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The Rise of Ransomware and How to Detect It

In May 2021, the Colonial Pipeline, which transports gasoline and other fuels from Texas to New York, was hit by a ransomware attack. which resulted in the shutdown of the pipeline, caused fuel shortages, and gas prices spiked in several states. The company ultimately paid a ransom of around $4.4 million to the hackers to regain access to its systems.

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After-Action Reporting and Why It’s Important

As much as we might wish otherwise, mission-critical emergencies can and do happen. While the initial focus is on correcting the problem, it's also essential to do a postmortem of what occurred. This means you look at what went wrong and determine if the situation was avoidable or inevitable.

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Are Overlapping Business Systems Confusing Your Team?

In the IT world, new processes and solutions are released every day that promise to overhaul systems, streamline activities and generally make life easier for the department. But the problem is these disparate plug-and-play patches are often not designed to serve as holistic solutions.

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How Communication Challenges Cost Your IT Department Money

No one wants an emergency to delay or completely halt daily operations. But even with a state-of-the-art IT department, this reality can’t be completely avoided.

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Is Multi-Modal Messaging Required for a Solid IT Incident Management Strategy?

You’re an IT service provider with a client account where a critical server that manages payment processing just crashed. You need to get that server operational immediately. And every minute that it’s down can represent thousands in lost revenue for your client.

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Does Your System Have the Coordination and Visibility for Fast Issue Resolution?

You’ve been brought on as an outside IT provider. Your company’s primary purpose is to oversee routine IT needs. But more importantly, you’re the first line of defense if your client’s system crashes, experiences an outage, or any other issue that interrupts routine or critical operations.

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The Importance of Having an IT Disaster Plan Ready Just in Case

Disaster recovery planning is a set of business practices that allow an organization to defend against downtime, ensure stability, and mitigate problems during IT-related events.

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What the Heck Does Cyber Security Even Mean These Days?

When you think of a cyberattack, you might think of a basement-dwelling teenager spending hours trying to break into business networks.

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Cyber Security Training Might Save Your Company

Cyber security isn’t just a matter of IT. Adequate security relies on system-wide coordination among people and processes, touching every aspect of IT administration.

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