Mi-GMIS 2022 Fall Conference

Aunalytics to Showcase Its Portfolio of Managed Services, Enterprise Cloud, and Data Cleansing Solutions for IT Professionals at the 2022 Mi-GMIS Fall Conference in September

Leading Data Management and Analytics Company Provides the Tools Michigan IT Pros Need to Improve Operational Efficiencies and Provide the Highest Levels of IT Security to Their Organizations

South Bend, IN (September 15, 2022) - Aunalytics, a leading data management and analytics company delivering Insights-as-a-Service for mid-market businesses, announced today it will participate in the 2022 Mi-GMIS Fall Conference on September 18-21 in Boyne Falls, Michigan. The event is hosted by the Michigan Government Management Information Sciences and will bring together government IT professionals across the state of Michigan whose role is to meet the informational needs of their organization’s employees and to play an instrumental part in achieving organizational goals using IT resources. The conference program is designed to keep IT professionals abreast of best practices and industry trends, and how they can be applied to their organizations productively and economically.

Aunalytics will feature its managed services, enterprise cloud, and data cleansing portfolio. The company provides IT and security expertise to mid-market businesses in the areas of cities and local government, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and professional services. The company’s Secure Managed Services offering combines mission critical IT services leveraging zero-trust end-to-end security to ensure data is protected regardless of a user’s location. Aunalytics provides managed components that offer stability and security, and its next-generation managed services offering is powered by a data platform that provides data-driven IT answers and embedded security that focuses on people and access.

The full suite of managed IT and integrated security services empowers businesses with a complete, all-encompassing approach that includes 24/7/365 monitoring and management, a synchronized network security platform, workstation and server patching, internet protection, email filtering and security, Office 365 management and security, multi-factor authentication, data and device encryption management, and security awareness training.

The company delivers advanced security for defending against modern threats through a team of engineers and analysts with expert skills and toolsets and, in regulated industries, Aunalytics provides the additional technology and controls required to manage risk. Its team of experts is dedicated to analyzing ever-changing rules and regulations and helping users to create processes and policies for data protection and meet compliance requirements within those industries that are regulated.

Aunalytics’ Enterprise Cloud offering is comprised of infrastructure solutions that provide a highly redundant and scalable platform for hosting servers, data, analytics and applications at any performance level. With the Aunalytics® Cloud Storage and Compute solution, users are assured the highest levels of security, accessibility, expertise, scalability, and savings. Aunalytics’ data centers, located in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, meet the most rigorous standards for security, weather protection, temperature and humidity controls, fire suppression and more.

The company’s cloud offering has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Ready status and is actively working toward FedRAMP certification. Certified cloud-based products help U.S. federal agencies meet increasingly complex regulations and defend against cybersecurity threats, prevent data loss, enforce compliance, and protect agency domains.

“Government IT professionals across the state of Michigan face similar challenges and opportunities, and are eager for real-world knowledge about emerging technology and management solutions,” said Steven Burdick, Vice President Sales – Cloud, Aunalytics. “Our portfolio of managed services, enterprise cloud, and data cleansing solutions provides the tools they need to improve operational efficiencies and provide the highest levels of IT security. We look forward to meeting with IT pros at the Mi-GMIS Fall Conference and demonstrating how Aunalytics can help them meet the needs of employees and advance their organizations’ goals.”

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About Aunalytics

Aunalytics is a leading data management and analytics company delivering Insights-as-a-Service for mid-sized businesses and enterprises. Selected for the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for two consecutive years as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies, Aunalytics offers managed IT services and managed analytics services, private cloud services, and a private cloud-native data platform for data management and analytics. The platform is built for universal data access, advanced analytics and AI – unifying distributed data silos into a single source of truth for highly accurate, actionable business information. Its DaybreakTM industry intelligent data mart combined with the power of the Aunalytics data platform provides industry-specific data models with built-in queries and AI for accurate mission-critical insights. To solve the talent gap that so many mid-sized businesses and enterprises located in secondary markets face, Aunalytics’ side-by-side digital transformation model provides the technical talent needed for data management and analytics success in addition to its innovative technologies and tools. To learn more contact us at +1 855-799-DATA or visit Aunalytics at https://www.aunalytics.com or on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Aunalytics is a 2022 Inc. 5000 Honoree

Aunalytics Selected for Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List of the Nation’s Fastest-growing Private Companies for Two Years in a Row

Leading Cloud Data Management & Analytics Company Demonstrates Continued Momentum With its Focus on Helping Mid-market Businesses Accelerate Their Digital Transformation

 

South Bend, IN (August 18, 2022) - Aunalytics, a leading data management and analytics company delivering Insights-as-a-Service for mid-market businesses, has been named by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies included in its annual Inc. 5000 list. This marks the second consecutive year that Aunalytics earned a spot on the prestigious ranking, representing a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years.

Aunalytics offers a robust, cloud-native platform built to deliver enterprise data management, powerful analytics, and AI-driven answers. From the onset, Aunalytics has been dedicated to empowering enterprise and mid-sized businesses located in secondary and tertiary markets, with advanced data management and analytics tools. Typically in these markets, the technical talent needed to use, maintain, and achieve value from the solution is scarce. Aunalytics provides its technology as a managed service paired with the expert talent needed to achieve ROI.

The analytics portion of the platform represents Aunalytics’ unique ability to unify all the elements necessary to process data and deliver AI end-to-end, from cloud infrastructure to data acquisition, organization, and machine learning models – all managed and run by Aunalytics as a secure managed service. Aunalytics continues to gain traction in industries such as financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing where companies are challenged with undertaking the digital transformation required to succeed in the modern world.

“We’re thrilled to be selected for the Inc. 5000 two years in a row – this truly demonstrates the accelerated growth Aunalytics has experienced as a result of providing advanced talent and tools that are typically not affordable for mid-market businesses,” said Rich Carlton, President of Aunalytics. “Our goal from the very beginning has been to address the midsize business sector and we remain committed to serving the best interests of our customers in this category because it is so critical for both innovation and the economy.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

 

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About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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About Aunalytics

Aunalytics is a data platform company delivering answers for your business. Aunalytics provides Insights-as-a-Service to answer enterprise and mid-sized companies’ most important IT and business questions. The Aunalytics® cloud-native data platform is built for universal data access, advanced analytics and AI while unifying disparate data silos into a single golden record of accurate, actionable business information. Its DaybreakTM industry intelligent data mart combined with the power of the Aunalytics data platform provides industry-specific data models with built-in queries and AI to ensure access to timely, accurate data and answers to critical business and IT questions. Through its side-by-side digital transformation model, Aunalytics provides on-demand scalable access to technology, data science, and AI experts to seamlessly transform customers’ businesses. To learn more contact us at +1 855-799-DATA or visit Aunalytics at https://www.aunalytics.com  or on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Denise Nelson
The Ventana Group for Aunalytics
(925) 858-5198
dnelson@theventanagroup.com


Failure to follow Data Privacy Compliance requirements can be costly

Failure to follow Data Privacy Compliance requirements can be costly. How can you prepare your business?

GDPR, CCPA and the newly coming CPRA (which goes into effect 1/1/2023) require intense data management, or the cost of non-compliance can rise to $1000 per record. These data privacy laws pertain broadly to personal information of consumers including:

  • Account and login information
  • GPS and other location data
  • Social security numbers
  • Health information
  • Drivers license and passport information
  • Genetic and biometric data
  • Mail, email, and text message content
  • Personal communications
  • Financial account information
  • Browsing history, search history, or online behavior
  • Information about race, ethnicity, religion, union membership, sex life, or sexual orientation

CPRA requires businesses to inform consumers how long they will retain data (for each category of data) and the criteria used to determine that time period of what is “reasonably necessary.” Basically, you have to be prepared to justify the data collection, processing, and retention and tie it directly to a legitimate business purpose.

Now prohibited is “sharing” data (beyond buying and selling it), which is defined as: sharing, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic of other means, a consumer’s personal information by the business to a third party for cross-context behavioral advertising, whether or not for monetary or other valuable consideration, including transactions between a business and a third party for the benefit of a business in which no money is exchanged. Arguably, this covers a business working with a marketing firm and sharing data with the agency about leads or prospects to employ cross-content behavioral advertising in a campaign.

Companies now need to be able to inform the consumer what type of data they have about customers, what business purposes it is used for, and retention periods. This information allows them to meet the expanded consumer rights given by the CPRA, including deleting data, limiting types of use for certain types of data, correcting data errors across the organization in every location where it lives, automating and executing data retention policies, and to be ready for auditing. While it is an ethical ruleset that has now been put in place, with Data Privacy Compliance active, companies now have to consider possible non-compliance costs in addition to operational and opportunity costs as well.

As a result of these requirements, companies are now in need of a data management system with built-in data governance to stay in compliance. These data management platforms must be capable of identifying, on a data field-by-data-field basis, where the data originates, each and every change made to the data, and each downstream user of the data (databases, apps, analytics, queries, extracts, dashboards). Without automated data management and governance, it will be humanly impossible to manually find this information by the deadlines required. You need to be able to automatically replicate changes made to the data to all locations where the data resides throughout your organization to make consumer directed corrections and deletions within the time limits prescribed.


Cybersecurity Drives Insurance Crack Down

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Cybersecurity Drives Insurance Crack Down: Be Prepared to Document Your Security Posture

A common question for cyber insurance brokers in the last few years has been “If I implement this cyber security control, will I get a discount on my insurance premium?” The answer has been typically “no.” But these days, the answer has changed to “no, you won’t get a premium discount. And if you don’t implement that security control, you might not even get insurance.”

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How Cybersecurity Mitigation Efforts Affect Insurance Premiums

How Cybersecurity Mitigation Efforts Affect Insurance Premiums, and How to Keep Your Business Secure

Cyberattacks have increased sharply over the past year. According to an August 2021 survey by IDC, more than one-third of organizations globally have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data over the last twelve months. As a result, insurance companies are tightening eligibility requirements for cybersecurity coverage and requiring their insured to maintain higher standards of data security in order to qualify for better rates, and sometimes for renewal at all. Rates are increasing—up to 100%—for 2022, even for companies without any cyber incidents.

If you have received a renewal notice with a shocking sticker price for 2022, it is time to review your internal controls and security to learn if you can put in place further data protection to lower your rate. Worse, if you have received a notice that your business insurance policies are now excluding cyber coverage, data theft, or privacy breaches, you may be forced to shop for new cyber coverage at a time when attacks are at an all-time high. Without adequate security controls, obtaining coverage may be impossible. Due to the high cost of data breach incidents, you need to make sure that you are eligible for cyber coverage, but what does it take for 2022?

Aunalytics compliance and security experts are ready to help. We provide Advanced Security and Advanced Compliance managed services including auditing your practices, and helping you to mature your business cybersecurity processes, technology and safeguards to meet the latest standards and prevent new cyberattack threats as they emerge. Security maturity is a journey, and best practices have changed dramatically over the years. Threats evolve over time and so too must your cyber protection for your business to remain compliant and operational.


Does your cybersecurity meet 2022 insurance renewal standards?

Does Your Cybersecurity Meet 2022 Insurance Renewal Standards?

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Does Your Cybersecurity Meet 2022 Insurance Renewal Standards?

Given the increasing volume of cyberattacks over the past year, underwriters are tightening eligibility requirements for cybersecurity coverage. Learn how to put in place the necessary security controls to safeguard your business and secure insurance coverage.

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Financial institution is hit by a ransomware attack

Think your financial institution is immune to ransomware? Think again.

Many organizations in the financial services sector don’t expect to be hit by ransomware. In the recent State of Ransomware in Financial Services 2021 survey by Sophos, 119 financial services respondents indicated that their organizations were not hit by any ransomware attacks in the past year, and they do not expect to be hit by them in the future either.

The respondents mentioned that their confidence relied on the following beliefs:

  • They are not targets for ransomware
  • They possess cybersecurity insurance against ransomware
  • They have air-gapped backups to restore any lost data
  • They work with specialist cybersecurity companies which run full Security Operations Centers (SOC)
  • They have anti-ransomware technology in place
  • They have trained IT security staff who can hinder ransomware attacks

It’s not all good news. Some results are cause for concern. Many financial services respondents that don’t expect to be hit (61%) are putting their faith in approaches that don’t offer any protection from ransomware.

  • 41% cited cybersecurity insurance against ransomware. Insurance helps cover the cost of dealing with an attack, but doesn’t stop the attack itself.
  • 42% cited air-gapped backups. While backups are valuable tools for restoring data post attack, they don’t stop you getting hit.

While many organizations believe they have the correct safeguards in place to mitigate ransomware attacks, 11% believe that they are not a target of ransomware at all. Sadly, this is not true. No organization is safe. So, what are financial institutions to do?

While advanced and automated technologies are essential elements of an effective anti-ransomware defense, stopping hands-on attackers also requires human monitoring and intervention by skilled professionals. Whether in-house staff or outsourced pros, human experts are uniquely able to identify some of the tell-tale signs that ransomware attackers have you in their sights. It is strongly recommended that all organizations build up their human expertise in the face of the ongoing ransomware threat.