Entries by Lawrence Strauss

Thunder and Botheration!

“If there’s 2FA, enable it,” said Bryley’s Garin Livingstone when asked for his baseline recommendation for everybody for computer security.

2FA or MFA (two- or multi-factor authentication) is adding a second (or more) proof of your identity before being granted access to a machine or software.

2FA may also rank among the biggest pains in the neck … [4 min. read]

Tempted by Windows 11?

Like it did six years ago for Windows 10, Microsoft is wooing end-users via ads for a free Windows 11 upgrade. Who doesn’t want to take the latest tech out for a spin? And for free?!

But as far as business continuity is concerned (business continuity is the planning and process by which organizations maintain operation, not severely disrupted by a disaster or other unwanted incident) maybe this bargain is not yet a good deal … [5 min. read]

Assessing Risk Helps Ensure Business Continuity

No construction company would undertake a building without first evaluating and then understanding how it will handle the project’s risks. But that is how a lot of Information Technology is executed. Does that make sense? Think for a moment how much of your employees’ livelihoods and the services and products your organization provides depend on networked computing. Isn’t that how you store and access your intellectual property, client information and business processes?

And do you keep building higher, putting more strain on the network? For instance does an Internet-of-Things machine need to be granted access to your network? Or does someone’s personal device need to log-into your system? … [5 min. read]

Ethan Brush Promoted to Senior Field Technician

Ethan Brush has been promoted to Senior Field Technician. Ethan will be assuming more responsibilities immediately, including training new hires.

He started at Bryley earlier this year after graduating from Norwich University, a senior military college in Northfield, Vermont, an NSA-designate for Excellence in Cyber Defense. And he arrived at Bryley with programming skills that were tapped to improve Bryley’s automation. Also security is always his foremost concern when making a decision for Bryley’s clients. These are among the reasons for his promotion … [2 min. read]

Bryley Systems Named to 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501

The MSP 501 designation is an IT industry signifier that recognizes best-in-class operational efficiency and business models. The MSP 501 award is a sixty point, independent audit verifying that Bryley is a fit and stable operation from which to provide its clients dependable business continuity … [2 min. read]

Responding to Cloud-Based Email Server Attacks

“Just awful” –the opinion on the state of a Fortune 500 company’s security by the hacker who stole fifty million credentials

Lately organizations have been choosing to migrate their email networks to cloud-based email providers like Microsoft 365. These cloud-based systems are appealing with their low cost per user monthly billing, ease of management and built-in security. But what are the risks these businesses can expect on a cloud-based email platform? … [5 min. read]