PC Cyborg

Ransomware – What it Was, Is and What to Do About it

Ransomware claimed its first victims when Joseph Popp distributed 20,000 floppy disks with ransomware to AIDS researchers who had attended the World Health Organization’s 1989 AIDS conference in Stockholm … [6 min. read]

Myk Dinis

Zen Puzzle-Master

“Teaching improved my ability to diagnose all kinds of problems because interacting with the students I got to see problems from so many different angles. And that’s made my role at Bryley a lot easier,” Myk Dinis said in discussing his recent promotion to senior engineer … [3 min. read]

Bryley's front door

Bryley and the May-to-June COVID Situation

In light of Mass Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, Bryley’s management team met and concluded that Bryley would continue the safety of using COVID protocols … [3 min. read]

Phishing click

Just a Click Away

An email with an intriguing subject line shows up in your inbox. You click on it because you’re curious and the sender seems trustworthy. This is how most cyberattacks begin … [7 min. read]

Clouds

Lost in the Clouds

The functioning, intellectual property and reputation of your organization – and so its survival – depend on your ability to bounce back from an incident with the help of backed-up data. This is why you need a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery solution that does not neglect backing-up your cloud-based data [5 min. read]

ARA Seminar

ARA Mass Trains Its Member Organizations

The American Rental Association of Massachusetts (ARA) set their member organizations on the path to cybersecurity awareness this month. ARA received six hour-and-fifteen-minute-long custom seminars that introduced the concepts of Security Awareness Training – tailored to their industry.

Bryley VP Roy Pacitto facilitated the online, interactive sessions that provided an introduction to Security Awareness Training (SAT) for ARA member organizations. The aim was to provide each participant with the basics that if the concepts presented were adhered-to the organizations would be less likely to experience a security breach. It was explained at the outset that one-time training sessions have only limited benefit. But couple initial training with ongoing Security Awareness Training and the results are historically impressive in minimizing cybersecurity risks … [six min. read]

Springs

BCDR: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

Business Continuity and Data Recovery (BCDR) is a set of processes and products that enable an organization to recover from a cyber-incident and continue routine business functions … [9 min. read]

Risk

Cyber Liability Insurance

Bryley is sometimes asked by its clients about the need for liability insurance for data compromise and other risks associated with our digital lives. For these kinds of questions Bryley turns to Murphy Insurance … [2 min. read]

Decision

Thinking In-House IT? Consider Bryley IT

Small- to medium-sized businesses don’t usually have an on-site tech overseeing the systems in use – these tasks tend to fall to the owners or employees with the most tech aptitude/interest. But if you’ve had it with frustrating downtime scenarios, you may be thinking of hiring an IT tech or contracting with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) like Bryley. [5 min. read]

Survey

Survey Response: “Thank You to Ethan”

“Thank you to Ethan: you explained the steps you were taking to efficiently identify and resolve the issue. This was greatly appreciated!” [1 min. read]

Lucas Belo

On Balance

“I’m just as passionate about helping people as I am about technical work,” said Lucas Belo. “And those two blend very well as a Field Tech …” [3 min. read]

Business Continuity

Keep Calm and Carry On

A solution for peace-of-mind. Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, from hurricanes and sinkholes, to lightning strikes, bio-hazards and rodent infestations … [3 min. read]

Carol Bailey

Is There a Better Endorsement?

Carol Bailey is Bryley Systems’ new Managed Services Administrator — monitoring premier clients’ systems. But just a little while ago Carol worked for a Bryley client … [3 min. read]

Apple Certification

Bryley Now Supports Apple Products

Bryley is excited to announce that it is one of a few New England IT providers that have an Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) tech on-staff … [1 min. read]

Optical illusion

The Hungry Mind of Ethan Brush

Eleven-year-old Ethan Brush envisioned a life of adventure as an NSA agent, but knew it would require serious discipline to accomplish what he wanted. So Ethan decided — at almost the youngest age possible — to join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. He stuck by his trajectory … [3 min. read]

Holiday Sweaters 2020

Last Thursday was Bryley’s Annual Sweater Day … check it out! [1 min. read]

David Byler

What Does the SolarWinds Breach Mean?

For some perspective on the massive hack I spoke with David Byler, a Bryley trusted security advisor, “… what’s scary about this versus say the Equifax breach or the Home Depot breach is that in those the target was the customer data for that specific company. Also Equifax and Home Depot are not known as tech companies. SolarWinds is a tech company supplying tech to help tech companies manage their tech. So for them to get breached feels like this extra big thing …” [7 min. read]

Not Dagobah

Do or do not. There is no try.

“I found myself at 30 unsatisfied with the professional roles I’d had,” said Frank Walek. “I saw that every job had just kind of presented itself to me. And if I was going to do things better going forward, I’d have to start by asking, ‘what work would I actually want to do?’” [3 min. read]

Poor password management

Grant the Right People Secure Access No Matter the Device

Seventy percent of hacking-related breaches are due to stolen or weak passwords. Passwords are no longer enough to keep your business from unauthorized access and malicious attacks. [3 min. read]

Carol and Cathy

Community Service Day

On October 23, 2020, Bryley volunteers (and sisters) Carol and Cathy joined the Corridor 9/495 Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Community Service Day on behalf of the Community Harvest Project [1 min. read]