Newsletters 2017

April 2017 – 4 Must-Have, Low-Risk Cloud Solutions

Your business has more competition than ever. They can eat you alive if you fall behind in today’s technology “arms race.” If you aren’t aware of what’s out there, it’s just that much easier for competitors to pull ahead by maximizing the potentials of cloud solutions.

In this month’s issue, we put our heads in the “cloud” and survey four ways for you to have the most secure, yet beneficial experience through cloud solutions as well as provide examples of each.

March 2017 – Network Abuse: Don’t Push Your 'Luck'

Between employee BYOD policies and ever more complex cyberthreats, unfiltered content on your network is like a free pass for cybercriminals. It often links to malware and other threats – and that can cost your company big-time. Old content-filtering models may have kept your network safe in the past, but not anymore. So how and what exactly should you filter to keep your company secure?

In this issue, we cover what mistakes could make your network a “sitting duck” and how to PROACTIVELY defend your network with proper endpoint content filtering instead of frantically putting out network security fires.

February 2017 – Cloud Computing: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Moving your data to the cloud can offer big payoffs: cost savings, increased efficiency, greater flexibility … Chances are most of the software you’re using now is cloud-based, but what about putting your company’s data in the cloud? So, to get the most from the cloud, you need to know how to tackle the pitfalls.

In this issue, we look at cloud computing’s key pros and cons – and what it could mean for your company. Cloud computing offers powerful advantages, but along with the attractions come some big downsides and we share what they are and how to guard against them.

Know your options!

January 2017 – Your #1 MUST-DO Resolution For 2017

Data is at the heart of your business. But what is the #1 cause of data breaches? You guessed it – human error. No wonder ransomware attacks are on the rise. Cybercriminals are raking in billions (that’s right, BILLIONS) from targeting the unwary and poorly protected. Small businesses like yours and mine are a particular target.

In this issue, we show the extremely simple solution to have in place to protect your company and its valuable data. A single ransomware assault could wipe your company out in a matter of minutes… unless you have a cast-iron backup and recovery plan in place.

Stay safe in 2017!

Newsletters 2016

December 2016 – Why Cyberthugs LOVE Your Business

It was once a successful online retailer… but six months later the company had to shut its doors, strangled by a lack of sales and cashflow. Yet, it could so easily have been prevented. Just one click was all it took for the Cryptowall malware to take hold. There are over 4,000 cyberattacks every day – and a whopping 62% hit small businesses, just like yours.

Don’t be a target. This month’s issue covers what makes small businesses such alluring prey for cyberthugs and the 4 actions you can take to prevent your business from being under lockdown.

November 2016 – Winter 2017: Disaster For Your Data

The season is changing… While you may be preparing for the holidays outside of the office, you still have a business to run, and natural disasters can still take their nasty tolls on your valuable data. Can you keep your mission critical data and communications safe and accessible, whatever the weather?

In this month’s newsletter, our 5 simple steps for winter data preparation can help you make sure nothing is left out in the cold.

October 2016 – The One Attack No Tech Can Stop

You’ve got all the latest and best cyber protection technology in place – but you’re still not safe. If just one team member gets tricked by a social engineering scam, it’s game over. The honest truth is there aren’t any fancy tools that will automatically prevent a clever “social engineer” from breaking in to your firm. In this issue, we reveal 5 social engineering scams and how to guard against them.

September 2016 – Lost Employee Smartphone? Do this NOW!

Almost everyone swears by their smartphones these days. They’re great … until one gets lost or stolen. It’s bound to happen – the day one of your employees loses their company smartphone. It’s covered by insurance, so no big deal, right? The damage can go way deeper than that. In this month’s issue, we provide you 7 invaluable steps you need to take before your company-sensitive information is potentially at risk from a lost smartphone.

August 2016 – Employees Keeping Your Data Safe? Don’t Count On It

One of the greatest methods of empowering your employees to keep your company’s data safe is by proper teaching of cybersecurity. However, it is a practice that is often overlooked in many organizations. Without the proper cybersecurity awareness, disastrous results can happen in an instant, including company closures. In this issue, we cover five different ways that your employees could be putting your company at risk of a cyber-attack and how to combat them.

July 2016 – Navigating the Cloud: Gold Mine…Or Minefield?

Is the cloud a good fit for your company or not? With so many companies migrating their data to a cloud environment, it can be overwhelming when considering the level of security and the seemingly endless variety of options. In this issue, we breakdown three major things to consider if moving to the cloud, what is the difference between a Private and Public Network, and what your best options can be.

June 2016 – The #1 Cure For A Sluggish PC

If your computer or network is running at a snail’s pace, it takes abnormally long for a program to load, or that Blue Screen of Death with a frowning face emoticon is too familiar to you, it may be time for a tune-up or replacement. This issue covers what are symptoms of a sluggish PC and some of the steps we take to get your PC & network running optimally again.

May 2016 – Your #1 Data Security Threat (And How To Defeat It)

What is your top security threat right now? It may not be as a complex as you think. Spam (junk e-mail, not the food) may be your data’s greatest threat and can do massive damage in an instant. This month’s issue offers some insight on how spam emails with harmful, yet familiar attachments can easily fool the untrained eye, and the 4 ways that you and your IT company can “FITE” back.

April 2016 – Will Your Backups Be There When You Need Them?

Do you feel that your backup system is 100% reliable? If you are unsure in any way, it probably is not, and this month’s issue will be an excellent help for you. We detail the 7 best ways to avoid disaster due to a backup failure and what really is the smartest way to assure success in your backup system.

March 2016 – Your Luckiest Move This Year

Having a Bring Your Own Device policy (or BYOD) has become common in the workplace, but implementing your employees’ owned devices can bring a big security risk to your network. This issue defines what “Web Content Filtering” is and provides best practices for allocating these devices without the fear of security loss.

February 2016 – Why Slackers Love Tech

Slackers absolutely love technology and the multitude of distractions that come along with it. In this issue, we showcase what could happen when you take a closer look at what exactly your less scrupulous employees are doing with their time, what to do to keep morale and productivity up and how to keep your company’s data protected.

January 2016 – 3 Office Move Blunders That Will Stress You Out

In this issue, we cover how to avoid the three major mistakes and the stress that comes when migrating your office’s network infrastructure to a new location, trying to do the task yourself or worse off, hiring the wrong IT firm to move your network.