition, they asked me to verify ownership of those items with receipts, precise descriptions, or photos. Fortunately, my phone and my wife’s phone connect to…

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Information Access: Avoiding Lax Controls in Your Business Environment

By Steve Jordan | November 30, 2022 |

The Need for Management Information Systems Our Information Age appears to be entering a midlife crisis with many of us suffering from TMI… Yes, “too much information.” No, we’re not addressing that awkward issue of #peopletalktoomuch. As a technology company, we try to stay in our lane. Our focus is dealing with the vast amounts of data produced in nearly…

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The Hidden Costs of DIY IT

By Shane Morris | October 28, 2022 |
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The Money Pit is a classic movie released in 1986. Tom Hanks and Shelly Long star as a married couple who purchased their dream home in a distressed real estate sale. Unfortunately, the house begins to fall apart immediately. The front door separates from the house and crashes into the lawn. The bathtub falls through the ceiling below. And in…

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How Scammers Steal Information. What You Need to Know about Social Engineering.

By Shane Morris | September 20, 2022 |

Article Summary: The phrase “social engineering” is used to describe a wide variety of scamming tactics that hackers use when interacting with their potential victims. Often times, unsuspecting people are duped into divulging critical information or committing security blunders. Scammer attacks generally fall into one of these five categories: baiting, scareware, pretexting, phishing, and spear phishing. The four tips to…

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Cisco Umbrella Pulls Out of Russia and Belarus

By Shane Morris | August 3, 2022 |
Cisco Umbrella

On August 1st, 2022, Cisco Umbrella began blocking all traffic originating out of Russia and Belarus (source). This move was first announced by the company on March 3rd to show support for their customers and employees in Ukraine and to condemn Russia’s aggression against their country. What implications does this have for your business? Here are a few things to…

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Password Managers For Business

By Shane Morris | April 20, 2022 |
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Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away, people used one password across a handful of logins. This worked fine for a time due to the average person’s ignorance of all things technology; however, times have changed and breaches are commonplace. Businesses must prepare for a different post-COVID workplace where cybersecurity needs, compliance, and functionality can all coexist.…

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Russian Cyberwar Against the US

By Shane Morris | March 7, 2022 |
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As tension rise during the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, there is a growing concern regarding the United States response. After all, we are the world’s superpower. Our response as a nation could spark a Russian cyberwar, world war, or leave a country to fall to a dictator. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good…

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