Cybersecurity Foundations

By Jason Bovee on Mar 14, 2018 10:09:45 AM

There has been a tendency in recent years to mistake a strong cyber-security posture with the use of information technology security tools and services available in the industry. In this webinar with the Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA), we examine the foundational pillars of IT security, including an overview of the threat landscape, the establishment of useful policies, and the teams responsible for upholding them. From there, we identify the most successful strategies and their complementary services to ensure a balanced, value-centric approach to effective cyber-security. Check out the full webinar recording below!

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Fortinet's Accelerate Conference

By James Mathis on Mar 13, 2018 9:33:00 AM

Istonish is proud to partner closely with Fortinet to provide comprehensive security solutions for our clients. This includes next generation firewalls, cloud security, SIEM and much, much more. I attended Fortinet’s Accelerate Conference last week in Las Vegas and have outlined several key takeaways and highlights from the conference:

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5 Security Trends to Keep Top of Mind in 2018

By James Mathis on Feb 1, 2018 9:04:27 AM

1. Security Awareness

Security awareness may be the single most important thing you can do to protect your employees and your organization. In 2017, 90% of security attacks where phishing attacks. This points to the fact that your employees can become your biggest tool in preventing future cyber attacks. Security Awareness training should be mandatory at your organization, this not only helps keep your business safe, it will keep your employees safer at home. Come up with a way to make the Security Awareness training fun and steer clear of self-paced video or ”death by powerpoint” and cover topics that can be utilized outside of work as well:

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Security Awareness: 5 Easy Ways to Detect Spam

By Greg Taylor on Nov 8, 2017 9:50:00 AM

Cybersecurity is an increasingly important business focus. One of the most important pieces of any security solution is making sure your employees have the knowledge and understanding to protect themselves against security threats.

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5 things to consider when choosing the right Firewall for your SMB

By Matt Stephenson on Oct 3, 2017 9:09:00 AM

It's an understatement to say that network and data security is now an essential part of every business. Not a day goes by without news of another data hack our cybersecurity breach. Even small to medium-sized organizations are at significant risk and are oftentimes without adequate defense. For some, it starts with choosing the right firewall and one of the most important decisions is determining the right sized device. Istonish can help! The following considerations are critical to choosing a firewall that will work for your business:

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5 Cybersecurity Recommendations for Government Entities and State Municipalities

By James Mathis on Sep 28, 2017 9:23:00 AM

A recent article by SecurityWeek confirms reports that the U.S. state and federal government's cybersecurity standing is ranked 16th out of 18 industry sectors. Commenting on the report, Sam Kassoumeh, COO and co-founder at SecurityScorecard, said, "On an almost daily basis, the institutions that underpin the nation's election system, military, finances, emergency response, transportation, and many more, are under constant attack from nation-states, criminal organizations, and hacktivists. Government agencies provide mission-critical services that, until they are compromised, most people take for granted." It is very concerning that these critical public sector organizations are some of the most vulnerable to cybersecurity attack.

Istonish is proud to work with the Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) to provide Managed IT Services and Security Assessments to Government Entities and State Municipalities. Based on 21 NIST industry standards (grading for impact and urgency), Istonish has created an assessment that not only yields a “point in time” appraisal of the current security profile of the organization, but also a detailed and prioritized list of remediation recommendations. 

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Safe Browsing 101:  How to Protect Employees

By James Mathis on Sep 21, 2017 11:01:00 AM

On the ever-changing cyberthreat landscape, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to fight cybercrime when the enemies are so diverse—from nation-states to rogue hackers to organized criminal networks. 

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7 Email Best Practices to Keep Employees Safe from Phishing

By James Mathis on Sep 12, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Phishing scams continue to be a growing threat to enterprise security because hackers target the weakest link in any organization—its employees. More than 90 percent of breaches can be attributed to phishing attacks.

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5 Best-Kept Secrets of Managed Security Services

By James Mathis on Sep 5, 2017 3:31:00 PM

A well-kept business secret is a competitive advantage just waiting to be shared. Here’s one you might have missed; managed security service providers (MSSPs) can help you achieve cybersecuritycompliance with less risk, cost and IT impact. Here are the five secrets behind the growing appeal of MSSPs:

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5 Data Backup Tips To Protect Your SMB from Failure

By Al Roesner on Aug 22, 2017 9:15:00 AM

For most small business owners, their enterprise is everything.

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