More IT departments are allowing mobile device and Mac usage.  Is your data encrypted?

More companies are allowing employees to use their mobile devices for business, opening the doors to new data threats.

You trust your employees, but what if they lose their phone?  Your business data could be compromised!

Sophos surveyed IT managers to find out how they handle the challenge of device diversity across their organizations and found that 78% support or plan to support Mobile and Macs on their networks.*

78% of IT Managers plan to support Macs

41% of IT Managers see Mac / Mobile usage increasing

75% still have not adopted Mobile Device Management (MDM)

The latest version of Sophos Cloud, the managed security solution, has just been released. It includes innovative solutions to protect businesses from the ever-changing security challenges they face today.

This new Sophos Cloud version is the only service to manage Windows, Macs and mobile devices from a single console!

Centralized IT management over all your devices, effortless deployment and easy to use security management tools.

* For the Full Story, read Sophos Cloud brings simplicity to managing Windows, Macs and mobile devices by Bill Lucchini, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sophos Cloud.

For more information, or help setting up your Mobile Device Management tool, contact us today.
By Jessica Tinordi,


Light Industries in the News

Brendan Cooper at Light IndustriesLight Industries was recently visited by the Capital Gazette and we wanted to share their article.

Check out the article here at “Got Tech? Anne Arundel County Aims to Increase, Retain Tech Firms,” written by Shantee Woodards, at the Capital Gazette.

Please re-tweet and share with your friends and followers!

By Jessica Tinordi,

3 Tips to Protecting Your Data During a Storm

IntronisSpring storms can shut down your business if you are not prepared.

Here are 3 helpful tips that everyone should know about to keep your data safe and to ensure your business is “running as usual” regardless of the weather.

1. Set up surge protectors for your PC or Laptop, printers, but also protect your network port and other hardware.  Remind users to Save Often during inclement weather.

2. Install an appropriate Uninterruptable Power Supply or UPS, or battery backup for temporary power during an outage. This will provide your team with extra time to save and back up the data they are working on if the power goes out in your location.  We recommend APC’s solutions along with their management software that can alert you to potential issues; such as temperature issues in your server room, before they become a problem.

3. Ensure you have a good back up solution.  Tape backups are okay, but new cloud backup solutions are the way to go to prevent error, ensure security of your data, and if you need it, improved data recovery options. Learn more about cloud back up solutions we recommend like Intronis, Datto and eFolder.

Contact us with questions, we are happy to help you with your disaster recovery & backup plan.

By Jessica Tinordi,

Microsoft IE Patch – Now Available

IE2This morning, Microsoft issued a critical patch for Internet Explorer.

The patch is available on Microsoft’s site and will require a re-boot of your computer.  You can read the full story about this fix on CNN.

Please find more information about applying this critical patch on Microsoft’s Technet site here

If you need any assistance applying this patch, please contact Light Industries at 410-987-5914.

We offer remote monitoring and patching services. Ask us about our Managed IT Services packages.

By Jessica Tinordi,