Ignoring your IT network until disaster strikes is like skipping medical checkups and managing your healthcare through emergency room visits. It’s an approach that costs you more in the long run – if it doesn’t kill you first.
Integris, a rapidly growing New Jersey-based managed IT service provider with more than 1,800 clients nationwide, brought its expertise on cybersecurity and compliance issues to a free YouTube seminar providing businesses with the basics needed to keep their IT systems updated and protected in the face of cyberthreats and other emergencies.
Too many businesses put an IT system in place and never think about it again, says Anthony DeGraw, chief revenue officer for Integris. Then these businesses are caught flat-footed when hackers steal proprietary trade secrets or the financial information of customers in cyberattacks that can potentially put a company out of business.
Antiquated IT systems are also a liability in other types of emergencies too. This fact was laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic when businesses had to quickly pivot to remote work arrangements and video conferences instead of in-person meetings. Businesses still running IT systems from the 1990s and 2000s were completely unprepared and unable to change course as easily as those that had been making IT investments all along, he said.
In this 50-minute video, DeGraw and Integris Chief Product Officer Kris Laskarzewski cover the IT fundamentals that every business needs to know, including IT architecture, network firewalls, backup strategies, internet security and content filtering, endpoint protection, email security, the principles of least privilege access, effective patching and updated software and hardware.
Integris, a longtime NJBIA member, provides customized IT solutions – including managed IT and cybersecurity, IT consulting, cloud services and network connectivity – to optimize and protect a wide range of businesses such as financial institutions, law firms, manufacturers, healthcare, and nonprofits. For more information, go to integrisit.com.