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Kelser Blog

The Kelser Blog covers technology and business topics such as Cybersecurity, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Networking and Wireless, Managed Services, and more.

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Cybersecurity

By: Matthew Butler
November 15th, 2018

Each organization has its own approach to cybersecurity—some of them better than others. While many small businesses take a proactive role by working with third-party managed security service providers, others are content to employ “security through obscurity,” hoping that there will always be a bigger, more appealing target. Unfortunately, every business is a potential target for cyber criminals.

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Cybersecurity | Business Continuity | Disaster Recovery | Managed Services

By: Brian Mulligan
October 24th, 2018

With news of another cyber attack in the headlines every other week, it’s hardly surprising that businesses of all sizes and industries are growing more and more concerned. 68 percent of organizations believe that they are “very vulnerable” or “extremely vulnerable” to a data breach.

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Managed Services | Cybersecurity | IT Lifecycle Management | Networking | Business Continuity | Disaster Recovery

By: Brian Mulligan
October 23rd, 2018

What Are Managed Services? Managed services are the IT operations, functions, and processes that an organization chooses to outsource to a third-party external managed services provider (MSP). The organization signs a contract with the MSP known as the service level agreement (SLA) that outlines the MSP’s roles and responsibilities when monitoring and managing your IT services.

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Cybersecurity | Executive Consulting

By: Adam Stahl
October 18th, 2018

It can be scary out there in the digital world. It seems like not a week goes by where we don’t hear about phishing emails, unpatched vulnerabilities, or the latest strain of ransomware exposing the data of millions of people and businesses to the prying eyes of malicious actors. Every person and every business are potential targets with some of the largest companies in the world susceptible to the same vulnerabilities as the average Joe at their home computer (phishing being a prime example).  But all is not lost as October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! What better time to review your cybersecurity practices, discover where you can make improvements, and seize the chance to make positive change? Consider it a fall “spring cleaning” for your digital life and business.

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Cybersecurity | Managed Services

By: Matt Kozloski
October 2nd, 2018

In many ways, Connecticut is a state in search of an identity. Could we become known as the Cybersecurity state? In Europe, some already know us that way. After a very enlightening conversation with Art House, Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer for the State of Connecticut toward the end of last year, he was gracious enough to come back to the Kelser offices this fall for a follow up interview to give us the latest on the global cybersecurity landscape and how Connecticut fits in.

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Cybersecurity | Managed Services

By: Matthew Butler
September 27th, 2018

A well-known Connecticut business recently hired Kelser to hack them. Here’s how we did it. Over the past year, we’ve been working with Hoffman Auto Group, one of Connecticut’s largest auto dealers, to strengthen their cybersecurity posture and make sure their customer data is as safe as possible. After putting all the latest technology in place, it came time to address employee awareness since most cyber-attacks involve human error.

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Cybersecurity

By: Kelser
September 26th, 2018

Employees are the most critical component of your organization’s cybersecurity. Mistakes made by employees cause anywhere between 25%-40% of data breaches. 

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Cybersecurity | Managed Services

By: Kelser
September 18th, 2018

Managed security services are network security services that have been outsourced to a service provider. This provider will administer outsourced monitoring and management of security devices and systems.