Network management company: Back Up Your Data. These days, storage doesn’t cost much. There’s no excuse not to have a backup of important data. Back it up on a physical location and on the cloud. Remember, malicious threats and hackers don’t always want to steal your data, but sometimes the end-goal is to encrypt or erase it. Back it up to have an ultimate recovery tool.
Learn about Phishing Scams – be very suspicious of emails, phone calls, and flyers. We recently blogged that phishing scams are nastier than ever this year. In a phishing scheme attempt, the attacker poses as someone or something the sender is not to trick the recipient into divulging credentials, clicking a malicious link, or opening an attachment that infects the user’s system with malware, trojan, or zero-day vulnerability exploit. This often leads to a ransomware attack. In fact, 90% of ransomware attacks originate from phishing attempts.
As IT professionals, we work with clients throughout the life of a business to take the hassle out of information technology and provide quality managed network services. Every business has their own unique challenges. We will work with you to tailor a solution that fits your needs. Time to upgrade your closet data-center? Migrating your system to the cloud can save money and significantly reduce the complexity of your IT footprint. We would be happy to talk to you about your options and see if this saves you time and money. We work with both Amazon AWS and Microsft Azure, and can seamlessly migrate and connect your office to the cloud. Find additional details at Managed network services.
Install Anti-Virus Protection. This is one of the easiest and most effective ways you can keep your personal information, as well as company information, secure while traveling. In addition to using a trusted brand of security, make sure that you regularly update this software as new versions become available. Just like your anti-virus software, you should keep your operating system as current as possible. This also goes for apps on your phone; take special care to update apps that you regularly use to conduct financial or personal business.
Many hackers will sell the data they hack. This will includes information on thousands, if not millions, of people and their passwords. If you are using the same password for every account then it won’t be difficult for a hacker to gain access to all your systems. Otherwise a hacker may use ‘brute force’ to find your password. This is much harder if password is longer and contains more variety and does not spell out any words. Use a password manager of some kind to ensure you don’t keep forgetting your passwords. Hackers are always looking for vulnerabilities in the software your business uses. This could be as simple as finding a way into your Windows network. The software companies themselves work hard to create patches and updates that fix these vulnerabilities so it’s important to update them as soon as an update is available.
Is your network slow? Almost out of storage space? Are people are having trouble doing their work efficiently? Over time, networks get bogged down, technology becomes outdated and hard drives fill up. We review our clients networks and take the necessary steps to clean them up and make them work again. We will review your network, the logs, and issues that are being seen, and will help guide you to a proper solution. Read more info at https://steadinc.com/.