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We have joined the ASCII Group community!

Posted by Matt Almendinger on Aug 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM

One of the driving forces at Lighthouse IT Solutions has always been community. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. We love community in all of its forms - whether we are reviewing our vendors or our clients. However, one of the areas that we believe we have lacked as a provider is a community that represents our industry.

Unfortunately, all too often, it is hard to not get caught up in competition with our peers, making it difficult to find a place that allows us to have community with those in our industry. That competitive spirit can be a wedge between great opportunities. Well we are excited to announce that through this self-awareness, we have sought to fix this gap and found such an opportunity that will positively impact our clients.

So, it is my personal pleasure to announce that Lighthouse IT Solutions has joined the ASCII Group community. The ASCII Group is a collection of IT companies working together to better the industry and raise the bar, so to speak. This not only helps us here at Lighthouse to be better, but it allows us to offer more to our clients.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Business Continuity, Managed Service Provider

Establishing a New Norm - The Lighthouse IT Podcast

Posted by Nicole Daley on Apr 24, 2020 2:12:24 PM

In this week's podcast Matt brings in Lighthouse IT Solutions’ marketing specialist, Griffin! 

Together they encourage bringing business to normalcy within the COVID-19 crisis. What “normal” stands for may not have the same definition as it did earlier this year. In order to come out on top, an adaptable mentality will be key.  

To learn more, listen to the last podcast here!

Many of us have now experienced what it’s like to work remotely. There is a surplus of tools like video conferencing, VoIP phone systems, and cloud-based document management; these make remote working easily successful. If you have any troubles or want more information, be sure to reach out to your IT source or Lighthouse IT Solutions!

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Managed Service Provider, Momentum Marketing, Cybersecurity, Multi-factor Authentication, COVID19, Remote Workforce, Downtime, Podcast

Urgent/11 and You

Posted by Matt Almendinger on Oct 22, 2019 10:05:03 AM

Many of our clients using Buckeye and Telesystem services received a notice this morning regarding a set of zero-day vulnerabilities known as "Urgent/11" for devices running the VxWorks realtime operating system or VxWorks IPnet TCP/IP stack.

To help our clients understand the impact of this vulnerability, we are sharing the known impact of these vulnerabilities with respect to solutions provided by Lighthouse IT Solutions.

The extent of Urgent/11 is quite massive in size, due to its lightweight, high-performance nature and can be found commonly in medical devices, IP phones, firewalls, industrial controllers, elevators, and more. With this in mind, it may be necessary to contact other technology vendors to ensure that Urgent/11 does not affect a device outside of our partnerships.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Managed Service Provider, Cybersecurity

The Importance of Cybersecurity

Posted by Mark Nash on Oct 4, 2019 8:45:00 AM

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)!

Now is the perfect time to talk about being safe online!

One of the most important things to remember for cyber security is that everyone needs to be active in it. It only takes one person clicking a sketchy download from a phishing email to compromise an entire network. Knowing how to be safe online does not require you to learn a load of technical jargon. You simply need an idea of what actions could be detrimental and be able to keep an awareness for anything that seems fishy. This can keep you much safer.

There are lots of actions you can take to increase your safety such as:

  • Checking that your system is running up-to-date security programs and read up on what scams and exploits people are using.
  • Making sure you have an enterprise-grade firewall protecting your business.
  • Backing-up all of your data so that you are ready for the worst.
  • Implementing user-based security and permissions to minimize human errors.
  • Getting a password and document manager to ensure password security.
  • You could even enlist the services of a certified ethical hacker to test your system’s security and inform you of any vulnerabilities they find.
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Topics: IT services, Internet Safety, NCSAM, Ransomware, Cybersecurity