Data Backup Nightmares: Data Loss Horror Stories that Can Happen to You

According to a survey from Forrester, only 20% of companies are prepared for a data loss incident. This is very alarming, especially considering the fact that data loss has become 400% more frequent since 2012. Continue reading

How to Protect Your Business & Your Customers Privacy and Security

Unknown threatsSecurity and privacy are at the very top of our priorities when considering your business IT needs. Major data leaks are now in the news on a daily basis and these leaks costs the companies thousands if not millions of dollars. Our number one goal is to make sure our clients and their businesses are kept out of danger to the best of our abilities.

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Don’t Fall Victim to the Webcam Blackmail Scam

webcam scamMany of our clients have reported recent messages from individuals claiming to have intercepted their username and password. These emails often state they have been watching and recording your screen activity and webcam.

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Has Your Email Been Hijacked?

Email hijacking

A common complaint by many users lately has been spam emails appearing to come from their own accounts. Despite not knowing why, reports of business colleagues, suppliers, clients and even friends and family, receiving spam email that appears to come from them has many people worried.

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Hard Disk Drives – Why Do They Fail and What Can You Do About It

Failed Hard DriveWhether it’s your computer’s internal unit or an external device, hard disk drives allow us to store electronic information. Also known as an HDD, you can store tens of thousands of files on each of these devices, so they can work as the archive of your business. Like other electronic devices, hard disk drives can fail and send any company into a small panic. There are many reasons these devices malfunction and there are several steps you can take to prevent it from happening. And, in case it’s too late, you may still be able to restore your information. Continue reading

Invest In Your IT Security – Before It Is Too Late!

Physical IT SecurityThe rule “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is common for many business owners. It can serve to protect your business against unnecessary costs and unneeded downtime. While protecting your business against many types of danger, it poses a large threat when it comes to your IT security.

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Don’t Be Hooked by Spear Phishing Attacks

 

Spear phishing attacksPhishing attacks are designed to steal your credentials or trick you into installing malicious software and still exist because they are so devastatingly simple and effective. But as with most things they evolve overtime and unfortunately become even more effective.

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Is Your Actual Physical Security as Good As Your Cybersecurity?

Physical Access Security

Headlines are often made by firms that have been hacked by cybercriminals. These events sound high tech and sophisticated. The truth though is that a lot of the times it is  an amateur attacker chancing their luck with an unpatched security hole or bad password. Physical break-ins though can affect businesses far more, cause much more damage and are much more common but get talked about far less. Continue reading