Up in the Cloud

I love when I talk to people and ask them where they are storing their data and the answer is “I don’t know…somewhere up in the cloud”.  It makes me laugh how they are so conscientious about protecting their data, … Read More

Concentrate on Physical Security

We often focus on securing our networks with antivirus, crypto prevent, malwarbytes, scanning, monitoring etc.  One thing we rarely do is concentrate on physical security.  Think about it.  Do you have a physical plan for securing devices in your office? … Read More

Tier3MD CEO Attending XChange 2017

This week, Tier3MD CEO Sheryl Cherico will be attending XChange 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  Sheryl is a hosted attendee, and will join in on the cybersecurity IT track, and attend the 2 day cybersecurity workshop prior to the actual event. … Read More

Microsoft Surface Laptops

Breaking news!  Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets are NOT recommended by Consumer Reports.  I for one, always read Consumer Reports when buying anything over $500.00.  The reviews are always informative and definitely helps me make educated decisions.  So why the … Read More

Your Website

Your website is your best marketing tool.  If you do not have a decent web presence, it is time to get one.  The first thing I do when looking for a physician or dentist is I look at their website. … Read More

Reportable Breach

How do you know if your malware or ransomeware attack is a reportable breach? Reportable Breach The hardest part is determining whether a breach has occurred that triggers HIPAA’s breach notification requirements.  It will be a fact-specific inquiry; however, when … Read More

Learn Coding

All my computer life I have wanted to learn coding.  I fell in love with it way back in the 90’s and first learned HTML using Notepad (yes, I am dating myself).  Fast forward to 2017 and to learn coding … Read More

Cybersecurity Considerations

When taking on the cyber world, you have cybersecurity considerations you need to be aware of.  Below are a few tips to keep your practice safe. Can you handle the cybersecurity on your own?  Can it be handled in house … Read More

Managing IT Expectations

Believe it or not, IT expectations need to be managed.  Everyone that contacts us has an urgent issue, or they wouldn’t be contacting us.  A lot of what Tier3MD spends time on is managing IT expectations. Managing IT Expectations When … Read More

ECMC Cyberattack

I am going to blog today about the ECME cyberattack.  ECMC is the Erie County Medical Center and I am blogging about it because this is in my neck of the woods, where I grew up.  ECMC is the “Grady” … Read More