As businesses put more funds into cyber security at the office, hackers have redirected their efforts to easier targets: you, your family and your home. Cyber threats don’t look the same way they used to. The rule of thumb used to be installing virus protection on your computer, or getting a virus-protected Mac to ward off cyber threats. If you think your firewall will protect you, or that your Mac can’t get a virus, here’s the scary truth: you could already be compromised. Here’s the rub when it comes to cyber threats at home and what you need to do to prevent you and your family from becoming a target.
There’s the old saying that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While there is some merit to that philosophy, it doesn’t hold true with technology. When your business relies on all sorts of technology tools for efficiency, productivity, customer service, and so much more, IT is not something to ignore or skimp on. The truth is, there are subtle (and no-so-subtle) signs that your IT system might be failing, or worse, jeopardizing your business’s cyber security. While we certainly don’t advocate for spending money on unnecessary technology, there are some clear indicators that point to a need to upgrade your IT system. The technology in your business is outdated if …
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The honeymoon stage is always right after signing the managed services agreement. Your tech questions get answered quickly and you’re happy with your IT provider’s service. Then, an occasional call or email goes unanswered. And then one day, you realize your calls and emails aren’t ever returned, leaving you wondering, “What do we do now?” Surprisingly, this happens more often than you would expect. If you’ve ever been ghosted by your technology provider, you know how much it can cramp your style. Here are a few signs you’re dealing with a deadbeat technology provider, and how you can cut the cord before things get worse.
We know when Cyber Monday hits, you’ll be hunting for the best deal. What you may not know is that hackers are also looking for the best deal, and it’s coming from your wallet.
In case you haven’t heard, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Every year the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance team up to raise awareness about cyber security concerns. This year, they’re appealing to end users to step up their game.
Cyber security breaches are happening everywhere. The international Petya/WannaCry attack on outdated Windows systems, the SAMSAM attack on the City of Atlanta, and even the widespread Docusign Desperado phishing threat have gotten a lot of media attention. When a new threat is announced, what steps do you and your team take to avoid becoming the next victim?