What Is The Internet of Things?

If you’re one of the many Americans who aren’t familiar with the phrase, “the Internet of Things,” it basically refers to our increasing line of products that collect and transmit data via the internet. Think smartphones, fitness trackers, smart thermostats, etc. Once the stuff of sci-fi books and spy comics, gadgets of unsurpassed capabilities and […]

Varay Case Study: Ransomware Hits El Paso Healthcare

Client description Our client is a midsize healthcare organization. The challenge Though we’ve served this client in the past, they were not using our services when they were attacked with ransomware. Ransomware is an increasingly common type of malicious software that threatens both individuals and businesses. Basically, the attacker sneaks in past antivirus defenses and […]

Why This Baby Boomer Hates the “M” Word

The media has a new whipping boy, and it’s not the new POTUS. It’s the up and coming generation of westerners born (depending on whom you ask) between 1982 and 2004. Millennials. I hate that word. The label millennial has some pretty unflattering connotations: lazy, entitled, and whiney, to name a few. Why millennials matter […]

Case Study: Securing International Business

Client Description Our client is a wholesale vendor who does international business in the U.S. and Mexico. With over four decades of international relationships and contracts, this business is focused on making their transactions secure to protect their valued clients on both sides of the border. Challenge Relationships are vital in business, and when you’re […]

PCI DDS Compliance

Protecting your customers and your brand reputation If Target can have a massive data security breach like the disaster they experienced in late 2013, an event that compromised the financial data of almost 30 percent of Americans, it can happen to anyone. Target’s reputation, sales, and stocks took a hit after the breach. People felt […]

Varay Case Study: Disaster Recovery Plan for Senior Health and Wellness Service

Planning ahead saves more than your business — it can save lives Client description Our client is a premier multi-site provider of senior health and wellness services. They provide medical and residential care, as well as independent living services and fun life enriching activities for seniors. The challenge Though they were running a wonderful, compliant […]

Why Do I Need a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Only the prepared survive You’ve seen those bumper stickers, right? The ones about being prepared for the zombie apocalypse? Don’t act like you haven’t thought out a plan. But how many people take very real cyber threats seriously enough to draft a solid disaster recovery plan? Threats to your network security range from hackers to […]

How to Secure Old Hardware Before Disposing of It

Don’t give thieves access to your data when you clean house Imagine the grin on a data thief’s face when they realize they hit the jackpot: a thoughtlessly discarded computer processor in a dumpster. Or maybe they come across it at a thrift store, or even have it shipped to their door off eBay. By […]

It’s Housecleaning Time: What to Do With Old Hardware

The best ways to say goodbye At Varay, we’ll be the first to tell you that staying on top of modern technology is a vital smart business practice. Still, we understand it’s far more bitter than sweet to upgrade those old computers, printers, and other essential business pieces. The whole process stings: that stuff wasn’t […]

Top 10 Tech Gadget Gifts

Gadgets so cool you’ll want to keep them for yourself The holidays are upon us! No need to stress about those hard-to-shop-for people on your gift list. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 tech gadget gifts, so you’re sure to find something fun for everyone. Each link goes to a product review, […]