IT - Computer / Forensic

Data breaches are a common occurrence in today’s business environment. While many businesses have turned to cloud applications for better productivity, scalability, and savings, some business owners worry that the cloud is more vulnerable to data breaches than an on-premises data center. The truth is that any computing environment is vulnerable if you don’t take steps to prevent a data security breach. Here are simple steps to protect your data in the cloud. Know your cloud apps: Get a comprehensive view of the specific threats that business apps pose. Ask questions like: Which ones render you more or less prone…
Craig Petronella of Petronella Technology Group, Inc. and ComplianceArmor.com and Sanjeev Verma discuss a highly secure, CMMC and ITAR compliant, end to end encrypted email and file storage solution called Preveil that helps vastly accelerate compliance mandates with regulations such as CMMC, DFARS, NIST, ITAR, HIPAA, GDPR, and more. Be sure to contact Petronella for special discounted pricing on an exclusive compliance bundle that we’ve created and customized for our audience that combines the power of Preveil with Petronella’s policies, procedures and security controls to bring greatly enhance the cybersecurity maturity level and SPRS score of your firm! Get your…
Are your organization’s cyber defenses enough to protect it from a cyberattack? Unfortunately, just incorporating the latest antimalware software or firewall to your system won’t guarantee your company’s safety. Conducting a security audit will give you a complete picture of your company’s data integrity, giving you a greater chance of successfully meeting your cybersecurity goals. Auditing and the security strategy Audits are necessary to ensure and maintain system quality and integrity. These system checks help identify security gaps and assure business stakeholders that your company is doing everything in its power to protect its data. An audit is usually made…
You may think that your printing expenses aren’t a major concern, but mismanaging these may result in a bloated IT budget that’s composed mostly of hardware, supply purchases, and equipment maintenance costs. These five tips will help your business save money on printing expenses. Replace outdated printers Your years-old printer may still be getting the job done, but they may be taking a bit out of your IT budget. Any piece of equipment that is five years old (or older) requires frequent maintenance and causes more trouble than it’s worth. Because old printers are no longer under warranty, fixing them…
Cybersecurity has become an even hotter topic over the last 12 months as businesses have accelerated their plans to operate in virtual and remote environments. Despite the growth of sophisticated techniques used by cyber criminals, we know that 98% of data breaches can be prevented by implementing the Center for Internet Security’s Top 20 Critical Security Controls correctly. Surprisingly, most businesses have not implemented these Top 20 Controls. In this webinar, we discussed the different types of CIS security controls and explored a globally-recognized framework for assessing your business’ existing cybersecurity defenses. The webinar included two guest cybersecurity experts, Kevin…
Nowadays, integrated tech is cheaper and more reliable than ever. It’s a great way to graduate from piecemeal business solutions that often conflict with one another and bring about more headaches than they are worth. Unified communications (UC) is one example. What is unified communications? UC allows you to manage all your communications as one piece of architecture rather than as several different components patched together. It integrates computer-related communication technologies like instant messaging and video conferencing with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which allows you to make and receive calls using the internet. What can be integrated? Just about…
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an application that could help predict risks and opportunities for your business products or services? Microsoft has turned this concept into reality with Power BI’s predictive forecasting. Familiarize yourself with the capabilities of predictive forecasting and how this business intelligence feature can help your organization. Power BI is a separate Microsoft product on its own, but if you have a Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5 subscription, then you can avail of Power BI for Microsoft 365. Both versions use a variety of statistical techniques, such as modeling and data mining, to analyze current and…
The many benefits of cloud computing enable businesses to easily manage workloads, obtain valuable insights from massive amounts of data, and gain a competitive advantage. But with the many different types of cloud services available, cloud adoption can become overwhelming. To make it easy for you to determine which type of service can drive your business to success, here are the three primary cloud service models and how they differ. 1. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Unlike software that you install on your computer, SaaS solutions are apps that are hosted on a provider’s servers. Easily the largest and most well known cloud-based…
Businesses rely heavily on data for their daily operations. They use it for everything, from building client relationships to developing marketing strategies and so much more. But without data backups, businesses risk losing data in case of a disaster. Every business owner must develop a robust backup plan for their business, which includes implementing any or all of the following solutions. USB flash drives USB flash drives are data storage devices that include flash memory with an integrated USB interface. They are not just inexpensive and portable, but they can also be used to back up data from several computers.…