Entries by Lawrence Strauss

Thinking In-House IT? Consider Bryley IT

Small- to medium-sized businesses don’t usually have an on-site tech overseeing the systems in use – these tasks tend to fall to the owners or employees with the most tech aptitude/interest. But if you’ve had it with frustrating downtime scenarios, you may be thinking of hiring an IT tech or contracting with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) like Bryley. [5 min. read]

On Balance

“I’m just as passionate about helping people as I am about technical work,” said Lucas Belo. “And those two blend very well as a Field Tech …” [3 min. read]

Keep Calm and Carry On

A solution for peace-of-mind. Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, from hurricanes and sinkholes, to lightning strikes, bio-hazards and rodent infestations … [3 min. read]

The Hungry Mind of Ethan Brush

Eleven-year-old Ethan Brush envisioned a life of adventure as an NSA agent, but knew it would require serious discipline to accomplish what he wanted. So Ethan decided — at almost the youngest age possible — to join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. He stuck by his trajectory … [3 min. read]

What Does the SolarWinds Breach Mean?

For some perspective on the massive hack I spoke with David Byler, a Bryley trusted security advisor, “… what’s scary about this versus say the Equifax breach or the Home Depot breach is that in those the target was the customer data for that specific company. Also Equifax and Home Depot are not known as tech companies. SolarWinds is a tech company supplying tech to help tech companies manage their tech. So for them to get breached feels like this extra big thing …” [7 min. read]

Do or do not. There is no try.

“I found myself at 30 unsatisfied with the professional roles I’d had,” said Frank Walek. “I saw that every job had just kind of presented itself to me. And if I was going to do things better going forward, I’d have to start by asking, ‘what work would I actually want to do?’” [3 min. read]