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The EPA is taking action on Cybersecurity for Public Water Systems, is your IT up to the task?

By Jeff Fowler | April 20, 2023
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As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the importance of cybersecurity grows. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action on cybersecurity for public water systems, making it essential for IT departments to ensure their infrastructure and systems are secure. Cybersecurity is a significant concern for all businesses, but especially for those in…

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Data Breaches – What you need to know

By Justin Oliver | January 10, 2023
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Data breaches have been the subject of many news stories lately. Large companies like Target, Home Depot and even Equifax have been hit, exposing millions of pieces of our personal information. It’s only normal to ask, “How do I protect my personal data?” Remember that most identity thieves are not targeting you in particular, they want…

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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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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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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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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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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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Time for Cybersecurity Outsourcing? Ask These 5 Questions to Find the Right Fit

By SandStorm IT | March 15, 2022
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You’ve taken a long, hard look at your business and one thing has become very clear: It’s time to outsource your IT. Maybe you’re worried that you don’t know what you don’t know. Maybe you just don’t have the time or resources to manage your IT. Or maybe your IT is causing you a lot…

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