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Latest CyberSound Featured Episode

CyberSound™ Vancord’s Cybersecurity Podcast 2024 / Information Security Due Diligence 101 / Ep. 105
In this episode of CyberSound, Vancord’s Cybersecurity Podcast hosted by Jason and Michael, the focus is on the intricacies of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the cybersecurity realm, featuring guest Fred Purdue, Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at West Monroe. Fred discusses his role in assisting private equity firms through the M&A process, emphasizing the importance of IT and cybersecurity due diligence. He shares insights into the different stages of the M&A process, from initial assessments to integration strategies, and highlights common red flags and risks, such as outdated technology and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The conversation also covers the increasing necessity of cybersecurity assessments in transactions, the potential impacts of cyber risks on deal valuations, and the importance of having well-defined security and technology strategies, offering valuable insights for both buyers and sellers in the market.

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network security

Why is Network Security Important?

Discussions surrounding data security, network security, and general information technology security are now so commonplace that it’s easy to become immune to this information as it’s dismissed as “white noise.” C-suite executives trust their technology teams to handle security, assuming their mid-sized businesses are under the radar of cyber attackers.
Hiring & Retaining IT Talent

Hiring & Retaining Talent in Information Technology

Finding talent in IT requires the same strategy and skill professional athletes use on the field. Explore Vancord’s suggestions for finding the best possible talent for your organization.
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MSSP Explained – The Vancord Difference

As technology evolves and digital transformation of systems and processes occurs, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly essential aspect of any business’s operations. With the advancing sophistication and frequency of cyber-attacks, companies must adopt a robust and comprehensive approach to cybersecurity.

How to Foster a Positive Company Culture

In the world of business, culture is the heartbeat of an organization. It influences how employees interact, innovate, and engage with their work. A positive culture boosts employee satisfaction and overall success, while a negative one can harm the work environment and the company’s performance.

Here’s how to respond to a cyber attack

So, what happens if your business is victimized by a cyber attack?Security and legal experts say contact your in-house or outside IT provider immediately, so steps can be taken to mitigate the impact, such as shutting down the system and disconnecting it from the network. 

Employer shield law boosts cybersecurity interest amid high-profile attacks, litigation

Cybercriminals in recent months have launched attacks against several Connecticut employers in an attempt to make money, from the city of New Haven to the owner of three local hospitals.Meanwhile, several lawsuits have been filed in recent months over past attacks, not against the unknown perpetrators, but against the targets that have been breached, from healthcare providers to banks and insurers.

Vancord, Fortinet, and Exclusive Networks Present: Axe Throwing and Cybersecurity

In September, Vancord was pleased to host a cybersecurity and networking Axe Throwing event with valued partners, Exclusive Networks and Fortinet at Montana Nights in Orange, CT.
Cyber Threat Hunting

5 Detection Benefits from Cyber Threat Hunting

In the intricate landscape of cybersecurity, there are four terms that often emerge as crucial components of a comprehensive defense strategy: threat hunting, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and incident response. While they all contribute to fortifying digital environments against cyber threats, they serve distinct purposes and operate in different contexts. In this blog, we aim to shed light on these concepts, dissect their differences, and explore how they play pivotal roles in safeguarding organizations from cyber vulnerabilities.
FELO Speaker Series

FELO Speaker Series – Exploring Craft Beer and Empowering Manufacturing

Last month, Vancord was proud to sponsor the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Speaker Series event hosted by the FELO Fairfield Professionals at Athletic Brewing Co. Moderated by our very own Lucas Seelig, the event showcased important conversations regarding the tremendous growth and positive impact on the manufacturing industry in Connecticut.
CBIA 2023

Vancord at CBIA 2023 Energy & Environment Conference

Members of the Vancord team were delighted to attend the 2023 Energy & Environment Conference hosted by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). Attendees gained insights from various energy and environmental professionals on climate change, ISO best practices, ESG, an overview of federal and state offshore wind policies, and much more.
MSP 501 2023 list

Vancord Named on The 2023 Channel Future’s MSP 501 List

We are proud to announce that Vancord has been named on the prestigious 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501 list.
Manage Defend and Respose Webinar

Understanding the Managed Detection and Response Landscape, On-Demand Webinar

Modern cyber attacks are continuing to evolve in sophistication, and organizations are trying to balance what an acceptable cost is to alleviate their risks. Implementing a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) technology is an effective way to improve the security of your networks, endpoints, and cloud environments. However, with so many cybersecurity providers in the market, choosing the right one that meets your specific security challenges can be challenging.

Webinar: Selecting the Right MDR Provider for Your Security Challenges

Cyber threats are continuing to evolve in sophistication, and organizations are trying to balance what an acceptable cost is to alleviate their risks. The Binary Defense and Vancord teams are joining together for a webinar on how to bolster your security posture with modern solutions to counteract cyber threats from today’s threat actors.

A TikTok Guide to Improve Data Privacy for Employees in Higher Education

Mounting privacy and security concerns regarding TikTok’s collection of user data has those in higher education seeking to reshape their social media policies. In this article, we will explore the unique challenges educational institutions are facing and best practices to utilize when determining whether and what action(s) are necessary for the use of this platform within their communities.

Vancord at NERCOMP Annual Conference 2023

This past March, the Vancord team had the opportunity to connect with New England’s broader community of higher education IT and library professionals at NERCOMP 2023 in Providence, RI.

Vancord Named on 2023 Tech Elite 250 List

We are honored to be recognized on CRN’s Tech Elite 250 List for 2023!

Vancord Named on Managed Service Provider 500

We are honored to be recognized on CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category for 2023!

Will U Be Mine (victim)?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s important to be aware of the increased threat of ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts a victim’s files. Here are a few steps you can take to protect yourself and your organization from ransomware on Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Navigating Supply Chain Issues in IT

Recently, working in the IT industry has been challenging. From major layoffs in tech to processor and microprocessor supply chain shortages, maintaining a secure network and infrastructure is becoming increasingly difficult. Networking equipment has been hit the hardest, with no manufacturer remaining immune. Regardless, operations cannot stop due to supply chain shortfalls. In this article, we will explore a few strategies that Vancord utilizes to overcome supply chain issues, backups, and delays.

Are Hackers Targeting Your School?

K-12 networks and the vast amount of personal data they store can be an inviting target for black-hat hackers.  With the onslaught of shrinking municipal budgets coupled with over-worked or reduced IT staff, network security best practices can sometimes take a back seat on the proverbial technology bus.

Data Privacy Day 2023

Data Privacy Day is an international effort to highlight the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. It is also a time to assess the privacy risk that your organization is carrying. In this article, we will explore the impact of changing privacy laws and regulations on your operation, consumer trust, and the future of data collection and use.

WiFi 6, 6E & Multigig – How Can E-Rate Help?

Today’s classrooms and libraries depend on fast, reliable Internet bandwidth to provide essential education and communication needs. Read on to learn how the E-rate program supports schools and libraries and the 4 key areas that may require upgrades to keep up with the demand for faster service.

Top 10 Tips Before You Call the Help Desk

It’s shaping up to be a typical morning at work when all of a sudden, your email freezes. When quitting Outlook doesn’t help, you try and load your mail in a web browser. That fails to connect as well. Panic ensues.
CRN Next Gen Solution Provider Leaders 2022

Vancord Featured in The Channel Company’s 2022 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders List

We are pleased to share that earlier this year, Vancord was named by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, on the 2022 Security 100, Tech Elite 250, and MSP 500 lists.

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