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20/08/2019   |   0

Cybersecurity Activism: A Wake-Up Call for Every Small Business Owner

By Adam Stern | Business.com There's often a tacit sense of accomplishment when something once on the margins goes mainstream. Mobile payments, cutting the cord, home automation, that kind of thing.  Cyberattacks are increasing and their effect is widespread Cyberattacks are an exception. It's not that they haven't gone main...

19/08/2019   |   0

Replacing the Front Lines of Cyber Defense with Concentric Circles

By Adam Stern | Security Magazine On the premise that the best defense is understanding the real nature of the offense – or, in this case, offenses, since cybersecurity addresses a multi-front battleground – it’s useful to think in terms of concentric circles, broad steps any small or midsize business can take to maximize safety. ...

05/08/2019   |   0

Build it Right: Avoiding a Crash Course in Cloud Architecture

By Adam Stern | CloudCow.com For tech-savvy small business professionals, the need to get the cloud right has become Job #1.  Although the cloud may be here to stay, there’s nothing fixed or “commodity” about it.  Designing it, deploying it and operating within it are non-trivial pursuits, whatever the size and scope of your oper...

24/07/2019   |   0

Breaking Out Of The Containerization Box

Alex Artamonov | Mission Critical Get a thorough understanding of the options. Feeling boxed in by containerization? Unsure where it fits in within your organization? Concerned about security? Join the club. Having been around in some form since 1980, containerization today qualifies a shape-shifting trend. It’s an updated replay of the ...

09/05/2019   |   0

Architecting the Cloud for Cybersecurity: It’s All About the Bones

By Adam Stern | Healthcare Business Today Cyber attacks happen.  A lot.  And more are happening all the time. Online hacks in healthcare are enormously costly, and these costs are rising.  Seemingly every facet of digital life is potentially at risk, from hospital systems to patient records, imaging devices to lab results, bill...

07/05/2019   |   0

Corporate Responsibility In The Age Of Ransomware Hacks

By Adam Stern | Forbes Technology Council Ransomware is anything but a victimless crime. Perpetrators are nefarious, calculating and unfailingly greedy. Being on the receiving end of an attack is unsettling at best, and catastrophic at worst. Whether aimed at individuals, organizations or companies, ransomware hacks typically elicit nods of un...

29/04/2019   |   0

Is the Cloud Living on the Edge?

By Adam Stern | Business.com Back when the cloud was the next big thing, skeptics questioned its reliability, its durability and, above all, its security. Over time, each concern has been addressed and largely resolved. The wisdom of off-premises computing is now practically a given. But cloud computing isn't a religious issue. We can believ...

01/04/2019   |   0

How Accounting Firms Can Get Their Cloud Right the First Time

Adam Stern | CPA Practice Advisor The cloud as an environment for serious business computing shows little sign of dissipating. Per market researcher IDC, about half of IT spending was cloud-based last year, "reaching 60 percent of all IT infrastructure and 60-70 percent of all software, services and technology spending by 2020."  As&...

06/02/2019   |   0

Zero Trust and Least Privilege: What a Cybersecurity Mindset Looks Like

Adam Stern | CPA Practice Advisor Amid all the current talk of walls, let’s spare a thought for firewalls.  In the IT realm, firewalls have been pretty remarkable things – protecting accounting firms and their data through all manner of tech wizardry, as cyberthreats morph and malign actors proliferate.  Still, as recent history demonstr...

15/01/2019   |   0

Attention, Big Box Shoppers: Your IT Gear May be Trouble

Adam Stern | Small Business Today Magazine Here’s the word from the FBI: hundreds of thousands of firewalls are porous enough to drive a small business into the ground. Sadly, that’s not hype – if anything, it may be an understatement. You know the brands: Linksys, MikroTik, NetGear, TP-Link, QNAP, ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiquiti, UPVEL, ZTE...