Millions of students--approximately 16 million--call colleges or universities their home for at least a portion of the calendar year. They are educated by another 1.5 million or so faculty, staff, and other employees. Most of these institutions of higher education understand the challenges presented by maintaining networks, particularly the ones that students connect countless devices to. With all this in mind, can a college campus’ network truly be secure, or is it a fool’s errand?
Cybersecurity is a critical part of managing any business. This is especially true nowadays when there are countless individuals and organizations formed specifically to steal credentials and sensitive information from your organization. Today we will discuss Phoenix IT security, and ways your business can reinforce proper cybersecurity practices.
What would you do if you sat down at your desk one morning, coffee still kicking in, to discover a pop-up message on your computer announcing that Microsoft has detected a fatal issue with your workstation, and if they aren’t allowed to remote in and fix it, the entire network could be at risk? Would you be able to, in the heat of the moment, recognize it for the scam that it is and disregard it? Tech support scams are only too common, as blending phishing with social engineering has proven to be an effective means of scamming users.
Phoenix IT Services and Support that Companies of All Sizes SHOULDN'T Be Without
Arizona small businesses need to protect themselves in the modern threat climate. This fact can’t be negotiated, but many organizations have found themselves attempting to get by without protecting their assets or network infrastructure with a critical business software: antivirus software. Failing to implement security standards for your business could put its future at risk.
Insiders, Whether Negligent, Accidental or Malicious Can Hurt Your Company
More companies than ever are becoming aware of the risk that insiders pose to a company’s data security. According to recent research, 58% of all security incidents come from within organizations. Arizona companies often experience data breaches from insiders, whether negligent, accidental or malicious. In some cases, employees have no idea that they are opening the door for today’s hackers with their actions.
As technology has evolved, so have our capabilities of using it. While this has led to great improvements in how we can live our lives, it has also made it much easier for us to torment and harass one another. This is a huge problem, and growing, so it is important to know how to take a stand against it - both at home, and in the workplace.
It’s easy to dismiss network security if you run a Phoenix small business that seemingly isn’t a target of malicious attacks. Unfortunately, this lack of concern can put your organization at risk, as even a simple security issue could be enough to expose your company to dangerous entities. In fact, not securing your organization from hackers is one of the greatest risks you expose your small business to. Without highly skilled Phoenix business IT support to secure your valuable data, the success of your business could be at risk. Consider Equifax, and how their lack of concern created one of the most infamous security failings in history stems.
Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon. For the past 40+ years audiences from all around the world have become enthralled with the characters, the story, and the technology that existed a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Who knew that it was also a wonderful lesson in modern IT security? Or that if Han Solo had exercised the wisdom of Obi Wan, they would have reached out immediately for IT solutions. In Phoenix IT solutions are provided to small businesses who have the wisdom to know how invaluable their data and systems are. For today’s blog, we look at three situations that happened in Star Wars: A New Hope; and, how, if proper IT strategies were put in place, the Empire would have been able to protect its greatest asset.
Security is a part of business that is constantly changing and evolving. What worked ten years, five years, or even two years ago may not be relevant in today’s security environment. What are some of the major changes that your company can expect to see in the coming years? We’ll walk you through some of the ways that security will be changing in the foreseeable future, and what you can do about it.
This Christmas, technology is everywhere. Traditionally, the holidays were a time when things slowed down for businesses and people spent time with their families and put their work on the back burner. Those days are over. Today’s professional is lucky to get a day off for Christmas; and, because of the way business works today, may be asked to do more than ever around the holidays.