Begin the Year with HIPAA & Cybersecurity Training

The year 2020 is (finally!) over, but the numerous COVID-19 cybersecurity threats it gave us are still with us, making life difficult for organizations large and small.

These threats are especially worrisome for healthcare providers, which are required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.

What Is Co-Managed IT and Who Needs It?

Here’s a common scenario: An organization hires one or two in-house IT professionals to support its IT needs. As the organization grows, its information technology infrastructure becomes more complex, and that’s when management typically chooses to either hire more in-house IT employees or outsource the entire IT to a managed service provider (MSP).

But there’s a third option, one that combines the benefits of having an in-house IT department with the flexibility and cost-efficiency of a third-party vendor.

A Message from our CEO as we wrap up 2020

As the holiday season approaches, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect back on the challenges we had to overcome this year and express my endless gratitude to the people we are so privileged to serve and work with.

At the beginning of this year, it was very difficult to imagine the full extent of the crisis the entire world is still coping with to this day.

Happy Thanksgiving from Spectrum Team

So proud of our team at Spectrum Technology Solutions for the hard work they put in during November that enabled us to donate 72 turkeys today to the Saint Mary’s Food Bank! Each turkey will serve about 14 meals, providing a total of 1,008 turkey meals to families in need this Thanks giving.

What Is Hybrid Cloud and How It Can Benefit SMBs?

Most small and medium-sized businesses are no longer contemplating whether the cloud is worth their time and effort. Instead, they’re comparing different types of cloud computing, trying to figure out which one is the best for them.

Last year, 35 percent of SMBs embraced the hybrid cloud model, and everything indicates that its adoption will only continue to increase as more businesses learn about its benefits.

The Need for Data Backup During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations to rethink how they conduct their operations. As a result, remote working arrangements have skyrocketed, and more employees than ever before are now working from their homes, often using their own personal devices.

5 Tips to Protect Employees Against Ransomware

Ransomware attacks are one of the most dangerous malware threats today, and they are expected to cost organizations worldwide around $20 billion in damages by the end of 2021. As such, the question every organization should be asking is, “How can we protect our employees against this threat to prevent important data from becoming encrypted?”

The following five tips cover the primary ways organizations of all sizes can safeguard critical infrastructure against current and future ransomware attacks:

Back up all important data: The main reason why ransomware attacks are so effective is that organizations can’t afford to lose their data.

Security and Vote

Fact: All data is valuable. Whether your organization is a start-up business or large corporation, your data is worth something to a cybercriminal. The same rules apply to your personal data, as even a password can lead to a goldmine. Just look what happen to Trump campaign out $2.3 million after hack of Wisconsin GOP
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