Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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With millions of employees working from home, your business is more vulnerable to a data breach. Click here to get security solutions that protect you from anywhere. https://rb.gy/hzebur

Monday, September 26, 2022

Track Adversaries and Improve Posture with Microsoft Threat Intelligence Solutions

Microsoft has announced two new security products driven by their acquisition of RiskIQ. Read the blog for insight on Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence and Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management.


Spyware Activity Particularly Impactful in July

Recent research suggests that mercenary spyware has been unusually active in their weaponization of common vulnerabilities and exposures. Read the article to gain insight into this trend.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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If your small business experienced a breach, would you have a response plan ready? 48% of SMBs don’t. Click here to learn how to get proactive security solutions today. https://rb.gy/hzebur

Monday, September 19, 2022

Staying Productive in the Face of an Outage

Azure offers an end-to-end backup and disaster recovery solution that's simple, secure, scalable and cost-effective. Book a meeting with an Azure expert at NetWerks Strategic Services, LLC to discuss keeping your organization up and running should disaster strike.

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Cloud Architecture Assessment

Once full migration to the cloud has been embraced, it is essential to get a complete picture of your entire cloud architecture to ensure you're getting the most out of your investments while keeping data and your business secure. Book a free Cloud Architecture Assessment from the experts at NetWerks Strategic Services, LLC.

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Protect against outages to stay productive

Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery makes it simple to define policies to natively protect, monitor and manage enterprise workloads across hybrid and cloud. Check out the infographic for additional insight.

Introducing Azure Well-Architected Framework Assessments for Azure Stack Hub (Preview)

Read this blog for insight on how the Azure Well-Architected Framework can help you make more informed decisions regarding cloud workload design, technology and implementation.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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Most SMBs don’t see the value in cybersecurity until it’s too late. We can review your risks with a free security assessment. Contact us to get started. https://rb.gy/hzebur

Monday, September 12, 2022

Cloud Cost Audit

Get an impartial look into your entire cloud estate by setting up a complimentary cloud cost audit with the cloud experts at NetWerks Strategic Services, LLC.

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Book a Free Virtual Desktop Cost Assessment Meeting

What would a Virtual Desktop license cost you? Receive a free cost assessment when you schedule a meeting with an expert at NetWerks Strategic Services, LLC.

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Securing the enterprise and responding to cybersecurity attacks with Microsoft Azure Sentinel

Sometimes you outgrow the capabilities of a well-loved tool—that's exactly what happened to Microsoft and its on-premises Security Information Event Management (SIEM) system. Thanks to a timely assist from Microsoft Azure Sentinel, the company hasn't missed a beat. Watch the video to gain insight on the benefits of running Microsoft's SIEM on Microsoft Azure.

Azure Virtual Desktop Setup

Organizations looking for a fully supported virtual desktop service can turn to Azure Virtual Desktop from Microsoft. Still, like any virtualization service, Azure Virtual Desktop requires multiple steps to get it up and running. Read the tutorial to gain insight on all the proper steps to follow the AVD setup process.


Thursday, September 8, 2022

How To Find Your Passwords (And Never Need To Panic Reset Them Again)


There are two types of people…which one are you?

  1. The frustrated, constant updater: You find yourself having to constantly click on “Forgot My Password” and verify your account, check your texts, scan a finger (give a pint of blood…maybe not that one) so you can reset your password. And it’s probably a brand-new one because you can’t use one you’ve used before, so this situation will happen again and again and again.
  2. The weary optimist: You use the same password for every site, even though you know you shouldn’t because you’re tired of dealing with the above situation. This makes it SUPER-easy for hackers because chances are your password is available for sale on the dark web right now. But…you HOPE this doesn’t happen to you or you think you’re too small to worry about this because they only care about the “big fish.”

 If you’re Person Type 1, it’s annoying, time-consuming and frustrating.

If you’re Person Type 2, it’s only a matter of time before you’re hacked, and it doesn’t end with you but can affect any business computers you use that lead to access of client, customer or patient records, and the results can be a total disaster.

But there’s a simple solution. A password manager.

A password manager is like a digital vault. Your passwords, addresses, payment info and logins are encrypted in the software. You will have one master password you use to “unlock the vault.” If the password manager gets breached, your data is not at stake because your master password is either stored on a server and encrypted or it’s stored locally on your computer.

What’s the difference between using a password manager and one that’s included on your web browser, such as storing that information in Chrome or Safari? The biggest difference is that browser storage cannot be shared with others. For those who work in an office and need to collaborate with teammates, most password managers let you encrypt the data to pass along if someone else needs to access a site. If you have data stored on your browser and then, for instance, decide to make a purchase through the Instagram app, that credit card data will not pass through since it’s outside the browser. 

 Many have both free and paid versions, and they each have some pros and cons. Here’s a quick breakdown of the top four as ranked by consumervoice.org’s latest evaluation (link: ConsumerVoice.Org/top-password-managers )

 Keeper – our top recommendation and Winner of PC Mag’s Best Of The Year for 2021. For $2.49/month, you get unlimited password storage on unlimited devices, with sync features. This software also allows for fingerprint and face ID logins, so there is one fewer password to remember. Families can use it for $5.00/month and share streaming and WiFi passwords too. And, if you need business or enterprise class centralized password management set up a call with one of our security specialists for more details HERE.

 1Password – Just like Keeper, this software offers a free Chrome extension so it can autofill on sites without you having to do anything. It works on Edge and Brave as well. While there is no free version, however, you can try free first for 14 days. Their family version is normally $4.99/month. One neat feature is to go into travel mode, so you can pull sensitive data from your device before you travel and then restore it once you’re back home, with just one click.

 RoboForm – Like the others, RoboForm offers ease of use, robust features, multi-platform support, and robust security. There are both personal (including a limited “free” version) and business versions available.  The business version offers a 14-day free trial for up to 30 users. Pricing, unfortunately is not clearly published on the site, and takes some time to find.  

 NordPass – A well rounded offering in the password management stable, NordPass has comparable features to the other top contenders. Pricing options for personal and family plans starting at free up to $4.99/month and a full 30 day free trial offer for NordPass Business class.

 If you would like to set up a password manager for your business, please connect with us to set up a call to discuss your needs by clicking HERE or by calling us at (413) 786-9675.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

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The first step to securing your business data is to partner with cybersecurity experts. For the best security solutions, click here to schedule a meeting with our team. https://rb.gy/hzebur

Monday, September 5, 2022

Cost Optimization in The Cloud - Practical Design Steps for Architects and Developers - Part 1

Microsoft cloud migration expert Shane Baldacchino runs down cost optimization best practices in the cloud. Read his blog for meaningful cost-saving ideas you can execute in your environment.


Reduce licensing and infrastructure costs

Azure Virtual Desktop allows you to use existing eligible licenses to reduce costs with a modern cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and pay only for what you use. Check out the infographic for additional insight.

The Art of Lowering Costs with Cloud Communications

The process of estimating cost savings from moving communications to the cloud can be tricky. Read the blog to gain insight on how much of this process is about art and how much is about actual science.


Free Hybrid Work Consultation

Is building an empowering, productive hybrid work environment a priority? We have best practices to share. Book a meeting with an expert from NetWerks Strategic Services, LLC for a free consultation on building a secure and connected hybrid workplace.

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