You should partner with a Managed Security Services Provider in 2017. Data security and major breaches were a mainstay in the news in 2016. In 2017, that trend will continue. As technology advances, cyber crime advances to meet it and can hurt every business, including banks, retail, health care, etc. Protecting your business from a costly breach it may not recover from should be priority number one for every leader. With limited internal resources and limited time, it makes the most sense to reach out to a third party and forge a partnership that will not only keep your business secure, it will improve your business technology overall.Read More
In general, a healthy dose of skepticism can be good. It helps us separate real news from fake, choose our friends wisely, and gives us pause before we buy the XXL Cheese-buster Burrito from the frozen foods section. Sure, being overly skeptical or untrusting can be a flaw, but in the right dose, skepticism is a positive trait. When it comes to data security, skepticism is even BETTER! Cyber Security Awareness Training puts an emphasis on skepticism: caution in clicking links, caution in downloading files, caution in sending sensitive information. It encourages a raised eyebrow in response to cyber crime that preys on the trusting nature of people.Read More
Most business leaders go into each year thinking the same thing: "How do I improve the bottom line?" It is, after all, the bottom line: the ultimate metric by which a business is measured. For all the ways that a business can cut costs, the most successful are those that have long-lasting effects and actually improve operations in the process. For example, have you considered outsourced tech support? While small to midsize businesses may have an internal IT employee (that is, singular) on staff, a full-service staff is not in the budget. So, in response, the internal IT employee handles what he or she can until something really goes wrong and then a call is placed to a third party for an incident-by-incident fix. If that sounds like your business, there is a better way to go about things.Read More
The financial and banking industry is under constant siege. For obvious reasons (large sums of money and sensitive personal data), banks are a continuous target for cyber criminals around the world. In response, banks face strict regulations, sky-high compliance standards, and intense public scrutiny. When evaluating your bank's technology support, there is plenty to take into account. Now is the perfect time to start evaluating your current IT support and making sure that every base is covered and then covered again.Read More
Backup and Disaster Recovery is taking a more and more critical role in today's businesses as the amount of critical data that businesses generate increases. Ransomware holding your data hostage is also becoming more prevalent and it is more important than ever that organizations have a way of restoring their data in case of a disaster.
But where to start? There are thousands of data backup products available these days, and there are plenty of great products to choose from. This article will provide some initial questions an organization should ask itself when evaluating backup and disaster recovery solutions.Read More
Integrity's Learning Center and 'Integrity Connects' is dedicated to strengthening the business community by providing top-notch technology and educational resources. By sharing experience throughout the community, @ITSConnects is bringing business leaders together and helping everyone reach their goals. Whenever an opportunity arises to add a new skill, jump on it. Integrity's Learning and Collaboration Center is equipped with the tools and space needed to help you and your business thrive.Read More