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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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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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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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5 Ways To Help Train Your Employees to Recognize Email Scams

By Jeff Fowler | June 21, 2022
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You can spend countless dollars on sophisticated anti-malware & firewall systems, but the weakest link will always be the human mind. It’s much easier to trick a human to reveal information than trying to force a computer system into doing it. With that in mind, our topic for today’s blog post deals with training employees…

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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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Don’t Fall for It! How to Tell If an Email Is a Scam

By SandStorm IT | May 31, 2022
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When we get an email from a prince in a foreign country asking us to wire money, most of us identify that scam pretty quickly. Unfortunately, the world of scam emails has become much more sophisticated, and not everyone knows how to tell if an email is a scam. Now hackers are using malicious links…

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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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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. To take a comprehensive assessment of your IT security and protocols, you should ask yourself five questions: What are my assets? What are the threats to those assets?…

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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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