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Go Secured – Go West IT Managed Security Service Plans

Go West IT prides itself on our “security-obsessed” culture, with a focus on providing services and tools to allow our customers to better protect their business. As many organizations are facing the long-term shift to a remote work strategy, the need for more advanced security services only deepens further. That’s why our Cybersecurity in Colorado […]

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Follow FBI Guidance re: Business Cybersecurity

Today the FBI issued a renewed Public Service Announcement (PSA) warning to businesses regarding cyber crime, and more specifically ransomware risk.  If you are not taking action, you are going backward.  All businesses should be regularly reviewing their cybersecurity posture and seeking to make incremental improvements.  Start making improvements today and use the FBI’s PSA […]

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I hate being right, really!

I really hate hearing from customers and prospective customers that we were right and that they wish they had taken our advice to harden their systems and implement tighter security controls before their breach. Feedback from customers suggests the inconvenience of implementing additional controls is often what keeps them from taking action as opposed to the […]

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Mitigating Cyber Risk – Top Ten Tasks

Your business is vulnerable to cybercriminals, period. So, workforce security should be top of mind for you and your business. Workforce security matters The truth is that no business is fully “secure”. Rather, businesses assume various amounts of acceptable risk. Your responsibility is to figure out where your organization lies on the workforce security spectrum, […]

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Consumer Grade Router Malware

Go West is providing this security alert as a cautionary measure for users with a consumer grade router or network attached storage device at their home or small business.  Due to a recent malware attack known as VPNFilter, the FBI and US-CERT are encouraging users with home devices from Linksys, MikroTik, NetGear, TP-Link and QNAP […]

Happy Birthday Go West!

Go West IT is celebrating eight years in business this week.  We started with five employees and a handful of great customers.  Eight years later our team has grown to 27 team members and we are searching for the 28th.  Our customer base has grown into the hundreds and we still work with most of […]

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Aggressive Patching is the New Normal

I recall a time when IT professionals adopted the “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” approach to patching. To be sure, there was a time when patching firmware and software might have introduced more problems. That time is long gone. Aggressive patching is the new normal. Gone too are the days when a diligent […]