How to Implement a Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program

Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program

Creating a program of regular cybersecurity awareness training should be a key part of your information security program. Read on and learn how.

Ransomware: Best Practices for Critical Infrastructure Companies

Ransomware: Best Practices for Critical Infrastructure Companies

This month, the Colonial Pipeline paid a $4.4 million ransom to malicious cyber actors who hacked their information technology network to steal data. Would you have done the same? The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report that these criminals deployed DarkSide ransomware against the pipeline company’s network. … Read more

Secure Web App Best Practices

Maintaining a secure web environment is extremely important in today’s technological climate. So, let’s look at secure web app best practices. Performing regular scans and tests of your security posture is best practice and one that is rapidly becoming an essential piece to maintaining security at your organization. Web applications have become a common target … Read more

PRIMER: How are Disaster Recovery and Backups Different?

So, you are working through your go-forward IT strategy and need to make sure that you have things covered should something go wrong. Pretty quickly, you notice that the terms “Backup” and “Disaster Recovery” are quite often being used interchangeably. But, the truth is, they are different. Related, yes, but different. How are disaster recovery … Read more

Web Design and Development: Best Practices in Production, Staging and Development for Web-Based Companies

GUEST BLOG By Gaige B. Paulsen Board of Advisors, AIS Network For companies that primarily do business through their public-facing Internet site, best practices for production, staging and development are imperative. For any Web-based business, whether e-commerce or presence-based, it is essential that content and systems be updated to remain competitive, which means change and … Read more

SharePoint Disaster Recovery Options

By Terry Engelstad MCP, MCSE, CCNA, MCDBA, MCTS, MCITP AIS Network Operations Manager The complexity and diversity of the Microsoft SharePoint platform also applies to SharePoint disaster recovery options. When it comes to protecting your SharePoint farm from the effects of a catastrophic event, there are numerous tools and best practices. But which is the … Read more

SharePoint Hosting for Health Care Companies

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President, Marketing Communications If you are running a business in the health care industry, your primary goal is to provide world-class patient care and support.  The last thing you need is to be weighed down by redundant tasks that result in administrative waste, lost revenue and patient dissatisfaction. AIS … Read more

Why You Should Care About SharePoint 2010 Administration

Guest Blog SharePoint 2010 is a very complex system… not only for a developer or consultant. It is also very complex for an administrator and regardless of your role as a developer or consultant in your company you need to understand the aspects of SharePoint administration. And here is why: As a developer, your implementation … Read more

SharePoint Composites Enables Custom Solutions

What’s SharePoint Composites?  SharePoint Composites is the new set of capabilities available in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. So, why would you need it? Well, are you frustrated with having the requirement to hire programmers whenever you need a custom business solution?  I thought so. SharePoint Composites allows you to use something very simple (building blocks) … Read more

What Is Lync 2010?

Last week, Microsoft announced the availability of Lync 2010, the latest release of its “converged communications platform” – essentially, the next generation of Microsoft’s Office Communications Server (OCS 2007). What does Lync 2010 do? It leverages the power of software to make communications easier, more open, and more cost-effective for businesses of all sizes. Today’s … Read more