Business Continuity: Are You Sure You’re Ready?

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Vito Nozza

Oscar Wilde once stated, “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” In continuing our look into being prepared during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, our second installment will focus on business continuity, what it entails, and the ongoing process to ensure it doesn’t become a "set it and forget it.”

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Are You Prepared?

Posted on October 5, 2021 by Vito Nozza

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but it’s about more than just awareness. It’s important that your organization is prepared for the inevitability of facing cyberthreats.

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Moreno Valley Unified School District Empowers Students with Cyber Academic Pathway Program

Posted on September 28, 2021 by Zeina Ammar

Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) has developed a highly successful Cyber Academic Pathway program that was recently profiled in SynED’s Agents of Change: Cybersecurity Career Pathways in the Inland Empire.

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Tips for Keeping Your Hybrid Workforce Secure

Posted on September 15, 2021 by ConvergeOne

Earlier this year, ConvergeOne’s Gabrielle Lukianchuk (Vice President, Marketing) and Tim Femister (Vice President, Digital Infrastructure) were featured on Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime TV. The segment (which you can watch here) centered around hybrid working trends and the security issues that have arisen due to the major shift in the way we work over the past year.

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The Financial, Technical, and Security Benefits of Administration Automation

Posted on September 7, 2021 by David Lover

Today I want to talk about one of the guiding principles of modernization: Automation. When I talk about automation, I’m specifically talking about administration automation. At first, it would seem like this is mostly about making life easier for the administrators—and yes, that’s part of it. However, there’s actually a lot of business value that goes along with this type of automation. Let’s take a look at the benefits from the lens of the different stakeholders.

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How Moreno Valley Unified School District Protects Itself Against Cyber Threats

Posted on August 24, 2021 by ConvergeOne + Dell Technologies

When neighboring school districts were hit with cyberattacks, Moreno Valley Unified School District knew they needed to upgrade their data protection.

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Five Items to Consider for Modernization

Posted on August 17, 2021 by Kathy Sobus

Modernization: The concept isn’t new, but the form factor may be. This is due in most part to the consumption models of cloud, SaaS, and hybrid offers that are now available. Modernization has taken many shapes over the past 20 years because of the technologies that are available at any given time.

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Identity + Access Management (IAM) Challenges in the Public Cloud

Posted on July 27, 2021 by ConvergeOne

With public cloud adoption becoming the way of life for the increasing number of organizations looking to solve business challenges with remote working, questions about its security implications are inevitable. However, security has many different meanings and challenges in the public cloud with native solutions.

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Supply Chain Risks: It’s Everybody’s Business

Posted on July 20, 2021 by Vito Nozza

There is an old saying that states, “Take care of your house and let others worry about theirs.” This might be valid in the pre-internet world, but with so many dependencies and relationships that have been created between partners and third-party suppliers, the “trust but verify” motto has become commonplace—or has it? Companies are only as strong as their weakest links. Creating a strong cybersecurity program internally is not enough, as the program should include all aspects of business in which data is vulnerable.

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Lessons From a Survivor of Ransomware

Posted on June 3, 2021 by Stephan George

I can remember the moment clearly: I was in an early-morning meeting with several of my employees. Several minutes into the meeting, my mobile phone came to life with notifications and a call. Shortly after answering, there was a knock at the door. Almost instantly, I did not feel so well; I knew this couldn’t be good. As if it were rehearsed for stereo effect, I heard the words no one ever wants to hear: “I think we’ve been hacked.” My first response was, “Not possible!” Turns out, it was very possible and very much a reality. To be fully transparent, I thought my life and professional career were over in that moment; 25 years down the drain just like that! I took the cyberattack very personal.

As an Executive Director at one of the largest school districts in my state, I had officially become the next victim of ransomware.

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