Top 13 Considerations for Converged Infrastructure

Top 13 Considerations for Converged Infrastructure | Chicago IT Services | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comConverged infrastructure is one of the current buzz words in the IT lexicon. If you browse the web you’ll find a number of documents, articles, posts and vendor claims that tout the benefits of reference architectures, converged and hyper-converged infrastructures. Even though many would hail it as a new paradigm in computer platforms, I would argue it is an evolution that has been developing over the last 40 years.

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High Availability

High Availability White Paper | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper provides an overview of high availability best practices for mission critical applications.

Author: George Quinlan, Senior Consultant

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HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance White Paper | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper provides an overview of HIPAA regulation requirements. This includes privacy, security, enforcement and breach notifications related to HIPAA compliance.

Author: Todd Bey, Managing Consultant

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DR Risk Assessment

DR Risk Assessment White Paper | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper provides an overview of Equilibrium’s disaster recovery risk analysis and remediation methodology. This methodology was developed over a period of 10+ years by referencing industry best practices.

Author: Glen Hampton, President

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Cyber Insurance

Cyber Insurance White Paper | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper provides an introduction to cyber insurance. This is a modern insurance product in response to modern security problems. Learn how to reduce your premiums.

Author: Todd Bey, Managing Consultant

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24/7 Visibility into Advanced Malware on Networks and Endpoints

24/7 Visibility into Advanced Malware on Networks and Endpoints | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper describes leveraging threat intelligence to detect malware and exploitable vulnerabilities.

Partner: Tenable Network Security

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Eliminating Cybersecurity Blind Spots

Eliminating Cybersecurity Blind Spots | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper describes how an organization’s ability to deliver value to its stakeholders directly correlates to its ability to manage risk.

Partner: Tenable Network Security

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Finding Remedies for Healthcare’s Top 3 IT Security Headaches

Finding Remedies for Healthcare’s Top 3 IT Security Headaches | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comWith so much at stake to keep patients well and research humming while still maintaining financial integrity, healthcare organizations tend to have their hands full when it comes to cybersecurity.

Partner: Tenable Network Security

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Malware Defense for Today and the Future

Malware Defense for Today and the Future | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper describes strategies for building an effective long-term defense against malware and other threats.

Partner: Tenable Network Security

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Managing Business Risk with Assurance Report Cards

Managing Business Risk with Assurance Report Cards | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper explains how to manage cyber risk which is on the list of concerns for business executives.

Partner: Tenable Network Security

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Security First, PCI Compliance Second

Security First, PCI Compliance Second | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper shows how to create a security program that exceeds any compliance standard.

Partner: Tenable Network Security

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Security Management 2.0: Time to Replace Your SIEM?

Security Management 2.0: Time to Replace Your SIEM? | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comIf you are questioning whether your existing SIEM product or service can get the job done, you are not alone.

Partner: Tenable Network Security

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Unified Security Monitoring Best Practices

Unified Security Monitoring Best Practices | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThis white paper outlines several best practices when deploying and optimizing a USM platform to perform security and compliance monitoring for enterprise networks.

Partner: Tenable Network Security

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Microsoft Azure White Papers

Azure HIPAA/HITECH Act Implementation Guidance Azure Customer PCI Guide
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Red Teaming (Pen Testing) Security Management in Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure Network Security Security Best Practices for Microsoft Azure Solutions
Trusted Cloud: Azure Security, Privacy, and Compliance Protecting Data in Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure Security and Audit Log Management Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
Windows Azure Security: Technical Insights Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server 2012 R2

 

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Storage Upgrade

Storage Upgrade | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comLearn how a smooth storage upgrade project allowed Catherine Cook School to prepare a robust private cloud for its students.

Industry: Education
Organization Size: Mid-Market
Customer / Region: Catherine Cook School - Chicago, IL

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Technology Plan

IT Business Plan | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comRead the story of how a strategic planning phase allowed Argo Community High School to gain a major return on investment.

Industry: Education
Organization Size: Mid-Market
Customer / Region: Argo Community High School - Chicago, IL

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Move to Azure and Reduce your IT Budget

Move to Azure and Reduce your IT Budget | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comAs a Small or Medium Business (SMB) you may be wondering how you can finally break into cloud computing in a way that provides a great all-around solution that is also scalable and provides a predictable cost. When looking for a solution to network, storage, computing, backup and app ecosystems there are few options that cover all these bases as well as Microsoft Azure.

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Get an Edge with Skype for Business

Get an Edge with Skype for Business | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThe new innovation, which will be included in Microsoft Office 365, is named “Skype for Business". This provides a captivating new client experience. Skype for Business will change the way traditional business is being done. It will incorporate the modern experience business leaders strive for.

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Inject Life into your Disaster Recovery Plan

Inject Life into your Disaster Recovery Plan | DR | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comCongratulations, you have completed a time-consuming disaster recovery test and you have achieved your target RTO and RPO. The DR Plan is well documented. Don't lay it to rest hoping it will work when it is needed the most. Keep your DR plan alive.

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Upgrade Your Security Incident Response

Security Incident Response | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comA Security Incident Response policy and procedure depends on the business impact related to the incident types. Having a security incident that costs the business millions of dollars must be treated quicker and with more attention to detail to others which are less severe.

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Boost your Wireless Security

Boost your Wireless Security | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comOne of the downfalls of early wireless technology (WEP) is that it suffered many flaws that allowed an attacker to gain access to your network or the ability to read the “encrypted” data stream. Since some older home devices (TiVo's, etc.) do not support WPA or WPA2 encryption, these homes may still be using this outdated encryption scheme.

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Lock Down Your Defense in Depth

Lock Down Your Defense in Depth | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comDefense in Depth helps ensure an organization can prevent or minimize a security breach. This is accomplished by implementing many layers of defense against the progression of an attack.

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A Valuable Primer on Smart Cards

A Valuable Primer on Smart Cards | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comThe basic form of a smart card is something you might see inside your cell phone or PC. Most service providers use a smart card / sim card in order to activate on their network. Some service providers that use smart cards are T-Mobile,  AT&T and Sprint.

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Lack of Cloud Control

Cloud | Chicago IT | Equilibrium IT | EQInc.comMany organization frown upon the use of the "cloud" because they are reducing control compared to a traditional network architecture. One of the biggest fears many organizations hold with cloud offerings if the inability to have complete control over your data or knowing who has access.

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File System Auditing - Who Deleted My File (and Why)?

File System Auditing - Who Deleted My File (and Why)? | Security | Chicago IT | Equilibrium | EQInc.com

When IT admins receive a file restore request after an “accidental” file deletion, there may be no answer available as to who deleted the file. The file is typically restored from last night’s backup and the ticket is closed. The root cause of the issue is never found out: Who deleted the file (and Why)?

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