In the world fast-changing world of IT, security is still “the burning thing, the hottest thing going,” said Mark Shaw, owner of Stored Technology Solutions (StoredTech),
“The cyberworld is a really dangerous place,” said Jim Lapointe, president of Colden Company in Ballston Spa. “And, more often than not, it’s the small business that has the vulnerability.”
While agreeing that security should be a business owner’s “first and foremost” concern, Dan Bardin, CEO of Tech-II Business Services in Saratoga Springs, emphasized the importance of businesses having a recovery plan and making sure that it works. Computer systems are vulnerable to disasters ranging from hackers and scammers to fires and floods, he said, but with a consistent and reliable backup system, they can recover.