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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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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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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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Ready for Outsourced IT Management? 10 Signs to Know if You’re Ready or Not

By SandStorm IT | March 8, 2022
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When you hire a company for outsourced IT management, it might be one of the most important business decisions you make. Without robust cybersecurity and proactive IT monitoring, your business could face serious disruptions or, in some worst-case scenarios, total failure. Also, security breaches and downtime can erode consumer trust in your business. Outsourcing IT…

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How a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Can Protect Your Business

By SandStorm IT | February 22, 2022
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When we talk with business owners, we find that many are flying blind when it comes to cybersecurity. They know it’s important. They know there are threats. But without a cybersecurity risk assessment, they have no idea if they are properly prepared for an attack or a system failure. This tool will give you the…

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5 Costs of Cybersecurity Breaches and How They Impact Your Business

By SandStorm IT | February 15, 2022
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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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Don’t Click that Link! Show Your Employees How to Prevent Cyber Attacks

By SandStorm IT | February 8, 2022
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Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise and are growing increasingly sophisticated. According to the FBI, cybersecurity attacks have increased 400% since the start of the pandemic! With the average cost of a cyber attack totaling $149K, it’s a serious issue. Many business owners are left wondering how to prevent cyber attacks. An often overlooked aspect…

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The Top 9 Cybersecurity Risks Facing Businesses in 2022

By SandStorm IT | February 1, 2022
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, cybersecurity attacks have increased exponentially. While we often hear about high-profile attacks like the recent ransomware attack on huge companies like Kronos, the fact is that criminals are targeting small businesses as well. Cybersecurity risks are growing for small businesses more than ever. In a recent speech about top…

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Ransomware – What To Do If You Are Infected

By SandStorm IT | October 20, 2020
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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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