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GDPR: Benefit or burden? (What happens if you violate GDPR)

GDPR: Benefit or burden? (What happens if you violate GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at its core, is a set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. It aims to simplify the regulatory environment for businesses and citizens in the European Union so they can fully benefit from the digital economy.

What is the EU General Data Protection Regulation and how does it affect your business?

What is the EU General Data Protection Regulation and how does it affect your business?

In the past couple of months, you probably noticed an onslaught of emails in your inbox from addresses you don’t recognize telling you that they’ve “updated their privacy policy”. And if you’re on the business side of the spectrum, you’ve most likely been notified and called forth to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force across the European Union on May 25, 2018. But what is it really? What is its scope and what does it mean for smaller businesses?

You’ve been served: GDPR 101

The GDPR is a new standard for consumer rights regarding the personal data companies divulge to companies when they do business with the latter.

Tips for coming out of the next recession as the leader in your industry

Tips for coming out of the next recession as the leader in your industry

As a business owner, there’s nothing worse than slipping into the red despite doing all the right things. Running a company doesn’t put just your salary and future on the table, it also puts the livelihoods of everyone you employ at stake.

Whether you’re worried the next recession is just around the corner or that your specific industry is headed for rough waters, there are practical, down-to-earth steps to weather the next economic downturn as if you had years of forewarning.

How to Perfect Your Remote Workforce with Managed Services

How to Perfect Your Remote Workforce with Managed Services

Technology has introduced the “remote workforce”. And without innovative breakthroughs in technology, working from home would not have become such a popular option in today’s world. That’s why you need the latest technologies and expertise to succeed with your remote workforce.

How to Become PCI Compliant

How to Become PCI Compliant

Target, Sony, Home Depot — you’ve witnessed how impactful data security breaches can be to an organization and its customers. But did you know you could pay $100,000 or more a month for not being PCI compliant and that 69 percent of consumers are less inclined to do business with a breached organization?

What you might be unsure of is exactly how to become PCI compliant and better protect your customer’s private data (and your bottom line) from falling victim to a data breach.

Our Orange County Team Has Moved!

Our new office is located at 3990 Westerly Place, Suite 100 in beautiful Newport Beach, California!

The Orange County team was excited to move from the 8th floor of a high-rise in favor of a more welcoming, ground-level space where visitors no longer need to worry about a validated parking lot.

8 Tech Topics to Keep on Your Radar in 2018

Happy New Year! Here’s to all those New Years resolutions (I swear, this is going to be the year I finally get into a workout routine), mild hangovers (maybe one glass of champagne too many), and new work goals!

To start your new year off right, we’ve put together a short list of topics you’ll want to keep abreast of when you plan for 2018.
1. Security

A hot topic throughout all of 2017 with the various ransomware attacks, we think security is going to be the number one item for 2018. While in past years it’s been about collecting or visualizing data, 2018 is going to be all about securing the huge amounts of data that companies have now produced.

Top 5 Reasons to Move to Windows 10 – Today!

If you’re not using Windows 10 already, you’re already behind the curve! Microsoft’s latest operating system has been released for more than two years now, and the early adopters have ironed out all the bugs that have plagued new Windows releases for years.

How the New EU Privacy Regulations Affect Your Local IT Department

May of 2018 - are you ready? 

That’s when the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the EU. Haven’t heard of it? In short, it’s a new information security law that affects anyone providing goods or services to individuals in the EU, or anyone who collects and analyzes data tied to EU residents.

What You Need to Know About KRACK

What is KRACK?
KRACK is a new network Wi-Fi attack on Wireless Access Points that exploits vulnerabilities within WPA2 Wi-Fi Protocol (The security format that protects Wi-Fi networks).
What is the potential impact? 
If affected, the attacker has access to connected Wi-Fi devices to eavesdrop and inject data into the wireless stream to install malware or adware.