The landscape of information technology and the resources required to support it has evolved over the past decades as much as the technology itself. No longer is it simply mainframes, servers and clunky desktop PCs; instead, in our cloud-based computing world, today’s businesses face unique challenges ensuring their workforces are connected, optimized and efficiently utilizing the plethora of platforms required to make a business run efficiently and profitably.
Passwords are a tricky thing. Nowadays, the requirements for a secure password are becoming more complex. But no matter how complicated your password is, many websites are still asking users to take that extra step of authentication, often in the form of an SMS verification code. Not only do they want to know that you are who you say you are, but they also want you to prove it—and employers are following suit.
The Basics of Two Factor Authentication
Fact: *40% of companies today do not have disaster recovery plans in place. Considering the security risk landscape today, this is pretty scary. You have critical assets to protect but if, like many small to mid-sized businesses, you don’t have in-house resources that can handle a risk assessment, not to mention the follow-up disaster recovery plan the assessment may dictate, it’s time to consider bringing an IT support company like Nauticon on-board.
The assessment will accomplish a number of things, in addition to laying the groundwork for a recovery program:
Choosing to use a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can significantly impact the efficiency of your business. As you know, the digital world is always evolving, and having an IT provider by your company’s side will ensure that your business is always keeping up with the trends.
Cybersecurity is a significant threat to any business. One of the first steps you can take to protect your company is to understand, first, exactly what cyber attacks your business may face; and second, the best way to minimize the chance of those attacks. While you can rarely predict the next cyber attack, a dedicated Managed Service Provider (MSP) can find ways to proactively protect your company and minimize the damage a cyber threat could cause, should one hit.
Security is the law! The Department of Health and Human Services has made it mandatory that all medical practices maintain full security compliance standards for all copiers, printers, and other devices which is summarized in the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA). The Privacy Rule applies to any health care provider who transmits health information in electronic form in connection with transactions for which the Secretary of HHS has adopted standards under HIPAA.
Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. Businesses large and small embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity means, so let’s take a minute to go over it.
Understand the threats you’re facing
Businesses need technology to be profitable and productive. But not all technologies can deliver on their perceived benefits. To make sure your investments are still worth keeping, you need to perform technology business reviews.
Your company may be done migrating to Office 365, but there’s still a lot you must do. Now that your productivity tools are online via the cloud, there are a few optimizations that will provide your users with a better experience.
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