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January 2018

How to Roll a “Lucky-7”: Play and Win the IT Outsourcing Game

By | 2018-02-02T23:37:21+00:00 January 6th, 2018|IT|

These are the Top 7  reasons (not in any particular order) why companies outsource their critical applications and infrastructure to a proven managed service provider (MSP): Cost reduction – By leveraging the economies of scale of the MSP’s technical support team, companies can reduce their internal staffing budgets and shift current IT team resources towards forward-looking, business-driving projects. Technical support and consulting services are contracted at an hourly rate reducing the need for expansion of permanent IT staff as the company grows. An additional benefit to an organization is the elimination of the need for staff [...]

Ransomware: Healthcare is in the cybercriminals’ cross-hairs

By | 2018-02-02T23:29:14+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Healthcare, Security|

We all receive numerous emails warning us of the dangers associated with clicking on links within emails from parties we are not familiar with. Unfortunately many of those links are shrouded within advertisements or other seemingly beneficial statements which entice us to view that great promotional offer or track that Amazon product shipment we know we had ordered a few days back. International scammers are sending millions of emails every day that look like courtesy messages from companies we know and conduct business with. These include shipping companies like UPS, FedEx and USPS with the intention [...]

September 2017

New York State Cybersecurity Regulations

By | 2018-02-02T23:48:39+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Security|

NYS DFS 23 NYCRR 500 Regulations (Effective March 1, 2017) New York State Dep’t of Financial Services, Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal of First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions. Insurance companies and other organizations regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) , effective March 1, 2017, are subject to strict and specific cybersecurity regulations as outlined below. The following table summarizes each section of the cybersecurity regulations, which requires a DFS regulated entity (not exempted from paragraph 500.19) to perform a risk assessment and use the results of [...]