Fueling the Economy Through Diversity

Fueling the Economy Through Diversity

BlackHawk Data recently received several diversity-promoting certifications, enabling us to further expand our services to public and private sector clients, and be a key player in fueling the economy. For those that don’t know, this is big news.The rise of...

Modest Beginnings and Bold Results

Modest Beginnings and Bold Results

Like most entrepreneurs, Maryann Pagano and Jason Caparoso looked forward to when they could take their years of technology experience and turn it into their dream of having their own company. It was a pretty big leap since: Statistics say that most start-ups fail...

Secure Your Network Against Ransomware

Secure Your Network Against Ransomware

In less than one year, there have been 3 ransomware attacks in New York’s Albany County, home to the state capital. In March 2019, the city of Albany was the victim of a ransomware cyberattack that impacted the city’s police department systems. Though they didn’t pay...

Don’t Be Caught Off Guard

Don’t Be Caught Off Guard

On Feb. 5, Cisco let customers know right away that there were vulnerabilities in its Discovery Protocol implementation of several products, and provided software fix information and mitigations for these vulnerabilities. The upside is these vulnerabilities can’t be...

BlackHawk Data’s Top Ten Security Trends for 2020

BlackHawk Data’s Top Ten Security Trends for 2020

The idiom “Hindsight is 20/20” reminds us that it's easy to know the right thing to do after something has happened, but it's hard to predict the future. This is especially significant when it comes to security trends that could blindside your business. BlackHawk Data...

What does the SHIELD Act Mean for Your Business?

What does the SHIELD Act Mean for Your Business?

On March 21, 2020, New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act takes effect. This act requires businesses to implement safeguards for the private information of New York residents and broadens New York's security breach notification...

Raising the Bar for Multi-Tenant Buildings

Raising the Bar for Multi-Tenant Buildings

How “Network as-a-Service” can work for you! The digital revolution is sweeping through every industry. The real-estate industry is no exception. Customers want better, faster and on-demand services. However, when commercial tenants move into a building, they’re faced...

Busting Managed Services Myths

Busting Managed Services Myths

Even though 64% of business are using some form of managed services, there are still a plethora of myths floating around that are discouraging so many others from reaping the rewards of having experienced IT support specialists monitoring and managing their tech....

The State of Your Technology Union

The State of Your Technology Union

Federal, state and local government officials are perpetually challenged to increase operational efficiencies, enhance security, and improve IT services delivery — all while reducing costs. Taking into account the expectations of a digital-savvy citizenry and...

Managed Services Makes Innovation Possible

Managed Services Makes Innovation Possible

No matter the industry, businesses are becoming more dependent on technology every day and are taking a closer look at maximizing the operational efficiency and effectiveness of that technology. With the pressures of system stability, availability, and performance...

Cybercriminals Going Back to School

Cybercriminals Going Back to School

With parents, children and teachers gearing up for the start of a new year, it seems that cybercriminals are also going back to school with several states declaring state-wide emergency declarations due to cyberattacks on several school districts. Hackers have...

Urgent/11 is the Enemy from Within

Urgent/11 is the Enemy from Within

The enemy from within is a leading plot twist for thrillers, making the audience gasp when they realize someone or something they trusted deeply has betrayed them. Urgent/11, named by researchers at Armis for the 11 vulnerabilities found in Wind River VxWorks, is that...

A SHIELD Act to Protect New Yorkers

A SHIELD Act to Protect New Yorkers

The New York Legislature recently passed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act in response to New York consumers’ growing concern regarding the protection of their personal consumer data by requiring companies to have “reasonable data...