Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act: What you need to know

Beyond paywalls and the occasional state-run firewall, the internet is generally borderless. While this connects nearly everyone across the world, it also means that cyberthreats don’t recognize state lines.

When left to their own devices, American cities and states are far less equipped to adequately respond to ransomware and other types of cyberattacks.

Launching an eStore? Watch out for these cybersecurity threats

The companies with the healthiest balance sheets in 2020 will be the ones who sell their products or services online. Thankfully, launching an eCommerce site is a relatively simple affair if you haven’t started already.

Do-it-yourself eStores like Shopify, Squarespace, and Wix have been around for years, while digital marketing agencies have exploded in popularity for retailers in Rochester who don’t have enough time for web design.

Making the most of the cloud: What SMBs need to consider

The cloud lets organizations subscribe to the IT infrastructure and services of a provider to accomplish their IT operations. This subscription model is a boon especially for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) because it allows them to forgo capital-intensive investments in in-house tech and costly full-time hires.

Why businesses are adopting the new “zero trust” rule

The cybersecurity posture of most organizations has been to screen everything coming into their networks. That is, by using a constantly updated database of all known threats, you can essentially let the good in and the bad out. And once an actor is in your network, it is presumed harmless until proven otherwise.

How Rochester businesses can thrive amidst the COVD-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing business owners to get back to the basics. Remember when you first started out? Pounding the pavement to drum up new business and sealing every deal with a handshake? You thrived then and you can thrive now as long as you focus on what’s important: cash, customers, and company culture.

What is the New York Shield Act, and how does it affect businesses?

The growth of cybercrime shows no signs of slowing. And with New York among its top victimized states (ranking second behind California), the governor has stepped in with new regulations to enhance digital security.

On July 16, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed theStop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act.

Technology spring cleaning checklist

Notice layers of dust building up on your desktop? Your applications slowing to a crawl? Maybe your security measures aren’t as stringent as they once were. Whatever the case, our technology deserves the same routine, heavy-duty maintenance we offer our homes and workplaces — some much-needed spring cleaning.

5 Tips to balance your personal and business lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the daily habits of employees across the country. As of writing, New York is at the epicenter of the American coronavirus outbreak, with over 66,000 confirmed cases.

Remote working, which used to be an optional arrangement for businesses, has now become mandatory to stop the spread of the virus.

Why multifactor authentication is so important

When it comes to protecting data, slapping on a password is the typical first tactic that comes to mind.

But what if we told you that 81% of hacking-related breaches were due to weak or stolen passwords? At the same time, though 91% of people deem reusing passwords as poor practice, 59% do so anyway.

6 Best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Rochester

St. Patrick’s Day is one of New York City’s oldest celebrations — and one of the best. You’ll never run out of things to do during this Irish festival, where culture and fun abound. If you want to get in on the fun but don't want to travel all the way to the city, Capstone IT has compiled the most authentic and most exciting experiences in Rochester for you! Make this year’s St. Paddy’s Day ultra memorable by checking out these events:

Irish dance performance by the Rochester Academy of Irish Dance Music
St. Patrick’s Day is a source of pride to Irish immigrants in New York, and what better way to celebrate it than getting in touch with Irish culture? On March 15, two days before St. Patrick’s, head over to the Penfield Public Library at 1985 Baird Road to witness an authentic Irish jig performance.

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