John Virgolino on the Virtual CISO Podcast

Manufacturing tends to resist new technology. Not aerospace, though. It’s on the cutting edge. Our own John Virgolino, President/CEO at Consul-vation, discussed technology in the aerospace sector with John Verry, CISO and Managing Partner at Pivot Point Security in episode #43 of The Virtual CISO Podcast. As experts in managing IT security and privacy risk, […]

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What’s the best way to back up data and keep it safe?

Let’s face it, stuff happens. Computers crash, hard drives fail, access to the Internet goes down, and electricity goes dark. We rely on our infrastructure to keep our data safe, yet sometimes the unexpected happens. Thankfully, we can be proactive and prepare for most disasters. Backing up our data is an essential part of mitigating […]

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Is it Safe to Put Data in the Cloud?

Is it safe to put data in the cloud and can it actually be safer than storing it on personal computers or on-premise business servers? Like all questions around risk, it depends.   Unless your company is hosting its own private cloud infrastructure, most cloud services are hosted publicly and are only accessible through the Internet, […]

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How Do I Prevent Being Hacked?

Our emails, online accounts, personal information, business data, and just about everything we do on our smartphones and computers are at risk of being hacked, stolen, and used against us. There are over 30 billion Internet-connected devices on the planet, and every one of them is a target for cyberattack. But why? TARGET PROFILE Our […]

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Podcast: Compliance

Get ready, this episode is all about compliance. Security compliance to boot. It’s not the most exciting topic, I’ll admit, but it is a necessary one and your business may have to comply. We are going to do an introductory overview of IT and security compliance requirements and some of the things to look out […]

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It’s Time to Upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 7 End-of-Service-Life (EOSL) ended in 2009 for mainstream users. Despite a lack of support for their system, and because they believe it to be the most stable operating system, the hesitation to upgrade remains for many loyal Windows 7 users. Additionally, businesses using Windows 7 see upgrading their users as a daunting and time […]

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What is a VPN and is it Right for My Small Business?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, which is tech-speak for a secured connection in an otherwise unsecured environment. It’s an encrypted tunnel that allows our devices to communicate safely with our office network while outside the building. Although our small business data should be protected internally from hacking attempts, viruses, malware, and every conceivable form […]

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Where should you host business email?

When it comes to hosting your business email, one size does not fit all. What may be right for another business may not be right for yours. To help you find the right fit for your company, we’re going to give you a semi-technical overview of how conventional and cloud-based email systems work. Then we’ll […]

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What is virtualization?

Virtualization is the practice of creating multiple computing environments from a single host machine or harnessing the collective power of numerous host machines. It’s been around for a while and is an invaluable tool that helps businesses increase their capabilities. We will unpack the basics of virtualization by stepping through an overview of how the […]

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Corporate vs Consumer VPN

All virtual private networks, or VPNs for short, are created to do one thing: let people access the internet and other computer networks free from the prying eyes and bad intentions of other people. Specifically, VPNs provide a secure link between computers, phones, and other devices, and the internet. While all VPNs are broadly the […]

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