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What is Microsoft OneDrive and How Can I Use It?

By Jeff Fowler | April 9, 2024
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Today, we’re delving into the boundless universe of cloud storage with none other than Microsoft OneDrive. If you’re scratching your head wondering, “What exactly is OneDrive, and how can it elevate my digital life?” fear not! We’re about to embark on a journey to demystify this handy tool and unleash its full potential. What is…

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backups

Backups: Is my data safe when EVERYTHING goes wrong?

By Matt Ballard | April 2, 2024
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What would you do if your data was gone, without any kind of warning? How would that impact your life or work? Catastrophes happen in life, often unexpected and uncontrollable. The loss of personal or business data could definitely be considered a catastrophe for most people. Natural Disasters The recent tornados that swept through our…

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What is HIPAA compliance?

What is HIPAA compliance?

By SandStorm IT | March 26, 2024
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What is HIPAA? HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that was enacted by Congress and signed into law in 1996.  There are many provisions to HIPAA covering many items mostly dealing with health insurance and regulations on what can be offered and how. Additionally, HIPAA also details regulations about a…

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HTTPS

Strengthening Cybersecurity: The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

By Jeff Fowler | March 19, 2024
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In today’s interconnected digital landscape, cybersecurity stands as a paramount concern for individuals and organizations alike. With cyber threats evolving at an unprecedented pace, traditional security measures alone are often insufficient to safeguard sensitive information and digital assets. In this regard, multi-factor authentication (MFA) emerges as a vital tool in fortifying defenses against unauthorized access…

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Ransomware

Ransomware – What To Do If You Are Infected

By SandStorm IT | March 12, 2024
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Ransomware still remains one of the most notorious forms of malicious attacks out on the internet, and won’t be going away any time soon. It now takes very little effort for someone to make their own Ransomware variant, as evident by all the new strains popping up every day. With so many variations, what steps…

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next-gen firewall

Why does my business need a next-gen firewall?

By Justin Oliver | March 5, 2024
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We’ve previously covered “What is a Firewall and Why do I Need One?”.  In this blog post, we will take a deeper look to see how a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) can help protect your business. NGFW’s contain all the tried and true features of the firewalls before them but they also contain advanced functionalities.…

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Data Breach

Cyber Attack on health tech company causes interruptions at pharmacies across the U.S.

By Jeff Fowler | February 27, 2024
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In an era where technology seamlessly intertwines with healthcare, ensuring the security and reliability of digital systems is paramount. However, recent events have shaken the foundation of this symbiotic relationship. Change Healthcare, a prominent U.S. health tech company, found itself at the center of a storm as a series of cyber attacks disrupted operations in…

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costs of cybersecurity breaches

5 Costs of Cybersecurity Breaches and How They Impact Your Business

By SandStorm IT | February 20, 2024
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Accounting for more than $12 billion in total business losses, the costs of cybersecurity breaches are impacting businesses’ bottom lines more often than ever. The cost of a single data breach averages $149K. With a price tag like that, it’s no surprise that some businesses close their doors after an attack, unable to recover from…

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HOW TO AVOID PHISHING SCAMS

Phishing: How to Avoid Phishing Scams

By SandStorm IT | February 13, 2024
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What is Phishing? This varies from the specific type of phishing, but in general, phishing is the act of tricking and manipulating a user to reveal information to the attacker through various means. Tools of the trade can range from malware laced documents, to websites with URLs that are spelled similarly to popular services that…

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VoIP Solutions in Memphis

How can VoIP be cheaper than traditional phone lines?

By Jeff Fowler | February 6, 2024
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Phone service is a big monthly expense for many businesses. Luckily, there is a way to save money on this overhead cost with Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP. VoIP is a phone service that uses the internet instead of traditional phone lines. This system can be much cheaper than a regular phone line, and…

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