Microsoft perhaps buying TikTok is all over the news currently. I am by no means willing to weigh in on how politics has surrounded this potential transaction and I am probably not the one in our organization to discuss the security implications of having TikTok on your phone.
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2020 National Standard Top Workplaces
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Business Continuity Planning
It has been an interesting last few months. A common theme that we are seeing with our clients is that the Covid-19 pandemic has made business owners really scrutinize business continuity. Some were caught without any pandemic plan. Others had the plan, but it was outdated. A select few had a good plan in place and are now on the recovery quicker than most other businesses.
We’re taking a modern approach to Business Continuity Planning. Our strategic businesses leaders and engineers have vetted out a solution to help our clients streamline their Business Continuity Planning. Plan4Continuity Business Continuity Planning is a dynamic Cloud based continuity planning solution that creates a new plan or converts manual and outdated business continuity processes into intelligent, automated workflows that can accelerate business continuity planning.
MFA or multifactor authentication was important even before a large group of us moved to working remotely. Now that we are there, we are being targeted even more. Brute force attacks have increased significantly targeting RDP as people moved themselves to their home offices. Very targeted phishing campaigns have also increased as bad actors are using the COVID-19 situation to take advantages of our vulnerable state. One option we can use to help mitigate a portion of that risk is deploying multi-factor authentication.
A lot has happened so far in 2020. If you are like most companies, you have quickly deployed a remote workforce. As we pivot into our new normal, we are having a lot of conversations about their Business Continuity Plans (BCP). In many instances, they simply didn’t exist or they need some work. Let’s explore that a bit below.
I’ve spoken with some companies that implemented their existing Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and it went relatively well for them. They had the right policies, procedures, and stake holders in place and things for the most part were rolled out as planned.
Navigating the Remote Workplace: VPN Assistance and Teams Assistance
Cyber Advisors is ready to help you make the shift to a more remote workplace during this time of need. We are here to answer questions, provide licensing assistance and arm you with the knowledge your organization needs to maintain productivity while working remote.
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold, Cyber Advisors Inc. has activated it’s pandemic plan in accordance with our standard business continuity practices. The intent of this plan is to provide for the ongoing health and safety of our employees, partners and our clients while ensuring seamless service throughout this outbreak as well as compliance with governmental regulations and public health guidance.
Why invest a lot of time and money doing a cybersecurity risk assessment to receive a lengthy report to find out all the things you know you didn’t have, all the things you know are broken and all the things you know need to be fixed?
Yes, a top-notch Cybersecurity Analyst will report all of that, but it should only be a portion of the overall findings. An experienced Cybersecurity Analyst will find a lot of things your IT department didn’t know because they either lack the expertise or simply lack the bandwidth to get to these findings. Most IT departments are overused and are spending the majority (if not all) of their time just trying to keep the lights on.
At Cyber Advisors, we believe the Primary Engineer is one of the most crucial roles we use so you have a great experience with our Managed IT Services. Yet, the value of having a Primary Engineer working with you is not always well understood before a Managed IT Services agreement begins. There are other Managed IT Service Providers that do not provide a dedicated Engineer-level resource to their customers. Instead, they provide a technician who is ready to serve when they are available, which may be a person the customer has never seen before. Without a complete understanding of their role and their value, the significance of the Primary Engineer may be overlooked.