Author Archives: Dawn Sizer

HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Template

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule requires that covered entities and their business associates conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare organization. A risk assessment helps your organization ensure it is compliant with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. A risk assessment also helps reveal areas where your organization’s protected health […]

Common Cyber Attacks and 5 Tips on How to Stop Them

Do you remember iconic films like Hackers, WarGames, or The Matrix? In each, we watched computer whiz after computer whiz work magic on a keyboard to hack some corporation, win a game, or download extra Kung Fu knowledge and beat the bad guys. Movies about cybersecurity and computer hacking seem to have slipped into the […]

3rd Element Recognized on CRN’s 2022 MSP 500 List

3rd Element Consulting Recognized on CRN’s 2022 MSP 500 List Mechanicsburg, PA, February 15, 2022 — 3rd Element Consulting, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 3rd Element Consulting to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2022. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies […]

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How To Implement Zero Trust in Small Business

What is Zero Trust? Tennessee Williams once said, “We have to distrust each other.  It is our only defense against betrayal”.  This is the foundational idea of Zero Trust.  It eliminates the concept that a simple password can ensure identity, or that users will act responsibly and can be trusted implicitly.  Zero Trust assumes that […]

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The Secret to Time Management is as Easy as Connecting Microsoft 365 Apps with Clockify

Time Management is a soft skill that many people struggle with.  Efficient work habits are skills that you can easily build with the right tools.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a lifelong perfectionist, procrastinator, or “oh, look there’s a squirrel”, person.  This article gives you the secret to time management and makes it as easy […]

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5 Tips to Find the Right Office 365 Subject Matter Expert

Subject Matter Experts or SME’s can boost your project’s success. Subject matter experts are a source of knowledge, insight, advice, and typically can teach you to understand it as well.  They will be able to communicate effective and explain things to you like you’re five, making it very easy to understand. An SME will have […]

The Galactic Data Breach or Rogue WAN

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.. The War of the Clones have raged across the known galaxy for years.  Now, there are fears that Separatists are building a super weapon. A battle station is under construction by team of scientists and engineers. This battle station is the Death Star. The only way […]

The Top 10 Things You Need For Remote Work

It seems like everyone is working from home in some fashion these days.  Whether it’s all day every day or a few days a week, here are the top 10 things you need for remote work. These 10 things are what you need for a productive, efficient and safe remote work environment.   Getting Comfortable […]

How to Use OneDrive for Business – Accessing OneDrive and Sharing Files

One Drive for Business Microsoft created a cloud storage service called OneDrive.  OneDrive allows you to store all your files securely and access them from anywhere across all your devices.  There are two different versions of OneDrive.  The first is OneDrive for Business, and the second is OneDrive for home.  Both have multiple plans and […]