Considering Your Business’ Cybersecurity Strategy

Considering Your Business’ Cybersecurity Strategy How Often Should You Train and Evaluate Your Team in Cybersecurity Practices? It’s no secret that cybersecurity threats are very prevalent nowadays, which means that your security needs to be as locked-down as you can possibly make it. Of all of the protections your business would have in place, the […]

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Response Raises Questions

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Response Raises Questions As is often the case with ransomware attacks, the situation with the Colonial Pipeline hack has grown more complex as more information regarding the attack has been discovered. Here are some of the major developments that you should keep top of mind in the wake of this devastating ransomware […]

Better Security Training Starts with Engagement

Better Security Training Starts with Engagement Your organization’s network security is dictated in part by your security solutions, but your employees also play a large role in maintaining it. If you want to make sure that your employees are not inadvertently putting your organization at risk, you need to ensure they are getting the proper […]

We All Need to Watch Out for These Common Phishing Attacks

We All Need to Watch Out for These Common Phishing Attacks Hackers are always taking advantage of others’ misfortunes, and they have even gone so far as to leverage the COVID-19 pandemic in efforts to launch phishing attacks. How have hackers utilized this worldwide disaster to their benefit, and what can we do to keep […]

If Your Backup Doesn’t Involve These Three Aspects, You’re Doing It Wrong

If Your Backup Doesn’t Involve These Three Aspects, You’re Doing It Wrong For any business continuity strategy to be complete, a data backup strategy needs to be involved. This is often easier said than done: there are a lot of elements that need to be considered, and some data can go overlooked if the solution […]

How To Write A Good IT RFP

Wiriting a Good Technology RFP

How To Write A Good IT RFP As a managed IT services provider and technology partner, we here at Ashton Technology Solutions respond to a variety of RFPs (Requests for Proposal) seeking technology services and solutions.  Generally speaking, these RFPs come from non-profits or public entities which have specific requirements stating that their service needs […]

How Much Time Do You Have?

How Much Time Do You Have?   Riverbank Ruminations; Observations from The Banks of The Technology River Tom Evans ~  Ashton Engineer Emeritus As you get older, time goes by more quickly. The technical reason is that when you are 5, a year is 20% of your life. When you are 70 it is only […]

One Chance

One Chance   Riverbank Ruminations; Observations from The Banks of The Technology River Tom Evans ~  Ashton Engineer Emeritus  While this article was primarily discussing a new product offering, I found two interesting points. One of the greatest truths in cybersecurity is that defenders need to be right all the time, while cybercriminals only need […]

2021 Business Trends

With nearly everyone facing a recession in 2021, businesses are going to be looking to technology to keep their businesses afloat. The COVID-19 pandemic made businesses shift their priorities in 2020 and as the pandemic enters year two, these strategies will be equally important in 2021. Let’s take a look at three trends you will […]

Business Continuity Planning, Post Pandemic

Business Continuity Planning, Post Pandemic Ashton’s clients have been in the process of returning to the office in varying forms: some are electing to phase their team back into the office, others have elected to continue remote work and to “hybridize” their team to allow for greater remote work flexibility indefinitely.  With this return, the […]