BETTER BACKUPS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Backups are a necessary part of business I.T. Hard drive crashes, software or database corruption, and viruses can all cause significant data loss. Any data, computer system, or server that is critical for a company’s day to day operations should have some form of recoverable backup. According to a study by CNN Money, on average, small to medium companies lose over $100,000 per ransomware(a type of virus) incident due to downtime.  According to a study […]Read More


ANTI-VIRUS AND ANTI-MALWARE BLOCKING LEGITIMATE APPLICATIONS

Anti-virus and anti-malware software help prevent and remove viruses and exploits from your computers. They can also block legitimate applications which can interrupt operations and requires special configuration.  Anti-virus and anti-malware should be updated with the latest virus definitions and application updates to protect your computers and minimize blocking legitimate applications. Recently Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit software blocked Adobe products including scanning into a PDF and other plugins. WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT You can have […]Read More


BUSINESS WIRELESS

More and more companies and devices are moving toward wireless networking. Wireless networks can increase productivity and can be used as a cost-effective alternative to running cable to new areas of a building as the company grows Since wireless networks can be picked up without needing physical connections into the network, it is important that they are as secure as possible. WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT Many small office and business routers come with […]Read More


WORKING AT YOUR JOB REMOTELY, CONVENIENT BUT HOW SAFE IS IT?

Working remotely means that more security is required to protect your data. All information transmitted across the internet has a potential to be attacked by hackers. Laptops and other mobile devices are often used on unsecure public networks, such as in cafes or hotels. At a minimum, any computer or laptop that connects to the company network remotely should have enterprise-grade anti-virus, anti-malware, up–to–date Operating System(OS) patching, up–to–date software patching, strong passwords, a network security firewall, […]Read More


HOW SECURE ARE YOU?

Most people feel safer than they really are when it comes to sending things over the internet and cell networks. Sending passwords, credit card information, social security numbers and other personal data by email, text message or apple’s airdrop are not secure ways to send information. They can be hijacked and the information inside is not encrypted. The safest way to send information is over the phone or in person. There are methods to secure […]Read More