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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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Should You Outsource Your Network Support & Management?

By Jeff Fowler | October 11, 2022
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When decisions are being made about who is managing their network, there is sometimes debate whether in-house is a better option than using a trusted IT partner. In this post, we’ll help you determine which side of the grass is greener. Network Outsourcing is the forming of a relationship with a 3rd party IT Provider…

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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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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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5 Questions To Ask Your IT Team To Ensure You Are Secure

By Jeff Fowler | July 12, 2022
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Most companies believe that they are in complete control of their security online and that they could never be the target of a cyber criminal. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but cyber attacks aren’t just for the big companies. Symantec, a leading security software company, states that 36 percent of all targeted…

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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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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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How an IT Business Continuity Plan Can Help You Navigate a Natural Disaster

By SandStorm IT | May 10, 2022
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If a natural disaster happens, will your business be sidelined for weeks or months?? What happens if your office building is leveled by a tornado? Flooded? Catches fire? Hopefully, that will never happen. But, could your business survive if it did? Do you have an IT business continuity plan to help you weather the storm?…

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