A High-Level Guide to Understanding IT Security

By branchjoel

The world of IT security is constantly evolving. It’s a challenge that can’t be solved by any one company, but rather it’s an issue that must be addressed by everyone involved in the process. It’s important to recognize this going into the future so you have a better sense of how your business needs to…

Phishing Scams are Everywhere

By branchjoel

Introduction Phishing scams are when a hacker impersonates someone else in an email, text, or message. They will likely send you a link to click on. The link may be disguised as being from a different company than the one sending you the message. There’s no sure-fire way to know if what you’re clicking is…

Why Everyone Needs A Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

By branchjoel

Backup and disaster recovery Your business is your livelihood. It’s also your responsibility to protect it from unexpected events that can cause catastrophic damage. I’m talking about natural disasters, fire and theft—but also human error or malicious intent. Backup and disaster recovery services are vital pieces of your protection plan because they ensure that you…

What You Need to Know About HIPAA and Electronic Medical Records in Healthcare

By branchjoel

HIPAA is a set of federal regulations that governs how healthcare providers, payers, and other health service organizations must protect the privacy and security of patient data. The law was created to ensure patients have access to their medical records. It also protects patients by ensuring the confidentiality of their information and restricts any unauthorized…

Cloud IT You Had No Idea

By branchjoel

You’re likely familiar with the Cloud. However, you are likely not familiar with cloud services. Cloud services are priced per-use and can be utilized by everyone. They have been in common usage since 2000 and have only recently become more affordable. By choosing to use cloud services, you save time and money while increasing the…

Microsoft Provides Detailed Guidelines for Countering Ransomware Operated by Humans

By branchjoel

Microsoft provided in-depth advice for IT professionals earlier this month and included security products when describing the human-operated ransomware market. Using a keyboard and network access, an attacker using human-operated ransomware makes decisions. These criminals take use of the “ransomware as a service” market, which is similar to the “gig economy” for services, which was…