Scare tactic – blah, blah, blah, security thing and that other whatsit. If you feel that this is the message you hear every time some new security headline hits the news about the latest breach or vulnerability fear factor, then this Mytech U is for YOU! Here at Mytech we feel like the Small & Medium Business community is looking for ANSWERS, not just more of the same security noise that inundates us in news articles and our inboxes.
Many companies today are thinking about Software as a Service (SaaS), and whether or not it is right for their organization. Regardless of the industry you serve – medical, not-for-profit, manufacturing, legal, finance – there are SaaS applications that are available. As you look into 2018, we wanted to start the year off with a panel of individuals who are leveraging SaaS applications to help run their organization
Productivity is one of the key variables that all organizations strive to optimize. While there are many areas where organizations can invest to enhance productivity, if the primary tools enabling productivity are rendered useless because of a hardware or service failure, everything else built upon that foundation suffers.
For our first quarterly panel discussion, we’ve invited several panelists that are involved in making decisions on the investments their organizations choose to make in the areas of redundancy and recovery. During this interactive webinar, professionals from a wide range of industries and backgrounds will share their personal experiences, both the good and the bad, in the hopes that we can all learn from each other’s wins and losses. However, to paraphrase Nelson Mandela, “We never lose… we either win or we learn”.
Some key points we will cover are:
Primary concerns regarding employee productivity
Downtime experiences that have influenced your their perspective
Key risks and issues that their organizations have to address/mitigate
Joe Kuter - IT Manager at Intrex Aerospace
Robert Jacoby - Information Technology Manager at Pohlad Companies
Joel Swanson - Professional EOS Implementer, Swanson Insight
Real-life stories will be told of failure, innovation, and world-wide data collection. A company who serves small business has built technology that is enabling automation, rapid deployment, redundancy, and recovery. We will tell stories of cloud, security and big data in ways you have not heard before, and that apply to you and your business. Through this session we want to challenge attendees to explore how these stories apply to the way you currently operate, and by applying these lessons to your organization, how can it improve the way you deliver services, handle capacity, and design your solutions differently to perform better and respond faster than your competitors. We are not going to speak in theory about the following topics, we are going to illustrate how this technology is being leveraged by one of our vendor partners that if you are a Mytech customer, has helped keep your organization safe for years. Here are the highlights:
While not as tasty as a 7 Layer Taco Dip, these layers will do a better job of protecting your business. The 7 Layer Security Dip recipe we will discuss in this session are the default security practices that protected all of our customers from the recent news-worthy security breaches. We will also discuss bonus layers that are not part of our default security program today, but we believe that we all should be aware so we can determine if/when these additional layers will apply to your business.
Do you want to hear real world Social Engineering (People Hacking) stories straight from the experts at FR Secure? Well, you do NOT want to miss this month’s Mytech U session where we are fortunate to have Evan Francen – President and CEO of FR Secure as a guest presenter!
Data breach revelations are commonplace in news headlines and social media today. The development of new and expanded breach notification laws ensures the public will encounter breach disclosures frequently in the future. To understand why these breaches have become a societal norm there must be an awareness of the fundamental factor, in particular the human contribution. Social engineering, is by definition the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information they would normally keep to themselves.
The press can’t get enough of corporate data breaches. They delight in showcasing the latest horror story about a business that lost massive amounts of private records or millions in revenue to the latest hack. You could be next.
Despite all the funds you may have spent on state-of-the-art security software, the bad guys are just one gullible user click away from staging an all-out invasion. To make matters worse, that user might well be you! Recent surveys show that executives can be some of the biggest culprits when it comes to clicking on phishing links and opening malicious email attachments
Isn’t that what we all want for our organizations – for IT to be EaaSy (or easy)? We hear statements from small & medium businesses, and non-profit organizations, such as: ‘We need to be in the cloud.’ or ‘When should we go to the cloud?’ as well as ‘I just want IT to work.’ The promise of IT is that it SHOULD make everyone more productive, make our jobs easier, and enable us to focus on higher value activities. Whether you are in ‘the cloud’ today and/or you just want to Make IT EaaSy, this session is for you
Providing the tools for teams to execute their jobs is core to every business. Defining the process by which your team executes helps provide clarity, consistency and should help drive out inefficiency within your organization. In this Mytech U session, we will cover process development and engagement and how to avoid common pitfalls. Mytech has been entrenched in process development and improvement for over four years, and we will share lessons learned in an effort to help you on your path to process success.
In this session we are going to cover what you can and should expect from vendors to help understand what value you are receiving – we are going to facilitate this discussion by illustrating Mytech’s new Executive Summary reporting we deliver to our customers. We will discuss what feedback we have received from our customers to design the current reporting as well as the road map for future transparency, reporting and dashboards.
Hackers don’t hack systems. Hackers hack people. A recent IBM study has found that 95% of security breaches are due to human error. If your organization has compliance requirements such as HIPAA, PCI, FINRA, ITAR, and/or other regulatory requirements, Security Awareness Training is an annual task that must be completed. However, is the objective just to check a box - don’t we ACTUALLY want to increase awareness of security threats to help prevent your organization from being the next victim? Even if your organization is not required by some regulatory entity to conduct Security Awareness Training, your staff need this too!
Mytech has conducted research with two of our top vendor partners as well as consulted additional studies to help us form the basis of our recommendations to our clients, AND the process we defined to deploy this critical component of your infrastructure. In this session we discuss the research, and how you can use this information to improve performance, AND mitigate certain types of vulnerabilities in the future.
The time of year has come where organizations will look to define their plans and budget for 2017. This session will help you with how you can get a return on your technology investments, which can be designed into your operational plans for the future. All organizations have finite resources available to serve their purpose, their customers, and as they work to fulfill their mission. This session will help share some of the steps you can take that will lead to enablement of your team to spend more time on valuable tasks and less time on the busywork to accomplish those tasks.
Now is the time to consider moving to Office 365 – especially for those organizations who are using the McAfee SPAM filtering solutions that are being turned off come January of 2017. Email is such a critical operational tool for organizations and having ANY disruption can be frustrating for your team – this is why if you have been considering Office 365, but haven’t made the transition, take another look!
There are thousands of options when it comes to choosing a cloud hosting provider, but how do you know which one to choose? Mytech has been asking that question for the last few years, and in this session, we will cover why this cloud partner, and why now. We cover topics that we feel are critical considerations for choosing “When is the right time for your organization?”, and why we have established the hosting partnership that we will announce on this Mytech U session.
The process of getting a software update applied to your computer is straightforward, yet remains one of the primary challenges for IT departments across the country. In almost every case, business systems that are compromised by hackers or ransomware are exploiting known vulnerabilities which hadn’t yet been patched by IT. When that happens the big companies make the news. The smaller companies close their doors. As a non-technical business manager, what should you do?
Mytech’s focus on communication and culture makes a difference in the lives of those we love, live with, and lead. Did you know you’re surrounded by lions, camels, monkeys and turtles every day? We’ve adopted concepts from a book called Make A Difference, and in this presentation we walk you through how it’s changed our business.