Welcome, Eddie McAndrew

A big welcome to Eddie McAndrew, AISN’s new chief operating officer. In Eddie, we have a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He’s uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and operational excellence within AISN. Moreover, he has been successful at managing multi-million-dollar projects, bringing them in on time, within budget and with high … Read more

Cloud Readiness Assessments

Cloud Readiness Assessments

In support of the Governor’s Executive Order Nineteen (EO19, issued on September 17), AISN is able to deliver Cloud Readiness Assessments to help Virginia’s agencies meet EO19’s Cloud Service Utilization and Readiness within 60 days. Our EO19 Cloud Readiness Assessment capabilities are here: https://www.aisn.net/cloud-readiness-assessment-services/. Broadly, we can save agencies time by completing the tasks specified … Read more

Defend Your Business From Cyber Threats

Defend Your Business From Cyber Threats

Cyber threats continue to be a major concern for business owners. You must defend your business from cyber threats. Not having a cybersecurity strategy in place is no longer an option. You must be proactive with your cybersecurity prevention strategies. Here are 5 easy ways to defend your business from cyber threats. 1. Know Your … Read more

Risk Assessments Can Save Your Business

Risk Assessments Can Save Your Business

Risk Assessments Can Save Your Business Think risk assessments can save your business? You’re right. A risk assessment is a critical component of any organization’s infrastructure. They help to create an awareness of risk. In today’s threat landscape, specifically relating to cybersecurity, it’s more important than ever to know where your assets live, fully understand … Read more

Ensuring Security and Compliance

Ensuring Security and Compliance

Most organizations tend to focus on becoming compliant rather than being secure. And while meeting client requirements and industry regulations is very important, it does not necessarily guarantee that your organization is secure. If your entire information security program is based on “What must we do to be compliant?”, you’re probably missing some major holes … Read more

Information Security Program Is Critical

Information Security Program Is Critical

An information security program is a critical component of any organization regardless of the size of your business or the industry you’re in. A good information security program consists of a comprehensive set of information security policies and procedures, which is the cornerstone to any information security program. Whether you’re responsible for protected health information … Read more

KRACK Security Flaw Protection

KRACK Security Flaw Protection

Researchers have discovered a new weakness found in the WPA2 protocol (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2), the security method which protects all modern Wi-Fi networks, known as the KRACK security flaw. Although there is no evidence at this time that the KRACK vulnerability was maliciously exploited, this still raises many concerns for both personal and enterprise … Read more

Government Data Scientists Be Glad

Azure Government cloud platform

Government data scientists spend inordinate amounts of time each day manually scrubbing terabytes of operational data for advanced analytics and business intelligence. Well, now they can be glad that Microsoft has unveiled its new data analytics and visualization offerings, called HDInsight and Power BI, as part of the Azure Government cloud platform. AIS Network is … Read more

School Report Cards for Virginia

School Report Cards for Virginia

The school report cards for Virginia’s schools, school divisions, and the state never looked better! Today, AIS Network announced that we’ve wrapped up development work on the Virginia Department of Education’s School Quality Profiles website. One more reason that I’m particularly proud of this project is that I’m the parent of two children who attend a … Read more

Cost of Downtime

Cost of Downtime

Cost of Downtime Ever calculate the cost of downtime? A major new survey by Veeam Software did, and the results reveal that there’s far more to system downtime than the bracing hard costs. In its fifth annual “Availability Report,” Veeam interviewed 1,140 senior IT staff in 24 countries, including 150 U.S. folks.  All of the … Read more