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    You might be backing up your data… but can you recov...

    Published 10/20/2020

    It might surprise you to learn that simply backing up data does not mean you’ll always be able to recover it. Below, we’ll break down a few questions about data backups and share information on how to ensure you’ll be able...

    10 Recommendations for Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks

    Published 09/22/2020

    It is exceedingly important for organizations to keep their operations safe against cybercriminals. The National Security Agency (NSA) recommends the following for mitigating cybersecurity risks in organizations like yours: Update and...

    Best Practices For Your Server Room

    Published 09/08/2020

    Your server room houses some of the most important equipment in your company. It is important to make it difficult for outsiders to penetrate the security measures for these devices. Here are some items to keep in mind when creating a...

    Keeping Technology Organized Can Lead to Decreased Downtim...

    Published 08/26/2020

    Benefits for keeping your server area clean and organized A tidy server room can offer many benefits for your business. Often times a “cable spaghetti” setup (left) can cause servers to run suboptimally with poor airflow and...

    Tips for Increasing Security While Using Zoom During the C...

    Published 08/11/2020

    Is your staff new to using Zoom conferencing? Keep them safe with these tips. As a result of COVID-19 and social distancing, Zoom has experienced an increase of daily users from around 10 million to over 200 million. With that level of...

    Cybersecurity Planning: Does your business have an Incide...

    Published 07/14/2020

    Incident Response Planning is Key for Mitigating Downtime Risks At MCMTS, we recommend that all businesses have an incident response plan explaining how your organization will identify, contain, remove, or even prevent potential...

    Cybersecurity Planning: A Top Priority

    Published 07/01/2020

    Ransomware is on the rise in 2020; What can you do to protect your network? What is ransomware? Ransomware is malware that cybercriminals use to infect computers and encrypt files until the user pays the “ransom” to free the data. Once...

    UPGRADE YOUR END-OF-SUPPORT SOFTWARE BEFORE IT’S...

    Published 06/02/2020

    The importance of replacing software before end-of-support is CRITICAL! When software reaches EOS status, it means the developer no longer releases software updates, patches, bug fixes and other forms of support, resulting in the software...

    FASB proposes moving back effective date for lease and oth...

    Published 07/19/2019

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently voted unanimously to propose a delay to the effective date for the implementation of the new lease accounting standard, ASC 842, for non-public business entities. The proposed delay in...

    New cybersecurity requirements for insurance companies ope...

    Published 01/23/2019

    Last month, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 273 to “establish standards for data security and for the investigation of and notification to the Superintendent of Insurance of a cybersecurity event.” The Bill, which...

    Awareness critical to understanding cybersecurity risks

    Published 01/22/2019

    Over the years, the technology world has been really good at coming up with “buzz words.” We all knew that we needed to hop on the information super highway, but where was the on ramp (and is there an exit)? Are we on the cloud, and if...

    Protect yourself: 5 cybersecurity measures you should take...

    Published 09/20/2018

    With so much on their plates, it’s not surprising that cybersecurity isn’t at the top of some nonprofits’ to-do lists. But cyber risks are real and can prove costly in terms of both finances and reputation. Fortunately, you can take...

    FASB proposes updated standard for cloud computing

    Published 04/05/2018

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued a proposal to clarify how to account for the costs of setting up business software packages that are managed in the cloud. If finalized, the proposal would let more of the costs...