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OS33's take on information security and compliance in the new world of work.

An MSP vs. an MSSP: they are not created equal

An MSP vs. an MSSP: they are not created equal

It’s well-documented and well-discussed: the future of work is hybrid. While the picture of our post-pandemic work world shows many employees will come into the office some days – whether for internal meetings, client meetings, or other reasons – professionals will also spend a good amount of time working remotely.…

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A lack in cybersecurity experts?

A lack in cybersecurity experts?

Houston, we have a problem. It’s known as the cybersecurity skills gap. It’s also been called the cybersecurity skills crisis. Both of these terms are accurate. And perhaps where we should start the discussion is with the idea that the lack of skilled cybersecurity experts is not new and not…

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Thinking about taking your company back to your pre-pandemic work model?

Thinking about taking your company back to your pre-pandemic work model?

Not so fast. We’re going to just come out and say it: the office model of the pre-pandemic no longer works. We are not going back to 2019 anytime soon (if at all). Why are we so adamant about this? Employees are making it clear that the flexible work arrangements…

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Cyber insurance, anyone? It’s now more expensive than ever

Cyber insurance, anyone? It’s now more expensive than ever

Looking for an affordable cyber insurance policy for your company? It may take a while to find. And you just might not find it at all. The state of cyber insurance in late 2020 The writing was on the wall late last year when in November of 2020 the Insurance…

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The role of the CTO in our post-COVID world

The role of the CTO in our post-COVID world

The responsibilities of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) continue to evolve as businesses emerge from the pandemic and redefine their work structure. The role also now has a greater impact on the strategic direction and priorities of a company. And while there won’t necessarily be widespread agreement from company to…

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The vision to empower a hybrid workforce

The vision to empower a hybrid workforce

We have a new vision – truly a new paradigm that redefines how employees work and complete their jobs as a hybrid workfoce. As we’ve shared before, virtual desktops simply can't keep up with the professional workforce of today. We believe the time has come where financial advisors, legal consultants,…

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Personal liability for CCOs? OS33’s Morley Ivers responds to this valid concern.

Personal liability for CCOs? OS33’s Morley Ivers responds to this valid concern.

In response to the growing concern over the personal liability that falls on the shoulder of compliance professionals, the New York City Bar Association has unveiled a proposed framework to guide the decisions of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as to whether…

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Forward-thinking technology: a way to retain employees?

Forward-thinking technology: a way to retain employees?

Here’s yet another reason you must have the right technology in place for your team: it directly impacts a company's strategy to retain employees. There is solid research that shows that outdated, annoying, or confusing technology makes it much more difficult to attract and retain top talent. And with our…

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Virtual desktops: They can’t keep up

Virtual desktops: They can’t keep up

It’s the blunt reality: virtual desktops really can't keep up with today’s professional employees. They simply cannot meet the needs of a remote and hybrid workforce. And truth be told, this story is nothing new. Virtual desktops were struggling pre-pandemic with the migration to browser-based (SaaS) applications. They were also having a difficult…

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Virtual Desktops: They don’t have to be a cringeworthy experience

Virtual Desktops: They don’t have to be a cringeworthy experience

It’s a “cringe on the face.” That’s how Morley Ivers, OS33 President, describes the scenario that he frequently encounters as he talks with individuals who work in the financial services industry. He’ll be in a meeting with a client or prospect, and the topic of virtual desktops will come up. …

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Cybersecurity: Take a proactive approach to build client trust

Cybersecurity: Take a proactive approach to build client trust

The headlines containing major cybercrimes continue. Currently, it is the Colonial Pipeline, but next week we will likely hear about another well-known entity dealing with a major breach. (These stories will not stop anytime soon.) There’s one thing that is for sure – Americans are now well-versed in the major…

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It was the worst year ever for cyberattacks. EVER. (Spoiler alert: there is action you can take.)

It was the worst year ever for cyberattacks. EVER. (Spoiler alert: there is action you can take.)

2020 was the worst year on record for cyberattacks. The result? A huge economic toll on businesses and organizations of all types. No one has found the magic bullet to fix the problem yet. Efforts to combat cyberattacks are moving up to the top of the list of the U.S.…

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Many financial firms got a pass on regulation during COVID. No more. The regulators are coming.

Many financial firms got a pass on regulation during COVID. No more. The regulators are coming.

When COVID hit, survival mode kicked in – for everyone. Offices vacated and workers retreated to their homes or other “safe” locations. It was a highly disruptive experience to our professional and personal lives, but there was no choice other than to react immediately to the situation that was unexpectedly…

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The future of work is hybrid: what does this model look like and what are the implications for security?

The future of work is hybrid: what does this model look like and what are the implications for security?

There’s no doubt that the hybrid work arrangement is here for the long haul. It’s deemed as a more intelligent – and potentially more complex – way to work. We see big-name companies fully embracing the future of flexible work. Ford has stated that 30,000 of its employees on this…

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Cybersecurity as a business focus:  It must move to the top of the list

Cybersecurity as a business focus:  It must move to the top of the list

There are some certainties in our current world. One of them is that cybersecurity is on the mind of most leaders today. You’ve seen the headlines: hackers have done substantial damage to businesses of all sizes and across a range of industries. No individual or business is immune. Keep in mind…

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