When you think of a cyber attack, social engineering doesn’t jump to the top of concerns. But it’s a genuine threat, and it’s one you need to take seriously. Even the best network security precautions may not stop a social engineer from gaining valuable information about your business. Your employees are the front line of defense against social engineering, and they need to be aware of what to look for.
When it comes to IT support, there are two options for a business; hire an internal staff or work with an outsourced IT support vendor. Which option your business chooses comes down to how your organization is set up and your budget. For many small businesses, it’s difficult to have a dedicated IT staff due to budgetary constraints. You shouldn’t have to worry about IT issues on top of everything else in your business. That’s why remote monitoring and management from an outsourced IT service provider gives you peace of mind and assurance your business technology is well taken care of.
Cloud computing offers the flexibility and scalability businesses of all sizes need to grow and enhance their operations. The added benefit of reducing capital cost make the cloud a perfect solution for smaller organizations with a limited budget. It’s no wonder that the cloud has become the preferred option for storage, backup, and any other networking needs. If your business is considering moving to the cloud, let’s go over what you need to do for successful cloud migration.
IT Support Guys is excited to partner up with the awesome folks over at Due Amici Pizza for a celebration of everyone’s favorite mathematical constant, Pi. That’s right, on March 14th, 2018, join us at Due Amici in the historic Tampa neighborhood of Ybor City for Pi Day, a night of great food, drinks, and fun. The event starts at 5:30 pm so your dinner for the night is taken care of.
Put yourself in the shoes of a cybercriminal. What kind of ransomware attack would you launch? Would you throw out one big attack and try to get as many victims as possible? What about a more targeted ransomware attack to get a specific company or individual? It would make sense to hit as many people as you can to get more results. But cybercriminals have shifted to smaller, targeted ransomware attacks to go after specific companies or individuals.
As a business owner you need to ask yourself, is your company prepared in the event of technology failure? Do you have the proper steps in place to ensure your business will be able to recover and function as intended? What we mean is a server unit or hardware failure that results in a loss of data. Other events occur (natural disasters, data breaches), but the result is the same. To make sure you’re completely prepared, your business needs a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution in place.
The cloud has quickly become one of business’ favorite network infrastructure tools. And with good reason. The cloud is an affordable and scalable solution for businesses of all sizes, from national corporations to small, family-owned businesses. There are different types of hosted cloud solutions, each offering different costs and benefits. So, what’s the best solution for your business: the public cloud or private cloud? Read to find out what works best for you.
The Internet of Things is everywhere, and people aren’t sure if they can trust it. A recent survey done by Cisco shares some insight on how people feel about these connected devices and just how unaware they are of the extent of the Internet of Things. The results could be informative to your business and the way in which you manage. Let’s dig into the numbers and see what people have to say.
Your company’s offices are furnished with computers and other devices. The need for the appropriate software for each desktop can become overwhelming. Not to mention very expensive. As a business owner, you know that it’s wrong to abuse the software licenses, or worse, use pirated software to fulfill your employees work functions. It’s an unfortunate fact that there are businesses that go around software companies to save a few dollars on various programs. Software companies have created a system to catch those companies that abuse or steal software licenses.
The beginning of every new year brings the opportunity to make positive changes in your life. There’s no doubt we all have a few personal resolutions to make 2018 a better year. They are all the same; lose weight, be more positive, and anything to lead a happier life. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t make some resolutions for your business. With what seems like a new cyber-attack every week, business security should be at the top of your list. Here are four business security resolutions that will make 2018 the safest year yet for your organization.