31 August 2017

Post Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey. Members of the Broadleaf team have friends and family in Houston that have been providing us with regular updates about how they are doing during this disaster. One thing for […]

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29 August 2017

September- time to evaluate how your accomplishments stack up against your 2017 goals

Late in 2016, we published a post to help you think about your goals for 2017. We know that most businesses have more goals than they have the time or budget for and thus must prioritize each year. As we approach Q4, here is a list to help you consider what you still need to […]

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22 August 2017

The Best Ways to Fight Ransomware

An Osterman Research Survey report titled, Second Annual State of Ransomware Report: US Survey Results[i] confirms that the impact of ransomware on small to mid-size businesses can be costly both in downtime and the continued viability of the business. The Osterman Research Survey published in July reveals that the ransom demands are not what harm small businesses […]

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18 August 2017

SEM, SIM, SIEM and SIEM as a Service

A short history of a big evolution and how to maximize the benefits of your security options Security Event Management (SEM) tools were designed for threat management against a noisy external threat environment that consisted primarily of worms.  SEM tools focused mainly on network and system events combined with real-time analysis to support incident response. […]

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15 August 2017

Challenges Organizations Face When Working with an MSP

 Are you wondering why Broadleaf, a managed service partner, would write about this topic? The Broadleaf team meets with prospective clients every day about the managed services we offer. Often, early in the conversation, they share that they have a managed service provider who is no longer able to keep up with their needs.  It […]

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