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Is The Network Used by Your Remote Workers Safe? 5 Things You Should Know

on Dec 10, 2019 12:03:12 PM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 0 Comments | Security IT & Network Services Management
Remote workers can bring a lot of value to the workplace, they’re cost-efficient, can work from a variety of locations, and can frequently show signs of increased work productivity. That being said, there is some risk associated with employees working outside the office. The main risk is that you are unable to control the hardware or wireless connections used by your employees working remotely.
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Understanding the dark web

on Oct 8, 2019 1:00:00 PM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 0 Comments | Document Management Security
Most people have heard of the dark web as it is typically mentioned in crime movies and tv shows. The connotation is often with illegal activities, a place where you can obtain drugs and weapons but there is more to the dark web than we are often led to believe.
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Eight Myths About Cybersecurity

on Sep 4, 2019 8:55:00 AM By | Coordinated Business Systems | 0 Comments | Security
Cybersecurity can seem like a mystery full of misconceptions and misinformation. It’s integral for businesses to have a cybersecurity strategy, but businesses still have issues with cybersecurity threats despite having action plans in place.
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What Does That “New Car Smell” Have to Do With SMB Data Backup and Network Security?

How do you prefer to acquire a new vehicle? Your preference could help you understand your choices when it comes to your information technology infrastructure. Are you the traditional type who likes to own your vehicle? You prefer to pay your car off in full and (eventually) enjoy not having a monthly note? Of course, as your vehicle ages, you’ll usually pay more for repair and maintenance. You could also outgrow your purchase. For example, how many of you started with something small and sporty, had kids, and then realized you needed something with a bit more room and cargo capacity? Hello, minivan (or SUV). Or do you prefer to lease and acquire something new every few years? You always have a monthly note to pay, but the vehicle will always be under warranty and repair/maintenance is often included for routine checks. What does this have to do with your IT infrastructure, especially your network infrastructure and backup and recovery?
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Cyber Extortion: 4 New Ways Cybercriminals Are Ripping Off SMBs

on Apr 17, 2019 9:18:00 AM By | Dan Stoy, Solutions Specialist // Managed Network Services | 4 Comments | Security
Cybercriminals are still coming for your customer and business data. They are continuing to attack with ransomware delivered via email and other phishing scams. Overall ransomware numbers are dropping, though that indicates a shift in criminal strategy from focusing on consumers to focusing on businesses (where the money is). However, there are signs that people are FINALLY getting the message that clicking on every link in a suspicious email is a bad idea. The success of attacks via email are declining. That doesn’t mean these crooks are giving up on their efforts to steal your data and expose your business to legal risk. Nope. It means they are switching up how they attack you. Here are four new ways cybercriminals are plotting to take what’s yours.
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4 Tips to Help Your Business Minimize the Cybersecurity Hiring Gap

on Apr 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 1 Comment | Security IT & Network Services Management
What’s your plan for cybersecurity planning? There aren’t enough qualified cybersecurity professionals in the world for all of the businesses that need to hire one to hire one (hint: that would be every business). We’ve detailed this cybersecurity hiring gap in a post last year. While efforts are being made to close the gap, the demand for cybersecurity experts continues to exceed supply. As a small to medium business, what does this mean for you? You will have a hard time recruiting and retaining top-notch cybersecurity staff. Since every business is a potential target for cybercriminals and every business has data (customer details, financial information, etc.) of interest to cybercriminals, how do you keep your business’ data secure from cybercriminals without in-house expertise? Here’s a short list of do’s (and one don’t) to minimize the effects of this talent gap.
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The Biggest Threats to Small Business IT in 2019

A new year means new threats. Small businesses across the country are scrambling to keep up with the new normal that is the Internet of Things (IoT) - the billion or so devices sharing data and information around the globe. As brilliant as it may be to be so connected, security breaches that can compromise personal and company data are closer than ever before. Today, everything is connected to make life easy, more fluid, and self service. Whether it’s a mobile phone, workplace desktop, or even home-based digital assistant, people are increasingly dependent on technology with very little understanding of the risk.
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The Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2018 -- Security, Toner Pirates, and Billing for Color

I hope your 2019 is off to a fantastic start. Before completely diving into the new year, here’s a look back at some essential knowledge from 2018 that’s still relevant. It’s time for you to get up-to-speed on the best tips for buying and securing your copiers, understand 3-tier color billing, out-sailing toner pirates, and understanding document management. Below you’ll find our top 5 as well as two “Hall of Fame” posts that have been at the top of our readers’ attention for the last three years!
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4 Things About Ransomware Every Small Business Should Know

The most important thing to know about ransomware is that it’s not going away. Criminals will continue to use ransomware to extort money from anyone they can -- business or individual. Every article or piece of research about cybersecurity issues in 2019 named ransomware as one of the top threats for next year. This is where I remind you that small and medium businesses are targets too (if you’re thinking this is only a challenge for the Fortune 5000) -- 43% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses (Small Business Trends). As we begin to look ahead to 2019, here are a few key things you need to know about ransomware.
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