What is a Cybersecurity Posture and How to Strengthen it.

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), security posture is defined as: The security status of an enterprise’s networks, information, and systems based on information security resources (e.g., people, hardware, software, policies) and capabilities in place to manage the defense of the enterprise and to react as the situation changes. So what […]

CyberSecurity New Year Resolutions

Cybersecurity New Year Resolutions    The beginning of a year means a time for planning and making those new year’s resolutions. You may be focusing your business’ resolutions on increasing sales and reducing expenses. However, your business should review its cyber-security posture and set goals for improving it. If you read last year’s headlines, you […]

Strong & Secure Passwords

Strong & Secure Passwords How many password-protected accounts and devices do you have? That’s a lot of passwords to remember, yet they are needed to keep your information protected. Your personal information cannot be kept secure unless access can be restricted to it. Here’s where passwords come in- they are a simple and convenient way […]

All You Knew to Know About a Data Breach

What is a Data Breach? A data breach occurs when the confidential, sensitive, or protected data for which your company is responsible suffer a security incident resulting in unauthorized access to the information and a breach of confidentiality, availability, or integrity.  Anyone can be at risk of a data breach, from individuals to international companies and […]

How to Fix a Slow Computer

Keeping your computer working fast shouldn’t be complicated. Here are some helpful tips you must follow: 1 – Restart your computer often – The most common way to fix and refresh your computer is by restarting it. Putting your computer on sleep mode might be more time-efficient, but it doesn’t allow the computer’s system to […]

Q&A with Safety Detectives

Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission. Empowered IT Solutions: Empowered IT Solutions was born from the merging of two concepts that occurred during our founder’s Joaquin Hernandez career while working with the largest telecom manufacturer company in the world. Understanding the full benefits of the “Managed Services” concept as […]

Weatherproof Your Business

Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness Natural disasters can range from wildfires to hurricanes to tornadoes to pandemics. They might be unavoidable, but with a bit of planning and preparation, you can reduce your risk and their damaging effects on your business. You may be too busy focusing on the day-to-day activities that keep your business thriving […]

Response to the Executive Order on Cyber Security

Empowered IT Solutions’ response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Cyber Security. For decades, the cyber-world has been free of major regulations or investigations, allowing for cybercrime to thrive. President Biden’s new executive order on cyber-security is a crucial directive for enhancing our nation’s cyber-security posture. Recent cyber-attacks to large, mid-size and small businesses, as well as […]

How to Respond to a Ransomware Cyberattack?

Ransomware Cyberattack The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a shift in working practices that hackers are using to their advantage. Ransomware attacks have increased 72%, so it’s not a matter of if, but when we become victims of a ransomware attack. In such a case, it’s imperative to be prepared for a potential cyberattack. Losing control […]

3 Cybersecurity Must Have’s

Okay, you believe you won’t get cyber-attacked. However, that’s what the 3,800 companies who suffered a breach in the first semester of 2019 thought too. To protect your company and ensure business continuity, you need to make sure you have the following 3 things in place: #1 Have Cyber-Breach Insurance in Place Any company that handles, maintains […]