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Small Business Cybersecurity: How to Protect Yourself Against Hackers

By the time you get to the end of this sentence, a cybercriminal will have successfully attacked a business and infected it with ransomware. According to Cybercrime Magazine,...


CMMC Section 3.5: Identification and Authentication

When it comes to achieving CMMC compliance, the old business maxim holds true — it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

One of the most vital protections you have against...


How to Set Up Zero-Touch Deployment for Apple Devices

Apple’s Zero-Touch Deployment feels counterintuitive at first. Once you've set it up, you naturally want to do something else. You want to click a box, or make a request, or...


The Ins and Outs of Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

If your organization uses Microsoft Windows at the enterprise level, you likely have questions about Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). How does it work? How is it different from...


CMMC Section 3.4: Configuration Management

Configuration management is vital, both within the CMMC framework and in general from a security and IT perspective.

Configuration management ranks right up there with...


How Technology Can Streamline Business Operations

“There’s an app for that.”

That 2009 iPhone slogan became so popular that Apple trademarked the catchphrase the following year.

People quickly grew to believe that anytime...


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy Tips and Best Practices for 2022

It seems like everyone is working remotely these days. Even those of us who don't still end up doing some sort of late night or weekend work outside of the office. The...


6 Microsoft Outlook Tips and Tricks for Today’s Productive Workplace

If your office job is typical, you spend much of your day going into and out of Microsoft 365 applications. One minute you’re in Word. The next minute you’re in PowerPoint....


CMMC Section 3.3: Cybersecurity Audit and Accountability

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 (CMMC) includes practices and controls that fall under the category of “Audit and Accountability.”

Unlike with other areas...


The 7 Best Ways to Secure Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is an indispensable platform for many businesses, and is considered the world's most popular cloud-based office productivity suite. However, this means it's...


The Modern Workplace: How to Harness the Power of Microsoft 365 Apps

Are you getting the most out of your Microsoft 365 subscription? Most people are not!

If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that the nature of work has changed...


Service Desk Academy Opens At Mountwest Community and Technical College

Ntiva has partnered with Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington, West Virginia to open up a Service Desk Academy that will enable students to gain real world...


CMMC 2.0 Updates - April 2022

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) published Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 (CMMC 2.0) in November 2021 to safeguard sensitive national security...


The Top Benefits of Apple Device Supervision

If your organization owns a fleet of Apple devices, you need a safe and efficient way to manage those devices, with a tool for updating software and device settings,...


Copper Phone Lines Are Going Away: Are You Prepared?

Plain Old Telephony Service (POTS) - the traditional copper wire network that has been around since the 1880s -  is no longer going to be supported by the major phone...


5 Things to Know About Microsoft Windows 11

Microsoft Windows 11 is designed to boost employee productivity and encourage team collaboration. It’s also built to be more secure than previous versions of Windows, and to...


CMMC Cybersecurity Awareness, Training and Personnel Security

If your organization is working toward Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), then you will eventually come across the sections dealing with cybersecurity...


The Upgrade Process to MacOS Monterey
About 90 days after Apple released macOS 12 Monterey on October 25, 2021, organizations began running into problems with Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and other issues. At the...
CMMC 2.0: A Comprehensive Guide For DoD Contractors

By now, most government contractors are aware of the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). We're providing this comprehensive guide to show you how to...


How to Switch IT Companies Painlessly (Really!) in 4 Steps
Changing IT service providers used to be a nightmare. We’re talking a time-consuming, costly, labor-intensive, frustrating pain in the you-know-what. But not so anymore....
2022 Tips on Achieving CMMC Compliance: Access Control

If your organization wants to achieve Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), you need to understand Access Control.

Not just what it is, but the process. And the...


How To Develop an Effective IT Strategy For Your Business

An effective IT strategy helps enterprises achieve their longer-term vision.

In our role as IT consultants for a wide range of businesses , we've seen a big increase in spend...


Expert Tips on How to Use Managed Apple IDs for Business
Apple IDs started with personal Apple products but are now an integral part of many business IT environments. First in education, and now in business, organizations are...
How to Implement a Security Awareness Program for Your Business

Not too long ago, most security breaches were caused by technical problems, such as hardware malfunctions or vulnerable applications. But not anymore - most breaches are now...


10 Essential Elements of an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

The challenges of recent years have proven that every business needs an IT disaster recovery plan when things go wrong — which as we've learned, they will. It’s never too...


Microsoft 365 Price Increases for 2022, Explained
You’ve likely heard some rumblings about pricing changes for some commercial Microsoft 365 and Office 365 products coming this March. Microsoft is transitioning to a new...
What is Desktop as a Service (DaaS)?

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) has become a hot topic for many businesses, since most employees are now working from home. There are valid concerns on security, data privacy and...


Five Tech Trends to Power Business Success in 2022

Few of us could have predicted what has happened over the past two years. While technology always changes at a dizzying pace, nothing prepared us for the crazy fast...


Cyber Insurance: What Does It Cover and Do You Need It?

Every organization that manages or handles digital data is at risk of a cyber attack, and in the past few years we've seen a massive uptick in attacks and threats. But is...


The Real Cost of Outsourced IT Support and Services

Many businesses choose to outsource their IT needs simply to save money. Outsourcing IT services to a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can have a huge benefit on the bottom...


Windows 10: Tips and Tricks for the Most Popular OS of 2022

More than one billion devices are still using Windows 10 in 2022. Since it's release in 2015, there have been major updates and even a couple of new operating systems from...


Hosted VoIP: The Powerful Tool to Keep Your Business Connected in 2022

Laptops, webcams, email access on every device in the house...we're all prepared for another year of remote work, right?! Not quite! Business phone systems are easily the...


The 7 Mobile Device Security Best Practices You Should Know for 2022

The jury is still out on when - or if - employees will be returning to the office in 2022. But one thing we do know for sure is that remote work is here to stay for a large...


Cybersecurity Awareness Training: 8 Critical Elements

Your greatest cybersecurity vulnerability isn’t your hardware. Or your software. It’s your people. People—executives, managers, team leaders, workers—are the leading cause of...


Six Ways to Boost Your Mac Security
The common wisdom in IT circles is that Mac computers are more secure than Windows computers. The macOS, after all, is built on Unix, which is harder to exploit than Windows.
The Importance of Complying with Data Privacy and Protection Laws

To judge solely by headlines, it would be easy to think only enterprise-level businesses need to worry about consumer data privacy laws.

The truth, however, is that the laws...


What Is NIST Compliance?
By Frank Smith | November 5, 2021

What Is NIST Compliance?

There has been a lot of confusion around NIST compliance, now mandatory for federal contractors. This brief overview should provide you with the information you need to...


The Pros and Cons of Migrating to a Private Cloud

Your organization is sold on the value of migrating some or all of your corporate workloads and applications to the cloud, but you are wondering about a private cloud.

Is a...


How To Conduct a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment: 4 Simple Steps

It’s easy for businesses to get overwhelmed when it comes to figuring out what they need for adequate cyber security protection. We recommend that the very first thing you do...


Why Mac Users Need to Break Up with Microsoft AD

Your new hire is overwhelmed on day one by all the accounts and passwords you’ve thrown at them. Even your veteran team members restart their Macs so infrequently that they...


MSSPs vs MSPs: How to Choose the Right IT Service Provider

Thanks to TBTech for publishing us in this great article - here’s a sneak peak!

 

Many businesses lack the in-house capabilities to maintain complex IT systems and data...


Microsoft Password Removal: The End of a Cybersecurity Nightmare?
Passwords. You hate them. Your IT guy hates them even more. They are the weak point of every network and storage database on the planet.
5 Practical Steps To Protect Your Business From BYOD Security Risks

Thanks to Tech Native for publishing us in this great article - here’s a sneak peak!

 

The growing trend of bringing your own devices (BYOD) to work, fueled by the pandemic...


What is the CFO's Role in Cybersecurity?
Is cybersecurity a technical issue or a business issue? Both. Does protecting your organization against cyber attacks fall under the domain of your chief technology officer...
Spear Phishing: How to Protect Your Business

In the past, using strong passwords was enough to keep accounts secure and hackers at bay. This is no longer the case, and cyber security services require a lot more than...