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3 04, 2020

How Businesses Can Securely Work From Home

By |2020-04-03T18:18:49-04:00April 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, IT Support Tips|0 Comments

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, many businesses are assessing how they can prioritize their employee safety and still maintain regular business operations. One solution many businesses are turning to is recommending employees to work from home to avoid potential illnesses. To help ease the burden on businesses, Microsoft, Google, LogMeIn, Cisco Webex, and Zoom are providing free remote working tools. With the increase in remote work, companies will have to prepare in [...]

3 04, 2020

How Teams Can Stay Connected & Productive When Working Remotely

By |2020-04-03T17:45:50-04:00April 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, IT Support Tips|0 Comments

Whether you’ve worked on a team with members across different geographic locations, or if you have full remote employees on your team already, we have ways to work within the confines of temporary team member isolation. Here are some tips and suggestions for how your company can stay productive and communicative during your time working from home: 1. Communication tools need to be your go-to solution Video conferencing systems, like Zoom or Google Hangouts, will [...]

16 03, 2020

DSG COVID-19 Response

By |2020-03-23T11:35:21-04:00March 16th, 2020|IT News and Info|0 Comments

DSG COVID-19 Response DSG is taking several steps to ensure we can support customers and their employees through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As always, the health and safety of our clients, colleagues, and communities remain our top priority. Our business continuity program prepares us to respond to disruptive events through robust planning, regular testing, and constant monitoring – ensuring we can continue to support you and your employees as the situation progresses. Our commitment to [...]

12 03, 2020

A message from DSG regarding COVID-19

By |2020-03-23T10:53:01-04:00March 12th, 2020|IT News and Info, IT Support Tips|0 Comments

STRATEGIES FOR REMOTE WORK  While all of us at DSG certainly hope that the COVID-19 coronavirus won't become a major health event in your local community, the reality is that businesses are already considering every contingency plan with a close eye towards avoiding serious disruption of their operations. In order to help our clients be better prepared for a surge in remote workers as the coronavirus story unfolds around the world, DSG has put together [...]

15 01, 2020

Top 6 Cybersecurity Threats in 2020

By |2020-01-16T10:01:09-05:00January 15th, 2020|IT Support Tips, Security News|0 Comments

Our list of the Top 6 Cybersecurity Threats for small businesses in 2020 that you should be concerned and diligent about. Cybersecurity Threats 1. Ransomware Attacks “In 2020, we will see, at minimum, a 300% increase in RYUK-related ransomware attacks, and most of those attacks will be focused on U.S. small businesses. Ransoms on small businesses will jump to $150,000 to $300,000 per event on the low end, causing a spike in U.S. small business [...]

1 01, 2020

Proactive Network Management

By |2020-01-01T22:19:33-05:00January 1st, 2020|IT Support Tips|0 Comments

Reactive network management methods are a time consuming and relatively cost inefficient method of IT moderation with today’s necessity for uninterrupted network connectivity. When daily issues and outages occur, reactive network methods struggle to respond fast enough to minimize downtime and losses. Because of the increasing volume and frequency of problems businesses experience daily, proactive behavior has become the most efficient and effective manner of solving your network problems. Rather than waiting for issues to [...]

15 11, 2019

Dark Web Monitoring Services

By |2019-12-26T09:09:14-05:00November 15th, 2019|Security News|0 Comments

What are Dark Web Monitoring Services? With the utilization of profiles and identities linked to our personal and financial lives online, so to has digital identity theft increased to exploit the growing amount of vulnerable data services online. With their advent of large online data breaches targeting companies, personal information online has become a liability to manage and protect. After capturing digital identities of victims online, criminals turn to the dark web to sell it. [...]

8 08, 2019

Microsoft Windows 2008 End of Support

By |2019-12-23T12:52:53-05:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

End of Support is quickly approaching for Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2), officially ending on January 14, 2020. When January 14 arrives, Microsoft will end official support with Windows Server 2008, meaning there will no longer be security patches or bug fixes. With the lack of updates and security patches, Windows Server 2008 will become a sitting duck for bad actors to catch up to and establish serious exploits with. End of Support [...]

29 07, 2019

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

By |2019-07-29T08:41:03-04:00July 29th, 2019|Security News|0 Comments

In modern-day business, maintaining a safe and manageable network connection can be a rather complex task. With Ransomware attacks, OS exploits, and many more vulnerabilities, securing your network requires constant monitoring by trained and proactive professionals to prevent such attacks from being executed. Cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly complicated and even with trained, professional IT personnel, they can go undetected. With the advent of Endpoint Detection and Response technologies however, the monitoring and countermeasures to [...]

16 02, 2017

PCI Compliance and What It Means For Your Business

By |2019-06-02T17:36:55-04:00February 16th, 2017|IT News and Info|0 Comments

PCI Compliance The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. The security standard consists of 12 requirements that a business needs in order to be PCI compliant. If your company is not compliant then your business may face significant fines, increased transaction fees, and negative publicity. As part of [...]