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How to Choose a Cybersecurity Service Provider: 7 Questions to Ask

how to choose a cybersecurity service provider

When you recognize the signs that your internal IT team or small IT support company can’t handle everything that needs to be done with security, it’s time to outsource cybersecurity services. These signs could be anything from experiencing a cyber-attack to your inability to qualify for cyber insurance. Even if you don’t know what to look for, a gut feeling that your business isn’t as protected as it should be is something that you shouldn’t ignore. Managed IT and cyber defense companies like Bellwether are here to bring you the security capability that you don’t have in-house. Not only can […]

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Bellwether Technology Corporation is a Top 500 MSP

(February 24, 2023 – New Orleans, LA) The CRN Top MSP 500 List has been published and Bellwether Technology Corporation has a place in the Pioneer 250 category. This is the 10th consecutive year that Bellwether has been recognized as a leading managed service provider (MSP) by this IT industry organization. To be on this directory, companies must be leaders in the delivery of managed IT services to the SMB market. These are companies that are driving a new wave of growth and innovation through a forward-thinking approach to managed services, helping end users increase efficiency and maximizing clients’ return […]

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What Roles Are Included in a Cybersecurity Department?

What's roles are included in a cybersecurity department?

It used to be that whatever needed to be done to manage cybersecurity could be handled by a small internal team. It’s a lot different now. There’s too much for one person to do or know. Today cybersecurity is a discipline of its own that includes different specialties. To cover all the bases, you really need a whole cybersecurity department and that’s not feasible for most small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). The way that SMB’s are getting the cybersecurity capability they need is to partner with managed IT and cyber defense companies like Bellwether. By outsourcing, companies get access to […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Microsoft Teams

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Microsoft Teams

How has your day-to-day work life changed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Chances are good that you’re a lot more comfortable with online meetings and you’ve adopted Teams as your favorite meeting app. Teams usage blew up as the pandemic sent droves of people into remote working. In fact, from March to June 2020, Teams use grew more than 894%. Depending on how your organization is working these days, you may still be relying on Teams for meetings for your onsite and remote workers, but have you discovered what else Teams can do to help everyone work more efficiently? Teams is […]

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Space to Learn – Spotlight on Ryan

Space to learn - spotlight on Ryan

Ryan had been tinkering with PowerShell to do individual tasks for several years before he started working on the service desk for Bellwether. Although creating automations wasn’t technically in his job description at the time, he was curious to see what he could do with PowerShell and he asked for the opportunity to experiment. What he received was space to learn. Fast forward to the present, and Ryan is neck-deep in PowerShell every day as a Security Automation Engineer. You might say that discovering this application has led Ryan to his calling but he’s not just a fan. He’s fanatic […]

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Why You Need a vCISO

Why you need a vCISO

Can you imagine a cruise ship without a captain? Operations in different areas of the ship might be able to take place on their own. The engines would run. The kitchen would prepare food. The guests would be entertained. But there would be no one who had their finger on the pulse of all of the activity. No one would be responsible for coordinating each of the various departments and most importantly, no one would be making sure the ship was headed in the right direction. That’s what it’s like when your organization doesn’t have a vCISO. What’s a vCISO? […]

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Nonprofit President’s Bad Feeling About IT and What She Did About It

Nonprofit President’s Bad Feeling About IT and What She Did About It

Shelley* had been working for Onsite Health* as a consultant for several years when she was asked to lead the nonprofit as President. She accepted, excited to use her experience and skills in a new capacity. Along with her enthusiasm, however, Shelley had a bad feeling about the organization’s IT situation. Technology is important to anyone using the internet to communicate and conduct business. As a healthcare entity, Onsite Health’s compliance with HIPAA regulations is essential. But it wasn’t just security that Shelley was concerned about. She thought that they were missing out on opportunities to use technology to enable […]

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Bellwether Technology Corporation’s Security Operations Manager Earns CISSP Credential

Bellwether Technology Corporation’s Security Operations Manager Earns CISSP Credential

(December 5, 2022 – New Orleans, LA) Corey Crossman, Security Operations Center Manager at Bellwether Technology Corporation, is now a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Earning this certification not only validates Corey’s depth of knowledge about cybersecurity tactics but demonstrates his ability to lead a team in the creation and implementation of an effective cybersecurity strategy. The criteria to become a CISSP includes a successful score on the rigorous certification exam, plus work experience in the cybersecurity field, and a personal pledge to follow the code of ethics established by the certification body (ISC)2. “Although I’ve been working in […]

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Online Portal Facilitates Communications for Bellwether Clients

Online Portal Facilitates Communications for Bellwether Clients

What technology issues are our employees having? Are they getting the help they need? What’s coming up next on our IT roadmap? These are all examples of questions that the main contacts at each of our client companies can quickly answer inside of our online communications portal. Individual users can also get information that’s pertinent to them, whether it’s the status of a support request or a new training program that’s been assigned to them by their manager. The portal can even make client operations more efficient. For example, when it’s time to onboard new employees, requests for the hardware […]

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7 Factors That Guide Cybersecurity Strategy

7 Factors That Guide Cybersecurity Strategy

If you don’t have a strategy that guides how your organization prevents and responds to cyber-attacks, you probably have gaps that are opening up the door to more risk than you can imagine. On the other hand, when you are strategic, you can be confident that what you’re doing isn’t just managing risk but actually lowering it. Lower Cyber Risk by Being Strategic How do you create a cybersecurity strategy that lowers cyber risk? The details are going to be specific to your company, but we’ll give you some talking points that should be included in your strategy discussions. Here’s […]

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