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Get these top 5 gifts for the techie nerd in your life.

December 16, 2021

Get these top 5 gifts for the techie nerd in your life.  For those of you with a loved one who is really into tech, it can be difficult to find them the right gift. You might have already tried to surprise them with clothing, fitness gadgets, food, booze, or any other thing that most…

Peloton and Oculus Quest 2: How these 2 companies are using technology to get you fit over the holidays!

December 15, 2021

How will you get fit in 2022?   Are you tired of the same old boring routine?   Are you fed up with trying to find the time to get to the gym?  Do you need help staying on track?   Then, consider using technology to spice up and track your workouts in the convenience of your home…

Stay safe, smart and connected on these 3 virtual platforms this season. Here’s how…

December 14, 2021

How will you stay connected to your family over the holiday season? Since the start of the pandemic, it has become the new “normal” to travel less and avoid large groups of people. In parallel to our reduced social interactions and outings is the rise of cyber threats and crime. Hackers do not just target…

Cybersecurity protection: Why your company data is in THE MOST DANGER over a holiday weekend

December 3, 2021

What do you think all of these companies have in common?  Saturday, May 8, 2021- Colonial Pipeline  Friday, May 27, 2021- meat processing giant JBS  Friday, July 2, 2021- IT management software company, Kaseya  There aren’t many commonalities except…they were ALL infected with ransomware over a holiday weekend. While it is well understood cybercriminals attack…

Data Privacy Champions!

December 3, 2021

Cooperative Systems Joins a Nationwide Global Effort to Support Data Privacy Day by Signing On as a Champion Organizations across the world are generating awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. January 26, 2022 – Today we’re announcing commitment to be a Champion of Data Privacy Day (CDPD) to create…

5 Ways to Shop Safely Online this Holiday Season

November 23, 2021

Tis the season for gift giving, which for busy people everywhere, means online shopping.   Online shopping is so popular that American shoppers are predicted to spend a total of $929 billion during the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday sales, according to market research company, eMarketer.   More people online shopping presents a very tempting situation for cybercriminals. So much so, that Infosecurity magazine predicts that there will be an estimated 50…

CMMC 2.0: An overview of the upcoming changes

November 16, 2021

On November 4, 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a significant shift in the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. To help you understand why this change was made and how it will affect your business, let’s review the history of the CMMC program.  Why was the CMMC 1.0 framework created?  The CMMC 1.0…

HIPAA Compliance: A 5 Step-Guide to keep you out of the HIPAA doghouse

November 9, 2021

More and more physicians and healthcare providers are transitioning to digital records from paper. The benefits of going to digital records are endless and include savings on time and physical storage needs. Sharing records digitally also increases staff efficiencies. Physicians can share lifesaving patient info with other doctors with just the click of a button.  …

Financial services: Keep these 4 regulatory compliance institutions on speed dial

November 2, 2021

Whether you are a bank, credit union or other financial services business, you know there are institutions keeping a watchful eye over your firm’s compliance.   There are a variety of compliance regulations and laws you must abide by. Here’s a rundown of the top regulatory compliance institutions for the financial industry.  FINRA  For those of…

Outsourced cybersecurity: How your business can choose the right outsourced cybersecurity partner.

November 1, 2021

With cyberattacks, ransomware and phishing cases on the rise in 2021, it’s more important than ever to have effective security and risk management in place to protect your IT assets. When it comes to cybersecurity, companies tend to have these top three concerns: loss of data, revenue, and reputation.  With so much at stake, finding the right outsourced cybersecurity…

Ransomware protection for businesses: How to protect your company mobile devices from ransomware attacks

October 20, 2021

2021 saw dramatic increases in ransomware compared to previous years. With year-end 2021 ransomware attacks predicted to cost close to $714 million, which grew to 134% over 2020’s numbers, there seems to be no end in sight.  Todays cyberhackers are more sophisticated and strategic in executing surgical attacks on an organization’s infrastructure.  While crypto-ransomware and ransomware lockers have…

How we helped a financial services organization standardize and stabilize their IT infrastructure and cloud environment to allow for secure and seamless remote work capabilities during COVID-19.

October 5, 2021

Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF) is a community development institution that specializes in nonprofit lending. They provide and promote just and affordable financial services that benefit low-wealth residents in the communities they serve. They do this by helping clients overcome barriers including credit history, language, cultural differences, financial literacy, or lack of economic assets. They…

Why Cybersecurity Awareness for Your Business Is Critical for ALL Employees

October 1, 2021

Is Cybersecurity a major priority for your business? Well, let’s discuss some facts on the latest trends in cyber-attacks and data breaches.  IBM Security has published the Poneman Institute’s Cost of a Data Breach Report for the past 17 years. It is the benchmark report offering help in mitigating the rising costs of data breaches.  …

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IT Tip of the Week: Do This Before Leaving Your Desk Unattended

July 27, 2015

We’ve published several blog articles about enterprise security technologies, but it’s equally important to focus on the other side of the security equation and make sure people know how to properly log off, lock, and walk away from their workspace. To that end, even something as seemingly-mundane as forgetting to lock your computer can leave…

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2015 Best Place To Work in Connecticut

March 20, 2015

#3 on the list of Best Places to Work in Connecticut 2015 This tenth annual program was created by the Hartford Business Journal, Best Companies Group and sponsored by Hooker & Holcombe Companies. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Connecticut, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce,…