Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware and viruses to collect personal and financial information. E-mails or websites may appear to come from a real financial institution, ecommerce site, government agency, or any other service, business, or individual. Prompts on websites or e-mails may request personal information such as account numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers.
Mandry Technology has been named as one of the world’s premier 100 managed service providers and one of the top MSPs globally on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP rankings.
A popular Chinese proverb says that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. As businesses deal with constant stresses of change, many will be looking ahead to further mitigate disruptions to their business. Whether it’s a data breach or a localized natural disaster, planning for such events can be a daunting task. Business interruptions are stressful and making critical decisions during a crisis is usually less productive than laying out a plan in advance.
A mindset and an attitude of preparedness runs much deeper than responding to an individual crisis but creates a path forward toward building resilient, scalable, and flexible business plans to adapt to a wide variety of changing conditions well into the future. Businesses thrive on being able to create more opportunities and continuity/disaster planning can bring clarity to many situations especially in times of uncertainty.
After spending years analyzing data security and compliance for healthcare providers we have noticed it’s always the administrators we work with that may all be but unaware of the reasons why so many of their staff are circumventing the very policies meant to protect themselves, their patients, and the entire hospital network. These actions further weaken defenses against cyber threats and increase the likelihood of a compromise with protected data.
Internal IT remains as a critical role to the success of healthcare organizations. Evolving technology and the widening gap of responsibilities place excessive burdens on the IT department. Healthcare IT departments have moved well beyond solving daily technology problems to help shape executive decisions around areas of finance/budgeting, data security, regulatory compliance, and more. This unique development of the IT engineer’s role has brought them up from the proverbial basement to the C-Suite as technology now intersects with all other aspects of business operations. The quick evolution of the IT role has undoubtedly created a winding path for technology professionals to try and adapt their skill-sets to include a wider range of organizational responsibilities. Executives find it challenging to know what gaps exist between technology operations and business operations and how to reconcile the two. Addressing these challenges will often require more of a collaborative approach which creates long term stability in the IT department and supports business objectives.