Companies that collect data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data by May 25. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is expected to set a new standard for consumer rights regarding their data, but companies will be challenged as they put systems and..
How do you deliver and charge for managed services? One of the most important aspects of managed services is the method of service delivery. That includes a percentage of remote service, support response times, type of support available – in person, remote, helpdesk tickets, phone, etc. Who provides the support – is it in-house or..
If you own or operate a small business, lowering costs is an important part of keeping your company in the black. Cutting costs on your IT budget could inadvertently compromise your company’s security. Even though small businesses may not have all of the resources that large corporations do, they are still just as vulnerable to..
When the time comes to make the switch to Managed IT Services, it is important to know what you are looking for from a provider. As most business owners have or are beginning to realize, there are plenty of benefits that can be realized by bringing on a managed services provider to address IT and..
Loss of data is a common problem for businesses. Fortunately, it’s a problem that can easily be avoided with the correct preparation. While devastating amounts of data can be lost during catastrophes like hurricanes, terrorist attacks, fires and floods – it doesn’t take such large events to cause a business to lose important data. It..
Most business entrepreneurs have great talent and the means to run a very successful business. The snag they most often run into is the belief that they can do it all. This mindset can be detrimental to the overall success of their business. Trying to do it all can lead to hindered growth, lower profit..
Will Your Data Go Up in Smoke? The Importance of IT Security in the Cannabis Industry By now you’re familiar with the headlines: A big‐name company (think Target, Yahoo!, Apple, et. al.) becomes a victim of a cyber‐attack. As of this writing, the latest company to fall to this type attack was the Cannabis Industry’s..
7 Cybersecurity Must for Los Angeles Financial Advisors Today’s new technologically advanced climate has brought with it a whole new set of security risks of which financial advisors must be aware in order to protect their clients’ private information and financial data. Getting hacked is every firm’s worst nightmare, and the real damage does not..
Here’s PCI explained in 4 sections for easy consumption Though the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (or PCI DSS) applies to every merchant who accepts payment cards, many merchants lack a comprehensive understanding of what PCI is, or how it’s enforced. Unfortunately, this puts these folks at a serious disadvantage when it comes time..
Not that long ago, VoIP services were a new and revolutionary concept. Nowadays, internet-based voice communication is commonplace among SMBs, which means it’s time to turn our attention toward improving their security. Without a thorough understanding of what is needed to protect your VoIP systems, you could be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Let’s take a closer..