Is Your Business Too Small for a Cyber Attack?

As a managed IT services provider in Orange County, we consistently hear from business owners that they don’t need to be really concerned about cybersecurity because their business is too small for attackers to worry about. The truth is any business can be a target for a cyberattack, and everyone should be concerned about security.

Do You Have a Backup Solution for Your Cloud Applications Like Office 365?

There are many people under the false notion that just because your data is already in the cloud, protected by a software provider, you don’t need a backup solution. Unfortunately, there are several reasons that is not the case. Backing up the data in online tools is not only best practice, but it can also

Is Your Business Prepared to Work During a Disaster?

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that disasters can come in all shapes and sizes. Who would have thought back in January that suddenly your entire company would need to start working from home? Preparing for business continuity during a disaster is an essential part of your technology solutions and disaster recovery plans. This

Things to Look For When Choosing an IT Services Provider in Orange County California

All IT Services providers are not created equal. Some might still be using a break-fix model that only charges you when things go wrong, and some may be providing full managed IT Services. As many people have found recently, technology is the backbone of any company, no matter your industry. When suddenly every company needed

Being Proactive About Compliance

Government regulations placed on companies has never been more robust. Privacy laws like the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in Europe, and similar laws being passed in California have local companies scrambling to figure out what they need to remain compliant with these new restrictions and regulations. Many business owners hope that if they ignore

Creating Secure Passwords That Are Easy To Remember

To maintain security it is highly recommended to use a different password for EVERY account that you login to. The reason for this recommendation is that large companies are breached on a pretty regular basis. The attackers are after usernames and passwords, which they can then use to try and access other, unrelated accounts. For

How to Create a Functional and Secure Remote Workspace

We have been thrust into a brave new world. Many businesses are jumping into this new work environment head first and ready to go. Others are being dragged into remote workforce kicking and screaming. Since all of this happened so quickly, it’s understandable if many companies were unprepared for the transition, and are still playing

How to Decide on Your Remote Workplace Strategy

Now that businesses are opening back up, many have found that letting their employees work from home wasn’t a bad thing. Some employees can be even more productive at home than they are in the office. There are other employees that are exactly the opposite though. Going forward, business owners are looking at their remote

How to Improve Productivity in Your Remote Employees

With more employees working from home than ever before, productivity is a hot topic among executives and managers. Without being able to see your employees on a daily basis, it can be difficult to tell if they are being productive. Conversely for employees, it can also be difficult to stay on task when there are

The Increasing Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

It wasn’t too long ago that we just trying to get employees to buy into utilizing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Now that so many people are working remotely, and data breaches are becoming more regular, enabling MFA on ALL of your accounts is more important than ever before. MFA means that to access your account with

What is Spear Phishing and How Do I Prevent It?

With more people spotting phishing attacks from a mile away, attackers are turning more towards spear phishing. These targeted attacks have proven extremely successful and are often overlooked until it is too late. What is Spear Phishing? Much like a standard phishing attack, a spear phishing attack uses social media and other research tools to

How Your Business Supply Chain Can Affect Your Network Security

Often you will hear about the supply chain as it relates to grocery stores or restaurants, but the supply chain actually has a very real impact on all businesses network security. Essentially, your supply chain involves the software you install, the companies you choose to work with, and the hardware you purchase. Who is in

How Important is Communication Archiving in Today’s Compliance Requirements?

Communication through new media is increasingly cited in lawsuits. In a recent survey, 52% of attorneys said they expect an increase in lawsuits related to social media. What exactly does that mean though and how can you ensure that the communication you and your employees participate will be compliant with the local laws and regulations?

Your Complete Compliance Checklist

Currently, 55% of the world’s population is covered under some kind of privacy regulations. According to Gartner, by 2023 that will increase to 65% of the world’s population. I imagine over the years that number will continue to increase. In some ways, true privacy has been declining over the years, and in other ways, there

The Great Compliance Burden [Infographic]

When you own a business, keeping up with compliance laws can keep you up at night. These regulations can be complicated, and constantly changing. With the latest privacy laws coming out of Europe and California, business owners might even need to implement technology that can help them remain compliant with the regulations. We partnered with

Is There Digital Trust in Your Company?

It seems like every day there is a new company in the news dealing with a security breach. From Target to Equifax customers feel like companies are just giving away their data. When these security breaches happen, there is a siginficant amount of digital trust the company loses. No one wants to do business with

Network Security Tips for a Distributed Workplace

These days you can’t go more than 20 minutes without hearing words like “unprecedented”. While it may sound redundant at this point, these truly are unprecedented times. Never before has so many companies been faced with the daunting task of having most, or even their entire workforce work from home. It seemed almost overnight that

briteCITY Hosts Security Training Events

As an MSP in Orange County, briteCITY is extremely concerned about the network security of small businesses. Many small business owners have no idea how vulnerable they are to a cybersecurity attack. Since the weakest link in a company’s network security is actually their own employees, business owners need to step up the security training

Preparing Your Business for Working From Home

The Coronavirus has led to the cancelation of many events, and even more just in this last week. Many states are even encouraging companies to allow their employees to work from home, to help alleviate the rapid spread of the virus. As your company prepares to work in a distributed environment, you might have a

briteCITY Announces Acquisition of ANiMODUS

ORANGE, CA, January 29, 2020 – briteCITY, an Orange County, CA-based managed services provider, is excited to announce the acquisition of ANiMODUS, of Irvine, California. Over the last several years, briteCITY has acquired 4 local managed services providers. This recent acquisition is one part of briteCITY’s current growth strategy. Chad Gniffke, CEO of briteCITY and

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