History had taught unforgiving lessons to India, from Moghuls to East India Company, and such discourses are often quickly digressed with religious and anti-western sentiments. We live in a globally interconnected world, so, developing enduring partnerships with those who share our values and using caution when dealing with those whose only goal is destroying or weaken us are absolutely important. In this article, I want to focus on the risks of not understanding backdoor threats of the big bad internet. I am talking about the digital security backdoor threats of the information technology (IT) network systems that are the modern equivalent of the historical conquests and Trojans. IT netw...

Staffing: The Advans Advantage
Posted by Paul Angelo / August 16, 2017

Staffing: The Advans Advantage GDP Growth was 2.6% in Q2 2017. Advans is seeing an uptick in hiring by our staffing customers, and they are telling us to expect an acceleration of hiring through 2018 to pre-recession levels. This summer, we hired several more recruiters in anticipation of future demand. Our customers are making changes too. Many...

As summer winds down and you are getting ready to send your children back to school, and some of them could be aspiring athletes, I wanted to introduce Coach Paul Reynolds who is a terrific athlete trainer. Coach Paul Reynolds is a Speed and Strength Coach in Worcester who specializes in training student athletes 1st grade through college. Wondering what's the twin brother thing? Remember Danny DeVito telling Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Twins when they meet for the first time "Oh, obviously! The moment I sat down I thought I was looking into a mirror."? We are that kind of twins! I am Indian American and let's say Paul i...

ComputerVault for Healthcare
Posted by Peo Nathan / August 01, 2017

Retail medical clinics of larger healthcare service providers, independent doctor offices, hospitals, and any other for-profit and non-profit organizations servicing healthcare industry are suitable use cases for deploying Advans’ ComputerVault. Even though Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems are becoming more and more cloud based, still there is a need to maintain security by keeping them inside WAN without exposing them to the big bad internet. In addition, local HIPAA and PCI compliant systems at remote locations are necessary to carry out site level services. Apart from delivering servers and st...

ComputerVault for Retail Outlets
Posted by Peo Nathan / June 27, 2017

Point-of-sale (PoS) systems are the common sources for skimming vital credit card information of the consumers at retail outlets. When I say retail outlets, it covers all the franchise businesses from car rentals to any and all chain retail merchandise stores. The security risk increases multi-fold when the PoS systems are connected to computers in the retail locations. A small retail shop do not have the need to connect computers in the store to process credit card transactions or track inventory, however, larger retail chains have the need to deploy computers connected to the PoS systems in the stores. PoS systems that are not networked with computers are vulnerable ...