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Cloud security & computing - virtual infrastructure

The Future of Cloud Security & Computing

Cloud computing arrived as an option a long time ago.  The ‘Year of the Cloud’ was declared as early as 2015.  But as of 2019, only 20% of workloads had migrated to the cloud. The COVID-19 quarantine forced many organizations to send workers home and adopt the cloud as a...
Ransomware and security

Security Trends & May’s Ransomware Update

To solidify IT security, we must maintain good fundamental security, keep current on developments, and learn from past breaches.  Let's start by reviewing trends Verizon noted their 2019 annual analysis of their data breaches and then delve into some ransomware developments that threaten an increasing number of organizations. 2019 Verizon...
Apple Products - work-from-home

Cybersecurity and IT Tools to Master Work-From-Home

With many offices setting up work-from-home operations in the wake of COVID-19, the daily routine is changing drastically. Whether you’re handling the transition smoothly or struggling to keep up with tasks while out of the office, there are some sure-fire ways to increase your capabilities. Best of all, when you...
Security - VPN users work from home

Cyber Security Strategies & Recent Attacks

By Charles Kime IT and security teams try their best to secure our organizations and their critical assets. Yet sometimes, our efforts fail to keep out adversaries. That’s why we use defense-in-depth and zero trust security strategies – to provide a backstop for when our initial efforts don’t work.Let's cover this...
Business continuity and data recovery

Business Continuity Challenges Caused by COVID-19

By Charles Kime These are unusual times, and they're putting extraordinary pressure on our IT teams. Organizations face an increase in breaches and exposure on a daily basis. Fortunately, advancements in IT technology can mitigate attacks and help organizations recover more quickly.Two key fundamentals are data recovery and business continuity.  COVID-19 Cyber Attacks Over...