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. For companies with the largest budgets for cybersecurity, they may suffer some backlash from their once trusting user and customer base, but nothing compared to what a

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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 I.T. Company and a scan through their computer verifies that there is in fact, an issue. The I.T. company’s anti-virus scanning software confirms that the attorney’s PC has been

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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. Internal hosting often carries a higher upfront price tag and capital expense, while external hosting will likely require monthly fees. With internal hosting, businesses can exhibit tighter control

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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. When most people think of a backup, they think

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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 I.T. Support, I.T. Consulting, and Computer Services categories. “You can pay attention to improving the

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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. Companies outside

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