Cyber Security Awareness Training: What You Need to Know

Andrew EdstromCyber Security

A closer look at cyber security awareness training.

Cyber security is a vital component of all our everyday operations. Being ready to protect your business against a host of potential threats in order to carry on with normal functions has never been so important. While many focus on interdicting threats and rebuilding after a threat has struck, there’s a comparatively ignored part of cyber security preparedness that more … Read More

Compliance in the Legal Industry

Andrew EdstromCyber Security

What can law firms do to ensure they are meeting compliance requirements?

How to make your law firm SOC 2 compliant with minimal headaches By Andrew Edstrom, Chief Information Security Officer For mid-sized law firms seeking to achieve compliance with the SOC 2, NIST, or ISO 27000 controls and other standards can surface some serious pain points. This is largely due to the lack of available tools that can display the state … Read More

Cyber Security Priorities for the Mid-Sized Business: Your Threats Are Often Unique

Andrew EdstromCyber Security

Cyber security priorities in mid-sized businesses.

The mid-sized business is a unique and often improperly appreciated animal in the business field. Its goals, concerns, and even threats are wholly different from those seen at the small business and enterprise levels. Too often, mid-sized businesses are lumped in with small businesses to be part of the SMB monolith, even when the mid-sized business faces much different issues from … Read More

Cloud Security: The Ins and Outs of This Powerful New Protection System

Andrew EdstromCloud, Security & Compliance

A closer look at cloud security.

Even just a few years ago, the notion that the cloud would ever be much more than an alternate storage vector for less-than-crucial data was almost outlandish. It didn’t take long, however, before new opportunities emerged, and provided users with a banquet of new possibilities to choose from. From cloud-based video to cloud-based voice service and far beyond, the cloud became … Read More

UTG: Turning IT Departments from Cost Centers to Growth Centers

United Technology GroupIT

What separates UTG from other MSPs?

Managed service providers (MSPs) can seem like a dime a dozen. There’s one around every corner, and it can be tricky for businesses to know which qualities to look for. Some look to distinguish themselves on price, or on the services offered, but UTG is out to distinguish itself down to its very DNA. We discovered, through our own growth, … Read More

DRaaS, Data Protection, and Cybersecurity for the Mid-Sized Business

Eric DykesBackup & Disaster Recovery

The link between DRaaS and mid-sized business.

The rapidly growing demand for data means businesses must engage in greater protection methods to keep data safe. Mid-sized businesses are especially ripe targets for hackers, as they don’t have the data protection capability of large corporations, but they also have more resources available to take than the small business. A new era of cybersecurity calls for both current understanding and an idea of … Read More

In-House or Outsourced: The Best Disaster Recovery

Eric DykesBackup & Disaster Recovery

Comparing types of disaster recovery.

No one wants to be caught needing recovery tools in the wake of a disaster, especially with downtime costing what it does in lost opportunity, lost face in the market, competition taking market share and more. Actually executing disaster recovery, though, can be difficult. With so many options, how can you ever know if you’re choosing the right one? Let’s take a look at … Read More

Disaster Recovery: The Sometimes Poorly-Understood Technology

Eric DykesBackup & Disaster Recovery

What disaster recovery is, and is not.

If there’s one thing we know by now, it’s that it’s an almost criminal understatement to refer to technology as a “complex field.” Worse, it’s a field that’s self-catalyzing; every new development spawns new developments of its own. Those new developments spawn their own and so on to the point that, by the time you’ve learned the first one, most of what … Read More

DRaaS: Always-On Insurance for Your Business

Eric DykesBackup & Disaster Recovery

A closer look at DRaaS.

No one likes to think about experiencing a disaster, for much the same reasons we don’t like to plan our own funerals. We don’t like inviting that kind of trouble into our lives, considering the consequences of a fire destroying all our work or a flood making it impossible to carry on business. A clearer understanding of DRaaS, disaster recovery as … Read More

IT Project Management’s Best Practices: Your Keys to IT Success

Eric DykesIT Project Management

IT Project Management Best Practices

In life, there’s generally a right way and a wrong way to do things. Knowing the difference between the two can mean the difference between a successful project and a lot of lost time, effort, and resources. IT project management is no different, and there are some useful points to keep in mind about how to carry out an IT project. The Keys to … Read More