Is Your Business Safe From Cyberattacks?


Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) takes data from thousands of reported cybersecurity incidents and breaches in order to give business owners a snapshot of where cyberattacks are trending. Interestingly, small businesses account for over half of the victims of reported data breaches. Why do small businesses take up such a large part of the pie?

Cyberattacks can interrupt your daily operations (at best) or they can completely cripple your business (worst case scenario). We want to make sure that you don’t become a statistic! Read on to find out if your business is ready for a cyberattack, or if there are improvements that you can make to keep yourself secure.

Why Are Businesses Ignoring Security Threats?


A survey compiled at the RSA security conference showcases that lots of businesses are behind with proper security standards. Some companies are completely ignoring security threats due to lack of time or know-how. A trend that we want to stop right now!

Why are businesses not being proactive and implementing security protocols onto their company network? The answer may shock you. According to BleepingComputer, 26 percent of companies who have security bugs don’t have the time to fix them. This is mind boggling and scary! Businesses that are ignoring security threats need to implement a system to manage their network devices. For instance, perform updates during non-critical business hours. This way, when patches are made to the system, workers’ computers are not affected. Companies ignoring security threats are left wide open to hackers. Similarly, if a worker is not trained to spot security threats, chances are the computer may become compromised.

Benefits Of Partnering With A Managed Service Provider


In a previous blog, we discussed the difference of using a PC repair shop versus working with a managed service provider (MSP). Waiting on a PC repair is time consuming and can cut productivity for days on end. A benefit of partnering with a MSP, management of the company’s entire computer infrastructure is off-loaded to an experienced support team who can assist immediately. In addition, the vendor is proactively monitoring the infrastructure which allows customers to focus on generating revenue for the company without experience significant downtime. So, what are the benefits of partnering with a MSP? Let’s discuss.

Top 7 Tech Mistakes Made By Small Business


In my experience, “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?” is the common train of thought that is shared between business owners in regards to their technology.  I understand that decision-makers typically have countless other resources to manage and cannot be reasonably expected to stay up-to-date on the changing landscape of modern business technology. While larger corporations may have an IT department to handle this, most small businesses simply do not have those resources. Having managed IT projects for companies in many different verticals I’m hoping it will benefit others if I take a moment to discuss the common pitfalls and mistakes that are made in regards to the technology used by small businesses. I see these mistakes more often than I believe I should, and my goal is to not only describe what to do, but to also explain how and why these issues may affect your business.

PC Repair vs. Managed Service Provider


What is the difference of having a PC repair man versus partnering with a managed service provider? As a Managed Services provider, a lot customers have approached us with this same question. We thought we’d provide some insight into this excellent question and help people understand what the differences are between a one man PC repair person and a managed service provider.