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15 01, 2020

Top 6 Cybersecurity Threats in 2020

By |2020-01-16T10:01:09-05:00January 15th, 2020|IT Support Tips, Security News|0 Comments

Our list of the Top 6 Cybersecurity Threats for small businesses in 2020 that you should be concerned and diligent about. Cybersecurity Threats 1. Ransomware Attacks “In 2020, we will see, at minimum, a 300% increase in RYUK-related ransomware attacks, and most of those attacks will be focused on U.S. small businesses. Ransoms on small businesses will jump to $150,000 to $300,000 per event on the low end, causing a spike in U.S. small business [...]

1 01, 2020

Proactive Network Management

By |2020-01-01T22:19:33-05:00January 1st, 2020|IT Support Tips|0 Comments

Reactive network management methods are a time consuming and relatively cost inefficient method of IT moderation with today’s necessity for uninterrupted network connectivity. When daily issues and outages occur, reactive network methods struggle to respond fast enough to minimize downtime and losses. Because of the increasing volume and frequency of problems businesses experience daily, proactive behavior has become the most efficient and effective manner of solving your network problems. Rather than waiting for issues to [...]

15 11, 2019

Dark Web Monitoring Services

By |2019-12-26T09:09:14-05:00November 15th, 2019|Security News|0 Comments

What are Dark Web Monitoring Services? With the utilization of profiles and identities linked to our personal and financial lives online, so to has digital identity theft increased to exploit the growing amount of vulnerable data services online. With their advent of large online data breaches targeting companies, personal information online has become a liability to manage and protect. After capturing digital identities of victims online, criminals turn to the dark web to sell it. [...]

8 08, 2019

Microsoft Windows 2008 End of Support

By |2019-12-23T12:52:53-05:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

End of Support is quickly approaching for Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2), officially ending on January 14, 2020. When January 14 arrives, Microsoft will end official support with Windows Server 2008, meaning there will no longer be security patches or bug fixes. With the lack of updates and security patches, Windows Server 2008 will become a sitting duck for bad actors to catch up to and establish serious exploits with. End of Support [...]

29 07, 2019

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

By |2019-07-29T08:41:03-04:00July 29th, 2019|Security News|0 Comments

In modern-day business, maintaining a safe and manageable network connection can be a rather complex task. With Ransomware attacks, OS exploits, and many more vulnerabilities, securing your network requires constant monitoring by trained and proactive professionals to prevent such attacks from being executed. Cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly complicated and even with trained, professional IT personnel, they can go undetected. With the advent of Endpoint Detection and Response technologies however, the monitoring and countermeasures to [...]

16 02, 2017

PCI Compliance and What It Means For Your Business

By |2019-06-02T17:36:55-04:00February 16th, 2017|IT News and Info|0 Comments

PCI Compliance The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. The security standard consists of 12 requirements that a business needs in order to be PCI compliant. If your company is not compliant then your business may face significant fines, increased transaction fees, and negative publicity. As part of [...]

26 01, 2017

Ransomware: Protect Yourself Before It’s Too Late

By |2017-02-16T10:57:31-05:00January 26th, 2017|Security News|0 Comments

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to your company's computer systems until a monetary ransom is paid, usually in the form of BitCoins. There are several different types of ransomware but all of them are designed to prevent you from using your computer until the ransom is paid. In many cases, the ransom demand comes with a timer or deadline and if you do not pay before [...]

7 05, 2016

SpyEye Caused $1 Billion in Losses

By |2016-12-16T13:46:05-05:00May 7th, 2016|IT News and Info, Security News|0 Comments

Aleksandr Andreevich Panin and Hamza Bendelladj were sentenced last week for developing and selling malware that enabled cybercriminals to steal sensitive data and access bank accounts. Panin received a 9 and a half year sentence and Bendalladj was sentenced to 15 years in prison. SpyEye, the notorious malware that they created, caused $1 billion in losses in the finance industry around the world. Panin and Bendelladj used the aliases Gribodemon and Bx1 online, so you [...]

29 04, 2016

Why Data Security is Important for All Businesses

By |2016-12-16T13:46:05-05:00April 29th, 2016|IT Support Tips, Security News|0 Comments

There have been many data security scares in the headlines over the past year. World companies have been hacked and had customer information stolen. This not only angers customers but breaks their trust in your brand. Even if you already invest in network security, you might need a bit more protection in today's world. Here are five reasons you should take data security for your business seriously: You Could Be Unknowingly Hacked for Years Michael [...]

21 04, 2016

Why Your Website Should Be Mobile-Friendly

By |2016-12-16T13:46:05-05:00April 21st, 2016|Digital Marketing, SEO News, Website Management|0 Comments

You may have heard the term "mobile-friendly" a few times if you have your own website. It might seem like another buzzword, but it isn't. The fact is you lose traffic when your website isn't mobile-friendly because users have decreasing patience with ill-fitted sites on their phones and Google penalizes sites in mobile search for not being mobile-friendly. Google's Mobile Algorithm Change During April 2015, Google updated its algorithm to place more importance on whether or [...]