When you think about technology threats to your business, chances are you think of stolen sensitive information or the destruction of your backup systems. But did you know many thieves like to hold your data hostage to get you to pay a hefty ransom for your business data?
News outlets and cyber-security firms are reporting a massive outbreak of ransomware infections worldwide, in countries including the US, UK, Russia, China and others. Many hospitals across England and Scotland have been attacked and taken offline.
The ransomware instance called WannaCry and variants has been newly detected in tens of thousands of instances by cyber-security firm Kaspersky.
If someone invites you to edit a file in Google Docs be vigilant — it may be spam from a phishing scheme that began spreading quickly last week. As detailed on Reddit, the attack sends targets an emailed invitation from someone they may know, takes them to a real Google sign-in screen, then asks them to “continue to Google Docs.” But this grants permissions to a (malicious) third-party web app that’s simply been named “Google Docs,” which gives phishers access to your email and address book.”
Chances are you’ve heard the warnings before. You must backup your business data! As nice and necessary as these warnings sound, setting up a backup solution might be one of those tasks that continue to get pushed down your to-do list. And because of that, you might be questioning if you need a backup at all, or if the warnings are a little exaggerated.
Consider this: What would your business look like if you had more flexibility to answer or make calls anywhere, anytime? With hosted VoIP, not only can you bring your office with you wherever you go, but you can also save money in the process.
There was a time when mobile phones were used exclusively for calling and texting. Now, they can do so much more. Regardless of your level of tolerance or skill for managing documents in such a small gadget, mobile devices allow you to send and receive email, download and upload media files, store data, and even close business deals.
Wake up. Take a shower. Get dressed. These are just some of the numerous tasks we do every single day. They may not be fun, but they are essential to our daily routine. Managing a website is very much the same. By going through the necessary steps, you can ensure the speed and security of your website.
Have you ever heard the term, “managed IT services” and raised an eyebrow in confusion? This term is quickly becoming more well-known in the world of small business because of the enormous benefits that come along with it. So, what are managed services and how can they help your small business? Let’s take a look.
For decades, one of the most foundational principles of cyber security has remained the same: Always update and patch your software. But for most people, hardware is exempt from this process. They think of hardware as nothing more than a vessel for software to occupy — and that’s totally incorrect.