Collecting and Displaying Data Isn't Trendy, It's VITAL

Data.   Data data data.   It seems that business leaders in every industry have *finally* begun to understand the importance of their data. This is one thing where the

The Imperative of Annual Penetration Testing in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations manage vast amounts of sensitive data, including personal health information (PHI) and payment card information (PCI). Given the sensitive nature of this data, healthcare organizations must ensure robust cybersecurity measures are in place. One critical component of a ...

Combating Complex Phishing Attacks in Corporations

Sophisticated phishing attacks exhibit multiple layers, with malicious actors resorting to extensive measures to breach security ...

Having a DR Plan is Better than No DR Plan

Nearly every week we see companies with a billion dollars or more of revenue have had data breaches. The data breaches are often caused by human error, open ports, or the failure to encrypt PCI, HIPPA data. Are you feeling ...

Patching and Timely Updates Shield SMBs from Ransomware Rampage

Over the years, we have all grown accustomed to Patch Tuesday. Microsoft schedules the release of security updates on "Patch Tuesday," the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM PST. For the longest time, this was considered more of ...

Always Test Patches - Even from Microsoft

Always test patches            Always test patches. Last month Microsoft sent out two patches, one for MS windows and one for MS SQL Server, both have had negative impacts on some environments. IT professionals tend to want to believe and ...

Is Your Managed Services Provider Holding Your Data in Jail

I have met with dozens (hundreds maybe?) of companies that have been burned by bad MSPs before. Here are some of the red flags I've have found: ***Do you rely on “trust” to keep your system maintained? Do you have ...

Importance of Cross-Training a Sysadmin in Database Management

In the world of business, adaptability and resilience are key to overcoming challenges and ensuring smooth operations.   Information Technology (IT) is a space where most companies are not setting themselves up for success. THIS is where the ability to ...

What to Do When Your Database Administrator Quits

Managing the Fallout: What to Do When Your Database Administrator Quits In business management, unforeseen circumstances can often throw a wrench into the smooth operation of a company. A common issue that often sends shockwaves through an organization is when ...

Preventing Server Downtime is easier than Bringing them Up

An ounce of prevention is work a pound of cure   The most common number of dedicated Database Administrator's we see in a team is two – just enough administrators to cover each other on vacations. The second most common ...