CATS Technology Blog
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Our goal is to use this blog to discuss and share with you the topics that you need to know in order to get the most out of your IT services and support. Some of you may already be our clients while others may be considering switching your IT services provider or hiring an IT company for the first time. While we hope you’ll choose to work with CATS Technology Solutions Group, anyone interested in the latest trends and issues that effect your business as it relates to the technologies that run your business can benefit from reading and participating in this blog.
Some of the topics we will focus on in this blog include:
- Managed IT services
- IT consulting services
- EMR – Electronic Medical Records
- Server Virtualization services
- Microsoft server consulting
- Cloud computing services
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The central bank of Bangladesh fell vulnerable to hackers in an $81 million cyber-heist in early February. The head of the Forensic Training Institute of the Bangladesh police’s criminal investigation department, Mohamad Shah Alam is pointing to the the bank’s choice of hardware – and lack there of. The bank’s network was apparently not protected by a firewall, and utilized second-hand switches which cost around $10 a piece to piece together it’s network which was connected to the SWIFT global payment network, Reuters reported.
“You are talking about an organization that has access to billions of dollars and they are not taking even the most basic security precautions,” Jeff Wichman, a consultant with cyber firm Optiv told Reuters.
Former World Bank security team member Tom Kellerman referred to the security shortcomings described by Alam as “egregious”, and expects that there are a number of central banks in developing and emerging countries facing the same vulnerabilities.
“It could be difficult to hack if there was a firewall,” Alam said in an interview.
The takeaway from this incident, is that cutting corners on requisite hardware, and sacrificing sufficient technology to save a few bucks upfront could have catastrophic consequences. It’s never worth the risk.
Ransomware is a real and serious threat to any IT environment, and it is on the rise. In Q1 of 2015, there was a 165% increase in incidents of ransomware from Q4 2014. It is estimated that there was a total of $325 million worth of damage caused by ransomware in 2015. The folks over at Datto put together a great infographic highlighting the statistics of the ransomware epidemic in 2015, and it’s scary to say the least. We can’t stress enough, the importance of having a disaster and recovery solution in place and regularly maintained to ensure business continuity and data recovery in the event of a ransomware attack, as well as taking the precautions of keeping all antivirus and security software up to date, and making sure to never open suspicious files. The biggest red flag for end-users should be unidentifiable email attachments, or email attachments from unknown senders.
The above infographic was originally published at http://www.datto.com/blog/ransomware-by-the-numbers.
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CATS Technology Solutions Group to Exhibit at Philadelphia Small Business Expo
Philadelphia, PA – March 24th, 2016 – CATS Technology Solutions Group announces that it will exhibit at PHILADELPHIA SMALL BUSINESS EXPO®, March 24, 2016. The expo is located at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. For more information, and free registration, visit the Philadelphia event page.
The day-long conference and trade show, which travels throughout the country’s top cities for small business, brings together industry thought leaders and experts in a hands-on environment that features more than 20 free workshops and programs along with over 100 interactive booths, demos and brand exhibits. Headlining the event is Bill Walsh, Founder and CEO of Powerteam International with his presentation “The 7 Keys to Build a Mega-Successful Business” on the Inspiration 2020 Showcase Theater stage.
Start-ups and business owners can take advantage of free admission and educational
workshops covering online/social media marketing, employee benefit plans, credit and financing, strategies for increasing revenue and team productivity, mentoring, cloud technologies, retirement plans, and more.
Small Business Expo expects to have more than 4,000+ registered attendees from across the Philadelphia metropolitan area shopping for business resources, developing business leads, gaining new insights, and networking with peers.
“Experts tell us that more and more Philadelphia residents are wanting to take the entrepreneurial leap,” says event founder Zachary Lezberg, “but that the biggest barrier to starting a new business is that people don’t think they can” he adds, “With the program we’ve put together, we believe our attendees will feel more empowered by the end of the day.”
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to exhibit at the PHILADELPHIA SMALL BUSINESS EXPO.” said CATS Technology Solutions Group President Darrin Gonchar. “CATS is dedicated to serving the small business market with our managed IT services which include server virtualization, cloud solutions, HIPAA & PCI compliance services, disaster recovery, and network design. We also provide solutions for VoIP phone systems, digital signage, and technology consulting,”
This year’s Titanium Sponsor: Powerteam International will be joined by Platinum
Sponsors: Emerge212 and Paychex; Gold Sponsors: AT&T; and Silver Sponsors: AT&T, BizTV, BizTalk Radio, Geico, InfoFree.com, Geico and YP.com.
PHILADELPHIA SMALL BUSINESS EXPO will take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center | Hall A – 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456 from 9:30 am until 5:30pm.
CATS Technology Solutions Group will be located at Exhibitor Booth #216.
For media inquiries, or complimentary press passes please contact:
Alicia Cortez, 212-651-0698, email@example.com.
About CATS Technology Solutions Group
CATS Technology Solutions Group (CATS) is a single-source MSP, offering professional IT services, including computer networking, website design, desktop and server maintenance, HIPAA & PCI compliance services, cloud computing strategies, digital signage, backup solutions, disaster recovery, business continuation strategies, voice and data services, and any other specific needs an organization may have with regard to technology and business processes.
For more information, visit www.CATSTechnology.com, or call telephone number 866-370-8994
About the Small Business Expo
SMALL BUSINESS EXPO® is the nation’s largest small business networking and learning event, and an Inc. 5000 company. Every year, over 65,000 small business professionals and entrepreneurs across the country attend the SMALL BUSINESS EXPO in 14 MAJOR US Markets to take their business to the next level. The show’s owner, Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo LLC. was founded in 2008 by Zachary Lezberg.
The company’s headquarters are located at 555 8th AVE Suite 909 New York, NY 10018. For more information, visit www.thesmallbusinessexpo.com , call (212) 404-2345, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CIO Review Selects CATS Technology Solutions Group, Inc. for 50 Most Promising IT Services Providers 2015
Annual list showcases the 50 Most Promising IT Services Providers 2015; CATS Technology Solutions Group, Inc. makes it to CIOReview’s top Solution Providers list for its expertise in providing solutions and services across IT Technology landscape.
Fremont, CA – Nov 20, 2015 – CIO Review (cioreview.com) has chosen CATS Technology Solutions Group, Inc. for its 50 Most Promising IT Services Providers 2015. The positioning is based on evaluation of CATS Technology Solutions Group’s expanding line of services, and its ability to consistently deliver reliable service to each and every client.
The annual list of companies is selected by a panel of experts and members of CIOReview’s editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship. “CATS Technology Solutions Group, Inc. has been on our radar for some time for stirring a revolution in the IT Services landscape, and we are happy to showcase them this year due to their continuing excellence in delivering top-notch technology-driven solutions,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor, CIOReview. “CATS Technology continued to break new ground within the past year, benefiting its customers around the globe, and we’re excited to have them featured on our top companies list.”
“CATS Technology Solutions Group, Inc. is honored to be recognized by CIO Review’s panel of experts and thought leaders,” said CATS Technology President Darrin Gonchar.
About CATS Technology Solutions Group, Inc.
CATS Technology Solutions Group (CATS) is a single-source MSP, offering professional IT services, including computer networking, website design, desktop and server maintenance, HIPAA Compliance services, Cloud computing strategies, Digital signage, Backup solutions, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuation strategies, Voice and Data services, and any other specific needs organizations may have regarding its business processes.
CIOReview constantly endeavors to identify “The Best” in a variety of areas important to tech business. Through nominations and consultations with industry leaders, our editors choose the best in different domains. The IT Services Special Edition is an annual listing of 50 Most Promising IT Services Providers in the U.S.
GetHIPAACompliance.com, a service of CATS Technology Solutions Group, has been speaking to physicians and medical administrators across the tri-state area and has been gaining attention for their acclaimed HIPAA compliance service. By conducting a Security Risk Assessment, implementing Corrective Measures, and providing Continuous Compliance, GetHIPAACompliance.com has been able to showcase their services and results at three large medical events.
The GetHIPAACompliance.com team travelled to New York, NY to the American Psychiatric Association’s Institute of Psychiatric Services: The Mental Health Services Conference from Thursday, October 8 to Saturday, October 10. Psychiatrists and mental health professionals from across the nation gathered to take part in this exciting opportunity.
A representative from GetHIPAACompliance.com travelled to Iselin, NJ to showcase at the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association on Tuesday, October 27. Healthcare professionals and medical group managers were able to meet with our representative and begin to start the HIPAA compliance process.
The GetHIPAACompliance.com team travelled to West Orange, NJ to the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers on Thursday, October 29. Professionals and physicians in the ambulatory care field gathered to discuss changes in policies and rules, as well as new opportunities.
Over the month of October, GetHIPAACompliance.com has been able to expand their reach to provide information and potential services to thousands of physicians and administrators across the nation.