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Erica Kastner

Erica Kastner is a lead Marketing Specialist at Standard Office Systems as well as a University of Georgia graduate. She aims to use her passion for problem-solving to help businesses understand how to better leverage their network infrastructure.
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4 Things You Need to Secure a Home Office

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 04/ 27/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 4.5 MIN READ

When you transition from a corporate office to a home office, the task of keeping your remote environment secure from cyber threats and malicious actors can seem complex. As a Managed Service Provider, we assist clients.

cyber security solutions, small business cyber security, remote office

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How Often Should Businesses Back Up Their Data?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 04/ 20/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

DATA BACKUP | 5 MIN READ

Many businesses know that data backups are an integral aspect of data security. However, the tasks of determining how often to back up data and the best backup protocol can be complex. As a Managed Service Provider, we assist.

cyber security, BCDR plan, Data Backup

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Small Business Cyber Security: 5 Best Practices

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 04/ 13/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 6.5 MIN READ

Though a small business' margins are quite tight, that doesn't mean that cyber security should take a backseat. Poor cyber security can lead to ransomware attacks and other network issues that can have sizable costs to.

small business cyber security, small business cyber security solutions, cyber security

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Ransomware Attacks 2021 | Biggest Cases + Tips to Avoid

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 02/ 09/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

RANSOMWARE | 4.5 MIN READ

Ransomware attacks are on the rise as more cyber criminals see the lucrative advantages of targeting businesses' networks. As a Managed Service Provider, we aim to use our ransomware expertise to educate the public on.

what is ransomware, ransomware and phishing

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7 Benefits of a Network Operations Center [NOC]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 01/ 29/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

Businesses looking for assistance managing employee network help requests may turn to a Network Operations Center. However, what are the unique benefits that of a NOC that differentiates it from a help desk? Keep reading to.

Managed IT Services, Network Security, cybersecurity

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Top 5 Remote Work Cyber Security Risks [2021]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Mon, 01/ 04/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

REMOTE WORK | 5.5 MIN READ

Your remote employees may be unknowingly putting your company's data at risk. Working from home can potentially lead to data breaches, identity fraud, and a host of other negative consequences. Keep reading to learn the top.

cybersecurity, remote office

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Top 6 Cyber Security Tips for Businesses [2021]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 01/ 01/ 21 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 7.5 MIN READ

Effective corporate cyber security has never been more important. Security advice is dynamic, which means that your business' network needs to evolve to stay ahead of emerging cyber threats. Keep reading to learn our top.

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What is a NOC [Network Operations Center]?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 12/ 18/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

MANAGED IT SERVICES | 6 MIN READ

Companies looking for cyber security assistance may not know what a NOC is, especially when compared to a help desk, when they come across it in a Managed Service Provider's offering. As an MSP with an in-house NOC, we.

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Who is a Good Fit for Managed IT Services? [Top 7 Characteristics]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 12/ 01/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

MANAGED IT SERVICES | 5.5 MIN READ

As a Managed Service Provider, we understand that not every business will be the right fit for us. For instance, some businesses may be a better fit for an internal IT department. Keep reading to learn who is a good.

Managed IT Services

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Securing Company Data: How Managed IT Services Can Help

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Thu, 11/ 12/ 20 - 02: 29 PM

MANAGED IT SERVICES | 7 MIN READ

As a Managed Service Provider, we aim to take customer service a step further by not only educating our clients about how to secure their data but also by educating the public. Although securing company data is a top.

Managed IT Services

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Cyber Security Trends 2020 [Top 4]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 09/ 15/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 4 MIN READ

IT professionals and cyber criminals are constantly performing a sort of dance together. When cyber criminals move one way, IT professionals must move in response, and vice versa in a never-ending salsa. Since cyber.

cybersecurity

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How to Build a BCDR Plan [Top 4 Tips]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 09/ 08/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 6 MIN READ

Acts of Mother Nature and the wrath of cyber criminals can be unpredictable. If your business' network went down tomorrow due to a natural disaster or cyber attack, how would you ensure that business operations continue.

cybersecurity, BCDR plan

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Top Phishing Scams of 2020

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Wed, 08/ 26/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

PHISHING | 4.5 MIN READ

Criminals will take advantage of any new and unfamiliar situation to steal people's personal information and scam them out of money. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided criminals with a wealth of new opportunities to steal from.

what is phishing, phishing attacks

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Laser vs. Inkjet Printers: What's the Difference?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 08/ 25/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

PRINTERS | 4 MIN READ

When you're shopping for a new printer, whether it's for your office or your house, you will typically come across two types of printers: laser and inkjet. As a metro-Atlanta based copier/printer dealer, we aim to use our.

advantages and disadvantages of laser printers

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BCDR Plans: Why All Businesses Should Have Them

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 08/ 14/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

When natural disasters and cyber attacks strike, the consequences can extend far beyond just physical damage. Your network functionality may be crippled and severe downtime can cost your business more money than you think..

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What is a BCDR Plan?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Thu, 08/ 06/ 20 - 04: 24 PM

CYBER SECURITY | 5 MIN READ

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plans help organizations mitigate the risks associated with network downtime and interruptions to business operations. Keep reading to learn what a BCDR plan is, how your.

cybersecurity, small business cyber security

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Can Facial Recognition Detect You with a Mask?

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 07/ 31/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

FACIAL RECOGNITION | 5 MIN READ

As facial recognition becomes more widely used in businesses and government entities alike, and especially due to COVID-19 causing widespread mask wearing, many are wondering if this technology can correctly identify.

cyber security solutions for small business, cyber security, Facial Recognition

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Facial Recognition: Everything You Need to Know

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 07/ 28/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

FACIAL RECOGNITION | 6 MIN READ

Facial recognition is a buzzword that's been the topic of many news articles and the subject of various movies. While some see this technology as dystopian, others see it as a futuristic way to further streamline our.

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How to Minimize Your Cyber Insurance Claims [6 Tips]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Tue, 07/ 21/ 20 - 12: 00 PM

CYBER INSURANCE | 4.5 MIN READ

Though cyber insurance can provide significant financial coverage in the event of a cyber attack or data breach, policy costs can quickly add up. Luckily, there's a few steps your organization can take to keep costs low.

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Temperature Scanners for Businesses [Types + Pricing]

Submitted by Erica Kastner on Fri, 07/ 10/ 20 - 02: 32 PM

TEMPERATURE SCANNERS | 5.5 MIN READ

As COVID-19 continues to impact business operations, many companies are wondering how to minimize its spread and safely keep their doors open. Infrared temperature scanners offer businesses a solution that, when.

Temperature Scanners

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