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Myths About Cloud Security

Posted by Angel Martinez on Nov 12, 2018 2:38:52 PM

Whether you’re a cloud expert or just now breaching the cloud with your business, understanding what the cloud is and what it does is crucial before implementing the cloud into your business plan.

Business leaders often fear the worst when it comes to working with data—a breach in security. When holding sensitive information about yourself and your clients, it can be intimidating to think about migrating data over to a space that’s not located at your business. You are, essentially, putting your data in the hands of a third party.

But these fears are easily distilled with some lesser known facts about the security of working in the cloud. Getting familiar with the cloud and how its security works is a great first step to understanding the bigger picture.

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Topics: Security, The Cloud

Top 5 Benefits of Cloud Services for Business

Posted by Angel Martinez on Nov 5, 2018 12:12:18 PM

If you’re considering migrating to a cloud-based service, you'll want to weigh the advantages of what that change means for your business. Knowing the benefits of cloud services can come in handy when advocating for a new service in budget meetings or convincing coworkers of the need to learn a new process. Here are the top five benefits of cloud services for business:

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Topics: The Cloud, Cloud Computing

What’s the Difference Between Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage?

Posted by Angel Martinez on Oct 29, 2018 12:27:28 PM

Cloud storage and cloud computing are similar in that they both use the internet to store and access data. Sometimes the terms are even used interchangeably, but a few key differences around what happens with data distinguish these important services.

For any business looking to migrate data from a hardware system over to the cloud, it’s vital to understand the difference between cloud storage and cloud computing so that the right service gets purchased.

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Topics: Cloud Computing

Ransomware Disguised as Invoice Email

Posted by Angel Martinez on Sep 21, 2018 1:53:47 PM

Email has become one of the most common ways for ransomware to make its way into your system.

Hackers are constantly trying to trick us into giving them access to sensitive information, and invoice phishing scams are growing in popularity. For example, the PyLocky ransomware delivered via email regarding invoicing. Some of the more sophisticated scams deliver a phishing email, and then use social engineering via phone call to obtain more information.

With this rise in the frequency of ransomware attacks, it is more important than ever to be well informed on how to combat it.

In this post we will look at how you can recognize ransomware that is disguised as an invoice email.

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Topics: Ransomware, IT Security, Cybersecurity, Phishing

Network Security Best Practices

Posted by Angel Martinez on Aug 7, 2018 9:54:51 AM

When black hat hackers target major retailers such as Target or Home Depot, all eyes turn to cybersecurity. But did you know that small businesses are at an even greater threat risk than these major companies? These brands often lack the knowledge of network security best practices, and hackers know entrepreneurial companies are unlikely to pursue costly litigation.

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Topics: Safety & Security

The Cost of NOT Having Proper Data Security

Posted by Angel Martinez on Aug 1, 2018 10:07:00 AM

Why is information security important for a company?

Organizations feel the cost of not having proper data security in their wallets, their credibility, and their customer retention rates.

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Topics: Safety & Security, Managed IT

Top Data Security Concerns

Posted by Angel Martinez on Jul 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Secure data is data that is both protected and available. Whether you use hardware or software measures to keep your data under virtual lock and key, you can make sure everything stays protected from cyber predators, unforeseen disasters, and simple errors.

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Topics: Safety & Security

The Dos and Don'ts of Network Security

Posted by Angel Martinez on Jul 17, 2018 2:23:17 PM

Hooded hackers don't cause most security breaches. Ordinary computer users do. Careless email mistakes, faxes on the floor, and easy-to-guess passwords can put your business' data at risk.

Keep your data locked away with this easy list of dos and don'ts.

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Topics: Safety & Security

Top 5 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Questions and Solutions

Posted by Angel Martinez on Jun 25, 2018 12:26:27 PM

If you've read our post about business continuity testing, then you understand the need to develop and implement a plan for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR).  Here are the Top 5 BC/DR questions and solutions to help you get started with your plan.

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Topics: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Best Practices

Google Assistant, Facebook Data, and the GDPR

Posted by Angel Martinez on May 17, 2018 4:41:36 PM

This Week in Technology

Google Assistant Gets 6 New Voices!

Last week Google announced they are adding some new voices to their Google Assistant enabled devices. If you're looking for fresh sounds from your Google Home, Android phone or tablet (with Android Marshmallow or later), or your Chromebook, you're in luck! You now have access to 6 distinct voices: 3 male and 3 female.

These new voices are already live and ready to be used by your Google devices. Click the link below for a walk-through of setting up your brand new voice!

Here's How to Set up These New Voices on Your Device

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Topics: IT News & Updates, Tips and Tricks