Business Owner’s IT Services Buyers Guide

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Finding the right IT service provider is essential for fast growing companies. No matter the industry, businesses today should leverage technology to boost employee productivity, serve customers better, and improve the overall bottom line. Some argue that technology is the most important area of differentiation for companies of every size, regardless of industry. But what are the best ways to leverage technology for growth? Part of the answer is to rely on the services of an outsourced IT service provider.

Hackers Love the Holidays

Hackers love the holidays. Everyone loves a long holiday weekend, especially hackers. While you and your team are busy preparing for holiday celebrations-wrapping up presents at home and projects at work-hackers are ramping up their efforts to hack into your network and steal a few presents of their own.  https://vimeo.com/657680828/1f529396eb Why do they love long holiday weekends?   Team members take time off: Hackers know there are […]

QR Code Security: To scan or not to scan

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QR Code Security: To scan or not to scan QR codes are more popular than ever. This is especially true in the food service and entertainment industries given efforts to decrease contact touch points during the pandemic. They’ve replaced menus in restaurants and promotional materials. You’ll find them on posters, brochures, and postcards in the mail. I just scanned one at church last week to fill out a survey. […]

Brand Phishing Emails: How to tell they’re fake

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Email phishing attacks [fraudulent emails attempting to get personal information or gain access to a network]  significantly increased when the pandemic hit in 2020. While many of us worked from home, cyber criminals seized the opportunity to find more victims. Phishing attempts increased from 25% to 36% in frequency (Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report). […]

Apple Device Security Alert

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Spyware Security Alert: Update Your Apple Devices ASAP The most recent update from Apple will protect you from a zero-touch or zero-click vulnerability that a private security firm has found. This vulnerability allows your Apple devices to be infected with Pegasus, an advanced form of spyware, without you ever having to click or touch a […]

Managed IT Security: What is it? Who needs it?

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Cyber security is a hot topic these days. The Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack in May of 2021 and its fallout is a reminder to business leaders that any business can be attacked. This includes small to medium sized businesses (SMB).   Security breach statistics prove it. The distance between the number of large business and small […]

Six Steps to Compliance

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As a business owner, it’s up to you to stay compliant and protect your precious data, but it’s a responsibility that nobody should shoulder alone. Here are six things you can do to be in compliance.