Thought Leadership

The GadellNet Top 10: Why every Small Business should do an IT Audit

September 27, 2016

An IT audit can be an incredible tool for any small business. Although you may think you don’t need it, an audit could save you time, trouble, and money down the road. At GadellNet, we focus on four main areas to audit. Here are 10 reasons we suggest you do an IT audit sooner rather than later: Know your Status An IT Audit will give you a baseline and the more you know the better. If you assume you have all IT in place that you need, you could be blindly letting things, such as securit [...]

Insurance Agents: Complete Protection for Cyber Liability Insurance

September 16, 2016

Your biggest client just signed up for Cyber Liability Insurance. It’s a smart move. You know with 71% of cyber attacks targeting small business and 60% of small businesses who experience an incident going under within 6 months, it is nearly essential to have cyber liability insurance. You know they will be able to sleep easier at night knowing if the worst happens, they can file a claim to help them get back on their feet. But what if that client doesn’t do anything to stay compliant with [...]

CEO Lessons Learned from Ironman Distance Triathlons

September 13, 2016

When I was growing up and competing in sports, I had to work my tail off to make up for a lack of natural athletic ability. I wasn’t afraid of the hard work, however, and often outperformed the naturally gifted athletes. I was tall, lanky and generally uncoordinated. For this reason, I have always admired people who pushed themselves to the limits physically doing things like climbing Everest or swimming across the English Channel and I aspired to be like them. This ability to work harde [...]

Cyber Security in the Legal Field

September 7, 2016

In this day and age, all industries and companies are subject to cyber security threats. Hackers work hard to breach our securities and obtain sensitive data every single day. Believe it or not, law firms are at a higher risk for cyber security threats than the average business. Four separate times in the last 6 years (2009, 2011, 2013, 2016), the FBI has issued an advisory that hackers are targeting law firms. In 2013, the FBI stated, “We have hundreds of law firms that we see increasingly [...]

Security Tip: The importance of removing known wireless networks

September 5, 2016

The problem For anyone that travels frequently, the list of networks you may have connected your PC or phone to may be expansive. It is common for users to have networks saved for hotel chains, coffee shops, airports, restaurants, and anything in between. Unfortunately, this "convenience" is also a goldmine for hackers. Keep reading to understand the importance of removing known wireless networks. Creating a network called "Marriott Guest" and dropping it in the middle of an airport is like [...]