10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Cyber Attacks

In the Aftermath of WannaCry There are thousands of ways a hacker could gain access to your system to exfiltrate data or deploy malware. The recent widespread infection of the ransomware virus, WannaCry, should serve as a reminder of how vulnerable a computer can be. Ransomware and other infections are usually due to carelessness. The […]

Leveraging Splunk for Security and Compliance

The Pillars of Robust IT Infrastructure Today’s IT landscape necessitates that all organizations have both solid security and strict compliance. Currently, security information and event management (SIEM) applications aim to achieve this by combining traditional data sources, giving out-of-the-box reporting and analytics, and flagging risks/anomalies within that system. With this approach there can be many […]

Microsoft Office Specialist Service Update

Schedule Now To Reserve Your MOS Appointment Exciting news!! CrossRealms is rolling out a new Microsoft Office Specialist service for our clients starting June 2017. Ashley, our MOS, will be offering both onsite trainings and webinars. See below for details. Onsite Trainings Ashley will be available to come to your office for scheduled, one hour […]

How We Secured a Healthcare Client’s Network Mid-Acquisition and Divestiture

A Glimpse Into Our process A large healthcare client, created through a partial divestiture of a much larger organization, contracted CrossRealms to design a solution for securing traffic to and from the larger organization in addition to securing the new entity with its varied Acute Care Hospitals and administrative offices. These types of projects present […]

Microsoft Office Specialist

An Inside Look at CrossRealms’ New Service Offering CrossRealms is pleased to announce the launch of a new service, free to our managed services clients, and introduce a new specialist onto the team. You will now be able to enlist the assistance of our new Microsoft Office Specialist, Ashley, to proactively walk your staff through […]

The New Gmail Scam

5 Ways to Defend Against Phishing Attacks by: Adrian Turika There’s a reason almost 1 in 3 scam emails were opened in 2016, a number that’s consistently increased since 2011 (Verizon 2016 Report). Phishing is becoming the hackers’ most utilized attack vector. It’s always been the most effective and requires the least amount of heavy […]

Doggy Digest

CrossRealms Partners With Paws to Help Homeless Dogs This past month, CrossRealms had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending our client, PAWS Chicago’s, 11th annual Animal Magnetism charity event. It was a chic, pet-friendly affair designed to raise funds to continue PAWS Chicago’s care for thousands of homeless animals every year. The donations are used […]

Error 403 Forbidden – 3CX version 15 – Trunk error on inbound

We’ve been running 3CX code 15 for a while now and recently ran into an interesting bug/issue with the code especially if you’re upgrading from a previous version. Basically in the previous codes, you are able to configure multiple inbound rules for any one DID because that’s part of the route failure protection. For instance […]

To Simplicity and Beyond – Cohesity from the trenches – Part 7

2017 is shaping up to be a defining year for Cohesity. So far, they have succeeded in presenting a complete solution for all Copy Data Management, whether it be for backups (local and remote), disaster recovery, archiving, cloud, and Business Continuity. A client recently asked me to make a power point about Cohesity and when […]

How to Tackle VR Filmmaking and What We Learned After Shooting Our First 360° Video

“A crowd of people cannot accomplish what a community can,” said actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt earlier this month at the CES AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas. The event brought together developers, innovators, and artists for a week of collaboration, competition, entertainment, and networking. My film was featured as part of AT&T’s Entertainment Project – a […]