Do I Really Need to Backup My Data Offsite?

Understanding Why Offsite Backups Are Critical for Security and Safety While your office sprinkler works great to save your office from a fire, now you are left with a server that is soaked because you failed to remove the sprinkler from the IT closet and install a high-priced dry suppression system. While this may sound […]

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Planning for IT End-of-Support

How to Look Ahead When Dealing with IT End of Life At IDS Systems, we keep you up to date on the latest news in software and IT services. Take the biggest news to come out of Microsoft in a while as an example – In January of 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide software […]

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What is Ransomware and How Can You Defend Against It?

Identifying Risks and Deploying Solutions to Mitigate and Minimize Cyberattack Risks The ubiquity of the term “ransomware” has resulted in a sort of tuning-out of the phrase. Many people simply lump it in with the broader category of malware and assume their anti-virus software or corporate firewall can handle this additional threat with little trouble. […]

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Multi-Factor Authentication: A Must-Have for Your Security

Implementing and Integrating A Second Layer of Security for Your IT Systems A significant number of data breaches are—unfortunately—completely avoidable. The culprit behind these breaches is often far more mundane than what the layperson would consider a “hack,” and is simply compromised authentication—a compromised password. The fact of the matter is that passwords frequently aren’t […]

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