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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 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.

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.

How Identity Security Keeps You Safe

Authors: Will Udovich and Geoffrey Kneale

We’ve been talking a lot about security, and specifically Identity security lately (View: Long Live Identity Security and Identity Security Checklist). But what does a security breach look like? Unfortunately, one of our customers recently fell victim to a phishing scam, illustrating how easy it is for any organization to be compromised.

Identity Security Checklist

What is identity management? Enabling the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons. It’s your first line of defense in the new world of computing security.

But how do you get started with identity management and ensure you are employing the right roadmap for your business? In an effort to get our customers on that right track, we’ve put together a quick Identity Security Checklist that you can use to see where you’re at and where you ought to be going.