Security is the number two priority for small business IT. Why is security the second most important thing for small business IT? Because without proper security, your network and your data are at risk. And the scariest thing about not having good security is that you might not even know that your network and data […]
News sites like Bloomberg, Fox News, Gizmodo, and ARS Technica are reporting that the iPhone 7 is not as fast as it should be on Verizon. Claims are being made that Apple is purposefully limiting the speed on Verizon to match the speed of the device on other carriers such as AT&T. Others are claiming that […]
Data loss prevention is the number one priority for small business IT. What is “data loss prevention” and why is it so important? Data loss prevention is the tools, technologies, and processes that you use to make sure that your business never loses any data it doesn’t want to. Data loss does not just refer […]
If you find your life full of drama, check the decisions you’re making.
Drama is usually the result of bad decisions made in the past.
– Weston Henry
I believe small businesses should have a plan for their IT. There will be differences between businesses for obvious reasons, but in large part there are some common key elements that make up a good IT plan for all small businesses. Here are the basics that a small business should have as part of their […]
A major Internet attack today (2016-10-21) affected popular Internet sites like Amazon, Netflix, Twitter, and more. The attack was a “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attack, where a large number of devices, typically a botnet, are used to flood the targets with Internet traffic. The flood of traffic overwhelms the capacity of the targets and […]
Digital Trends has an article about a recent security breach that resulted in the loss of 58 million personal records. As if that’s not bad enough, the article claims nearly 3,000 reported security breaches so far in 2016 of 2.2 billion records. Those numbers are astronomical! And what’s more, it specifically says, “publicly disclosed” attacks. […]
This is another common IT myth. I’ve heard it many times, “I have an IT person, he’s got everything under control.” But think about that for a minute. In other complex industries like law or medicine. In those industries, there are generalists and specialists. Why? Because lawyers and doctors understand that they can’t possibly be […]
Previously, I posted about Internet devices like security cameras and DVRs being hacked to form a botnet army that was then used to launch attacks against other targets. [Internet Devices Get Hacked Too] I wanted to draw a link from this fact (that Internet devices of all kinds are susceptible to attack) to an earlier […]
In a Wall Street Journal article from Sep 30, 2016, author Drew Fitzgerald writes about recent attacks that were carried out by a botnet “army” against multiple targets including at least one each in the US and France. According to the article, as many as 1 million devices may have participated in the attack. The […]