MSP Voice Episode 71 – “Longevity as a Startup” with Larry Bianculli

This week’s guest is Larry Bianculli, managing director, with CCSI who provide MSP and MSSP services in the New York City/Long Island area. CCSI (which stands for Contemporary Computers Services) has been around since 1974. CCSI has always been focused on services, the founders coming from IBM. CCSI has a range of customers from SMB to fortune 500. They have customers around the US as well as overseas.

Larry has been with CCSI for 4 years and is focused on growing the enterprise and commercial business. Prior to CCSI Larry spent over 15 years working for vendors (both big and small). For their large customers, CCSI helps to augment their IT staff in specialized areas. They’ve seen some great opportunities with co-managed SIEM. CCSI focuses mostly on financial, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing.

Listen to the full episode for more information on how CCSI has been so successful over the years by essentially thinking of themselves as a startup.

cryptocurrency

How Cryptocurrency Could Benefit You

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency which works as an exchange system for secure financial transactions in the digital marketplace. One of the greatest benefits of cryptocurrencies is that it uses decentralized control as oppose to the central banking system. The public financial transactions work through a distributed ledger, also known as a blockchain. All of this allows for the owner of the cryptocurrency to have full control of their assets.

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7 Cyber Regulations Your Business Don’t Prepare For (But Should Be)

The last five years have been monumental for cybersecurity. Between data breaches that have affected the world’s biggest corporations and new laws passed worldwide to ensure better data security, the increased focus on securing data is a welcome one.

However, the number of cybersecurity threats is going. According to a UK-based firm, Hiscox, 50% of surveyed firms experiences an attack, up from 40% over the same period during the past year.

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How to Write Perfect Cyber Security Strategy for Your Venture

Protecting your company from online dangers is one of the most important things you need to take into consideration when it comes to running your own business. The threats you can come across are plenty and in order to avoid them, you will need a strong cyber security strategy.

Even if you don’t know about this topic, there are still quite a few simple steps you can follow in order to protect your business while still educating yourself and your employees about the matter. Here are some of the best tips to help you write the perfect cyber security strategy for your venture.

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Threat Hunting Strategies for 2020

Cyber attacks are becoming more advanced with each year, as indicated by the increase in data breaches. According to a Risk-Based Security report, 2019 might break a new record, with more than 3,800 breaches, and still counting. 

Threat hunting aims to help reduce the number of breaches. Some security analysts even take threat hunting as far as infiltrating the dark web, all to ensure they are the first to discover a new attack type. Read on for an overview of the state of cybersecurity, and key threat hunting tips for 2020. 

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Improving Security in Web App Development

Traditional, downloadable, applications are becoming less common as cloud services expand. Instead, organizations and consumers are turning to programs they can use from any connected device: web applications. Web applications allow organizations to accommodate remote workers, as well as access a globalized market of connected customers. However, these applications require that services be constantly accessible and that data transfer is secure. An application breach or service inaccessibility can cause significant impacts to you and your customers. 

bluetooth security

What We Need To Know About Bluetooth Security

Since its introduction in the early 2000s, Bluetooth technology has been helping people to connect their devices and share data seamlessly. Wireless microphones and headphones, for example, are there because of Bluetooth. But is Bluetooth technology safe?

Well, as you could be aware, Bluetooth connection and internet connections in their entirety have their vulnerabilities. This is particularly so because data thieves are everywhere these days, all waiting to pounce on unsuspecting smartphone users. Yet, engineers are constantly looking forward to ensuring the safest devices and programs for their users, thereof they have focused on java programming, as one of the safest coding languages that are less prone to hacking. Given its popularity, there are many companies that provide java programming services that would accommodate every request. However, in this post, we will focus on the potential Bluetooth security risks and how you can mitigate these risks.