Ransomware: Why Your Employees Are the Last Line of Defense

Ransomware has been a growing concern for businesses of all sizes for many years. While there are many ways to prevent the threat from negatively impacting your business, one of the best strategies to follow is to educate your employees on the dangers of ransomware. IT security professionals have been warning their clients about malicious software for years. Even federal agencies have been monitoring the growing threat of ransomware. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency [...]

By |2020-01-24T15:17:22-06:00January 24th, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Ransomware: Why Your Employees Are the Last Line of Defense

SMBs Aren’t Too Concerned About Cyberattacks, But They Should Be

While the growing number of cyberattacks should be alarming to businesses of all sizes, SMBs aren't too concerned, but the truth is they should be. Cybercriminals are not just targeting larger global companies. The damages associated with cybercrimes can quickly put an SMB out of business. A report, titled "The 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study," was conducted by cybersecurity provider Keeper Security. The study surveyed more than 500 senior-level decision-makers at companies with 500 employees or [...]

By |2020-01-10T12:43:46-06:00January 10th, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on SMBs Aren’t Too Concerned About Cyberattacks, But They Should Be

Ransomware: What You Should Know About the Latest Attacks

Ransomware is a multi-cloud problem for organizations of all sizes, especially small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which have become a new favorite target for cybercriminals. A couple of the latest attacks have highlighted the increasing need for SMBs to take proper precautions to better protect themselves against malicious software infiltrating networks across the country. Ransomware attacks aren’t going away anytime soon. There was a 363 percent year-over-year increase in ransomware attacks during the first half [...]

By |2019-12-28T08:06:33-06:00December 20th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Ransomware: What You Should Know About the Latest Attacks

Unlike Y2K, Microsoft’s EOS Deadlines Aren’t Overhyped

More than 20 years ago, you'd find many of us frantically running around concerned about the Y2K bug. Remember that? We were basically led to believe the world was ending. Even though there was a lot of uncertainty about the Y2K bug, we still prepared for it. That’s how you should approach any pending deadline, especially when missing it could result in significant damages to your business. With some of Microsoft’s end of support (EOS) [...]

By |2019-12-10T11:16:18-06:00December 10th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Unlike Y2K, Microsoft’s EOS Deadlines Aren’t Overhyped

How to Prevent Cyberattacks When They’re Increasing

Nearly every day, there’s news about a new data breach or cyber threat. The ever-evolving threat landscape is putting businesses of all sizes on edge, including the cybersecurity professionals working for them. Despite efforts to curb attacks, they’re increasing — and there are reasons for this. Cybercriminals are continuing to damage and disrupt computer systems and networks, even with all the security measures available to enterprises in today’s marketplace. The severity and volume of cyberattacks [...]

By |2019-12-06T10:36:20-06:00December 6th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on How to Prevent Cyberattacks When They’re Increasing

Are Leaders Actively Engaged in Cybersecurity Strategy?

While there’s a lot of talk about cybersecurity being a top priority among high-level executives, something’s missing from the conversation, and it’s detrimental to the health of an organization. A new report, published by AttackIQ and conducted by Ponemon Institute, surveyed 577 IT security practitioners in the United States who are knowledgeable about their organizations’ IT security strategy, tactics, and technology investments. The report found that those in leadership positions aren’t playing active roles in [...]

By |2019-12-06T10:39:09-06:00November 22nd, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Are Leaders Actively Engaged in Cybersecurity Strategy?

Sedalia Democrat Names Courtney Hicks to the 20 Under 40 List

LammTech’s Courtney Hicks has been named to the annual Sedalia Democrat’s 20 under 40 list. 20 under 40 is a celebration of young people, age 40 and younger, in West Central Missouri who are contributing to their community through business, education, civic involvement, and community service. Through nominations from the community and the Sedalia Democrat staff, the newsroom narrowed it down to the 20 under 40 group for 2019. These young citizens are helping create [...]

By |2019-11-22T12:20:10-06:00November 14th, 2019|Press Release|Comments Off on Sedalia Democrat Names Courtney Hicks to the 20 Under 40 List

Upgrading for Microsoft’s EOS? Here’s What the Tax Code’s Section 179 Can Do for You

Preparing for Microsoft’s end of support (EOS) deadline in January isn’t how you want to end the year, but it’s something to plan for — even if you’re dreading upgrade costs. What many businesses don’t know is that a tax deduction can offset some of their upgrade expenses. There are a few things you should consider before upgrading your infrastructure and turning to the tax code for assistance. Here’s what you need to know about [...]

By |2019-11-08T16:02:45-06:00November 8th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Upgrading for Microsoft’s EOS? Here’s What the Tax Code’s Section 179 Can Do for You

Study: Enterprises Are Turning to MSPs to Close Skills Gap, Address Complex IT Issues

According to a new study, many enterprises are turning to managed services providers (MSPs) to assist with closing the IT skills gap, and to address increasingly complex IT issues in the cloud. Commissioned by Virtustream and conducted by 451 Research, a report, titled “Demystifying Cloud Transformation: Where Enterprises Should Start,” found that more than 66 percent of enterprise organizations using cloud computing technologies to assist with business operations are also leveraging numerous types of managed [...]

By |2019-10-18T16:19:39-05:00October 18th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Study: Enterprises Are Turning to MSPs to Close Skills Gap, Address Complex IT Issues

What Microsoft Teams Can Do for Your Business

Microsoft Teams is back in the news. This time the chatter is around the tech giant actively working on a Teams client for Linux, the most-used open-source operating system in the market. For SMBs with users on Linux, this is big news. Now, if you’re unfamiliar with Teams, you’re not alone. Many SMBs are running their daily operations without collaboration software, but they’re not doing themselves any favors. Slack, Teams’ top competitor in the space, [...]

By |2019-10-04T12:26:34-05:00October 4th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on What Microsoft Teams Can Do for Your Business