Dan Stoy, Solutions Specialist // Managed Network Services

Dan Stoy, Solutions Specialist // Managed Network Services

I have a proven track record of helping customers, whether it’s been on a one on one basis or delivering support for large enterprise organizations. My desire to make things better coupled with my passion for IT and helping others is what makes me a perfect fit to figure out your IT needs.

Posts by Dan Stoy, Solutions Specialist // Managed Network Services

To Open or Not to Open an Email – Avoid Letting a Virus Into Your Office With This Phishing Email Decision Tree

This handy infogrphic can help yu decide when you should (and shouldn't) open an email.

Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly targeted as cybercriminals learn to use marketing principles to personalize their emails. Unsuspecting people open these emails, click on links or open documents that seem legitimate, and open the door for a virus or ransomware to ransack the …

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Hackers are Lazy – Why Are You Making Life Easy for Them?

Like burglars, cybercriminals don't want to work all that hard to break into your network. By following network security best practices, you can make your company's data less appealing - and more work for - hackers.

It's a fact that most criminals just don't want to work all that hard. Burglars would rather enter through an unlocked door or window than attempt a break in. “The overwhelming number of burglars are unskilled people who go through open or unlocked windows and doors,” says Leonard Sip …

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If You're Happy and You Know It Your Office Will Get More Done

It's been scientifically proven - happier employees are more productive. Making sure your office technology is always working goes a long way to keep your SMB happy.

Why am I writing a short blog post about happiness? Simple: happy employees (or co-workers) get more done. This isn't just Pollyanna-ish wishful thinking, research backs this up. There are plenty of offices and companies around the country that work under the theory of “the floggings …

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Why Mock Phishing Might Catch You More Grief Than Good With Your Employees

Your business security has evolved - but so have phishing scams. Is your SMB protected?

Technology has seeped into all areas of our lives — remote work environments, cell phones, appliances, doorbells, even some thermostats have wireless connectivity. This makes the sheer number of devices a single person manages on a daily basis a little overwhelming. And, with so many …

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7 Deadly Sins of SMB Cybersecurity [Free Infographic]

7 Deadly Sins of Cybersecurity

Information security pitfalls are everywhere. It's no fun to read blog posts all the time. So to take a break, we've put together an easy-to-read infographic to visually show you the seven most deadly sins of cybersecurity! We don't think that's hyperbole. Many small and medium busine …

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I Have an IT Staff – I Don't Need a Managed IT Partner to Help Secure and Manage My Network

You have an IT team but here's why you should consider managed IT anyway

Your business, our business, your competition's business, everyone's business today relies on a secure, scalable IT network and an IT infrastructure that supports business goals and allows a company to thrive. Offices that don't secure their networks and business information are putti …

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Do You Understand the Cost of Network Downtime?

Do you understand the cost of network downtime

When your network goes down, your business stops. You can't email your customers. Your customers can't email you. If you run your website on your own servers and sell online, you are no longer selling anything. Everyone in the office can't connect to the data and documents they need t …

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How Much Will a Data Breach Cost You? It Depends

Can a single security breach bleed your SMB dry? It might.

We've written about security quite a bit – and our open house last month was focused on security topics. As we bring more managed network services to you, we'll continue to focus on security issues – risk, cost, tips, etc. Most business leaders we talk to understand, at least generall …

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Some Day Your Nigerian Prince Will Come – 9 Simple Tips to Dodge Phishing Emails

You built your security right so your SMB couldn't ever get hacked.....right?

Even companies that do everything right when they built their security infrastructure can still be hacked. The sad fact is, the weak point in every cybersecurity system is you and the people you work with. Hacks and data breaches do occur because of disgruntled employees. The majority …

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