Why Cybersecurity Training Is Critical to the Security of Your Business

You know that your employees are vital to the success of your business. You may not know that they’re also the biggest threat to your data security.

A cybercriminal’s most effective weapon is good old-fashioned human error. Just one employee following a bad link or divulging confidential information can open your network up to a multitude of threats.

3 Simple Steps to Protect Your Small Business From Cyberattacks

When it comes to protecting your business from a cyberattack, you might be the biggest liability. That’s because if you’re like most small business owners, you probably don’t think you’re a target.

Unfortunately, your safety from risk is an illusion.

Happy Father’s Day from The Purple Guys IT Support – Nerd Dad Jokes

We hope you'll have a great time celebrating your favorite fathers this upcoming weekend. Feel free to share one of the techy dad jokes we've prepared for you and yours! Enjoy!

Did You Know The Purple Guys Have an IT Super Hero On Staff?

Actually, we like to think our entire team is made up of superheroes. Aside from most being parents and appearing to seamlessly juggle work and life like an expert, we have the most expert IT Support people who can not only resolve the most technical challenges but are some of the nicest, most customer-oriented kind (a combination rarely seen on professional personality surveys).

Not only that, but they're also super talented too! Some can build arcade games from scratch, several are entrepreneurs, one developed an award-winning barbeque sauce and another is a PGA golf pro, a few run marathons or intense trails, and even our President can juggle competitively.

Facebook Failed to Secure Passwords — Are Your Company Passwords Secure?

Facebook is making headlines — again — with yet another revelation of privacy failure. A recent security audit found that, since 2012, hundreds of millions of user passwords have been stored in a plaintext format, exposing them to the view of more than 20,000 of the social media giant’s employees.

3 Red Flags to Watch for When Vetting IT Support Companies

If you’re a small business, you don’t have the budget to hire full-time employees to handle security, maintenance, and employee support. And as cybersecurity threats become more sophisticated and prevalent, it’s safer and more cost-effective to outsource your IT support.

How Business Owners Can Protect Their Employees From Being an April Fool Every Day

Unless you live under a rock, almost everyone knows to be extra cautious on April Fools’ Day. Still, though, many of us fall as prey to a prank every year. With over 4.3 billion users in March of 2019 alone, the internet is an unlimited library for creative prank planning, making it more challenging to see a mischievous trick coming at you until you're already an April Fool.

How an Outsourced IT Partner Can Make You a More Effective Leader

For small businesses that aren’t tech companies, finding the resources and talent to manage your IT systems can be a daunting challenge. As the leader of a small business or a growing startup, the majority of your time, energy, and capital is most likely invested in building and maintaining your core business functions.

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3 Steps for Minimizing Damage After a Data Breach

Any business that handles consumer data is a potential target for hackers, but small businesses are especially vulnerable. When customers willingly hand over sensitive personal information, they’re showing they trust you to keep that data safe. A breach quickly erodes that trust.

The Purple Guys IT Support rated Best in Customer Service 2 Years in a Row

The Purple Guys are still with rosy cheeks! Our Kansas City and St. Louis IT Support teams are more than honored to be recognized for our dedicated, responsive, and reliable customer support services that are continuing to help businesses grow and achieve their goals by keeping their systems protected and their people productive.