Technology Articles

What is the 3-2-1 data backup rule and why do you need it?

January 10th, 2019 by admin

Data backups make sure your important data is kept safe in case of data loss or disaster. Backing up your data should be part of any solid network security plan. It can be more complicated when you need to back up data for multiple computers connected on a large network. A network security assessment...

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What is a Firewall, and Why Do You Need It?

November 22nd, 2018 by admin

Do you use the internet in your business? If so, you need a firewall no matter what you do. Let’s take a look at what it is and how it protect you from threats. What is a Firewall? In building construction, a firewall keeps a fire from spreading to different parts of a building. Computer network firewalls...

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How to Improve Your Business Wi-Fi Security

November 8th, 2018 by admin

Your business Wi-Fi is an extremely tempting target for cybercriminals. The cost of data breaches is significant, and the long-term effects of lost consumer trust can impact you for the rest of your company's lifespan. Here are ways that you can improve your business Wi-Fi security. Look at Your Physical...

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Different Cyberthreats and How to Avoid Them

October 25th, 2018 by admin

There are quite a few types of cyberthreats that want your organization’s data. It really pays to educate employees about the what to watch for, and how to keep the network safe using some simple security best practices. Let’s start by looking at some of the most common types of cyberthreats out there...

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In Healthcare, Regular Network Assessments are Critical Preventative Care Practices

January 25th, 2018 by admin

Your patients’ health probably ranks at the top of your daily concerns as a  healthcare provider. Which means you already know that preventative care is far less expensive than care after the patient is sick. Wellness checkups, healthy eating habits, getting plenty of rest… All are associated with...

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Poker "Tells" and Lessons in Network Assessment

January 18th, 2018 by admin

A good Texas Hold Em’ player is an expert at assessing risk and then calling, raising or folding based on the data they observe. Poker is all about information availability and analysis, but players must operate on limited information and assumptions. There’s no definite way to know what cards the competition...

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What a Good Network Assessment Can Tell You

January 11th, 2018 by admin

In weightlifting, it’s not uncommon to employ the help of a professional trainer to watch your form. While you lift the weights in various ways, the trainer will take note of the various things you’re doing – both voluntarily and involuntarily. For example, your hands may rest firmly and properly on...

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When Was Your Last Network Assessment?

January 11th, 2018 by admin

Here in Texas, we have a saying: The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket. As a business, you already know it's difficult to increase revenue. Not to mention how important it is to maximize the revenue already in your streams. But you might not realize how much...

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The Biggest Threat to Network Security

June 29th, 2017 by admin

What is the biggest threat to your network security? Most people instantly picture someone from far away, holding a laptop computer and wearing a ski mask (seriously, why are they always wearing ski masks?). However, that’s rarely the case. Your employees can be your greatest asset, but they can also...

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Don’t Become Yet Another Victim of Ransomware

June 8th, 2017 by admin

You’re browsing your emails, like any other day. You notice that you received an email from an unknown sender, with an attachment. You’re intrigued. You open the attachment, but nothing happens. Moments later, your computer give you errors, saying you can’t access your files because they’re locked, and...

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Your guide to HIPAA and keeping your business compliant

December 15th, 2016 by admin

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a policy instituted in 1996 to ensure the protection of the health records of private citizens. It is most widely known for guaranteeing doctor-patient confidentiality. The law, however, extends far beyond its most well-known provisions....

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Why you need a network security specialist

September 22nd, 2016 by admin

Security has always been important to successful businesses. No merchant would dare travel the Silk Road without hiring armed guards to fend off robbers during the journey. Caravans in the Wild West were often flanked by hired guns to protect people and cargo. Threats in the modern workplace may look...

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