Internet DDoS Defense

The global health situation of 2020 that forced much of the population into remote working situations changed the threat landscape. According to Fintech News, “80% of firms have seen an increase in cyber-attacks” this year. DDoS—distributed denial-of-service—attacks are among them. It’s an asymmetrical war where $30 attacks can cost companies thousands or be a smokescreen […]

Lessons Learned from the Attack on SolarWinds Orion: Don’t Leave Your Network Vulnerable

The criticality of security cannot be overstated.  2020 saw an unprecedented number of attacks on both infrastructure and networks.  Just uncovered in December 2020, the Russian government hacked SolarWinds Orion® Platform for network monitoring and IT management.  In doing so, the Russians gained access to “at least 18,000 government and private networks” belonging to a […]

5 Reasons We Are Grateful for Cloud Technologies

Since Unitas Global started in 2011, we have partnered with our enterprise clients to enable their digital transformation by moving their workloads and applications to the cloud.  As needs changed, we grew our offerings from private cloud infrastructure and managed services to include public cloud and cloud connectivity, providing our clients with the increased agility […]

Transitioning IT to a Blended Remote and Onsite Workforce

At Unitas Global, we are talking to clients about how to prepare for the return to working from headquarter and branch office locations.   How does a company enable its workforce to do their jobs from anywhere? How does an organization ensure their workforce is prepared for only portions of the workforce returning to an […]

2 Reasons to Move to Virtual Desktop on Azure

Today’s workforce is working remotely by choice or necessity.  They are working across borders, time zones, and organizations.  Virtual desktops are an appealing option for companies to support the distributed workforce.  Cloud based Virtual desktop provides cost and time savings, increased security, and increased employee efficiency.   A virtual desktop is a cloud-hosted desktop service.  […]

Keeping Up Security & Resilience When Working from Home

Hackers are taking advantage of this vulnerable time as cyber-attacks are on the rise. According to The Wall Street Journal: “Overstretched IT teams might not be able to keep up with updating their networks, experts say, while nonessential businesses that have effectively closed shop could prove to be easy targets.” Naturally so many businesses have […]

Government Shutdown Security Breach Victims Seek Hope

From December 2018 to January 2019, the U.S. experienced the longest government shutdown in the country’s history. Though millions of people and organizations were affected by data breaches and cybersecurity threats during the shutdown, reports that those impacted have virtually no chance of receiving compensation. A case which could decide the issue is currently […]

What is a CMC (aka NOC)? Build Your Own or Outsource?

The enterprise often asks us if they should build their own Cloud Management Center (known more commonly in the industry as a NOC), or if they should outsource the build to a managed service provider. The answer to that question depends on several factors. But, before we dive in, it’s important to understand exactly what […]

vCISO: What It Is and How You Benefit

Cybercrime is constantly increasing in sophistication, requiring an equally sophisticated team to combat it. To supplement the skills of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), some organizations decide to bring in a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) to lead the security strategy.   The CISO is often responsible for the security of […]