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What makes a strong password?

What makes a strong password?

By SandStorm IT | August 30, 2022
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With all the data breaches we see on the news these days, it can sometimes be scary to trust companies with your sensitive information. However, in many cases, sensitive data is gained by an attacker taking advantage of users implementing weak passwords. Today, we will look at some examples of weak/strong passwords and what you…

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DATA LEAK AND DATA BREACH

What’s the difference between a data leak and data breach?

By SandStorm IT | August 9, 2022
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You probably can recall the recent story of when Mark Zuckerberg had to testify before Congress regarding the Cambridge Analytica Data Leak. In comparison to a data breach, such as the Marriott International incident, there are some slight differences to be aware of. We’ll briefly cover these differences, how you should treat each of the…

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Make Your Wi-Fi More Secure

5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Wi-Fi More Secure

By SandStorm IT | July 26, 2022
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2021Why is Wi-Fi security so important? Wi-Fi is a point of entry that attackers can use to gain access to your network without ever being physically inside your building. In this post, we’ll be going over a few things you can do to lock down your Wi-Fi for a more secure network. The best part…

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best location to install my Wireless Router

Where is the best location to install my Wireless Router?

By SandStorm IT | July 5, 2022
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Wireless routers should be set in such a location that they maximize availability, signal strength, and speeds. But how do you know where to set a router to best suit your needs? While there is no clear-cut answer, I’m here to help you in determining the best location for your device. Where to put it?…

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Don’t Fall for It! How to Tell If an Email Is a Scam

By SandStorm IT | May 31, 2022
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When we get an email from a prince in a foreign country asking us to wire money, most of us identify that scam pretty quickly. Unfortunately, the world of scam emails has become much more sophisticated, and not everyone knows how to tell if an email is a scam. Now hackers are using malicious links…

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3 Practical Ways to Keep Your Business Safe From Hackers

By SandStorm IT | May 24, 2022
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If you’re seeking ways to protect your business from hackers, a layered approach to cybersecurity is a non-negotiable foundation for your strategy. Much like how the house on the street with floodlights, security cameras, and an alarm system is not an easy target for burglars, we’ve found that businesses with multiple cybersecurity strategies in place…

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Three Crucial Times When Managed Cybersecurity Can Save You Money

By SandStorm IT | May 17, 2022
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Could managed cybersecurity actually save you money? Is the cost of implementing cyber security actually worth it? Is it possible that cybersecurity costs could actually pay for themselves? The answer is — yes! We’ve seen time and time again how managed cybersecurity has protected a business by helping to minimize the costs that will arise…

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Disaster Recovery Steps Everyone Should Take When They Experience an IT Crisis

By SandStorm IT | May 3, 2022
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If you’re reading this blog post, you may be in the middle of a disaster recovery crisis. Natural disaster. Ransomware attack. Hardware failure. Whatever the cause, you might be facing a serious threat to your business’s data and operations. Or better yet, maybe you’re taking a proactive approach to your IT and drafting a disaster…

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Managed IT Services for Small Businesses: Three IT Experts Give Their Best Advice

By SandStorm IT | April 27, 2022
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With more than five decades of combined experience in managed IT services for small businesses, these three SandStormIT professionals have seen how managed IT services can help small businesses succeed. Here are the top three pieces of advice they have for small business owners. 1. Always Consider Opportunity Costs “As a small business owner, you’re…

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The Colonial Pipeline Catastrophe: 5 Ways Proactive IT Could Have Stopped It

By SandStorm IT | April 19, 2022
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Think proactive IT has zero to little implications for your everyday life? Consider this: Sixteen thousand. That’s the number of gas stations that ran dry in the summer of 2021. Just as the summer vacation season was getting underway, a ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline threatened to ruin it all. People began panic-buying gasoline. Cars…

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