Derek Marin

Client Success Manager for NSI

Recent Posts

3 Elements of Managed Detection and Response Services in New Haven

By Derek Marin | Dec 17, 2020 12:51:00 PM

With the threat landscape constantly evolving, identifying the best cybersecurity service for your organization can be challenging. A lot of organizations turn to outsourced cybersecurity services such as Managed Detection and Response (MDR) as a way to enhance security layers in a cost-efficient way.

We’ve covered why every SMB should consider Managed Detection and Response. In this blog, you’ll learn the core elements of an MDR service so you can fully understand what the service entails and are able to compare providers knowing the three fundamental areas of the service.

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Benefits of Co-Managed IT for New Haven Companies

By Derek Marin | Dec 3, 2020 11:59:00 AM

Business leaders believe there are only two options in regards to IT management: having an in-house IT team or outsourcing the department to an IT managed service provider.

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Productivity Management Drives IT Budgets in 2021

By Derek Marin | Nov 9, 2020 11:32:57 AM

2020 has been a challenging year for most businesses, especially for those that lacked business continuity planning and technologies to support it. As we all learn from the good and bad of the year, we all have to agree on something: things will be radically different in 2021 and beyond!

For instance, according to research done by SWZD, who surveyed more than 1,000 technology buyers in companies across North America and Europe, 76% of business plans for 2021 include long-term IT changes, especially in the category of productivity applications and software.

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Cloud Security: A Shared Responsibility Model

By Derek Marin | Oct 6, 2020 12:02:52 PM

Cloud Computing Adoption continues to increase. In fact, according to Gartner the worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to total $266.4 billion, up from $227.8 billion in 2019; mostly driven by the increase in adoption of SaaS solutions across the midmarket. By this point, many businesses are considering migrating applications, data, or infrastructure to the cloud. But the biggest objection continues to be security, how safe will our business data and information be in the cloud? 

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Keeping IT running during COVID19

By Derek Marin | Mar 19, 2020 11:26:22 AM

You may have been planning to hire for your IT or cybersecurity department but now that plan is questionable. Meanwhile, your existing IT staff has temporarily stopped other projects in order to get your businesses going 100% remote. 

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Selecting a Managed Detection and Response Service

By Derek Marin | Mar 12, 2020 8:45:00 AM

In the era of digital transformation, many organizations find it a never-ending struggle to defend against rampant cybercrime. Preventative security is no match for today’s threat actors, yet the advanced cybersecurity capabilities that organizations need are beyond the level of maturity that small-to-midsize enterprises (SMEs) possess.

At the same time, the expanding attack surface makes the IT environment increasingly vulnerable. Identifying and managing vulnerabilities has become exponentially more complex with more devices joining the corporate network, a mobile workforce connecting to the network from anywhere, and applications moving to the cloud.

Given the limited in-house resources, the cybersecurity skills gap, and the rapidly growing number and sophistication of threats, it doesn’t surprise anyone that security teams can’t keep up.

In this kind of reality, a data breach or network outage is all but inevitable. And the result is not only loss of productivity and revenue but also potential liability, regulatory noncompliance, and reputational damage. The ripple effects of these consequences can last for years.

Organizations are starting to recognize the inherent challenges that come with the lack of advanced technology and professional experts on staff. The question then becomes: What is the answer to the dilemma they face?

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Why every SMB needs Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

By Derek Marin | Mar 4, 2020 7:15:00 AM

In this article you’ll learn the basics about a type of cybersecurity strategy that hackers despise and that has grown by 200% in just the last 2 years.

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The Makings of Cybersecurity Culture

By Derek Marin | Feb 27, 2020 10:32:40 AM

Organizations that have a strong cybersecurity posture are not only leveraging technology but also investing heavily in changing behavior — moving away from fear-based tactics to those of healthy paranoia, where communication and repetition work in favor of building cybersecurity habits. 

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Email Security Best Practices

By Derek Marin | Feb 19, 2020 7:28:00 AM

While alternate forms of communication such as Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Slack, and other options, grow in popularity, email remains and will not disappear  for any organization, and cybercriminals know this. In fact, most cyber-attacks start over email—a user is tricked into opening a malicious attachment, or into clicking a malicious link and divulging credentials.

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Tips from your Peers: Launching a new product in 2020 (Manufacturing)

By Derek Marin | Feb 11, 2020 12:23:07 PM

With the first quarter of 2020 almost halfway done, growth strategies for the new year are well underway. For a manufacturer, this might mean launching new products or expanding to new markets. Either of those two strategies requires significant investment in time and money. 

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