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23 09, 2019

Email Phishing and Spoofing Are Serious Threats to Your Business

By |September 23rd, 2019|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on Email Phishing and Spoofing Are Serious Threats to Your Business

If you asked everyone in your company to define phishing and spoofing, what percentage would even know what spoofing is? Or the difference between the two? How many of those people could truthfully say they properly scrutinize every email that appears in their inbox – before they click a link in it or reply to it?
27 08, 2019

Going Remote: How to Solve the IT Challenges of a Growing Virtual Workforce

By |August 27th, 2019|Cloud Solutions, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on Going Remote: How to Solve the IT Challenges of a Growing Virtual Workforce

It's too late to turn back the tide. Working remotely is a trend that has grown past the point of being a short-term fad with unknown long-term consequences. At this point, including a virtual workforce as part of a corporate staff is the norm. Here are some things your IT team needs to think about.
19 08, 2019

The Growing Risk of Poor IT Infrastructure

By |August 19th, 2019|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on The Growing Risk of Poor IT Infrastructure

Have you ever found yourself as the CIO or IT Director saying this about your IT Infrastructure? If you are like most companies, you have more projects than you can handle anyway, so why would you take on a project that is really not causing an immediate challenge for the company? The reason is that over time, your infrastructure can steal time and resources from your employees little by little, making you more inefficient. Here are just a few to consider.
10 06, 2019

Is It Time to Re-evaluate Your Corporation’s Technology Stack?

By |June 10th, 2019|Cloud Solutions, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Insights from VAF Blog, Managed IT Solutions|Comments Off on Is It Time to Re-evaluate Your Corporation’s Technology Stack?

Technology evolves, perhaps even quicker than anticipated. A technology solution you brought in two or three years ago may not be the right answer today (or tomorrow). And even if the outdated technology is still “getting the job done,” it may not be performing in a way that delights your customers nor optimizes your competitiveness. Here are some situations in which companies can be negatively impacted when technology is not optimized for success.
31 05, 2019

Is Your Data an Asset or a Liability?

By |May 31st, 2019|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on Is Your Data an Asset or a Liability?

We frequently talk with clients about the benefits of better managing data with the latest technology. But even if an organization has embraced technology, there still needs to be a strategy for managing a company’s data. Without a strategy, the data you assume is helpful for your business might be susceptible to cause harm. Consider these points and then ask yourself is your data is an asset or a liability.
21 05, 2019

3 Steps to Minimize the Impact of Cyber Attacks

By |May 21st, 2019|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on 3 Steps to Minimize the Impact of Cyber Attacks

Despite the best efforts of IT Directors, 68% of companies fell victim to a cyber attack in the last year according to a report from Sophos.* That’s more than two in three companies world-wide! Cyber-attacks don’t discriminate either:  63% of small businesses (1-1,000 employees) and 73% of enterprises (1,001-5,000 employees) experienced a cyber-attack. While these are alarming statistics, the percentage variation from counties like Japan (24%) to Mexico (82%) indicates that there is something that can be done.
26 03, 2019

A CIO’s Simple IT Security Checklist

By |March 26th, 2019|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on A CIO’s Simple IT Security Checklist

As we accelerate headlong into the 2020s, digital security grows ever more ubiquitous, sophisticated, and necessary. With an increased reliance on "The Internet of Things," a proliferation of hardware and software attacks on businesses and the ripple effect of GDPR are still a concern for those who do business in or with Europe we all face a challenging road ahead. With this in mind, we have compiled a checklist of concerns for the mindful CIO. This list will give you peace of mind in the aspects where you are doing well while also helping to expose areas for development.
15 01, 2018

Understanding the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

By |January 15th, 2018|Data Security & Compliance Solutions|Comments Off on Understanding the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

As of the date of this post, some manufacturers have recalled updates.  This situation will continue to change.
This post covers the following:

 What the Meltdown and Spectre exploits are
 Who is affected
 How to avoid […]

8 02, 2017

Protect Your Company with IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

By |February 8th, 2017|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Managed IT Solutions|0 Comments

It may look easy on the surface: protecting your assets with IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) is as simple as planning, backup, replication and testing. Well, not so fast.

Key Drivers for BCDR

Before you […]

24 01, 2017

Cloud Data Protection by Acronis at Van Ausdall & Farrar, Inc.

By |January 24th, 2017|Cloud Solutions, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information|0 Comments

Technological innovation, speed and precision are key factors uniting Van Ausdall & Farrar, Inc. and Acronis

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection.

Acronis sets the standard […]