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Can You Be HIPAA Compliant in the Cloud? Yes, Here’s How

on Nov 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security IT Managed Services Hipaa compliance
Moving some or all of your business data to the cloud can improve your business’ efficiency and productivity while decreasing costs. However, before you do move data – especially customer data – to the cloud, you need to do your research regarding compliance. And when you're a HIPAA-covered entity, it's even more important to consult with your cloud partner. A good cloud provider will take this issue seriously and will work with you to be sure you’re comfortable.
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DIY IT Can Block Business Growth: Here's How

on Oct 6, 2017 2:40:51 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Data Backup Managed IT Services
Information is the key to successful business today. You need to be able to act on your information and protect it. To use information, we all rely on secure networks, a solid IT strategy, our laptops, phones, and computers; apps; email; servers; the cloud; and the 1,002 other information technology-related tools we all use to make decisions internally and work with our customers externally. Many companies continue to think that doing everything themselves is a good idea. It's not. At least not all the time. There are three IT functions you can easily stop doing yourself.
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Can You Guess the Top 2 Cloud Security Threats?

on Sep 28, 2017 11:13:42 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Managed IT Services Cloud
Do you have a cloud IT strategy?
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The Biggest Security Mistake? It's Probably Not What You Think

on Sep 27, 2017 11:52:11 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security
What's the biggest mistake companies make about their security strategy? Think about it for a second. I'll wait. You probably guessed paying too little, not having a strategy, having the wrong technology, or something related to one of those three categories. Those are good guesses – and they ARE causes of information insecurity for businesses in the United States and around the world. For the sake of argument, let's say you have a strategy and have payed for the right amount of security infrastructure (network, consulting, staff). That's great. But. If you aren't aren't training your users on security best practices, you increase your risk of a data breach.
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Cybersecurity Training Tip – Why Explain Why

on Sep 20, 2017 11:59:45 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Data Backup Resources & Training Managed IT Services
“Because I said so.” How often did your parents answer one of your questions with that statement? Infuriating, wasn't it? While I'm older and can understand how frustrated and annoyed parents get at the repeated questioning of their decision, explaining why would usually work well with getting me to do whatever it is they wanted me to do (at least sometimes). In our professional lives, it's very much the same.
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