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Bird Rock Systems 2021 Technology Predictions

Jan 28, 2021 / by Larry Hoehn posted in Security, Cloud, Remote Workforce

For many organizations, 2020 brought with it a sudden shift regarding how daily business operations are conducted. COVID-19 forced many organizations to pivot, pushing workers out of their workplaces and into their homes. This sudden shift made the ability to leverage technology effectively critical for continuing operations. 

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Vulnerability Management: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Mar 14, 2018 / by Bird Rock Blogger posted in Security, Cyber Security, CISO


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Microsoft's Azure Stack: An On-Prem Cloud Solution

Jul 06, 2017 / by Chelsea Alves posted in Security, Cloud, Storage, Microsoft, Azure


Microsoft has long been a trusted brand, consistently releasing products that vastly improve the technology sector. As certain industries and larger companies continue to seek ways to keep their data secure, Microsoft has in turn updated their product offering to assist with this growing concern.

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How are you Protecting your Website?

Mar 02, 2017 / by Bird Rock Blogger posted in IT, IT Solutions, Security, IT Services, WAF, Cyber Security, Web Application, Website

At the end of last year, I went to a Cyber Security event and the keynote speaker Charlie Miller, renowned hacker, talked about vulnerabilities in code. In his opinion, because we are human, we make mistakes and when we make mistakes in writing code (very common) vulnerabilities are created. It is stated that 96% of Web applications have code vulnerabilities (Cenzic). Charlie found one tiny vulnerability in his Jeep which allowed him to hack the vehicle and take control of the steering wheel.

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Identity Access Management in an Application Driven World

Feb 16, 2017 / by Bird Rock Blogger posted in IT, Security, IT Services, ROI, TCO, Identity Access Management, Okta

Your employees use a ton of applications whether they are web based, cloud based, or on premise. Making sure your users have access to these applications is integral to business productivity. On the other side of things, making sure you have visibility and policy on which applications can be accessed is extremely important to compliance and the overall security posture of your organization.

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The World of VMware cloud on AWS

Nov 21, 2016 / by Bird Rock Blogger posted in IT, IT Solutions, Security, Cloud Migration, Cloud, IT Services, AWS, Vmware, Datacenter

The leader in private cloud datacenter services and the leader in public cloud services partner to bring the best of both worlds and a hybrid IT solution to your datacenter. Is it a match made in heaven?

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IT Transformational Change

Nov 15, 2016 / by Bird Rock Blogger posted in IT, IT Solutions, Security, IT Services, Transformational Change, Datacenter, strategy

I recently attended an event at San Diego State University known as Link2Cyber.

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Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Oct 17, 2016 / by Bird Rock Blogger posted in IT, IT Solutions, Security, Innovation, ransomware, information technology, zero day threats

You know your business better than anyone else. How much money will you lose due to system downtime?  What is your cost to recovery? How much is your data worth? I think the answer here is simple; pay the ransom if it is going to seriously affect your business.

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The CIO: Why they have the Hardest C-level job

Oct 10, 2016 / by Bird Rock Blogger posted in IT, IT Solutions, Security, technology solutions, Technology Road Map, Innovation, CIo, CEO, collaboration, IT Services

Long before technology took over our world, CEOs held the role of total responsibility. If a company started to lose profits, market share, etc. the CEO was to blame.

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CEO vs. CIO: Setting Expectations

Oct 05, 2016 / by Bird Rock Blogger posted in IT, IT Solutions, Security, Technology Partner, technology solutions, migration, Cloud Migration, CIo, CEO

Long gone are the days of business and IT segregation.

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