anti-virus

Data Backup Protects Your Data in Ransomware Attacks

Everyone knows that data backup is imperative to running a successful business.  Your data is the most important asset you have.  Yet reports keep rolling in about ransomware attacks across the country.  These reports we hear about aren't on small or mid-size businesses either.  Big companies and government entities are getting hit at an alarming rate.  Just two weeks ago, the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport had their computer systems go out, and for an entire week, the airport described the problem [...]

Windows 7 End of Support Warnings – What Your Need to Know

A dreaded warning about Windows 7 End of Support! If you and your business are still holding out on upgrading from Windows 7, be aware that users have started to report the appearance of a pop-up message from Microsoft.  The message, shown here, explains that support for the operating system will end on January 14, 2020. Microsoft has been warning users of this impending end of support for some time now, but they have now stepped up their efforts to make [...]

Spear Phishing Attacks – How to Prevent and Protect

Fishing, phishing, spear phishing?!  It's often hard to know the difference between types of cyber attacks.  Spear phishing is a highly targeted form of phishing that involves well-researched targets while posing as a trusted sender.  The goal of spear phishing is to either infect users with malware or to steal sensitive business information to commit crimes such as fraud and identity theft. While regular phishing campaigns take aim at large numbers of targets, spear phishing uses specifically crafted emails that aim [...]

Managed IT vs. Break/Fix – What’s Best For Your Business?

Managed IT vs. Break/Fix Managed IT vs. Break/Fix is a question many small and mid-size businesses deal with on a regular basis. All organizations need to make decisions to increase organizational productivity, but also reduce costs whenever possible. When it comes to unexpected issues caused by IT maintenance, is your business prepared to deal with them immediately?  Having preventative maintenance and effective disaster avoidance strategies may add expenses to your budget that you hadn't considered, but have you [...]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Mobile Security

Mobile Security October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  All month long we'll be providing you with resources to keep you and your business safe from hackers, malware, ransomware and the dark web.  Today's resource comes from the Department of Homeland Security.  Each October they celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with their Stop. Think. Connect. campaign.  Below is a link to a fantastic Mobile Security Tip Card from the Department of Homeland Security.  This outstanding resource provides you with the [...]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  All month long we'll be providing you with resources to keep you and your business safe from hackers, malware, ransomware and the dark web.  Today's resource comes from the Department of Homeland Security.  Each October they celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with their Stop. Think. Connect. campaign.  Below is a link to a fantastic Small Business Tip Card from the Department of Homeland Security with simple things you can do [...]

Cybersecurity – Three Easy Ways To Improve Your Protection

Cybersecurity is at the top of the list of concerns for businesses.  Cyber attacks seem to be occurring more frequently than ever and taking down businesses throughout the world.  For many businesses, a cyber attack or security breach can quickly impact business compliance with significant IT compliance regulations.  Even companies with enterprise level IT support can benefit from easy and much needed IT security safeguards.  Here are three easy ways to help you safeguard yourself against a cyber attack that literally [...]

By |2018-04-17T16:46:46-04:00April 17th, 2018|anti-virus, cybersecurity, Data Security, Managed IT, tips|

How Does Your Office Rank When It Comes To Data Security?

Does your office take data security seriously?  See how your office stacks up with the average office in this interesting infographic from our partners at Sharp. As the MFP and printers become parts of the office's integrated document workflows and business processes, security becomes a serious concern.  Securely managing business and user data is critical for businesses to be successful.  Fraser addresses these concerns by providing a suite of integrated security features designed to help protect your information and document assets. [...]

Data Security Mistakes Small Businesses Need to Avoid

Is your company doing all it can to protect itself against cyberthreats? Here are some of the most common data security mistakes made by small businesses. Relying on outdated technology – Time doesn’t stand still when it comes to technology. No matter how effective a piece of equipment or version of software may be, it’s always one day closer to being obsolete. It is essential you remain vigilant with software patches or updates to existing devices and budget for replacement technology to [...]

By |2018-02-02T16:55:42-05:00February 2nd, 2018|anti-virus, cybersecurity, Data Security, Managed IT|