5 Security Risk Analysis Myths in the Healthcare Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic threw multiple challenges at the healthcare industry. The sector saw a steep increase in demand that led to the collapse of health infrastructures in different parts of the world. What’s more, the industry experienced an unprecedented cybercrime surge. According to a report, the most attacked sector in 2020 was healthcare,1 and experts expect this trend to continue into 2021 and beyond. Increased...Read More

Managed Compliance Services – Healthcare Compliance solutions

The Healthcare industry has been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare services are facing a battle between overwhelming demands and increased cyberattack. In 2020, healthcare was the worst affected industry by cybercrimes.1 Beyond 2021, it is projected that this trend of cyberattacks will only increase. As a reminder, healthcare organizations need to increase security and compliance policies to match the uncertainty of these times....Read More

Contigo Technology Spotlight | Preston Maynard

Each month Contigo Technology likes to put a staff member in the spotlight. This month’s employee spotlight shines on Client Success Manager, Preston Maynard. Preston recently transitioned from the Help Desk Team Lead into his new CSM role.  He maintains important conversations with the decision-makers to keep your IT infrastructure top-notch and ready to roll. Preston is up bright and early and often the first...Read More

Duplication and Data Cleansing

As of 2021, humans create around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, dirty data is a concern for businesses irrespective of size and industry.1 This is because any organization that handles duplicate, inaccurate and outdated information will have to deal with consequences such as:   Ineffective marketing efforts Most businesses these days use targeted promotional campaigns. But what happens when the customer information in...Read More

Best Practices – Mixing Security and Compliance

How Data Compliance and Security Differ Compliance and security are two essential factors when running a business. Both are equally important for the seamless operation of your business. While compliance helps your business stay within the bounds of industry or government regulations, security protects the integrity of your business and sensitive data. It is worth noting that although security may be a prime component of...Read More

Making Security Awareness Second Nature

Your business’ security program must start with your employees and strong security policies rather than entirely depending on your IT team or the latest security solutions. You can significantly reduce the likelihood of a data breach by combining a well-drafted cybersecurity policy with comprehensive security awareness training.   It is your responsibility to implement security training for all your employees so that your organization can...Read More

Meet Stella The Office Dog!

What are the Benefits of an Office Dog? - By Nathan Montgomery Walking into the Contigo office you might be pleasantly surprised by our office dog, Stella. It is proven that companies that allow workplace animals often have happier and more productive employees. How is this possible? CEO Bryan Fuller has made a point to keep the office well oiled and stress-free so our technicians...Read More

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Get the Most from Their Austin IT Services

Small businesses today are leveraging IT solutions from third-party managed service providers (MSPs) more than ever, and it’s easy to see why: Austin IT services tend to be more affordable than fully staffing an in-house IT team and the support you receive is often more thorough (and sometimes even faster) than it would be with an internal department. Despite many small and medium sized businesses...Read More

Contigo Employee Spotlight: Tegan Burgess

Each month Contigo Technology likes to put a staff member in the spotlight. This month’s employee spotlight shines on Hardware Technician Tegan Burgess. The moment you drop off your hardware, Tegan diagnoses the issue with the device. Taking the appropriate action, the device is fixed and safely returned. Hardware support is a vital role in Contigo's hardware support program. Click the video to learn more...Read More
Contigo Cyberattack Update

Pipeline Update – Contigo Technology, Austin Texas

Contigo Technology What Austin Texas Can Learn from the Colonial Pipeline The FBI investigation report has been released detailing the events of the hack that took place. Here’s what we learned. Around April 29th the hacker group known as DarkSide gained control of the Colonial Pipeline through an old VPN account that did not have Multi-Factor Authentication. The VPN account’s credentials and passwords were previously...Read More

Austin Cyberattacks

Contigo Technology Austin Cyberattack? The rise in cyberattack has finally surfaced into the public’s eye. The Colonial Pipeline and JBS S.A. are just a few of the big targets that have made national headlines. What is not seen, however, is the ransomware attacks on Small-Medium Businesses (SMBs). A booming city with lots of SMBs is a perfect spot for cyberattacks to occur. The most common...Read More

Top 9 device(IoT)-Related Security Threats Businesses Face

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the technology landscape as we know it. Businesses worldwide are leveraging IoT for benefits such as seamless collaboration, access to comprehensive data and the ability to make stronger business decisions based on insights derived from substantial data. Experts estimate the total number of installed IoT-connected devices worldwide to amount to 30.9 billion units by 2025.1   However,...Read More

3 Ways the Pandemic has Impacted IT End User Support for SMBs

By Eli Newman - Over the past year, small and medium businesses (SMBs) have experienced what most would call one of the most shocking – and ultimately, one of the most rewarding – shifts in IT service delivery. Coronavirus forced many organizations to convert to a work-from-home model almost overnight, revealing some deep-seated flaws in the traditional delivery of end user support. As enterprises everywhere...Read More

Contigo Technology Now a Licensed RPO | CMMC

Contigo Update - Registered Provider Organization Contigo is proud to announce that we are one of the first Austin Businesses to be RPO licensed for CMMC. An RPO – Registered Provider Organization – offers advice, and consulting for CMMC level assessment preparation. Contigo has undergone a thorough background check to meet the requirements of the accreditation body. In alignment with our mission, Contigo Technology continues...Read More

Contigo Employee Spotlight: Chris Quick

 By Nathan Montgomery - This month's employee spotlight shines on Senior System Admin Chris Quick. Chris is a vital part of Contigo Technology. Efficiently handling escalated cases from the tier I and tier II help desk, Chris balances many projects on his plate while managing Contigo's internal network, data center, and client data centers. Click the video to learn more about how Chris Quick...Read More