your 2020 technology roadmap

It’s 2020: Do you know how much you’ll spend on tech for your company or organization this year? How about in 2021? 2023?  It doesn’t take a psychic to figure future tech needs out, what you need is a good technology roadmap.   Technology Roadmap Basics  A technology roadmap is an action plan that shows the…

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Readers-digest-staying-safe-on-public-wi-fi

Tips for Staying Safe on Public Wi-Fi Our own software engineer and cyber security pro Dave Hatter was quoted in Reader’s Digest on VPNs and public wi-fi. Check out his cyber security tips and quote below. Plus, read the entire article on Reader’s Digest with a link below.    What is a VPN The article…

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At Intrust IT, we enjoy sharing what we know to help make our clients and Cincinnati companies more secure. Even with the best and most effective security in place, there is no way to predict the damage that can be caused by a careless user clicking on a rogue link. Awareness and repetition of best…

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Until a few years ago, if your company’s cyber security risk was high, the worst thing that might happen was an annoying computer virus might cause your computer to run slowly until you removed it.  Over the past several years that “worst case scenario” of having a high cyber security risk has changed drastically.  Now…

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cost of a data breach

  Small and medium-sized businesses are often under the misconception that they are “too small” or they don’t have anything valuable enough to make them be a target for cyber crime. They sometimes also feel that if a data breach were to occur, it would have a minor impact on the health of their business.…

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3 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

Remember when you used to buy CDs or even record albums so you could listen to all your favorite songs or bands? Now you can listen to all that music with a subscription service like Spotify or Pandora. Understanding the top reasons to move to the cloud include a similar shift in mindset.  In a…

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Windows 7 has been the business standard for a decade, but starting in mid-January, it will no longer be king of the tech hill.   As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop providing technical support, software updates, security updates or fixes for Windows 7. Beyond Windows 7 At Intrust, we’re advising our clients to…

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Companies that develop software but don’t bake security in during development do so at their own peril, says Intrust’s Dave Hatter in a recent TechTarget article. Moving from DevOps to DevSecOps is going to require fundamental shifts in both thinking and operations. Some finesse is required to help developers and security practitioners work well together, Hatter…

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What do you do when almost a half million dollars disappears from your company’s 401k holdings? Panic? Call your attorney? Call your insurance company? Sadly, one local manufacturing company recently had to answer this terrifying question with a cyber security breach. We got the call from a mid-sized manufacturing client: Funds were missing from their…

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