Thinking of Moving to the Cloud? Part 2: Cloud Security

Thinking of Moving to the Cloud? Part 2: Cloud Security

Cloud services have become the next step for those looking for a solution to support their whole infrastructures, without sacrificing speed or space. Read 5 reasons you should move to the cloud today here. The need for comprehensive security in the cloud environment is critical for those who want to ensure their infrastructure against malware and theft. But as with all growing technology, new vulnerabilities are constantly being found and exploited. As more and more businesses turn to cloud applications to support their infrastructure, keeping proactive security strategies will become more important than ever.  

Here are the 3 Things You’ll Probably Overlook in Your DR/BC Plan

Here are the 3 Things You’ll Probably Overlook in Your DR/BC Plan

It’s never too early to start planning for a disaster. In fact, a good disaster preparedness plan should be reviewed and updated continuously, not just in the aftermath of an event. When Irma hit the Florida coast last September, we had our plans. Because of them, we ultimately made it through with little non-repairable damage. That being said, there is always room for improvement and we’ve learned some things that are commonly overlooked when planning that could’ve made a big difference in the time it took to recover from Irma.

5 Must-have Security Policies to Implement Today

5 Must-have Security Policies to Implement Today

No business can operate successfully without some policies in place. The purpose of given policies can vary from keeping consistency and accountability for certain actions or jobs, setting expectations of how and when an action should be completed and distributing knowledge consistently among a team or organization. Just like any other part of your business where policies are implemented, technology and security are no different. But often we see evidence that either policies are not being enforced or don’t exist at all and having good policies in place can mean the difference between a business recovering after an event or attack or not at all.

Don’t Get Caught in the Dark by Foreshadow

Don’t Get Caught in the Dark by Foreshadow

Just when we all thought that the fallout from the exposure of Spectre and Meltdown earlier this year was almost over, the release of another, related flaw proves just how fundamentally damaging and widespread these types of vulnerabilities are. This newest flaw may prove to be even more far reaching than Spectre and Meltdown, with the ability to affect virtual machines and bypass Intel’s internal software security feature, something that has previous stopped other flaws from being exploited.

5 Quick Tips for Preparing your Business for Hurricane Season

5 Quick Tips for Preparing your Business for Hurricane Season

It only takes one hurricane to devastate an area, but last year there were three Category 4 Hurricane landfalls in a period of less than a month. A lot of businesses were not adequately prepared for one natural disaster, let alone three back to back. This hurricane season is projected to be just as active, and if we have learned anything from last year it is that hurricanes can occur at any time, with no forgiveness towards unprepared businesses.

Be the Boss of your Data

Be the Boss of your Data

In our modern society of GDPR and complex compliance policies, it has become so much more important to manage data in a way that secure, efficient and standardized. Sadly, a lot of organizations don’t prioritize data management, due to a lack of a proper and unified corporate management strategy, lack of data governance or policy and overwhelming amounts of complex data sources. Penalties for lack of proper management can range from fines and lawsuits to loss of data or even a data breach.  

GDPR Explained

GDPR Explained

As you have likely noticed from all the emails in your inbox with the subject: “Our Privacy Policies are Changing!”, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Law is now in full effect. In a nutshell, this law is intended to help users take more control over what data is collected about them from organizations that they interact with.

What’s new in Windows Server 2019?

What’s new in Windows Server 2019?

Advances in security, cloud scenarios and enterprise-grade hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) are just a few of the highlights that have been released in the now available preview of Windows Server 2019, which will be released for general use in Fall 2018. Built upon the strong and widely adopted foundation of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft continues to make improvements to their platform based on industry feedback and future trends; including Hybrid, Security, Application Platform, and Hyper-converged infrastructure.

Ransomware, Email Scams and IoT Mining - Oh My! These are your 2018 Cyber-Security Predictions

Ransomware, Email Scams and IoT Mining - Oh My! These are your 2018 Cyber-Security Predictions

With high profile cyber-attacks and data breaches such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Panera and even the City of Atlanta on the rise, businesses are starting to realize that these attacks are not going away and will probably continue to get worse without proper security measures. Small Business owners will say “We’re not important enough to be the target of a cyber-attack.” They are wrong; over 60% of cyber breaches targeted small businesses in 2016, and that percentage continues to grow. Read on to find out about what threats to look out for in 2018.

Celebrate Microsoft Teams’s First Year + New Features to Come

Celebrate Microsoft Teams’s First Year + New Features to Come

After only a year since being launched, Microsoft Teams has already won a Top Enterprise Award and been implemented in 200,000 organizations over nearly 200 markets in 39 languages. Teams plans to expand on their enterprise-grade features this year to provide more capabilities when interacting with apps, organizing meetings & calls, and obviously collaboration between those both inside and outside your organization. 

Don’t Get Phished: A Guide to Preventing Phishing Scams on Your Team

Don’t Get Phished: A Guide to Preventing Phishing Scams on Your Team

90% of all data breaches start with a phishing attack. The motives for these attacks range from stealing credentials to access internal networks to an attacker posing as your CEO to gain W-2s for tax fraud. If you’re not familiar with how phishing scams work and how successful they are without proper training, then you are putting your Business and employees at risk.

Meltdown and Spectre Expose Fundamental Need for Proactive Security Strategy

Meltdown and Spectre Expose Fundamental Need for Proactive Security Strategy

Meltdown and Spectre Expose Fundamental Need for Proactive Security Strategy

Last week, a critical flaw in how our devices operate was exposed to the public. These weaknesses, now known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre” have revealed a loophole in the security structure of our devices; including computers, personal laptops and mobile devices alike. What’s even more frightening than that, however, is the fact that these structural flaws had previously gone undiscovered for two whole decades without being resolved. If flaws as critical as these can go unnoticed for so long, it’s only a matter of time before more insecurities are discovered and exploited. 

Find Your Place at Infotect

Find Your Place at Infotect

Find Your Place at Infotect

Here at Infotect are committed to consistently exceeding our customers’ expectations of what they expect from their Managed Services Provider. As our Clients continue to grow, it is important that we grow with them to ensure we are meeting, and exceeding their expectations. Out of this need for growth, we are excited to announce that we will be adding positions to our team and starting the search for a candidate who holds our company values and fits well in our environment.

Where was Your MSP during Irma?

Where was Your MSP during Irma?

Every year we prepare clients with Disaster Recovery plans for the worst-case scenario. We never know when a disaster is going to strike, but this year it did. With nearly 7 million people and businesses without power, Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful storms that Florida has ever seen. With excellent communication and proper planning however, all of our customers were up and running by the end of the week. Was your Managed Services Provider there for you before and after the storm?

Big News for Office 2013 – Newest Updates for Office

Big News for Office 2013 – Newest Updates for Office

Have you heard about the newest updates for Office 365? Or that Microsoft will no longer be offering Office 2013 for Home, Business, and Students on PC for download from the Office 365 Portal or account pages? Don’t be concerned just yet, your Office 2013 service won’t cut off immediately, but standard support of Office 365 2013 will only continue through Spring 2018.

A Better Security Practice: Two Factor Authentication

A Better Security Practice: Two Factor Authentication

The Heartbleed security bug in 2014 created widespread awareness about Internet credential vulnerabilities.  Certainly, changing your passwords regularly can help stop the information brokers who are selling your login information to the next hacker. However, a better option is using a second factor of authentication. Major service providers like Microsoft and Google fully support two-factor authentication.