Layered Security: Employee Awareness

Once you've developed your IT policies and procedures, you need to get all of your personnel on board. Even the strongest security position will fail without employee awareness. 85% of security breaches originate from either accidental or intentional behaviour on the part of employees, and attacks like ransomware take advantage of user's misplaced trust and/or ignorance.

Layered Security: IT Policies, Standards and Guidelines

Last week we outlined the seven-layer approach to security recommended by Horn IT Solutions. Today, we'll discuss the first layer in more detail. The foundation of any good security approach isn't at the software or hardware level, rather, it is the IT policies and guidelines that govern every decision your organization makes about security position.

Layered Security: Your best defense

Most businesses have taken at least the most basic security measures to protect their information systems. Firewalls, anti-virus programs and spam filters are part of most company information technology profiles, but in an age of malware, ransomware and constant malicious innovation, they aren't enough to completely protect your data.

Why you should upgrade to Windows 10 now

Horn IT Solutions is advising our clients, friends and colleagues to make the free upgrade to Windows 10 while you can. If you upgrade before July 29, 2016, you get a full, free version – no trial, no catch.

Why make the switch?

It’s familiar and up-to-date

Same Start menu, task bar and desktop that you’ve been missing since the last version.

Horn IT earns respected technology industry credential

Horn IT Solutions is proud to announce that we have received the CompTIA Managed Services Trustmark a respected industry credential that signifies its adherence to best practices for technology service delivery and customer interaction.
“Earning this credential identifies Horn IT Solutions as a business that meets or exceeds the best business practices the IT industry has to offer,” said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA. “This includes managed services agreements, standard operating procedures, systems and tools for delivering services and general business operations.