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How To Use Azure To Leverage a Remote Workforce & Increase Productivity

Introduction The world today is far different than it was one month ago.  For example, here in the United States, we were at all time stock market highs, and unemployment was at its lowest peak, right around 3.5%.  We had the longest economic boom period, lasting about 11 years in length.  But, with the advent of ...

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FBI warns of Kwampirs attacks, COVID-19 scams

Cybercriminals and nation-state actors alike are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to weasel personal informational, financial data, dollars and access to systems from their victims, from consumers to healthcare organizations and supply chain companies, the FBI warned this week in a pair of alerts. For the third time in as many months, the FBI called out state-sponsored ...

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Windows Virtual Desktop Licensing

Introduction One of our previous articles examined the Windows Virtual Desktop, also known as WVD for short.  It is a unique way of deploying any physical computers and workstations from On Prem into the Cloud.  There are many strategic advantages to this, some of which include the following: Fixed and affordable pricing: You don’t have to ...

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Cybercriminals Are Counting On You Letting Your Guard Down During This Global Pandemic – Here’s How To Stop Them

The world is slowing down during this COVID-19 pandemic. Wall Street is being hit hard. People are no longer going out. We’re told to quarantine or self-isolate and not engage in groups. You can bet there’s one group that’s not slowing down at all. In fact, they’re probably working overtime while the rest of us have ...

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Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way

Google, Microsoft, Twitter. Hitachi, Apple, Amazon. Chevron, Salesforce, Spotify. From the UK to the US, Japan to South Korea, these are all global companies that have, in the last few days, rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies amid the spread of Covid-19. And it’s realistic to assume that shifting to the ‘home office’ will become the new ...

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How to Secure Your Remote Workers

Introduction What was once a tranquil calm here in the United States just a few weeks ago has now turned into almost public hysteria.  We have seen volatility in the financial markets at unprecedented levels, and the American economy is systematically closing itself down from the outside world by making employees work from home for the ...

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Cyber-Attack Hits U.S. Health Agency Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyber-attack on its computer system, part of what people familiar with the incident called a campaign of disruption and disinformation that was ...

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Safeguarding Healthcare for the Future with Zero Trust Security

In 2019, we saw a record number of information security breaches. According to the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020, a total of 8.5 billion records were compromised — three times the number from 2018. The healthcare industry saw its fair share of attacks and was the 10th-most targeted industry, accounting for 3 percent of all ...

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Zero Trust & What It Means

Introduction There is no doubt that the Cybersecurity world is becoming more complex on a daily basis.  For example, there are newer variants that are coming out, Cyberattackers are being more deliberate in choosing their targets, it is even that much more difficult to tell the difference between a spoofed website and a real one, Social ...

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The Workstation as a Service

Introduction In today’s business environment, you will still see many organizations that are using the traditional desktop computers and servers that are stored On Premises (aka “On Prem”).  This simply means that an employee has a traditional workstation that they log into, from which they can conduct their everyday job tasks, and that the IT department ...

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