How to Train Your Team Against Phishing Attacks

How to Train Your Team Against Phishing Attacks

One of the ways the Occupational Safety and Health Administration protects workers from physical harm is mandatory annual training. No matter how much you roll your eyes, OSHA requires that training is updated every year because new tools are always being introduced and because it's all too easy to lapse into complacency.

What the Facebook Security Breach Means for the Rest of Us

What the Facebook Security Breach Means for the Rest of Us

Facebook has been under fire for a while because of its handling of user data, and its recent security breach has only amplified public scrutiny. It’s the biggest in the company’s history, and has implications that reach far beyond the potential 90 million compromised accounts.

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IT Horror Stories – “I Quit” featuring a Professional Services Firm and the Internal IT Person

IT Horror Stories – “I Quit” featuring a Professional Services Firm and the Internal IT Person

Imagine that you are the managing partner at a professional services firm with fifty productive employees, hundreds of clients who love you, and one IT guy supporting your entire technology environment. This IT person has been a part of the team for ten years.

IT Horror Stories – Law Firm Liability

IT Horror Stories – Law Firm Liability

Imagine that you are the Managing Partner of a large law firm. One day in the middle of a big case, one of your attorneys is complaining about not being able to access an important case file on the network. A call into your outsourced IT Company and a scan through their computer verifies that there is in fact, an issue.

IT Horror Stories – The Hacked Financial Services Server

IT Horror Stories – The Hacked Financial Services Server

What would you do if you were running a financial services firm and discovered that one of your employees had clicked on an innocent looking email that turned out to be malicious (also known as email phishing) and now your cloud servers, and potentially all of your client-related information was exposed and potentially encrypted by an unknown hacker?  Sound like a nightmare scenario?  Well, that was the state for one local company until we were able to step in to help.

If You’re Considering Hosting Your Operation on Vendor Servers (AKA the Cloud), Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

If You’re Considering Hosting Your Operation on Vendor Servers (AKA the Cloud), Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Deciding between hosting information on an internal server or an external one (the cloud) can be difficult, even for technically savvy owners. Many factors make the decision personal and specific not only to each industry, but also to each company and office.

The Purple Guys IT Support Ranked in National Most Inspiring Companies List

The Purple Guys IT Support Ranked in National Most Inspiring Companies List

This month, Inc Magazine ranked 5000 of America's Fastest Growing Companies, calling them the nation's most inspiring businesses of the year. Our purple-adoring IT Service and Solutions Squad made the ranks amongst the incredible line-up.

The Purple Guys have also been featured in the news for growth recently, being named one of both Kansas City and St. Louis’s 2018 Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies by local publications including The Kansas City Business Journal and St. Louis’s Small Business Monthly.

Cryptojacking Malware: What It Is and How to Fix It

Cryptojacking Malware: What It Is and How to Fix It

(As featured on ReadWrite)

Cryptojacking is a cyberattack like no other. Attackers don’t steal your data or ransom off access to your network. Instead, they commandeer your hardware when you’re not looking and redline the processors to mine cryptocurrency.

How to Get the Most Out of Any Tech You Invest In

How to Get the Most Out of Any Tech You Invest In

Every year, corporations invest more of their budget into technology. In the highest-performing companies, more than 57 percent of CIOs consider their ability to manage technological transformations one of their greatest strengths. That’s because such transformations are difficult to manage successfully.

Inc Magazine’s How To Prepare Your Business For The Workforce of the Future

Inc Magazine’s How To Prepare Your Business For The Workforce of the Future

Excerpt from Rhett Power's Inc. Magazine article featuring Kansas City and St. Louis IT Support experts, The Purple Guys 

2. Adapt IT for an increasingly remote workforce.

Employees and employers are both eager to adopt a more remote approach to work.