Financial Institutions and Cloud Computing

Securing critical data in the cloud during this wave of file-less cyber attacks can pose serious security risks when moving from a traditional enterprise data center into a cloud environment. Even in private clouds, financial organizations face intensified risks from having multiple data sets and applications sharing on the same physical services. Banks, credit unions…Continue Reading


Six Overlooked Best Practices That Threaten Enterprises

Six Overlooked Practices That Threaten Enterprises

No company is safe from human error. Statistics indicate that every year, over one billion records of data are compromised due to common mishaps. More than 90 million IT-related accidents are reported in the US alone. It gets worse; A whopping average of $15 million in damages relentlessly plague even the most prestigious and security…Continue Reading


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Today Is Computer Security Day

Security is such an important factor of every day life that an annual day of recognition for has been established. Given the state of security and the advent of hackers and cybercrime in recent history, one would think that this occasion had been established as a direct response. The fact is, Computer Security Day is…Continue Reading


9 Steps To Protect Your Data When Traveling

9 Steps to Protect Your Data When Traveling

The Holidays are now upon us and many will traveling. Whether it is to visit relatives, a secondary corporate location or client site across the country, travel may be part of your plans. In this day and age and considering the Internet Of Things and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), the practice of taking extra…Continue Reading


5 Steps to Network Security and Compliance

Network Security and Compliance Best Practices

Small businesses are often at a greater risk for cyber threats because they typically have smaller budgets and do not have the revenue to afford their own information technology departments to deal with these threats. In addition, 87 percent of small business owners do not believe they are at risk for an attack. As a…Continue Reading


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Hurricane Preparedness for Businesses Part 2: 5 Critical Steps to Ready Your Infrastructure Before A Storm

In Part 1, we discussed putting together a hurricane plan for your personnel and ensuring that you keep an open line of communication with emergency services organizations, local businesses, and vendors. Here in Part 2, we will take a look at hurricane preparedness from a business IT perspective. It is imperative that you also develop…Continue Reading


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How to Prepare Your Business for a Hurricane – Part 1

Until last year, Florida had not been directly hit by a hurricane since 2005. Yet, in 2004, the state was directly hit a record four times, which had never happened, dating back to 1850. Odds are Florida is due for another hurricane strike. In fact, according to the latest forecasts released by Colorado State University,…Continue Reading


Top 10 Ways Your Network Security Is at Risk

The recent ransomware cyberattacks in the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the globe remind us how vulnerable businesses can be to cyber criminals. During the last three years, Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams targeted more than 400 U.S. businesses every day and cost those companies $3 billion. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks: they…Continue Reading


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CIOTech Taking Proactive Efforts for Global Ransomware Outbreak “WannaCry”

CIO Technology Solutions is actively monitoring the announcement of the recently discovered Microsoft computer security exploit, WannaCry. This ransomware infection of specific vulnerable Microsoft windows systems has infected thousands worldwide, and we are taking necessary precautions to mitigate any potential risks. The specific delivery vectors are still being investigated. However, there are several potential sources…Continue Reading


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The Importance of Network Security for Small Businesses

Small businesses are easy targets for hackers and cyber criminals for a very obvious reason. They often have valuable data with very few safeguards. If you are a small business owner, here is what you need to know about cybersecurity and why investing in it is one of the most important investments you can make…Continue Reading