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How Do Cloud Security Tools Protect the Remote Workforce?

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 4/26/21 2:01 PM

COVID-19 has led to a more distributed and virtual workforce, requiring IT to deploy new security tools to protect your employees and your data regardless of where they are located. 

Last year the pandemic triggered world-wide panic, forcing businesses to find ways to work remotely, even if it meant using employees home PCs, or going against other IT best practices temporarily. 

Cybercriminals are capitalizing on this vulnerable time for businesses, finding technical glitches in remote access points and are exposing security vulnerabilities, finding ways to get into your network.

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Topics: IT Best Practice, data security, managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, managed cloud services provider

Is Your Company Data Ready For An IT Disaster Recovery Test?

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 11/24/13 11:30 AM

Unfortunately, many companies that experience an IT “data loss event” also discover, at this critical time, that their backed-up data is corrupted and not restorable.  The fact is that data can become corrupted during the back-up process.  Therefore, most managed service IT providers offering back-up solutions for clients will perform data integrity checks at the time IT data is sent off site.  Though this is a good practice, and can provide a level of comfort for businesses, the truth is that data can also become corrupted over time while residing on spinning disk drives at an off-site location.  This type of occurrence, known in the industry as “silent data corruption,” is literally caused by the rotting of the storage media where the data is housed.  So even though businesses may feel they are “good” with their data backup, that actually may not be the case.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, IT Backups, IT Data Disaster, IT Best Practice, backup plan, disaster recovery plan

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