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DNS Monitoring - Ideal Integrations

Are You Monitoring Your DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates human friendly names such as www.IdealIntegrations.net into computer-friendly IP Addresses, such as 35.247.98.30.  Every computer, phone, or tablet connected to the internet accesses a Domain Name Server (also DNS), either within the corporate environment or from publicly hosted servers. Many people assume that, as...
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Know Your Network: Why Details Matter in IT

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is about reminding all organizations to be aware and to plan for the worst. Know your systems, anticipate their failure, and plan contingencies accordingly. Of course, that does not simply mean protecting a network, or key servers, or just the PCs on the network.  It means having...
TABLE OF EXPERTS: Cyber-Breached at the Pittsburgh Business Times office

TABLE OF EXPERTS: Cyber-Breached

Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh Business Times hosted a cybersecurity round table at its offices. It featured Ideal Integrations CEO, Michael Stratos, who hosted the event, Blue Bastion's director of cybersecurity services, Corey Bussard, Daniel Coast, CIC, CCIC & Peter J. Horne of Henderson Brothers, Inc., and Dan Desko, CISA,...
Password protection best practices

3 Ways to Improve Password Protection

Welcome to week three of Cybersecurity Awareness Month!  In the recent news, ransomware attacks struck Pitney Bowes, a huge mailroom and shipping technology company with more than 1.5 million customers.  Just before that, the FBI issued an alert on Oct. 2, 2019 to warn that, while broad-scale, untargeted ransomware attacks...
Man using social media on phone and laptop - 7 Ways to Stay Safe in Today's Cyber Environment - Ideal Integrations

7 Ways to Stay Safe in Today’s Cyber Environment

With stories of ransomware hitting cities, hospitals, and schools, along with news of data theft and corporate espionage, you're probably wondering: How do I avoid a similar fate? Well, here's some good news: Keeping your cyber environment safe is easier than you think. Here are a 7 ways to stay...