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IT Managment

Building a Remote Working Environment


How To Build A Cloud-Only Business Based On Three Core Security Pillars In mid-March 2020, I had several office visits, all with the same fundamental questions. “Mark, are we ready?” “Ready for what?” “To close the office and work from home.” “Yes.” “What do we need to do?” “Close the office and go home.” It … Read more

Phishing Detection and Response Basics


Are SPF, DKIM and DMARC enough? I have been dealing with secure email delivery for most of my career, and I frequently find organizations not properly setting up Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC). These configurations are essential, but they only offer partial protection … Read more

Cloud Services You May Be Overlooking

Are your workloads using the latest Cloud technologies? Companies moving workloads to the Cloud often are doing so with a monolithic approach because that is the traditional mindset of IT architectures.  Using this approach adds risk for availability, agility, and cloud vendor lock-in. By taking a micro services architecture approach, scaling, availability, and portability between … Read more