How Can a Managed Help Desk Benefit Your Business?

For companies that rely on IT infrastructures to do business, it’s important to have a devoted team to troubleshoot technical issues if and when they inevitably arise. Unfortunately, many small and medium sized businesses don’t have the resources to devote to developing and maintaining an in-house IT department. This can not only make it hard… Read more »

Choosing Between Dedicated Servers and Cloud Hosting

So you’ve developed a new SaaS application, and you’re almost ready to push it out to your user base. First, you have to decide where and how you’ll host your application. Cloud hosting services have become for more affordable and accessible in recent years, but that doesn’t mean you should totally discount the idea of… Read more »

What Cyber Security Role Do You Want to Play?

Let me preface this post by saying that this is just one perspective. There are many ways to categorize roles in cyber security, and all of them will be accurate. For the purposes of this discussion, at this time, I propose the following as a framework: Through our work with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of… Read more »

Don’t Overlook the Security Risks of Your Mobile Devices

As of early 2015, more than half of all emails were opened on mobile devices. While many of these emails are personal correspondences, more and more companies are doing business on mobile devices as well. Some companies even provide work-specific smartphones to their employees from which to do business. Unfortunately, many companies are woefully unprepared… Read more »

Mitigate Damage From Hackers With an Early-Warning System

As we wrap up Cybersecurity awareness month, Arizona political leaders recently quoted British journalist Misha Glenny as saying, “There are two types of organizations, ones that were hacked and ones that don’t know they were hacked.” The DynDNS DDoS attack was certainly a reminder of how interconnected we are, and how reliant we are on… Read more »

Cut Cost and Reduce Risk With Virtualization Services

If you’re a business owner, you know that the best way to grow your business is to keep costs low while keeping your team motivated and supplied with everything they need to succeed. That’s why CyberTrails is here to help with all of your virtualization needs. Virtualization services can help you minimize expenses and reduce… Read more »

Microsoft Rolls Out Privacy-Oriented German Data Centers

Since it was first launched in 2010, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure has been adopted by thousands of businesses around the globe. Today, Azure is one of the most successful cloud computing platforms in the world. In spite of its widespread appeal, however, some organizations have been reluctant to use Azure due to lingering concerns… Read more »

FBI Officials Prepare for Potential Election Hacks

Private enterprises aren’t the only organizations that fall victim to cybersecurity breaches. In recent years, a number of government agencies have proven themselves to be every bit as vulnerable as well. Last week, the FBI confirmed that hackers based in Russia were responsible for two security breaches in state voter registration databases. One of these… Read more »

EFF Calls for Microsoft To “Come Clean” With Its Users

Since Windows 10 was launched just over a year ago, Microsoft has undertaken an aggressive campaign to encourage users to upgrade to its latest operating system. The company offered free upgrades to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, and asserted that Windows 10 offered superior security and performance. In many people’s minds, however, the company’s efforts… Read more »