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Why you need a Managed BDR Solution

Backup Disaster Recovery (BDR) is very different from traditional backups. Managed BDR meets the needs and challenges of today’s complex computing environments.

Fast recovery is the most important part of any backup and without a truly managed BDR system you are at serious risk.

Can your business operate for days or weeks without your computers and data? Regular backups, even offsite backups, no longer solve the need for fast recovery in today’s competitive business environments.

If you are hit with Ransomware how long, can you be down while your IT restores and rebuilds your systems? With regular traditional file backup models you could be down for days or weeks, while your critical systems are rebuilt and your data is restored. With a Managed BDR solution you can be up and running in a day or less, most systems can be recovered in as little as 15 min.

Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) is a combination of data backup and disaster recovery solutions that work cohesively to ensure a Company’s business continuity.

Prestige Computer Solutions Managed BDR keeps your business operations running by ensuring your data is always available. AI-based technologies proactively defend data against ransomware attacks, and with near-instant recoveries, avoid operational outages, loss of productivity and costly downtime caused by infections and recovery efforts.

Call us today to see how we can help you secure your business.

So what is the difference between traditional file backups and BDR? Take a look at the quick videos below.

Cybersecurity and your employees: Do they know the risks?

You take all the necessary security measures. Firewalls, Anti-Virus, Backups Onsite and offsite, SPAM filters etc. But your biggest vulnerability in your business comes from your employees and the awareness on how to deal with phishing attacks.

So how do you address this serious issue?

  1. Password policy’s are important and should be enforced. Passwords should be at least 8 characters long to be effective. When creating a password policy, bear in mind that the most prevalent attacks are Dictionary attacks. Most people utilize real words for their passwords. Hackers will typically try all words before trying a brute force attack. Instead of words, use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. The longer the password, the stronger it is. While it’s difficult to remember passwords across different platforms, try not to repeat passwords. This will protect all other accounts in the event of a breach on one of your accounts.
  2. Education is key to keeping employees aware of the latest methods criminals use to try to trick you. Regular Employee training is the most effective method available to combating this problem. We recommend doing this on a quarterly basis to ensure that your employees stay on their toes, and you always provide education on the latest attacks.
  3. Protect all Mobile Phones, you can safeguard as much as humanly possible on your network, but your employees are all walking in with a cell phone. Are they allowed to get emails on these phones? What about gaining access to the network remotely? Cell phones create a big black hole in security without proper mobile device management and mobile security.
  4. Make sure that your software is up-to-date with all the latest security patches. Holding off on updates means that you’re leaving yourself open to vulnerabilities that have been discovered and addressed.
  5. Security is not something for cost savings. Home-based hardware is not sufficient, and you at the very least need a quality firewall and backup device. Invest in your employee’s training, ongoing security updates.

There are two things that aren’t going away in any business, employees and security threats. Make sure that you’ve taken care of everything you can to avoid falling victim.

Prestige computer Solutions offers Lunch and Learn training classes to businesses in and around the Middle Georgia Area. We hold classes in our facility in Warner Robins and Macon Georgia.

You can book online here for the next lunch and learn, Hacking the Hacker.


Do you need a Managed Services Provider?

What happens when you find out your server or network system is down? What do you do? How long does it take to get you back up? What is the cost to your business?

You can take proactive steps to minimize the cost of downtime.  But it can be tricky if you don’t have the essential expertise and time needed to manage your IT.

That’s why you need a Managed Services Provider (MSP)—to be the one-stop solution to all your IT Technology related challenges. A good MSP will provide you with a variety of solutions that keep your systems optimized and minimize downtime.

  1. 24/7 Systems monitoring eliminates potential outages by identifying problems before they become a major problem.
  2. Remote Support for quick effective Expert IT assistance to get your issue resolved.
  3. On-Site Support for those issues that need that direct level of support
  4. Quarterly system health review to keep you up to date with your technology and eliminate surprises.
  5. 24/7 Cybersecurity Monitoring and threat mitigation. Let the experts fight the security battles for you
  6. Employee Training is essential for your ongoing productivity. A Good MSP offers training as part of your unlimited services.

Because you’re serious about minimizing downtime, you need a good technology partner.
Only a true MSP can provide you with the necessary level of support you need to keep your systems running and your business functioning.

Give us a call today. (478) 971-1834
Prestige Computer Solutions is the largest and fastest growing MSP in the Middle Georgia area. We specialise in helping small businesses.


HIPAA and Social Media!

Social Media can certainly enhance the doctor patient relationship by announcing new services and information to patients thereby improving overall health awareness.  Healthcare providers need to be aware of the potential of exposing patient information when using social media to interact with patients. 

Billions of people use social Media content every day and over 40% of healthcare professionals use the same platforms to build and expand their professional network. Huge advantages can be made when using Social Media such as Facebook to provide notifications about new services. Facebook advertising can be used to target specific groups of people and let them know about a new or critical health benefit you offer. An example of this could be to target mothers of children of a certain age within a specific area that vaccinations are available or due.

Call us if you need to provide this type of service for you practice. We provide advanced profesional Facebook advertising.

So what actions on Social Media violate HIPAA rules?
According to HIPAA regulations, a violation or breach is unauthorized use or disclosure under the Privacy Rule which exposes the privacy or security of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Examples of common violations include:

  • Sharing pictures (like a team lunch in the workplace) with patient information visible in the background.
  • Sharing any form of PHI (such as images) without the patient's written consent.
  • Posting "gossip" about a patient to those who are not concerned, even if the name is not mentioned.

How much could a HIPAA violations cost?
People in the healthcare industry cannot treat HIPAA lightly. If an employee were found guilty of violating a HIPAA rule, that person and the practice could face a fine between $100 and $1,500,000. Depending on the severity of the violation, the employee might face a 10-year jail sentence, lawsuits, termination from the job, and the loss of medical license.

What do you need to do to prevent violations?
It is a good idea to have employees undergo training on HIPAA Security and HIPAA Privacy procedures and policies when they are hired. Topics that should be discussed include computer use, computer and mobile device security, and bringing personal devices into the workplace.

These procedures are crucial to making sure that employees comply with HIPAA rules and are protecting patient information, whether it be electronic, written or oral.

Do you work in the healthcare industry? do you need help managing IT and privacy issues? or do you want to do some profesional Facebook marketing? if so Feel free to give us a call today!