Dykstra IT Blog

Everyday Human Error can Affect Data Protection

Are you under the impression that data loss is all about putting up firewalls to protect against evil cyber attacks? Some of the biggest sources of data loss include sloppiness, human error, and just plain forgetfulness. What are some of the unglamorous things that we do every day that leave us vulnerable? Passwords Old or easy passwords are a…

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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Save Money on Security

Small-to-medium sized businesses and large enterprises may seem worlds apart, but they face many of the same cyber-security threats. In fact, in recent years, cyber-criminals have increasingly targeted SMBs. This is because it’s widely known that SMBs have a smaller budget, and less in-house expertise, to devote to protection. Thankfully, there are several things SMBs can do today to…

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Reconciling Health Care and Cloud Technology

New regulations being imposed by HIPAA on health care entities have created a new compliance burden, because all record keeping must be converted to electronic filing by Oct 2015. This means that these entities, small and large, must invest significant additional resources in equipment, software, and IT-trained personnel. With the arrival of completely digital records comes new, more complex security…

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Disaster Recovery Plans: Do You Have One?

Disaster recovery and business continuity plans are issues that almost all small businesses fail to think about. More frequently, they decide they haven't the resources to address such "unthinkable." If your business was down for 1-2 days or more, what costs would you incur? Lost revenues and lost productivity. These are obvious. You won't make the money that you would…

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