Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay – Is That the Right Question?

By Ron Temske, Vice President, Security Solutions, Logicalis US

By now, nearly every CIO has heard about some organization that has literally been held hostage by a ransomware attack. And each time you hear about it, there’s one pressing question on your mind: What if it happens to my organization?  Should we pay the ransom or not? To pay or not to pay, however, may not be the right question.

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CIOs: The IT World You Live in is About to Change

By Jim Cook, Vice President, Services Sales, Logicalis US

Research shows the millennial generation is now America’s largest living generation.  As millennials make their presence known in both the consumer world and in the workplace, they are dramatically impacting the way communication takes place.  These are people who have grown up with a mobile device in their hands.  They are accustomed to a consumer-like experience even when using business communications and computing tools. They are a generation of people who are inherently comfortable with technology and have a high expectation for how it will perform. As a result, the IT world experienced CIOs live in today is about to change.

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The Unique Security Challenges Facing K12 IT Pros

By Ron Temske, Vice President, Security Solutions, and Matt Catalanotto, Tempe Area Sales Director, Logicalis US

In the K12 world, security has become one of the most important topics of conversation among IT professionals, and in fact, much of the responsibility for providing that security has fallen onto the shoulders of already lean internal IT staffs with limited budgets.  E-Rate can help, particularly when the goal is to protect children from seeing obscene or otherwise inappropriate material online.  But that only scratches the surface of what a comprehensive IT security solution must do.

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How Implementing Your Own Monitoring Tool Can Be an Eye Opener…and Not in a Good Way

By David Leech, Vice President, Cloud and Managed Services, Logicalis US

Here’s a common series of events that occurs when an IT staff decides to implement a monitoring tool for themselves: After dutifully following all the procedures for implementation of the monitoring system, when they see alarms start showing up on the monitor, they pat themselves on the back and say, “Awesome. It works. This wasn’t so hard.”

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If You Knew Your Network Would Be Breached Tomorrow, What Would You Do Differently Today?

A Q&A with Ron Temske, Vice President, Security Solutions, Logicalis US

It’s no secret that security is top of mind among IT professionals today.  It seems that every day a new threat or breach is discovered, and as those security breaches become more prevalent and increased media attention fuels anxieties, commercial organizations and government agencies of all sizes are quickly realizing the importance of putting effective security policies, strategies and solutions in place. In corporate boardrooms nationwide, C-level executives, IT professionals and line-of-business managers are all talking about the security of their digital assets and how to prepare their organizations to minimize the damage from the inevitable breach that is to come.

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Are Cybercriminals Eyeing Your Healthcare Data?

By Ed Simcox, Healthcare Practice Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

Cybersecurity is a significant issue in the healthcare field.  Experts say there have been more than 30 million patient records stolen in the past year alone. Why? Because medical records are worth significantly more money on the black market – up to 20 times more than credit card information.  Couple the advancing age and complexity of many healthcare organizations’ computer systems with the fact that there are stringent federal requirements for reporting breaches and large fines for non-compliance with industry regulations, and you have what amounts to the ‘perfect storm’ among healthcare providers and insurance companies handling this valuable data.

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