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Mark Jennings

Mark Jennings is SymQuest’s Area Vice President of IT Sales. Jennings works with SymQuest’s sales and service teams to educate customers on current best practices around data protection, disaster recovery, security, and overall technology planning.
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Creating a Cybersecurity Protocol for Employee Turnover

Posted by Mark Jennings - October 25, 2018 - IT Security

When an employee leaves or is let go from your company, your first priority may be hiring their replacement or delegating their day-to-day workload. But protecting your company should be at the very top of your to-do list when an employee leaves.    

It’s essential that companies adopt a series of protocols to ensure best business security practices. Most employees have varying levels of networked access to relevant company documentation. Being able to control these access points during an employee's exit will keep your company protected from any form of disgruntled retaliation or loss of competitive information.

Here are five critical aspects of an effective cybersecurity protocol that should be followed when addressing employee turnover.

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How to Secure Your Office 365 Account to Protect your Business

Posted by Mark Jennings - October 23, 2018 - Office 365

Office 365 is a powerful cloud-based enterprise product that is capable of significantly increasing productivity and operational efficiency in companies. However, like any connected solution, Office 365 is also subject to the dangers that lurk in the dark corners of the internet waiting to take advantage of cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Thankfully, however, Office 365 has been designed from the ground up with business security in mind. Here are five ways you can use the tools and self-service options available in Office 365 to ensure your data stays protected.

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Should You Implement Web Filtering in the Workplace?

Posted by Mark Jennings - October 17, 2018 - Managed IT

The web is imperative for efficiency in many job roles today. The accessibility and convenience that the internet provides has made helped workplaces become more productive than ever before.

But despite all of the obvious benefits, employees using the internet at work can also be a source of distraction and even a security risk.

Company web filtering is one solution that many organizations implement to help solve the challenges of internet access in the workplace. According to research from Spiceworks, 58 percent of organizations actively monitor employee internet activity on corporate networks. Additionally, 89 percent of organizations block or limit the use of one or more online service/site, such as social media, streaming services, or online shopping.

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