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Why Continuous Learning is Your Best Defense Against Cyber Threats

October 2nd, 2023|Cybersecurity|

As the digital landscape swiftly evolves, understanding the most recent cybersecurity threats can feel overwhelming. However, to stay ahead of hackers and guard your data, continuous learning emerges as your foremost defense from cyber threats. By mastering everything from malware detection to phishing email identification, you make sure you're not just preventing attacks but also building a robust defense [...]

End of Support for Windows Server 2012: Why Patching Matters

September 25th, 2023|Windows Server 2012|

Introduction In the IT realm, patch management is vital. It ensures software security and efficiency. As we approach the end of support for Windows Server 2012 on October 10, 2023, the importance of patch management grows. Without Microsoft's regular updates, systems on Windows Server 2012 will become vulnerable. Therefore, effective patch management is necessary. In this article, we'll discuss patch [...]

Vendor Management in Cybersecurity: Selecting the Right Partners

September 21st, 2023|Business Management, Cybersecurity, IT Solutions|

Vendor Management in Cybersecurity: Selecting the Right Partners The Real-World Impact of Vendor Management in Cybersecurity Did you know that in 2020, the SolarWinds cyber attack, which affected numerous government agencies and companies, was attributed to a compromised update from a trusted vendor? This real-life incident underscores the significance of vendor management in cybersecurity. In today's digital landscape, businesses [...]

AccountabilIT (AIT) Climbs the Ranks in MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSP List for 2023

September 18th, 2023|AccountabilIT News, Cybersecurity|

Phoenix, AZ, September 19, 2023 — MSSP Alert, a CyberRisk Alliance resource, has once again honored AccountabilIT by including it in their prestigious list of Top 250 MSSPs, globally. This marks the seventh year in a row that AccountabilIT has earned this accolade. AccountabilIT has secured the #94 spot this year, surging forward by 17 positions from the previous [...]

How CISOs can leverage the Microsoft Security Stack to Balance Security and Productivity in their Organizations

September 3rd, 2023|Cybersecurity, Microsoft|

Introduction: The CISO's Dilemma In today's fast-paced digital world, the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is more crucial than ever. CISOs must manage a challenging balancing act: ensuring robust and reliable cybersecurity measures while keeping business productivity in full swing. How do effective CISOs balance security and productivity? We've gathered some thoughts and case studies to [...]

Windows Server 2012: Navigating the End of Support Era

August 28th, 2023|Windows Server 2012|

The Evolution of Server Operating Systems For IT professionals and Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Windows Server is a computing cornerstone. With the advent of Windows Server 2022 in August 2021, the technology continues to evolve. However, a significant portion of organizations are still operating on Windows Server 2012, and it's crucial to note that its support period is nearing [...]

Overcoming Resistance to Change in Cybersecurity Initiatives

August 21st, 2023|Windows Server 2012|

In the ever-evolving realm of cybersecurity, change is both inevitable and essential. As organizations adopt new protocols and technologies, understanding the nature of resistance to change becomes paramount. Interestingly, this resistance isn't a new phenomenon. Looking back on insights from a 1969 Harvard Business Review article highlights the enduring nature of resistance to change. While our tools and strategies [...]

Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity Awareness

August 16th, 2023|Windows Server 2012|

Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity Awareness The Digital Challenge The digital landscape is vast and constantly changing. As we eagerly embrace new technologies, we inadvertently open doors to potential cyber threats. Whether for startups or global enterprises, the threat is universal. Consequently, data breaches, phishing scams, and ransomware have become pressing concerns. For this reason, adopting a proactive approach, [...]

The End of Support for Windows Server 2012: A Call for IT Modernization

July 31st, 2023|Windows Server 2012|

The Inevitable Progress of Technology Time is always moving forward, and so the Windows Server 2012 end of support deadline, October 10, 2023, is fast approaching. For many organizations, a significant change is on the horizon. Microsoft is ending its extended support for Windows Server 2012, a version that has been widely used and trusted for many years. The [...]

Introducing AIT: The AccountabilIT Podcast, a Cybersecurity Show Now Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts

July 26th, 2023|Windows Server 2012|

Subscribe to the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. Now available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, AIT: The AccountabilIT Podcast is a conversational show designed to address the most pressing cybersecurity concerns of today's cybersecurity stakeholders and decision-makers.  Each episode explores a topical cybersecurity subject, offering insights, interviews, and practical advice to help [...]

Best Practices for Navigating Cybersecurity Compliance and Regulations

July 17th, 2023|Windows Server 2012|

As cybercrime escalates at an alarming pace, businesses worldwide are thrust into an urgent battle for cybersecurity. Governments and regulatory bodies, struggling to keep pace, are responding with targeted guidelines and regulations. While these measures span across various industries and activities, their main purpose remains the same: to protect consumers and reinforce your organization's data and network security. Yet, [...]

Overview of Popular Cybersecurity Frameworks

July 7th, 2023|Cybersecurity, Data Security|

The threat of cybersecurity breaches grows in parallel with our increasing reliance on digital platforms. In today's cybersecurity landscape, a robust cybersecurity framework isn't a luxury but a necessity. Keep reading for an introductory overview of some of the most commonly adopted cybersecurity frameworks that organizations use to bolster their defenses. Numerous cybersecurity frameworks exist to help organizations manage [...]

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