Last week, Xfinity had an outage that virtually covered the entire state of Florida. Immediately the conspiracies started flying. Maybe it was Russia or China, or maybe 100 other reasons. The reality is that a cut fiber optic cable disrupted 72% of landline and internet customers, while 26% had a total blackout.
I wonder if you happened to catch the 60 Minutes interview on Easter Sunday called Shields Up or the interview last night with the FBI director, Christopher Wray? Both were great interviews and highlighted the importance of Cybersecurity and the possibility of Russian and China-based Cyberattacks.
Your business is an Orchestra for which you are the conductor. You can’t possibly do everything by yourself in your business, so you hire professionals to be your orchestra members. Every member plays their instruments gleefully, culminating in one beautiful symphony.
I have been reading a lot about passwords vs. passphrases vs. multi-factor authentication vs. adaptive multi-factor authentication vs. biometrics and how to overcome the never-ending need to keep them secure. I know what best practices will tell me, and the truth is that a different password for every website is not practical, but neither is the same password for all websites.
In the event you don’t have a senior manager or CIO overseeing your plan or working on a security plan with your team. Contact us we can help you. In the meantime, we are offering you these tips.
Since June of 2021, the fear of cyberattacks has grown significantly, primarily due to several high-profile incidents such as the Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya ransomware attacks or the ParkMobile data breach that left enterprises struggling to deal with the fallout and the widespread fear for the next cyberattack.
Many organizations, reliance on IT means that they cannot operate if their system goes down. In today’s world, every company is part of the IT industry and needs to prepare for disasters. If this sounds like your company, and it should, you must have either a disaster recovery plan or a business continuity plan, or both in place, so when the worst happens, you get back online as swiftly as possible.
Budgeting that awful “B” word that no one enjoys. Large enterprise companies have the time and resources to put together very detailed budgets for their organization. Smaller and medium-sized companies have more significant resource challenges.
Over the last few months, you’ve heard a lot about cybercrimes and attacks on American businesses, and while this is all still an issue, there is the good side of cyber hacking. By now, you probably have heard of Anonymous. The notorious cyber hacktivist organization. Over the past few days, Anonymous declared war on Russia.
Why Should I use a Fractional CIO and What is One?
Smaller businesses typically only have someone at the top, usually the business owner/CEO. That person is responsible for many of the other executive functions of the organization, such as Human Resources, Finance, Technology, and Sales.
I have always heard how everyone wants to be your one-stop shop for everything in my career. As you know, Amazon WebServices, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google all want to be your one-stop for everything. To the point where nothing they do is good or excellent.