4CLOUD SERVICES JOINS FORCES WITH CENTERPOINT IT

Date: 14th November 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

4CLOUD SERVICES JOINS FORCES WITH CENTERPOINT IT Merger Creates Powerhouse Regional Managed IT and IT Security Provider (Roswell, GA) – Atlanta-based MSP (managed IT service provider) and IT security provider Centerpoint IT, Inc. announces the completion of the acquisition of 4Cloud Services, LLC, a MSP and cloud integration company based in Alpharetta, GA. The combination of 4Cloud Services under the Centerpoint IT umbrella results in a powerhouse regional MSP specializing in the small and medium-sized business (SMB), financial, private equity, medical and professional service sectors. […]

Protect Your Employees and Your Business Against Vishing

Date: 13th November 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

Protect Your Employees and Your Business Against Vishing Key Points The increase in remote and hybrid workforces has created new opportunities for bad actors. Vishing is a type of fraud where criminals attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a reputable entity. Bad actors typically do this by making voice calls or leaving voicemails that appear to be from a legitimate organization. Vishing can have serious consequences for businesses, including compromised company data, financial losses, ransomware infections, and reputa […]

Four Steps You Must Take Today to Safeguard Your Business Against Phishing Attacks

Date: 8th November 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

Four Steps You Must Take Today to Safeguard Your Business Against Phishing Attacks Key Points in This Article: Businesses of sizes and industries must contend with phishing attacks which, if successful, can be devastating. Having a plan in place is crucial to mitigate the risk of phishing. Training employees, managing passwords, updating software, and securing mobile devices are steps you must take to safeguard your business. No matter the size or industry, businesses face phishing attacks that have escalated in scope and sophistication. Successful phishing attacks can open a backdoor to a b […]

Three Ways Managed Services Providers Can Help Your Business Grow

Date: 5th November 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

Three Ways Managed Services Providers Can Help Your Business Grow Key Points in This Article Working with an MSP can provide businesses with the necessary resources to grow. MSPs can help businesses save time by absorbing time-consuming yet fundamental tasks. They can also help companies save money by leveraging their insights and experience to increase productivity and offer specialized services where there are gaps in-house. Business executives often think of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in the context of their IT departments. They think that when they followed their CIO or IT director […]

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 365 for Your Business

Date: 24th October 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 365 for Your Business The pandemic has changed the way we conduct business. A remote workspace has replaced the brick-and-mortar setup. Flexibility in the workplace is fast becoming the norm. Every company is looking for ways to have a flexible work culture while increasing productivity. The pandemic has seen many businesses migrate from working in the office to a remote and office work setup. Most people, however, cannot shift their work from the computer in the office to their laptops at home. Luckily, Microsoft has come up with a solution to thi […]

9 Ways Managed IT Service Providers Boost Business Growth

Date: 24th October 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

9 Ways Managed IT Service Providers Boost Business Growth Technological advancements have not only led to continuous IT requirements but increased security threats as well. Security threats can lead to downtime for your business. For this reason, you need a managed IT service provider. Managed information technology services will handle your security challenges efficiently. Furthermore, IT firms have the knowledge and expertise to manage everything about your IT infrastructure. A report on managed cloud services shows that the market size of cloud-managed services is projected to grow to $ […]

Microsoft 365, SharePoint and HIPAA Compliance

Date: 24th October 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

What You Need to Know About Microsoft 365, SharePoint and HIPAA Compliance When healthcare organizations evaluate which software applications to use, one of the most common questions decision-makers have is whether an application in question is HIPAA-compliant. Negligent or willful violations of data privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can result in significant fines and legal consequences. Moreover, when providers mismanage their client's Protected Health Information (PHI), they lose the trust of their clients - and their business. But the […]

What Your Business Needs to Know About Protecting Customer Data

Date: 24th October 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

What Your Business Needs to Know About Protecting Customer Data Key Points: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sets standards for safeguarding customer information. The Safeguards Rule took effect in 2003 but was amended in 2021 after public comment to ensure the rule keeps pace with the current technology. The revised rule offers in-depth guidance for businesses — reflecting the core data security principles that all organizations under FTC’s jurisdiction must implement. The FTC Safeguards Rule applies to a specific class of financial institutions, such as mortgage companies, creditors, […]

All You Need to Know About Azure AD

Date: 18th October 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

All You Need to Know About Azure AD Key Points What is Azure AD? What are the outstanding features of Azure AD? Who uses Azure AD? How does one set up a backup Azure AD connect server? What are Azure AD licenses? Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service that provides a single, centralized access point for managing user identities and permits access to Azure resources. Azure AD also offers a rich set of features that can be used to secure and manage access to on-site and cloud-based resources. This Azure AD facilitates access to your team’s […]

How Safe is Microsoft Teams?

Date: 14th October 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

How Safe is Microsoft Teams? Understanding the New Vulnerability Vectra Uncovered Key Points in This Article Cybersecurity researchers at Vectra recently unearthed a new vulnerability in Microsoft Teams that may allow cyber criminals the means to cause considerable harm. The vulnerability requires cybercriminals to already have a certain level of access to your network or device. Rather than asking what you should do about Teams in light of this vulnerability, you should take every possible precaution and measure to keep your access credentials secure. It’s a foregone conclusion these days […]

Cyber Risk Insurance 101

Date: 3rd October 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

Cyber Risk Insurance 101: What is it and Who Needs It? Every business needs to protect itself against cyberattacks. That’s why companies must have cyber risk insurance. Cyber risk insurance can help you pay for the costs associated with a data breach or ransomware attack, but there are other things that you should consider as well. Understanding cyber risk insurance, why it’s necessary, and how it works will help determine if your business needs this coverage. What is Cyber Risk Insurance? First, let’s define what cyber insurance is. Cyber risk insurance is a protection plan provided by […]

Why Small Businesses Must Implement Ongoing Risk Management

Date: 28th September 2022, Category: Atlanta IT Service Articles, Author: Chris Chao

Why Small Businesses Must Implement Ongoing Risk Management Key Points Risk management is identifying, assessing, and managing risks to help protect against potential losses or liabilities. Risks can come from financial, operational, legal, or reputational risks. By identifying and assessing risks early on, you can take steps to mitigate or avoid them altogether. The traditional security perimeter is no longer enough to keep organizations safe. Cybercriminals are increasingly sophisticated and can easily bypass perimeter defenses. Preventing sophisticated attacks requires a new approach that […]