What is ransomware and how do I prevent it?

What is ransomware and how do I prevent it?

Almost everyone has seen enough Hollywood blockbusters to know what a ransom is. When the grizzly looking man with the Eastern European accent takes the antagonist’s children hostage and demands $10 million to release them -- that’s a ransom.

With the little addition of four letters, your business faces a much more likely, and dangerous threat.

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 3

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 3

IT Security Tip #3: Use STRONG passwords!

Thanks to powerful brute-force-attack software readily available online, hackers can try tens of millions of possible password combinations per second. For example, hacking software can guess a five-character password in under three hours.

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 2

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 2

IT Security Tip #2 - Working from home? DON’T Until you read this…

If you plan on catching up on some work from home AND you’re using a personal device such as a smartphone or personal laptop – DON’T! Unless your device is under the vigilant watch of a trusted IT service that includes patching, updating and monitoring working remotely can be a dangerous act for your device and your business' precious data.

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 1

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 1

IT Security Tip #1

This will SHOCK you about bank fraud on business accounts. Did you know your company's bank account is not guaranteed refund protection from cyber criminals? For example, if a hacker takes money from your business account, the bank is NOT responsible for getting you your money back.

How much should you be spending on IT?

How much should you be spending on IT?

A closer look at the different cost drivers and what is reasonable for a small business
How much does it cost? We’ve all uttered these words thousands of times when considering a purchase. And whether it’s a new car, a plumbing repair or entertainment system, price often plays an important role when determining to purchase a product.

Benefits of Ongoing IT Support

Benefits of Ongoing IT Support

IT support is something that we wouldn’t need in an ideal world. Our computers would work seamlessly as soon as we turn them on, and they’d boost our business productivity and performance on a daily basis. The truth is though, that computers and IT systems are complex, and increasingly so, as small and medium businesses require them to do more and more.

How To Stop Threats, Hackers and Viruses That May Be Lurking In Your Email Inbox and What You Should Do If You Think You Are Infected

How To Stop Threats, Hackers and Viruses That May Be Lurking In Your Email Inbox and What You Should Do If You Think You Are Infected

There are numerous ways you can fall victim to an online predator, from phishing scams to social engineering and everything in between. However, in these days of increasing sophistication where hackers and fraudsters are employing ever more cunning ways to deceive us, one of the oldest tricks in the book is still very much alive and kicking.

How To Grow Your Business Using a Strategic IT Roadmap?

How To Grow Your Business Using a Strategic IT Roadmap?

You need IT to run your business effectively, efficiently and competitively. You already know that. You are also probably well aware that simply running a server and equipping your employees with a PC, smartphone and/or tablet is no longer enough in today's increasingly challenging digital world.

The How To Guide To Hiring A Reliable Computer Guy

The How To Guide To Hiring A Reliable Computer Guy

One of the joys of travel is the unfamiliarity of your surroundings. There's nothing more adrenalizing than suddenly being catapulted into a strange new land where everyone is babbling at you in a language you don't know. Most travellers know that the best way of coping is by smiling a lot, pointing at new foods and activities you want to try and be willing to laugh and eat a lot.

How Do You Get Your Website To Show Up In a Google Search?

How Do You Get Your Website To Show Up In a Google Search?

How to get ranked first in Google search

If you are trying to grow your business and you need leads then you have to design a website that gets listed on first page of Google when someone searches for the product or service that your business provides.