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The Dangers of Shadow IT

Posted by Mark Nash on Nov 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Most companies leave the IT side of their business to the IT department; however, as things become easier and more accessible , Shadow IT grows. But what is it? Shadow IT is defined as IT systems and devices managed outside of the IT department without their knowledge. Shadow IT is usually performed as a quick fix by a non-IT department to solve a problem that the IT department has not (usually due to time constraints) or cannot. Sometimes, it is an attempt to make things more convenient for the end-user, but it generally becomes a bigger problem as time goes on. While Shadow IT can have benefits and has lead to several innovations, it does not come without its drawbacks.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Managed Service Provider, Internet Safety, NCSAM, Cybersecurity, Malware

Metaverse, more China bans, REvil news, and a side of Crypto

Posted by Griffin Ball on Nov 5, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The Lighthouse IT Podcast - Novermber 5th, 2021

This week, Matt & Griff discuss Facebook and Microsoft's moves to become their own metaverses, LinkedIn releases a new freelance marketplace while simultaneously pulling out of China, along with several other services, in addition to the US banning China Telecom, REvil being forced offline, and more.

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Topics: Harmony, Business Continuity, Network Risk Assessment, Internet Safety, Website Development, NCSAM, Ransomware, Cybersecurity, Multi-factor Authentication, Malware, Podcast, Harmony Cloud

Why Every Company Should Have a Better Cybersecurity Culture

Posted by Mark Nash on Oct 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Cybersecurity is more than just antivirus software and firewalls. All the best cybersecurity technology you can buy is only there to assist the end-user with staying safe. However, if the end-user is not knowledgeable about cybersecurity, they can still make simple mistakes that nullify all that cybersecurity software you put in place. One of the titular aspects of cybersecurity that many companies gloss over is instilling a cybersecurity culture within their organization.

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Topics: Harmony, Internet Safety, Community, NCSAM, Ransomware, Cybersecurity, Malware

Facebook Down, Twitch Hacked, Hollywood Strike, & Apple Exploit

Posted by Griffin Ball on Oct 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The Lighthouse IT Podcast - October 8th, 2021

This week, Matt & Griff discuss a potential strike in Hollywood, a big Facebook outage, an even larger Twitch hack, the latest Apple exploit, more exploits in popular software, and a little bit of good news as well.

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Topics: Harmony, Business Continuity, Network Risk Assessment, Internet Safety, Website Development, NCSAM, Ransomware, Cybersecurity, Multi-factor Authentication, Malware, Podcast, Harmony Cloud