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Some Hackers Promote Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Consulting Group

Some Hackers Promote Cybersecurity, Says Phoenix IT Security Consulting Group

Most people have acquired much of their familiarity with what a hacker is through the mixed representation seen in pop culture today… but does this impression match up to a hacker in real life? Popular entertainment unfortunately doesn’t differentiate between different hacker types and their motivations very well, so that’s what we’ll handle here.

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Taking a Look at the Future of Cybersecurity with Phoenix IT Security Consulting Firm

Taking a Look at the Future of Cybersecurity with Phoenix IT Security Consulting Firm

How concerned are you with your business' cybersecurity? When you envision your business in the future, do you see yourself constantly fighting cyberattacks, or paying ransom? Hopefully not, but what if cybersecurity turns into one of the most difficult parts to maintaining a steady business? Today, we will look into the future and hypothesize what your business may need to do to defend against cybercriminals. As a Phoenix IT security consulting firm, we see day-to-day the effect that cyberattacks can have on a business -- usually froms calls from business who have been attacked and need to secure their data ASAP! 

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Cybersecurity Throughout History: A Perspective from aPhoenix IT Services Company

Cybersecurity Throughout History: A Perspective from aPhoenix IT Services Company

The way a business approaches its network security is a crucial consideration - especially to a business that is planning to have a future. This has contributed to cybersecurity becoming a multi-hundred-billion-dollar (per year) industry. In its short history, cybersecurity has had a huge impact on businesses, so we felt it would be useful to go through some of the highlights of its deployment. Here are some things you should know about IT security from Phoenix IT services company, MyTek.

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IT Security & Passwords: Can Apps Provide Secure Password Management?

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Do you use different passwords on every account you’ve created? Are these passwords sufficiently complex? Chances are at some point you have used a repeating password. Remembering 35 different logins for 35 different applications is hard enough, so it’s not surprising that the majority of people will use the same password for many applications. Bad password practices are all too common. So, how can you fix this for greater IT Security?

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Hacking Doesn’t Take a Computer Science Degree -- IT Security More Critical Than Ever

Hacking Doesn’t Take a Computer Science Degree -- IT Security More Critical Than Ever

There’s a reason that cybercrime is so popular: it is no longer reserved for those with extensive programming knowledge to profit from. Now, according to a report by Deloitte entitled Black Market Ecosystem: Estimating the Cost of “Pwnership”, there is a complete economy built around easily accessible hacking tools that don’t require specialized knowledge to leverage. The concept of having strong IT security has taken on a whole new meaning! 

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Are You Ready for a Ransomware Resurgence and Is Your IT Security in Place?

Are You Ready for a Ransomware Resurgence and Is Your IT Security in Place?

Ransomware attacks grew less common in both 2018 and thus far in 2019 when compared to 2017. Unfortunately, recent events have made it more likely that this trend will reverse in the near future. Why is that? Simple: some municipalities have set a precedent of paying up.

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IT Services Firm MyTek Says Secure Businesses Go Beyond the Firewall for Optimal IT Security

IT Services Firm MyTek Says Secure Businesses Go Beyond the Firewall for Optimal IT Security

Some terms are thrown around like everyone knows what they are. This is especially the case with IT and technology solutions. Perhaps it’s a result of them being around for quite some time in professional environments, but it doesn’t help those who are unfamiliar with the technology. One term that we should all understand is “firewall,” as it’s omnipresent in the business sector, but it’s far from the only security solution you’ll need to guarantee safety.

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IT Security Services Firm MyTek Says Your Business Needs to Prioritize Network IT Security

IT Security Services Firm MyTek Says Your Business Needs to Prioritize Network IT Security

There is one constant in the business environment, and it’s that your organization will be placed in a constant state of being at risk the second you start to make a name for yourself. What a lot of organizations don’t understand is that it doesn’t matter how high or low-profile a business is, there will always be data on a network infrastructure that is valuable to hackers and is targeted by threats.

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Business IT Firm MyTek: SMBs Are Never Too Small for Hackers

Business IT Firm MyTek: SMBs Are Never Too Small for Hackers

Small businesses often fall into the trap of thinking that they are too small to be attacked. This misconception could ultimately cost your business too much. The fact of the matter is that all businesses have data that is worth something to hackers, and business IT firm MyTek is here to prove it to you and offer a solution to this dilemma.

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Phoenix IT Firm MyTek Says Monitoring Your Whole Business is Smart

Phoenix IT Firm MyTek Says Monitoring Your Whole Business is Smart

Managing a business requires a lot of monitoring, and with enough of it, you might be able to enhance productivity through proactive maintenance and management. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that organizations commonly deal with in regard to management and monitoring.

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Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek Says Network Security a Challenge for Colleges and Universities

Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek Says Network Security a Challenge for Colleges and Universities

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?

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Phoenix Tech Firm MyTek Warns Social Media Can Cause Security Concerns

Phoenix Tech Firm MyTek Warns Social Media Can Cause Security Concerns

Social media is a great tool that your business can use to communicate with clients and prospective customers, but in an age where you can expect your employees to have their own accounts, it can be devastating to overlook the security issues associated with it. Today, Phoenix tech services firm MyTek shares how you can protect your organization from its employees’ social media use.

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Phoenix IT Security for Contemporary Cyber Threats

Phoenix IT Security for Contemporary Cyber Threats

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.

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Phoenix IT Security Tips to Protect Business Data and Systems

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No Phoenix business can be successful if it’s constantly suffering from data breaches.  Smart businesses should take measures to mitigate the issues caused by these security threats before they present themselves.  MyTek, a leading Phoenix IT company, offers recommendations below for four of the biggest security issues your business could without a proactive plan to reduce vulnerability.

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Does Your Company Use Antivirus Software?

Does Your Company Use Antivirus Software?

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.

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Securing Your Email is Crucial for Your Overall Security

Securing Your Email is Crucial for Your Overall Security

Email security has suffered in the past several years due to the commoditization of basic email security services. If every spam solution is the same, then they can be changed out to just about any other solution out there, removing quality and replacing it with quantity. We have seen this trend take antivirus--the fact that free antivirus exists and many people prefer it over some paid solutions is a testament to this--but will spam protection move in the same direction?

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IoT Connected Devices Are a Phoenix IT Security Risk

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Do you know what devices are connected to your network?

 

The Internet of things (IoT) can be described simply as devices that have connectivity to the Internet, and thus to a computing network. In Arizona, more and more companies, as well as home-owners, are buying monitoring products that connect to the web. Often those products are connected to networks without the support of a vigilant Phoenix network administrator. These connections to Wi-Fi could unintentionally be putting networks at risk of malicious imposters.

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Help! My Staff Hates My Company’s IT!

Help! My Staff Hates My Company’s IT!

Fellow business owners, do you ever feel like you need to walk around on eggshells when it comes time to implement a new process or policy with your employees? Does it seem like your staff fights back tooth and nail when there is any technology change or IT restriction? You aren’t alone.

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Mobile Device Management Builds Mobile Reliability

Mobile Device Management Builds Mobile Reliability

Even if you try to ban them in the office, it’s inevitable that your employees will bring their mobile devices to the workplace anyway. Instead of worrying about them wasting away the day, why not try to turn the devices to your advantage? There are more tools out there than ever before to not only add smartphones to your workflows, but to make them profitable and valuable for your organization.

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4 Internal Threats Every Business Owner Should Understand

4 Internal Threats Every Business Owner Should Understand

In light of all the data leaks and vulnerabilities that have been brought to light over the past few years, network security has to be a priority for every business. One problem many organizations have is that while they are protecting their network and infrastructure from threats outside their company, the real threats are actually coming from inside. Today, we’ll look at four ways threats can cause havoc from inside your organization.

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