Least Privilege and Risk Management

Over the years, Microsoft has published a variety of articles relating to 10 Immutable Laws of Security. One of my favorites was from 2000 - Law #9: Security isn't about risk avoidance; it's about risk management. The two bullets from this are as true today as they were almost 20 years ago.  There will be [...]

By |2019-08-19T12:51:08-05:00August 13th, 2019|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Least Privilege and Risk Management

This Month in Cyber Security: July 2019 (2:13)

This Month in Cyber Security New cyber security threats emerge on a weekly basis, do you know which of them is relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team hosts a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats. We then breakdown their applicability to SMBs, and talk through cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. Summary: [...]

By |2019-08-06T08:20:38-05:00July 30th, 2019|Security Solutions|0 Comments

Managed Back-up Recovery

An effective backup and recovery solution is one of the most critical components of your security and disaster recovery strategy. Are your backup jobs completing successfully? How quickly can you recover in the event of a disaster? Are you sure that your backups are functional? Our PULSE Backup Management service helps ensure that your vital [...]

By |2019-03-04T11:10:15-05:00March 1st, 2019|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Managed Back-up Recovery

Site-Aware Clustering

Perhaps you’ve created a cluster in your data center but still have the nagging concern - what if we lose the site?  Windows Server 2016 can help with site-aware clustering and leveraging your witness in the cloud. What is site-aware clustering? Site-aware clustering allows for stretched clusters to be set by physical location. You can [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:46:28-05:00October 1st, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Site-Aware Clustering

Simple Offsite File Storage

Do you need offsite storage of your files in case of a site failure? Is fast file recovery in case of disaster important? Disaster Recovery (DR) is something that is very important to all organizations.  However, it doesn’t need to be overly complex or overly expensive.  Microsoft has two offerings that help many organizations meet [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:49:32-05:00April 6th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Simple Offsite File Storage

When was the last time you tested your Disaster Recovery plan?

Creating a disaster recovery (DR) policy takes a lot of effort.  You need to consider all of the situations that could occur, identify your most critical systems and processes, define requirements, and document the plan. However - have you reviewed all of the above recently?  Disaster recovery is a process that needs to be refreshed [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:54:30-05:00September 15th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on When was the last time you tested your Disaster Recovery plan?

Cyber Disaster & Recovery – Is Your Organization Ready or Just Your IT Staff?

Helping your non-technical, business counterparts to understand the importance of cyber security can sometimes be an uphill battle. The part of the business that’s focused on increasing revenue often sees security measures as a hindrance to productivity. Gathering support for governance, compliance, and controls requires that you make the business case for the impact of [...]

By |2019-04-23T10:50:23-05:00July 21st, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Cyber Disaster & Recovery – Is Your Organization Ready or Just Your IT Staff?

Peters & Associates Security Summit – Spring 2017

Earlier this month, we gathered a panel of experts at our Spring Security Summit. The topic of the day was cyber security and risk mitigation. Our speakers covered the breadth of a cyber security framework – from identification of important data to recovering from a cyber attack. If you weren't able to join us [...]

By |2018-12-18T12:13:07-05:00June 28th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Peters & Associates Security Summit – Spring 2017

Got Storage? Azure StorSimple can increase file storage while simplifying backup & DR

Organizations always seem to have a problem with available storage for files.  Users don’t like to delete files because they may need something from a few years ago.  Storage is relatively cheap, but the maintenance around storage growth, such as backups and meeting disaster recovery service level agreements, are hidden costs that also would rise. [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:59:35-05:00November 30th, 2016|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Got Storage? Azure StorSimple can increase file storage while simplifying backup & DR