3 Red Flags to Watch for When Vetting IT Support Companies

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

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.

3 Steps for Minimizing Damage After a Data Breach

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.

Utilizing a Remote Workforce? How Are You Protecting Your Computers and Networks Outside of Your Office?

Utilizing a Remote Workforce? How Are You Protecting Your Computers and Networks Outside of Your Office?

Let's talk about Computer and Network Privacy. Do you know if your computers and networks are strongly defended? Do you have a Firewall, AntiVirus, and AntiSpam? Do you know what tools your business uses for these? Do you know if they routinely updated, maintained, and tested for quality?

If the answer is no or you're not sure because an internal IT person or outsourced IT Guy or IT Support company manages it for you, let us help you answer these questions.

The Best Thing Businesses Can Do To Prevent The Leading Cause of Malware Infections

The Best Thing Businesses Can Do To Prevent The Leading Cause of Malware Infections

Do you know how to spot a phishing email and are you training your employees on this as well? Why, we ask? Because email phishing is still the #1 cause of malware infections for small businesses.

According to the Wombat 2018 State of the Phish report, 92.4 percent of malware is delivered via email, 76 percent of organizations say they experienced phishing attacks and 49 percent of successful phishing attacks resulting in malware infections.

2 Questions to Determine If You Can Trust Your IT Support Company

2 Questions to Determine If You Can Trust Your IT Support Company

Your business has a lot of sensitive data about your operations, your partners, and your customers. You are likely (hopefully) doing everything you can to protect that information from hackers who want to steal it and make money off it. You’ve even hired an IT support company to make things more secure — unless your IT provider is inadvertently making you vulnerable to attack!

Many businesses, especially those too small to have an IT budget big enough for a robust internal defense team, turn to IT support companies to meet their IT needs.

What Do You Do After a Cyber Disaster Strikes?

What Do You Do After a Cyber Disaster Strikes?

Cybersecurity is a crucial investment for any business, one that can make a difference between being easy prey for hackers and staying safer for longer. However, high-profile data breaches at tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Yahoo show that any company’s security can be compromised, no matter how much they invest in cyber protection.

A Year of Massive Security Breaches – Who Was Hit in 2018 and How It Affects You

A Year of Massive Security Breaches – Who Was Hit in 2018 and How It Affects You

This year, some of the most popular companies faced massive security breaches, affecting millions of users and exposing private and financial information. This data was either acquired for malicious use by the hacker themselves or sold off to the highest bidding cyber-criminal organizations.

Want Repeat Business? Protect the Customer’s Data

Want Repeat Business? Protect the Customer’s Data

Ask most CEOs how they get new customers, and “referrals” will be in the top three. How do you get referrals? Earn the trust of your customers, and they will tell their friends about you. On the other hand, if you lose that trust, customers will not only leave, but they’ll also tell their friends why.

7 Ways to Shop Safer Online

7 Ways to Shop Safer Online

Each year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to be a shopper’s paradise with the biggest discounts available from almost every retail store, in-store and online. With more than 4 billion internet users currently worldwide, it is also a hacker’s dream to target the expected two biggest online shopping days.