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Webinar Recap: Combating The Cybercrime Epidemic

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 9/24/21 2:15 PM

Thank you to everyone who attended ANP's live webinar on September 15th: Combating the Cybercrime Epidemic. We hope you found this webinar helpful in understand how to tackle cybercrime prevention and what you must start doing today to avoid being the next victim of an attack.

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Topics: IT Cyber Security, managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, secure cloud advantage, ANP webinars and events, microsoft 365 security, Azure Security

Microsoft Teams Webinars Feature is a Game Changer

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 9/23/21 12:17 PM

Microsoft has added Webinars and PowerPoint Live capabilities to your Microsoft Teams application offering new ways to deliver polished, professional presentations in meetings of all sizes, from small internal meetings to large customer-facing webinars and events—all from a single application.

What’s even better? You can cancel your expensive 3rd-party webinar subscription and use this free feature available in your subscription. These features are included in many of the Office and Microsoft 365 plans your organization uses today.

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Topics: microsoft teams, Microsoft 365 collaboration, office 365 subscription

Are your data backups reliable?

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 9/20/21 3:56 PM

One of the biggest nightmares for any business owner is downtime, as it results in a significant loss in productivity which translates directly to lost revenue. There are several scenarios in which businesses can experience downtime and as a result need to rely on your data backup solution to restore your operations.

  • Ransomware attack or other cybersecurity incident whereas the criminals encrypt your business data
  • Natural disaster like the recent storms that devastated much of the Greater Philadelphia Region
  • Buggy software updates that cause slowness or other technical issues on your network

Most businesses adopt cloud solutions to mitigate downtime, increase IT stability, and gain access the remote work capabilities.

Moving key workloads and applications to Microsoft Azure offers a key benefit -- it increases resiliency and is an important piece of your business’s data backup and disaster recovery plans. Microsoft Azure is built to keep your critical applications online, even in the face of a disaster.

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Topics: disaster recovery plan, Data backup, Business Continuity, secure cloud advantage, cloud migration, benefits of azure, cloud backups, Azure backup solution

Are You Ready to Combat the Next Ransomware Attack? Find Out Now!

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 8/19/21 1:00 PM

Your business is literally under attack 24x7.  These cybergangs are sophisticated, determined and coming up with new ways of intrusion daily.

Ransomware attacks are occurring once every 11 seconds -- and these numbers are rising at alarming rates.

Ask yourself this...

Would you prefer to write a ransom check for $1 Million dollars and lose access to your IT systems for 2 weeks -- or, ramp up your business security and stop the cybercriminals dead in their tracks?

The choice is yours. Don't be a statistic.

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Topics: IT Cyber Security, managed cybersecurity services, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, ANP webinars and events, Zero Trust Security, anp news and events

Zero Trust Security: Protecting Your Post COVID Hybrid Work Environment

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 8/18/21 3:58 PM

The current cybersecurity landscape is growing increasingly more complex than we have ever seen. It's not just rouge solo actors anymore. These cybergangs are sophisticated, determined attackers and their operations are growing daily.

As business leaders, we must not shy away from this, but rather be prepared for the next great disruption, the hybrid work environment, where your business applications are running in the cloud and on our on-premises servers with some workers in the office and others out of the office. This separation continues to put the companies at risk that are not prepared. 

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Topics: managed cybersecurity services, remote workforce, cyber security tools, microsoft 365 security, Azure Security, hybrid cloud

Cybercrime as a Service: The New Reality

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 7/23/21 3:21 PM

In the past few weeks and months we’ve seen several successful Ransomware attacks -- from the Microsoft Exchange hack, to Print Nightmare and now the Kaseya attack among many others. Cyber criminals are using a wide variety of methods to break your small business security practices to insert malicious software –like Ransomware-- on to your network.

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5 Considerations When Evaluating MSPs (Managed IT Services Providers)

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 7/21/21 2:48 PM

To keep up with the ever changing technology landscape and reduce the risks of a data breach, many businesses large and small are outsourcing their IT to managed services providers (MSPs).

Selecting an MSP partner is a big decision and truly understanding the value you get when you’re selecting an MSP is critical.

Here are 5 key considerations when selecting your next IT provider:

  1. Strategic Guidance.

Your managed IT provider is not just a vendor, it’s a strategic partnership. Your MSP should have a deep understanding of your business goals, your challenges, and your key industry requirements. They should help you understand where you are today and what’s needed to get you to where you want to be tomorrow.

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Topics: Managed Service Provider, MSPs Philadelphia, IT providers

Kaseya Cyberattack: What Happened, How Did It Happen and Why?

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 7/19/21 12:46 PM

On Friday, July 2, 2021, a Cyber ransomware gang named REvil (note the word evil in their name) targeted multiple managed IT service providers (MSPs) in a massive supply chain attack that has affected more than 1,500 companies to date. The attack exploited a Zero-Day vulnerability in a remote monitoring and management software (RMM) developed by Kaseya, an IT services provider that sells software applications to MSPs.

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Beware of New Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability 'Print Nightmare'

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 7/1/21 2:11 PM

Yesterday, a severe vulnerability called “Print Nightmare” was accidentally leaked to the public by security researchers affecting all Microsoft Windows operating systems. This vulnerability impacts ANY machine that has the Windows print spooler service running - this includes servers and workstations. 

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Announcing ANP's Summer Incentive Referral Program

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 6/16/21 11:08 AM

Curious how ANP continues to grow? It’s through word of mouth and referrals from happy clients like you.

We want to show our appreciation to our loyal clients so we’ve revamped the ANP Client Referral Program, with DOUBLE the incentives -- that's $2000 per referral -- starting now through Labor Day. 

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