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Steps To Safeguard Against Ransomware Attacks
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), National Governors Association (NGA), and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have released a Joint Ransomware Statement with recommendations for state and local governments to build resilience against ransomware: Back up systems—now (and daily). Immediately and regularly back…
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Can Your Data Outlive A Kidnapping?
How would you feel if someone hijacked everything on your computer and held it for ransom? Would you be unaffected?  Everything is backed up.  I’m good.  Perhaps you have nothing of merit on your computer, so it really makes no difference to you either way.  Eh, I don’t need anything on my computer.  Go ahead…
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How To Fix Your Weakest Link: Your Staff
You can have every piece of security hardware in the books: firewall, backup disaster recovery appliances, anti-virus software… but your employees will still be the biggest vulnerability in your organization when it comes to phishing attack. How do you mitigate as much risk as possible? Create and Strictly Enforce a Password Policy: Passwords should be…
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How to Spot a Phishing Attack
Would you know if you were the subject of a phishing attack? Many people claim they’d be able to tell right away if they received an email from an illegitimate source. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be 1.5 million new phishing sites every month, a 65% increase in attacks in the last year,…
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Breaking Down Phishing Attacks
While the number of people falling for sending personal information to the crown prince of Nigeria in hopes of receiving his promised wealth and riches seems to be dropping, phishing remains a major issue. In fact, the number of phishing campaigns pursued by hackers around the world increased 65% in the last year. What exactly…
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How An MSP Protects Your Business Part 3: Advanced Threats
First, read what a Managed Service Provider is before you take a deeper look into how an MSP protects your company. Here are Part 1: Hardware & Software and Part 2: The Human Element, if you missed them. Let’s explore the advanced threats that can harm your company and why an MSP is your best option. Malware According to Google,…
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How An MSP Protects Your Business Part 2: The Human Element
If you missed what a Managed Service Provider is, check it out before you take a deeper look into how an MSP protects your company. If you missed Part 1: Hardware and Software, have no fear. You can read it and pop back here. Now, let’s get into how partnering with an MSP protects you from the human element.…
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How An MSP Protects Your Business Part 1: Hardware & Software
Now that we’ve covered what a Managed Service Provider is, let’s take a deeper look into how an MSP protects your company. Let’s start with some of the simple things first, like how your hardware and software is protected. Updates and Patches Okay, this one is boring but absolutely critical. If you ignore all those little boxes in…
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What Are Managed I.T. Services?
Managed services is a term that makes absolutely no sense—unless you’re in the I.T. industry. For those of us who don’t know what it means or why it’s important, let’s get right to it… Managed services are outsourced I.T. services that take care of all the headaches you normally associate with technology. Basically, if it’s…
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