Level 5 Technology Group has partnered with Bridgepointe Technologies to provide superior IT solutions.
2019 Feb 13 By level55 0 comment

Level 5 Technology Group | San Francisco, CA Feb 13, 2019 Level 5 Technology Group is pleased to announce they have entered into a partnership with Bridgepointe Technologies, bringing together complementary skills and resources to solve customers’ crucial technology challenges. With over 15 years of helping clients navigate complexities and choice, Bridgepointe has fine-tuned a powerful process to achieve optimal IT results. “Bridgepointe and Level 5 are committed to providing an exceptional customer experience. Joining forces to broaden our platform and reach is a formula for success,” said Brian Miller, Co-Founder of Bridgepointe Technologies. Combining Bridgepointe’s extensive supplier network, best-in-class…

Recent HBO Hack Puts Focus on Intellectual Property
2017 Aug 08 By level55 0 comment

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By now, many have heard about the HBO hack and all the intellectual data that has been compromised. There have been numerous data breaches over the past several years. Most of that attention has been focused on stolen credit card information and personal data. However, the recent breach at HBO helps underscore that there is another type of data that is equally, if not more valuable; intellectual property. Companies like HBO do not store or utilize credit card or other Personally Identifiable Information in large quantities. For that reason, many companies believe that they will “fly under the radar”….

How Do You Protect Valuable Data?
2017 Aug 08 By level55 0 comment

 

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Data is one of the most cherished valuables to any company and its customers. But how does that valuable data stay safe? How is that valuable data protected? Gone are the days of a breach-proof dream. However, there are a few ways for companies to build strong systems to find threats quickly: First, never click on links contained in emails unless you are certain you know the sender. Sound pretty basic? It is but this is one of the leading avenues for hackers. This underscores the need for security awareness amongst everyone in the organization, not just…

How to Handle Ransomware!
2017 Jun 06 By level55 0 comment

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Phishing remains one of the most common and important tools used by cyber criminals, especially as it relates to the insertion of ransomware. They mainly come from opening an infected email or attachment via social engineering exercises. Repeated attempts to vanquish the fatal “click” have proven largely unsuccessful. Mainly, because it takes just one person within an organization to unleash the attack on the entire organization. And it seems there is always at least one person who is in too much of a hurry to properly consider whether or not to open an attachment. So what is the…

2017 Feb 07 By level55 0 comment

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Malicious attacks against corporate assets have risen 64% in 2015 compared to 2014. As new solutions are brought online, security is often an afterthought. For example, a recent study found that 33% of companies did not test mobile applications for security vulnerabilities. Hackers looking for the next zero-day exploit constantly scrutinize existing technologies; these technologies require periodic security testing to maintain their integrity. Having a machine scan your severs is a great step to help prevent data breaches, but the human element of security testing cannot be overlooked. Human testers can learn how an environment works and create…

2016 Dec 02 By level55 0 comment

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CIOs, business continuity managers and IT managers understand the value of forward-thinking business continuity and business resiliency solutions: They know that cloud computing can lower recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives. That dramatically improves the availability of data and applications at a time when organizations increasingly depend on the availability of their data and applications. IT leaders understand that they can deploy cloud computing solutions to backup and manage big data. This makes that information available for business analysis, while concurrently accommodating the evolving mandates of Sarbanes-Oxley, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the European…

Akamai Edge Conference with Tim Brand (Level 5 Technology Group)
2016 Nov 03 By level55 0 comment

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Summary of Akamai Edge: One of the frustrating aspects of doing business on the internet is trying to make content fit and run properly on the myriad number and types of devices accessing a web site. What is acceptable for a laptop computer simply wont work on a cell phone, leading to decreased customer satisfaction and resulting, potentially, in lost sales. This problem is solved by Akamai through its read and redirect solution, in which the incoming request to access the site is analyzed and the type of device making the request identified. If the device is capable…

Dyn DDOS Attack and (What You Should Do to Prevent Future Attacks)
2016 Oct 27 By level55 0 comment

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On Friday, Oct. 21, Internet Performance Management Company, Dynamic Network Services (Dyn), was the victim of the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) cyberattack to date. The DDOS attack severely disrupted Internet access across the United States to sites including Twitter, Netflix and Amazon. (more…)

Top Cloud Trends
2013 Jun 27 By level5technologygroup 0 comment

There are many ideas on what the current and future cloud trends are.  This is my take on what’s happening and what will happen this year. Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity as a service Everyone is looking for a model that has no down time, even in times of a disaster.  This was called hot site failover, and still follows the same thought process.  The cloud offers this service to companies without forcing them to provide their own dedicated infrastructure, even if they keep their production systems in-house. Managed private clouds are the wave of now.  Many are building their…