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Are You Paying Your IT Provider Enough to Care?

Every now and then, we are contacted by a company that has had, or is having, a bad experience with their current IT provider. These conversations typically revolve around expectations that are not being met. Their systems are down, they can’t process transactions, or they can’t recover from backups. In the worst cases, they are experiencing a ransomware attack due to their IT providers compromised systems. Being a Managed Service Provider (MSP), we hear all [...]

By |2020-09-14T13:46:04-05:00September 14th, 2020|IT Managed Services, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Are You Paying Your IT Provider Enough to Care?

Top Cybersecurity Threats Remote Workers Deal With

The pandemic has forced everyone to embrace a remote working lifestyle in the hopes of dodging the threat of COVID-19. But at home, telecommuters both seasoned and new ones alike are facing a different kind of threat: cybercrime. It's gotten so rampant that The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have joined forces to alert everyone on the increasing number of malicious [...]

By |2020-08-07T10:09:37-05:00August 7th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles, Remote Working|Comments Off on Top Cybersecurity Threats Remote Workers Deal With

Report: What Employers Failed to Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

Employers across the country during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic scrambled to transition their employees to work-from-home arrangements. While many businesses pivoted successfully, others failed miserably. But all employers have already learned valuable lessons after completing the intense process of shifting teams to remote work. Many businesses weren’t prepared to operate with remote workers in early 2020. At the onset of the coronavirus crisis, 66 percent of employees believed their company was somewhat [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:21:03-05:00July 14th, 2020|COVID-19, Newsletter Articles, Remote Working|Comments Off on Report: What Employers Failed to Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

Microsoft Teams: What You Should Know Before Joining Your Coworkers

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employees to work from home. Instead of sitting in physical meetings, moving from cubicle to cubicle, and taking phone calls at their desks to collaborate with their coworkers on work-related projects, employees are now using remote work tools. Microsoft Teams is just one of the many platforms employees are using for collaboration during the COVID-19 crisis. More than 75 million workers are interacting with their coworkers on the Microsoft [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:21:59-05:00June 19th, 2020|COVID-19, Microsoft, Newsletter Articles, Remote Working|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams: What You Should Know Before Joining Your Coworkers

Ready to Reopen Your Doors? You May Want to Tap The Brakes

Employees are working safely from the confines of their respective homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many business owners plan to reopen their doors in the immediate future. While there's a rush to "get back to work," as your team's leader, you may want to tap the brakes. You may be ready to return to work tomorrow, but what about your employees? Have you discussed reopening the office with them? What are their thoughts? What’s going [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:22:37-05:00June 5th, 2020|COVID-19, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Ready to Reopen Your Doors? You May Want to Tap The Brakes

CISA, NCSC Issue Joint Alert on Hackers Exploiting COVID-19: Here’s the Scoop

Cybercriminals are taking “never let a crisis go to waste” to another level. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently issued a joint alert on the growing number of malicious cyber actors exploiting the COVID-19 crisis. By staying on top of how these malicious actors are infecting networks and systems, small businesses can better protect not only their employees [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:22:50-05:00May 22nd, 2020|COVID-19, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on CISA, NCSC Issue Joint Alert on Hackers Exploiting COVID-19: Here’s the Scoop

3 COVID-19-Related Cybersecurity Threats to Know

While remote employees are keeping many businesses afloat during this crisis, they’re also becoming liabilities to the same companies they’re working so hard to keep up and running. If businesses aren’t educating their employees on the growing number of COVID-19-related cybersecurity threats, they’ll be out of business before they know it. Now, more than ever, you, your employees, and customers must stay vigilant. Cybercriminals are wreaking havoc during this pandemic. The rise of remote working [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:23:24-05:00May 8th, 2020|COVID-19, CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on 3 COVID-19-Related Cybersecurity Threats to Know

Cyber Security Personal and Business Banking

It seems during and after any notable event the Cybercriminals are there to exploit the situation in any way they can. The internet and phone lines are rife with scams, from trying to steal your personal information in exchange for ‘expediting’ your stimulus money to trolling Facebook collecting data from people sheltered at home during the pandemic. Everyone can be at risk and businesses are certainly on their radar as well. Most of us utilize [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:23:51-05:00April 29th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Cyber Security Personal and Business Banking

5 tips to secure your email

Savvy hackers and cybercriminals are always looking for ways into your network. You might be afraid of their prowess for getting through the barriers you put in place, but the truth is that they mostly look for easy prey, which is to say inadequate protection. One way many cybercriminals attempt to access not only your private information but also the knowledge of everyone you know is through your email. If you're like most people, you've [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:30:37-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Email, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on 5 tips to secure your email

3 Tips for Creating Hack-Proof Passwords

When it comes to cybersecurity, getting back to basics is just as important as buying the latest and greatest technology. One of the most foundational basics is password security. In 2017, the Verizon Data Breach Report attributed 81% of data breaches to weak, compromised, or re-used passwords. We haven't gotten much better since 80% of breaches in 2019 were attributed to the same cause. These statistics place bad passwords as one of the No. 1 [...]

By |2020-08-06T13:31:06-05:00April 17th, 2020|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on 3 Tips for Creating Hack-Proof Passwords
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