In this podcast episode, Multimedia Editor at SD Times Jakub Lewkowicz talks about how to track your business’s cybersecurity preparedness and where to get started with improvements.
His guest is Dave Sampson, vice president of consulting services and cybersecurity expert at Thrive, a nextgen, managed MSP and MSSP cyber services provider.
Chip Gibbons, CISO at Thrive, cautions organizations to be more cognizant of where their data lives, no matter what industry they are in.
Financial institutions, law firms, health care providers, and other companies that deal with sensitive customer data should already understand that.
But even for those companies that aren’t typically managing lots of data, it’s crucial to know where your data lives and how to protect it, Gibbons said. Otherwise, the consequences could be grim.
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In today’s economy many businesses do not have the resources which are required to implement the necessary equipment and employ staff with the skills to maintain network security. This represents a very real challenge for companies in terms of data security, business continuity and productivity. This is where network protection services can be invaluable when it comes to protecting company assets. (more…)
During a difficult economy, virtualization and cloud hosting represents a viable solution for cutting costs while increasing company productivity and IT services. Many companies are considering the use of virtualization and cloud hosted Services as a means for reducing IT costs through hardware consolidation.
But what happens to compliance standards and service level agreements that must be maintained if you decide to use virtualization and cloud hosted Services? (more…)