Insights from VAF Blog

5 Important Ways to Improve Your Cybersecurity

April 19th, 2022 by Van Ausdall & Farrar

$3.9 Million. That’s the answer to the following question… What was the average total cost of a single data breach in 2020? Cybersecurity is expensive, but the alternative is more than many companies can pay. I won’t take any more of your time...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Cybersecurity

A CIO’s Simple IT Security Checklist

March 26th, 2019 by Ashlee Colliver

There was a time when those who refused to utilize technology could still thrive in business. That time is certainly over. Small businesses of all shapes and sizes must now embrace technology to maintain operational efficiency and compete in today’s market....

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Data Security & Compliance Solutions

VA&F Goes EXTREME to Meet Customer Networking Demand

April 18th, 2018 by Kent Lemley

THE CONVERGED COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (CCG) OF VAN AUSDALL & FARRAR IS OFFICIALLY AN AUTHORIZED CHANNEL PARTNER FOR EXTREME NETWORKS. Extreme Networks is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: EXTR) headquartered in San Jose, California and founded in 1996....

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Posted in: Communications

February 8, 2018 - Print Security Event at TopGolf Presented by HP

January 25th, 2018 by admin

In February of 2017 an online hacker named ‘Stackoverflowin’ hacked over 150,000 printers just to prove a point… Unsecured printers are a huge security risk. Each hacked device printed a message informing the end users of the security breach....

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Print

What Happens When Ransomware and the Internet of Things Collide?

May 3rd, 2017 by Guillermo Fernandez

In 2016, Ransomware attacks made alarming headlines, affecting every kind of business from hospitals to police stations. Last year, too, hacks of Internet of Things (IoT) devices -home appliances, toys, cars and more, were also making headlines. Many...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Cybersecurity

Success, Threat, and Loss “The Drama of Network Communications”

October 10th, 2016 by Kent Lemley

Despite all of our investments in firewalls, universal threat appliances, anti-virus software, somewhere down the road a critical threat may find its way onto your internal network. Since internal network architecture is generally flat and un-secured,...

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Posted in: Communications, Cybersecurity