What is a firewall and how does it keep my company's data secure?
Apr30

What is a firewall and how does it keep my company's data secure?

In today's digital landscape, protecting sensitive company information and data is paramount. Firewalls serve as a critical line of defense against cyber threats, safeguarding your organization from unauthorized access, denial of service attacks, and malware.

This comprehensive guide will delve into the intricacies of firewalls, explaining how[...]

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How do I protect my business's data from cryptolocker malware?
Mar29

How do I protect my business's data from cryptolocker malware?

CryptoLocker malware is a severe threat to businesses of all sizes, capable of encrypting critical files and demanding ransom payments for their release. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide to safeguarding your business's data from the clutches of CryptoLocker.

We will delve into its mechanisms, infection vectors, and the crucial[...]

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What employeers and employees must know to protect businesses from phishing attacks
Jan31

What employeers and employees must know to protect businesses from phishing attacks

Phishing is a type of cyber attack that uses disguised emails as a way to steal personal information. Phishing emails often look like they're from a legitimate source, such as a bank or a government agency, and they may contain links to fake websites that look like the real thing. If you click on a link in a phishing email, you could be giving up[...]

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Why a managed IT service provider may make the most sense for your small business
Dec30

Why a managed IT service provider may make the most sense for your small business

Technology plays a crucial role in the success of any business, regardless of its size. However, managing and maintaining IT infrastructure can be a complex and time-consuming task, especially for small businesses with limited resources and expertise.

This is where managed IT service providers come in. They offer a comprehensive range of IT[...]

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Why small businesses should be concerned about malware
Nov30

Why small businesses should be concerned about malware

As the world grows increasingly digital, small businesses are more vulnerable than ever to malicious cyber-attacks.

Unfortunately, many of these businesses lack the resources or expertise to fully protect their digital assets from malware and other forms of attack. The risks associated with malware are immense and should not be taken[...]

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Why updated software is critical for running a successful business
Sep29

Why updated software is critical for running a successful business

Keeping small business software up to date keeps your business running efficiently and securely. Software updates can provide a range of benefits, including improved performance, increased security, and new features. But it’s important to know when and how to update software correctly, as well as what services are available to help.

Let's[...]

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How penetration testing can identify security gaps in your business's network
Aug31

How penetration testing can identify security gaps in your business's network

Securing business data should be a top priority for organizations of all sizes. Cyberattacks are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, making it essential for companies to stay up-to-date on the latest security measures.

Penetration testing is an effective tool that can be used to identify and fill network security gaps, ensuring[...]

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Why data security is important and how a managed IT service provider can help
Jul31

Why data security is important and how a managed IT service provider can help

Data security is a critical element of any business, and one that should not be taken lightly.

With the ever-increasing threat of cyberattacks and data breaches, it is essential for businesses to take proactive steps to protect their data and secure their networks.

There are a number of simple, basic proactive steps that businesses can do to[...]

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Why you should hire out IT relocation services
May31

Why you should hire out IT relocation services

Moving a business can be exciting. In many cases, the reason for the move is positive. Your business or organization likely is experiencing growth, either in space needed for added personnel and hires or you’re expanding to another location.

In both scenarios, congratulations are in order. However, moving can be incredibly stressful,[...]

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Protect your small business from email phishing attacks
Apr28

Protect your small business from email phishing attacks

The majority of people with email accounts have encountered phishing emails and other forms of spam at some point, especially to work email accounts.

There are approximately 45 percent of emails sent each day that are spam. According to Spam Laws, there are an estimated 14.5 billion spam messages sent every day.

It is common for email clients to[...]

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Your business's network has been attacked by malware. Now what?
Feb28

Your business's network has been attacked by malware. Now what?

Cyber attacks are an unfortunate reality for small businesses.

In fact, it can be argued that small businesses especially should be aware of how often they are at risk of being targeted by a cyber attack. According to Fundera, 43% of cyber attacks go after small businesses. Of those businesses that fall victim to these attacks, 60% go out of[...]

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What is a firewall and does my business need one?
Jan31

What is a firewall and does my business need one?

Your business’s data has never been more important – nor has it ever been more valuable.

The data your business collects and stores not only contains critical internal information pertaining to operations and processes, but likely also contains private customer information. Should any of this data be accessed by unauthorized[...]

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How can I stay safe from crypto locking?
Sep30

How can I stay safe from crypto locking?

Businesses and companies are constantly using software and data in their daily activities. Data is generated, updated daily, and stored for future reference or decision-making. As an entrepreneur, how often have you thought about what you would do in a situation of crypto locking? Read on to get tips on ensuring your business is secure and[...]

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HOW SECURE ARE MY DATA BACKUP AND RECOVERY SYSTEMS? DO I NEED HELP?
Aug31

HOW SECURE ARE MY DATA BACKUP AND RECOVERY SYSTEMS? DO I NEED HELP?

A secure data and recovery system is key to the sustainability of the business. Imagine a fire breaks out at your office and burns it down. How long will it take you to recover and get back to business? You might have insured your business against such an instance, but how do you get back all the data you have taken years to build? It is,[...]

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7 Tips to Enhance Network Performance
Jun30

7 Tips to Enhance Network Performance

Learn about the triggers of poor network performance and how to mitigate them for your team to enjoy optimal network performance and enhanced productivity.

A seamless network performance results in productivity and efficiency. The cost of a failing network is loss of productivity and downtime. Business continuity is critical to all businesses,[...]

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Preventing Ransomware Attacks is now More Important for Organizations than Ever.
Aug31

Preventing Ransomware Attacks is now More Important for Organizations than Ever.

Ransomware attacks are on the rise as cybercriminals turn to savvier and tougher-to-prevent techniques of monetizing cyberattacks. For not-for-profit and business organizations that become victims of these attacks, both financial and ethical consequences can be devastating. Let’s put things in perspective; if ransomware lands in a shared[...]

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5 Ways your Business can benefit from IT Managed Services
Jul30

5 Ways your Business can benefit from IT Managed Services

An increasing number of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations are enlisting IT managed services, and it’s not hard to understand why. Today’s business landscape is becoming more reliant on information technology (IT). Many organizations realize that they can optimize operational costs while outpacing the competition,[...]

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5 tips for how to keep your small business network more secure
Mar31

5 tips for how to keep your small business network more secure

It’s certainly no understatement to say many of today’s businesses rely on a network to maintain a connection between shared devices, coworkers’ computers and, in some cases, even their customers’ devices. But the more devices, hardware and software that rely on a business’s network connection, the more susceptible[...]

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This is why you should always backup your businesses's data
Nov30

This is why you should always backup your businesses's data

Data is everything in today’s business world.

Think about it: Businesses of every size, from the largest corporations to small one-man or mom and pop operations, rely on data to keep their businesses successful and growing.

This is why it is absolutely imperative for all businesses to have a reliable way to not only keep data secure, but[...]

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What is a technology audit and why does your business need one?
Oct12

What is a technology audit and why does your business need one?

How reliable is the technology that your business and its employees rely on each and every day? Every business owner should know the answer to this question.

If you do not have an answer or know that the technology used by your business or organization could be improved, then it may be time for a technology audit, also referred to as an IT audit,[...]

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What is email phishing and why should businesses know about it?
Jul31

What is email phishing and why should businesses know about it?

Think about for a moment how many emails you read and send per day. Now, add in the number of emails your coworkers or employees read and send per day.

That’s a lot of emails. Or, as a hacker or other malicious entity may see it, that’s a lot of opportunity for mischief or malicious activity. When it comes to email, that malicious[...]

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Why business WiFi networks fail and how to prevent outages
Jun30

Why business WiFi networks fail and how to prevent outages

“The network is down again.”

Those words unleash nightmare scenarios for many business owners and their employees. When networks go down or suffer serious lag in connection speeds, productivity takes a hit and businesses have to scramble to make sure operations don’t grind to a complete halt.

Troubleshooting wireless network[...]

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How to plan for your business's data storage and management needs
May29

How to plan for your business's data storage and management needs

All businesses, whether they are small, medium or large, need reliable data storage solutions. There’s no way around it.

Simply think about how much data that is necessary for business operations. There is email, documents, databases, spreadsheets, websites themselves and so much more. All of that data needs to be stored somewhere.

There[...]

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What to do if your small business falls victim to malware
Nov29

What to do if your small business falls victim to malware

Never before have small businesses needed to focus more on how they plan to defend their networks and devices against cyber attacks, specifically malware.

Most businesses, not just small, are taking this threat seriously - as they should. In 2018, security service investment in company budgets grew faster than any other investment area.

However,[...]

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Here is what businesses need to know about network infrastructure
Oct31

Here is what businesses need to know about network infrastructure

Business IT needs are always changing. However, one constant that remains is the need for each company to maintain and secure some form of network infrastructure.

It is true that cloud computing’s rise in popularity seems to always be increasing (hint: it is), but many businesses continue to rely on a network infrastructure that is centered[...]

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What businesses should know about wireless network setup
Aug29

What businesses should know about wireless network setup

Businesses rely on the internet and the many wireless networking capabilities it offers more than ever before.

With good reason, too. Not only does better wireless networking improve experiences between businesses and customers, but it can also increase capabilities within the office by streamlining communication, offering productivity-boosting[...]

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How to defend your network against common malware types
Jul31

How to defend your network against common malware types

The world of malware is constantly transforming. Those who wish to cause grief for computer users are always discovering new ways to annoy and even cause actual financial harm through their cyber attacks.

These cyber attacks are also getting sneakier and more sophisticated. On top of that, hundreds of millions of computer viruses and malicious[...]

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Why you shouldn't ignore software updates
Jun28

Why you shouldn't ignore software updates

Nobody likes interruptions. This is certainly true for businesses and busy professionals who have productivity levels to meet and goals to accomplish every day.

However, some interruptions are necessary. Take software updates, for example. Though they can interrupt the daily workflow, software updates carry anything from user experience[...]

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Don't let your business fall victim to email phishing
Mar31

Don't let your business fall victim to email phishing

If you have an email account, then chances are you have encountered your fair share of phishing and other forms of spam email messages.

Every day, 14.5 billion spam messages are sent, according to Spam Laws. That accounts for 45 percent of all email sent every day.

Email clients apply filters and separate most spam from your general inbox, but[...]

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Why You Should Get a Regular Audit of Your IT Security
Jul16

Why You Should Get a Regular Audit of Your IT Security

Welcome to the Age of Technology, in which everything seems to be connected through the Internet and internal networks. If you are running a business, you most likely have a network that you and your employees use for operational tasks.

Your network might seem secure to you, but how are you really going to know without getting it checked out[...]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ransomware
Dec06

Frequently Asked Questions About Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software (malware) designed to extort money from users. There is a lot of information being shared about all the different types of ransomware. With all the data available, it's hard to get a full understanding of this serious threat. That's why we put together these FAQ's. It's our hope that it  will help you to[...] Read more.
Here's what you should know about the KRACK WiFi vulnerability
Oct17

Here's what you should know about the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

1. It does not affect Access Points, unless the Access Point is in client mode (Wireless Bridge).
2. It does not affect Windows or iOS, as they don’t support the part of the handshake that allows for the rekeying vulnerability.
3. BSD/Linux/Android (it runs the Linux kernel) are affected since a majority of the AP’s on the market use[...]

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Why Forcing Frequent Password Changes is Actually Harmful for Security
Sep06

Why Forcing Frequent Password Changes is Actually Harmful for Security

The general rule of thumb in security is to have users reset their passwords every 60 or 90 days. If you're a user who logs into a network every day, you're probably familiar with the notification that you must change your password. If you're an IT administrator, you are probably faced with determining the right time interval to satisfy security[...] Read more.
Common Intrusion Points for Ransomware and Malware Infections
Aug09

Common Intrusion Points for Ransomware and Malware Infections

If you have read the news recently, you have  probably heard of the WannaCry ransomware attack, a scary computer infection that took hold and quickly spread worldwide. In what seemed like a matter of hours, computers across the globe were crippled, as were the businesses that owned them.

As ransomware goes, the WannaCry exploit turned out to[...]

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