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Small Business Best Practices for IT Security Risk Management

By Jeff Fowler | August 3, 2022
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One of the most crucial things to business, from small to large, is IT (information technology) security. As more companies than ever open up to remote offices, keeping all of your employees and information safe is paramount. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best practices for IT Security Risk Management. Analyze and…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Buying A Server For Small Business

By Jeff Fowler | July 19, 2022
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According to Spiceworks, 98% of companies depend on on-premise server hardware. While Cloud-based solutions are all the rage these days, most businesses just aren’t buying into it. They prefer to continue using on-site hardware. In today’s blog post, we’ll be discussing the questions you should ask before buying a server. Whether you’re in the market…

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5 Questions To Ask Your IT Team To Ensure You Are Secure

By Jeff Fowler | July 12, 2022
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Most companies believe that they are in complete control of their security online and that they could never be the target of a cyber criminal. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but cyber attacks aren’t just for the big companies. Symantec, a leading security software company, states that 36 percent of all targeted…

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What is VoIP

10 Things To Know About VoIP Phone Systems

By Jeff Fowler | June 28, 2022
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Most people have used or experienced Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) Phone Systems. The latest VoIP technology is leaps and bounds ahead of analog telephones and older PBX’s. But even if you know the basics of VoIP technology, there are some incredible features that you might not know about yet. In today’s blog post, we’ll go over…

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E-mal Scams

5 Ways To Help Train Your Employees to Recognize Email Scams

By Jeff Fowler | June 21, 2022
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You can spend countless dollars on sophisticated anti-malware & firewall systems, but the weakest link will always be the human mind. It’s much easier to trick a human to reveal information than trying to force a computer system into doing it. With that in mind, our topic for today’s blog post deals with training employees…

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data breach

5 Damaging Effects of a Data Breach That Can Sink Your Company

By Jeff Fowler | June 14, 2022
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Data Breaches are a common talking point in cybersecurity. This is because there’s such a wide array of methods cybercriminals are using to attack businesses. Whether it’s malware, social engineering, or exploiting weak passwords. Any company can be a target, from Fortune 500 companies to small, family-owned businesses. In our blog post, we’ll be discussing…

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8 Common IT Security Risks Facing Your Business

By Jeff Fowler | June 7, 2022
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In today’s rapidly changing business environment, cybersecurity threats to small businesses are becoming more common than ever. With the wide array of threats, your business needs to be prepared on all fronts. In this post, we’ll cover 8 of the most common IT security risks to your business and how Managed Services can assist with…

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Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

SandStorm IT Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

By Jeff Fowler | October 4, 2021
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In this post, we’ll keep an ongoing list of keyboard shortcuts from posts that have been listed in previous blog posts like “6 Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know” and “6 More Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know“. In this “Cheat Sheet”, we’ll have all of them listed, but with more concise descriptions for easier…

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Search Engine Optimization benefit

How can Search Engine Optimization benefit my business?

By Jeff Fowler | August 17, 2021
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According to the online ad network Chitika, page one of the search results get 95% of all search traffic. The top result usually yields around 32.5% of the clicks. The 2nd place result receives around 17.6% of the clicks. By comparison, the 7th place result sees around 2.2% of the search traffic. Even the top…

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Print Nightmare vulnerability

Microsoft releases fix for “Print Nightmare” vulnerability – Update Now!

By Jeff Fowler | July 9, 2021
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A new vulnerability was found that takes advantage of a flaw in the print spooler application within Windows. According to Microsoft “A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly performs privileged file operations. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. An attacker could…

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