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A Message From Accellis Regarding Coronavirus Accellis Technology Group has been monitoring the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) that continue to develop each day. We are actively taking the necessary steps to ensure we are well prepared to continue supporting our clients while providing for the safety of our team. CRITICAL SUPPORT FUNCTIONS: Accellis has developed the systems and procedures necessary to support client technology services entirely remotely if required. Should our team be unable to report…
A Message From Accellis Technology Group Regarding Coronavirus This page will be updated with important information regarding Acellis Technology Group’s response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Update 2: Friday, March 13, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Supporting You While You Work From Home As the events around COVID-19 continue to unfold, and many employers are enforcing or recommending a work from home policy, we are anticipating a large volume of tickets at the beginning of next week. …
Download our SOC-as-a-Service for your Business Whitepaper A recent CIO survey conducted in January 2020 by Ponemon Institute showed data breaches cost an average of $3.6 million globally and 73% of survey respondents said their SOCs are essential to their overall cybersecurity strategy. Executives continue to struggle with the age-old Build vs. Buy argument. This whitepaper will cover the economics of the SOC, provide an overview of how utilizing a SOC-as-a-Service offers total visibility and…
Cybersecurity Threat: Conversation Hijacking Shows 400% Increase Your organization may employ the latest tools in cybersecurity. Employees are well trained, never fall victim to phishing emails. SSO (Single Sign-on) is in place, and it’s very hard for hackers to initiate account takeover. The question remains, do your partners, vendors, and other outside contacts have the same high-security posture in place? New forms of domain-impersonation cyberattacks are on the rise. Conversation hijacking attacks are the latest…
RECAP: Total Email Protection for Your Business at Topgolf At the recent event sponsored by Accellis Technology Group and Barracuda Networks, business leaders learned that email-borne risk is an existential threat to SMB’s, and social engineering represents 93% of email breaches. Senior Systems Engineer at Barracuda, Mike Gorman stated. It all starts with the mailbox. Whether you’re on a cloud service like Office 365 or Gsuite, on-premises, or in a hybrid configuration, the defenses are…
Accellis Technology Group Achieves Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program  Accellis Technology Group, a leader in managed services and cloud solutions, has announced that it has attained Gold status in Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions through the Microsoft Partner Program. As a Gold Certified Partner, Microsoft has recognized Accellis‘ expertise in Microsoft Azure and Office 365 technologies to help clients modernize their infrastructure, drive business outcomes, and migrate applications and data to the cloud.    Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a robust…
Microsoft Offers Extended Security Updates for Windows 7 On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 lost Microsoft support, meaning Windows 7 devices are currently exposed to major security vulnerabilities. In a recent announcement, Microsoft has released Extended Security Updates (ESU) for Windows 7 devices. Starting immediately, Accellis can extend Windows 7 support for a full year, providing businesses much needed time to properly plan workstation replacement. With a worldwide processor and IT services shortage, this news…
Accellis and Barracuda Networks Presents Total Email Protection for Your Business at Topgolf http://bit.ly/Accellis-Topgolf-Event – Email, by a wide margin, continues to present the top vector of choice for cybercriminals, accounting for more than 94% of all malware delivery. How can you ensure your organization is secured against email-borne threats? 1. Please join us for a great event at the brand new Topgolf in Independence, Ohio. We will be joined by our trusted partner,…
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreil) Potential Retaliation of Iran on the US via Cyber Warfare A message from Accellis Technology Group Director of Cybersecurity, Tom Fazio: In our ongoing effort to educate and inform our clients about security-related threats, we would like to make our clients are aware of the potential retaliation of Iran on the US via cyber warfare. Iran possesses strong cyber capabilities, as history has shown. In the past decade, Iranian hackers have targeted…
5 Cybersecurity Takeaways From 2019 The world of cybersecurity is a rapidly evolving with new technologies, terms, definitions, and services. What can small and medium-sized businesses (SMB’s) learn from 2019? Class Action Lawsuits The latest cybersecurity news in 2019 and probably the most eye-opening, is the class-action lawsuit filed against operator DCH Health System in Alabama by four patients visiting three hospitals. The suit claims the company violated federal health information privacy laws (HIPAA)…