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The Way We Work Continues to Change as We Enter 2021. Find an IT Partner that Knows Your Business and Can Help You Succeed and Stay More Secure in the New Year
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic triggered mass transitions to work-from-home setups, rather than on-premise offices and conference rooms. Working remotely became the new normal for many businesses, and those that were prepared to make the adjustment thrived during the unprecedented circumstances; those that were unprepared spent a lot of time and resources coming up with a way to continue operations remotely. It may have been easier for them and their entire team if they had a business continuity plan already in place for just that kind of disaster.
As you may know, computer viruses and malware describe a host of constantly evolving malicious software determined to compromise your email security, disrupt company operations and steal your sensitive information.
AllConnected will partner with Perch Security, a 24×7 co-managed threat detection and response platform backed by an in-house Security Operations Center (SOC) and comprehensive SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management) service.
AllConnected MDR will be able to detect breaches sooner, enabling engineers to respond and remediate quickly.
AllConnected has entered into an expanded partnership with Barracuda to provide Barracuda Essentials, a comprehensive suite of services for protecting business emails and data in Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, and G Suite.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.
Just as cybercriminals become more advanced with email spoofing, malware, and ransomware, your organization’s IT security must advance to defeat them.
You wouldn’t leave your business PC without Anti-virus software, but many businesses leave their email communications and Internet use to unsecured wi-fi and legacy firewalls.
Don’t be one of them.
Now for 2020, the FTC Safeguards Rule requires every tax professional, whether you are a partner in a large firm or a sole practitioner, and every Authorized IRS e-File Provider, to create and enact security plans to protect client data.
The new IRS Form W-12: Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) for Application and Renewal now includes a legal requirement for data protection:
The theme for National Preparedness Month 2020 is
“Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”
The NPM goal is to ‘promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year’. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.
We get it: company executives don’t usually want to talk about Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR). But consider, if your company suffers a major data disaster and you don’t have a resilient DR plan, you face an over 90% chance of going out of business within one year.
At the outset, your DR runbook should provide your organization a clear plan of action for recovering from a disaster.
Make sure to include screenshots, diagrams, graphs, and/or tables to support the written documentation.
While every organization is different the DR Runbook should include:
There are many players in the data protection, backup and recovery space, many who claim to provide a “DRaaS” service, but not many provide for all aspects you should expect in a Disaster Recovery Solution.
AllConnected believes you should have the facts so you can make an informed decision.
Regardless of what business you run, your Disaster Recovery plan begins with backup.