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Don’t Get Phished!

By Doyle Sanders | November 29, 2022
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There has been a lot of local news and buzz lately about phishing activities and not the ones where you catch dinner! Emails, websites, and even telephone calls can be phishing expeditions by the less than trustworthy.  We’ve all heard of folks hit by identity theft.  And, yes, sometimes that comes from hackers and the…

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TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

What is Two Factor Authentication?

By SandStorm IT | November 15, 2022
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Two Factor Authentication, commonly abbreviated 2FA, is a second layer of authentication in addition to your password used to keep your accounts safe. Typically, a code is sent to your phone (by text or application) every time you sign into your account. You enter this code after you receive it to finish the login process.…

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The Holidays Are Coming… And So Are The Scams

By Jeff Fowler | October 25, 2022
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The holiday shopping season is coming up, which means you’re probably spending more time shopping online than at any other time of the year. In today’s post, we’ll go over some of the common scams and give some tips to avoid being scammed this time of the year. Fake Websites In the next few months,…

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Cyberattackers Aren’t the Only Threat to Your Business Technology

By Jeff Fowler | October 4, 2022
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Imagine a world where cyberattackers aren’t a threat to your business. While this completely unrealistic scenario would be less intimidating, you still have to consider factors other than cyberattacks. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing those factors that are a threat to your business. Outdated Technology and Software In today’s world of “on-demand”, people…

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WORKGROUP NETWORK

Are you still on a workgroup network?

By SandStorm IT | September 27, 2022
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A business computer network can be identified as either a workgroup or domain network. There are many benefits to moving into a domain network, and today we’ll cover some of the more important aspects of why you should consider making the move. How do I know? First off, there are a couple of methods to…

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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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MSP AGREEMENT

Why must ALL of my computers be covered under an MSP agreement?

By Doyle Sanders | August 23, 2022
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As we’ve spoken with current customers and new prospects about Managed IT Services for their computers, servers, and networks, occasionally, someone will ask, “Can I just put my server and a couple of the most important PCs on a Managed IT Services plan.  Our response is always (politely and diplomatically), “No, all of your computers,…

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Will Your Company Be Next? 5 Surprising Cybersecurity Stats for Small Businesses

By Jeff Fowler | August 16, 2022
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2021 was a record year for cyber attack activity. The number of launched attacks is growing by the year. In today’s post, we’ll review the 5 Most Surprising Cybersecurity Stats for Small Business, and we’ll dive into some things you can do to avoid becoming another statistic. In 2021, There Were 50% More Cyber Attacks…

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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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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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