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Being a Monday morning quarterback when data is lost and your company suffers a major IT security blow is NOT the best time to think about having a sure fire back up plan to prevent this kind of disaster from happening. The best thing YOU can do is to get yourself into a management and monitoring plan with a great IT company and you will not have to shake in your business shoes over these statistics!
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to write off the entire cost of your computer equipment and software purchased?
Well you can! Here is the skinny on IRS Section 179.
The old saying “pack your own parachute” comes to mind when I think of data backups or, more specifically, data RECOVERY. Here’s the best tip I can give you, the absolute WORST time to check your parachute is on the way down.
The same goes for checking the robustness of your network and data back up where the absolute worse time to think about it, is AFTER a data disaster.
If your organization is currently running either Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Exchange 2003 on any servers in your office, you need to know about a dangerous security threat to your organization that must be addressed very soon. Please take a moment to read this important announcement.
Virus Warning: CryptoWall
To our valued clients and colleagues:
We are seeing a nasty mutation of the CryptoLocker virus called CryptoWall.
This virus is a form of a Trojan horse and is considered “ransomware." This means that the hacker will install malware onto your computer and will want to exact some type of payment from you in order to set your data free. In this virus, your Word, Excel, PDF, Photo and other files can become encrypted or corrupt and despite the removal of the virus itself, the files may be virtually impossible to decode. In addition, anti-virus software does not typically "see" this as a threat since the virus behaves much like a user would.
Our Nation’s economy relies on the success of small and medium-sized businesses. These types of businesses offer a wide range of services and in addition, they store significant amounts of sensitive data, ranging from their database and financial spreadsheets to intellectual property. To protect this information, it is important to have a strategic approach to cyber security
Recently, an IT savvy colleague of mine e-mailed me to say that he had been contacted by a tech support company that seemed to have a lot of general personal information about him and wanted to notify him to help him with an “issue” his computer was having. They had an 800 number and a local 212 number – they were called Help Tec 24/7. He was skeptical, and rightfully had his doubts about what they wanted to truly “help” him with
When you arrive at work, or when you jump on your computer, wherever that may be, take your time in opening your mail. There are a wide variety of viruses that lurk behind the following subject lines so take head, and think before you open.
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