Thought Leadership

Does your cybersecurity defense need SIEM (Security Information and Event Management)

October 20, 2022

Bad actors are currently targeting small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) because they often find them less prepared to deal with a cyberattack. These organizations often take the position that “I’m too small to be a target.”  This false sense of security is precisely what makes them an attractive target. This mindset can cost your business both outright, in the case of a ransomware attack, and in downtime. In fact, according to IBM, the average cost of a data breach in [...]

Managing Your Technology Through End-of-Life

August 31, 2022

As with all things related to technology, change and evolution are inevitable.  End of Life (EOL) is part of a typical technology lifecycle and means an application, platform, or hardware will no longer be supported by its manufacturer. No more patching or security, no more updated versions. Choosing to continue to use an application, platform, or hardware once it has reached its end of life can result in compliance issues, increased operational costs, and, as mentioned above, security [...]

Joining the Apple Consultants Network to support our Mac User Base

At GadellNet, we continually drive toward providing our customers with the highest level of support. To upgrade our service for Mac users, GadellNet has gone through the rigorous process of becoming a part of the Apple Consultants Network.  What is the Apple Consultants Network?  Apple Consultants Network is a global collective of independent technology service providers who have met training and certification requirements to provide enterprise-level support for Apple pr [...]

Solving the Cyber Insurance Puzzle

August 17, 2022

Partnering with a technology consultant can help your organization end up with the best protection. Cyber liability insurance is still a new landscape. And it’s changing a lot.  Right now, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the big thing.  Insurers are requiring it for coverage.  However, word on the street is that they are going to start requiring Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) protection as early as 2023 [...]

Tips for Contractors Navigating New Federal Compliance Mandates (CMMC)

July 27, 2022

In this article you'll learn: What is CMMC and why is it important for contractors/subcontractors Provide definitions for technical acronyms associated with the CMMC process How GadellNet helps contractors navigate compliance  What comes next to gain CMMC compliance  Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC, was released in January of 2020 by the Department of Defense (DoD). CMMC was created to properly secure data shared by the government to c [...]

Microsoft Requiring Authentication Upgrades by Q4

July 1, 2022

Microsoft announced recently that they will begin shutting down their Basic Authentication services on October 1, 2022 forcing customers into the superior protection of Modern Authentication.  GadellNet has been working with our clients to migrate to Modern Authentication since mid-2021 in an effort to maximize cybersecurity protection and minimize costs. Why Switch to Modern Authentication? Modern Authentication uses O Auth access tokens with a limited lifetime.  These [...]

Say Goodbye to On-Prem Domain Controllers with Azure AD Native Join for AVD

June 28, 2022

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is once again pushing the boundaries of virtual desktop technology. The long-awaited Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) native join capability will address a significant gap in the product offering.  Azure AD native join will allow users to fully manage their virtual environment without any need for extending existing or creating new legacy Active Directory infrastructure in the cloud.  Now, this might sound like a bunch of unintelligible tech [...]

Closing The Homework Gap with Tech-Focused Education Funding Programs 

May 24, 2022

Technology has become an integral part of education, especially in the years since the start of the pandemic. As more schools begin taking advantage of online learning, the more important access to good technology has become. The problem is that tech can be extremely expensive, and schools are often underfunded. The best way for schools to circumvent this problem is by applying for tech-focused education funding programs such as E-Rate and the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF). These go [...]

Outsourced IT Partner: Going Beyond an IT Vendor 

May 12, 2022

There are key differences between a break-fix IT vendor and a trusted, strategic IT partner. These differences should be evaluated when an organization is considering future technology strategy. What a strategic partner provides their clients is different than what an IT vendor offers.   We have laid out some areas to consider when evaluating an outsourced IT partner:  The role of an IT Partner Measuring Success IT Partner Management  Key Attribu [...]

The Cost of Adding IT Staff to Your Team

May 5, 2022

Technology becomes more important for organizations of all sizes with each passing year. In fact, 64% of small businesses and 73% of medium-sized businesses name technology as a primary driving force behind pursuing and reaching their business goals.   You need staff in place to manage your technology needs and reach your larger goals. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO), IT manager, cyber security analyst, and help desk engineer, for instance, are key staff for a strong techn [...]