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

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.

Featured on Due – 4 Strategies to Avoid Costly Credential Stuffing

Cybersecurity threats are becoming more prevalent each year, and business owners need to focus on protecting their companies and upgrading their defenses. Companies that use the internet to do business are especially at risk for credential stuffing, a tactic wherein botnets attempt to use fraudulent login data to access information.

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

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

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 Best Ways to Begin a Server Backup

When we ask business owners whether their data is backed up, we generally get two responses. Ten percent of the time, they have no idea. The other 90 percent of the time, they think for a moment and then say, “I think so.” The lack of confidence blows us away because backups are about so much more than a company’s data.

Ingram’s Magazine names The Purple Guys as Best IT Consulting Firm

Each year, Ingram's Magazine polls all of Kansas City to cast their vote on who are the best local businesses in the area for the Best of Business Kansas City and Corporate Report 100 Awards. The Purple Guys are so proud to not only make the cut but to receive a Gold Medal Award under the IT Support, IT Consulting, and Computer Services categories.

How To Spot Phishing Attempts Before You’re On The Hook – Thinking Bigger

As seen in Thinking Bigger Business Media edition and written by Jon Schram.

In the security world, it seems like every day brings another story of customer data being compromised. One of the latest examples comes from Children’s Mercy Hospital, where patients are still finding their data endangered after an email phishing scam hit more than 60,000 individuals back in January.

The Purple Guys featured in Forbes Magazine for Cybersecurity

Every Piece of Data is Valuable to Hackers
Almost every attack at banking and financial institutions is aimed at financial gain. Some are direct, such as the ATM and account hacks noted earlier, but others are more indirect. For instance, the PT report showed that malware attacks increased by 75 percent during the last year, collecting information such as account logins, answers to security questions, Social Security numbers, and more.