Infrastructure Blog

12 Security Controls Recommended by Cyber Insurers

The current cyber insurance marketplace for all insureds has shifted dramatically due to the increased frequency and severity of security and privacy claims over the past year, including more sophisticated ransomware events, business email compromises, supply chain disruptions, and social engineering attacks.

Cloud cost-saving strategies for SMBs

The cloud is becoming an increasingly popular option for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) like yours. However, many business owners are not aware of the costs associated with using cloud technologies. These costs can add up over time if you’re not careful. Follow these tips to save money while still taking advantage of all the […]

Steps to implementing a proactive cybersecurity strategy

Despite the large number of cybersecurity incidents being reported every day, many businesses still fail to put adequate cybersecurity measures in place to keep their data and operations secure. If you’re looking to beef up your company’s cyber defenses, consider a proactive cybersecurity strategy. Learn what proactive cybersecurity is and how it can help protect […]

Is it beneficial for employers to track employees’ online activities?

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many businesses to embrace a work from home setup. However, one of the challenges managers faced was checking the productivity of each employee. Monitoring employees online is a good way of tracking the productivity of a remote workforce. Keep reading to learn more about employee monitoring. What is employee monitoring? Employee […]

Microsoft 365: Which plan is best for your business?

Are you having a hard time choosing which Microsoft 365 plan is right for your business? You are not alone. Many business owners often find it perplexing to choose the ideal plan because of the wide variety of features available. Here’s an overview of the different Microsoft 365 plans to help you decide. Microsoft 365 […]

Why two-factor and two-step authentication matter

Two-factor authentication and two-step authentication are both vital for data security. But what’s the difference between them? Is one authentication process better than the other for your business? In this blog post, we will break down the differences between two-factor authentication and two-step authentication to help you decide which is more suitable for your needs. […]

How to pick the best cloud service model for your business

There is an overwhelming number of cloud computing services today, so how should you go about selecting the right one for your business? In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of cloud computing service models, their benefits, and some factors to consider when choosing one for your business. 1. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SaaS […]

Infrastructure Systems Planning & Operations Management Checklist

As a business leader or IT manager, I do not have to tell you about the impact of the Pandemic on your organization’s best laid plans last year. Going into 2022 it is even more important explore all your options related to your infrastructure and systems. At Affiliated we have been helping our clients refocus on […]