I recently met with my insurance agent, Steve Breitbart from Cypress Insurance Group. Steve handles all my property and casualty (P&C) insurance. We met to look at some new quotes for my P&C coverage. Boring stuff to me, but Steve makes it easy to discuss and decide on a course of action.
You’re on your way home from work one day, when someone from your office calls you saying they can’t get into the files for that important project due tomorrow. As soon as you get home, you connect to your system, and sure enough, none of the documents open. They have been corrupted. Then it hits you: This is Ransomware! Oh no, you've been exposed to data loss!
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Most small business owners try to keep their work internal, hiring new employees or utilizing existing ones to fill specialized positions, such as IT computer, help desk or systems administration support, rather than outsourcing the work. This approach may seem advantageous at first, since it allows companies to keep tight control over their work, and in some cases, it keeps costs minimal. But internalizing all of your company’s IT infrastructure, systems and processes doesn’t always pay off.
FBI Warns: Business Email Scams Are Out There
The FBI has issued alerts to all businesses about the spread of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. According to the FBI these scams have grown by more than 270% since the beginning of last year. At their last reporting more than 7,000 businesses have lost more than $1.2 billion in the last 2 years.
With Valentine's Day coming up right after the Super Bowl, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for all those clients that support our business. In addition, I wanted to make some quick announcements about this year's philosophy as one of the region's most well-established MSPs.
There is so much to be grateful for each year: our family, our co-workers, the clients who allow us to serve them, the fantastic country we live in- no matter how screwed up it seems at times; our military and police who keep us safe, the teachers who teach our children - and the ministers who feed our spirit.
Take heart Star Wars fans, scientists have proven that lightsaber weapons are theoretically possible. The weapons have been used to devastating effect by the likes of Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader. Perhaps one day they can also be wielded by your friendly IT service professional, to help defend against Trade Federation loving Cryptolocker viruses or Sith Serving Identity Hackers!