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IT Security for Small Businesses – A Complete Guide

IT Security for Small Business – A Complete Guide

The news is full of the latest companies that have suffered security breaches. These headlines focus on large corporations because the big numbers involved make the attack more impressive. This gives many small business owners a false sense of security -an illusion that there is security through obscurity. There is an idea that a “small […]

What are IT Services? 12 Demonstrated Ways IT Support Can Benefit Your Business

IT Services - A Complete Guide

Gartner defines IT services like this:  “IT services refers to the application of business and technical expertise to enable organizations in the creation, management, and optimization of or access to information and business processes.” Essentially, it’s the labor and expertise that makes technology run. For most SMBs it doesn’t make sense financially to hire full […]

Inertia and Technical Debt in IT

In a discovery meeting with a potential client this week we discussed a long list of challenges they have with their current IT provider.  Really long.  They have been with them for over 7 years.  Then he raised an interesting objection.  He said, “I just don’t want to leave one set of problems for another […]

How to pick the right Co-Managed IT Provider

In the past, businesses either had an internal IT person/team or they worked with an outsourced IT company that provided Break/Fix or Managed IT Services. As the model has developed, businesses are finding it advantageous to have a combination of in-house and outsourced IT. For instance, they may not have the budget or need for […]

A Complete Guide to Co-Managed IT Support

Co-managed IT support has been gaining popularity with business owners and executives because it offers flexible, simple solutions to complex IT problems. It also allows them to maximize the efficiency of their IT team and save on labor costs. In this guide, we’ll take a deeper dive into what co-managed IT support is, potential use […]

Why are business leaders choosing Co-Managed IT?

There is a shift happening in the marketplace where businesses are increasingly choosing to outsource specific roles to Managed Service Providers. There is a realization that it is not effective for larger entities to outsource all IT roles. After 100+ endpoints, it’s important to have an internal IT manager or team. However, the IT budget […]

Security Alert: Growing Threats

Growing Threats

i.t.NOW works hard to protect our clients’ networks from security threats and ensure their safety and operability.  In those efforts we frequently see what growing threats there are in the wild.  Two that we particularly wanted to make our clients aware of are Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, and Ransomware. Neither one of these attacks […]

Hackers Using Evolving Attacks To Defeat MFA

Hackers Using Attacks To Defeat MFA

Multifactor Authentication has become a part of our modern world.  Its an essential part of a network security plan.  However, hackers are using evolving attacks to defeat MFA.  Let’s look at some of those attacks and see what can be done to protect against them. What is Multifactor Authentication? “Deploying MFA means you require more […]

The HOW and WHY of Cybersecurity Endpoint Attacks:  Why do they happen?

They how and why of cybersecurity are numerous and varied.  Here we’ll discuss endpoint attacks specifically, and some of the more common attack vectors.  We’ll also touch on a few primary ways to prevent these breaches, and why business owners should care. How are they getting in?  Here are several common attack types User Initiated […]

Email Threats

Animated envelope with bug virus inside

In a recent conversation with a business owner, they disclosed that they were going through a BEC (Business Email Compromise) attack on their network.  There are a lot of email threats out there, but this attack was worse than most.  The attackers gained access to their email, monitored activity to see who they corresponded with […]

Three Important Cybersecurity Considerations

Cyber Security

Most organizations make cybersecurity overly complicated because “you should do it either way.” This is not a valid argument. Business owners have tons of “have to” being thrown at them every day. It’s extremely difficult to cut through the fluff and identify what is critical and what is just nice to have. We take the […]

Creating the Perfect Remote Workspace

Home Office

Many companies have gravitated towards allowing a hybrid or fully remote work schedule for their employees. While the popularity of this model is rising, working remotely is still new to a lot of people, so it may take time to adjust. One of the biggest challenges to working remotely is creating a home office setup […]