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employee phishing

How can I protect my employees from phishing?

By Cristian Colón | October 18, 2021
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People getting scammed is nothing new. In fact, phishing is still the common most type of cyber-attack. Most people have heard of the Nigerian Prince scam. However, with advances in technology, there have been advances in scammer’s technology and tactics as well. Many have taken a liking to the form of scams called phishing attacks.…

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backups

Backups: Is my data safe when EVERYTHING goes wrong?

By Matt Ballard | October 11, 2021
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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 A very recent example is the hurricanes…

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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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password

Why is it bad to reuse passwords on multiple sites?

By Robert Cleveland | September 28, 2021
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When it comes to passwords, people like to use the same passwords for pretty much everything they need to login to. It’s easy to remember and more convenient to do, but it’s actually one of the worst things you can do for your security online. In 2018, a total of 2.7 billion passwords were successfully…

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Managed Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware

What is Managed Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware?

By SandStorm IT | September 22, 2021
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A Managed Antivirus service is an automated service that will ensure your antivirus is up-to-date, runs scans as scheduled and infections are detected, analyzed, neutralized and reported immediately.  This is a critical step to secure the server, systems, network & wireless access devices. If an organization does not have a Managed Antivirus service, the operational…

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Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

By Josh Yarbrough | September 14, 2021
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It’s a cool rainy day and driving along smoothly is John Doe and he’s in the mood for coffee. He decides to stop in at a nearby coffee shop. While there, he pulls out his laptop and gets on the Wi-Fi network. While sipping on that Latte Macchiato, John logs in and catches up with…

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next-gen firewall

Why does my business need a next-gen firewall?

By Justin Oliver | September 7, 2021
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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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patch management for 3rd party software

What is patch management for 3rd party software?

By Robert Cleveland | August 31, 2021
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What are patches? Patches can be seen as some type of hotfix. Everyday exploits, bugs, and security risks are found within programs, and these are what the patches would fix.  A bug in the software could be a failure or fault that could cause it to behave in unintended ways.  If you think of an…

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best location to install my Wireless Router

Where is the best location to install my Wireless Router?

By Cristian Colón | August 24, 2021
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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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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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