Category Archives: Network Security

Kaizen and Network Security

Our founder Phil Robinson loves improving processes.  He talks frequently about Kaizen, which is a Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement”.  The idea is that as an organization i.t.NOW is continually working to refine its processes to improve the value and experience we deliver to our clients. We also have a […]

10 Network Security Basics for Your Small Business

Most small businesses have limited time and resources they can spend on network security.  That’s just the reality of the situation.  When consulting with small business owners, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “What are the most important things I can do for my network security?”  The implication behind this question […]

Do Not Use These Passwords!

Do Not Use These Passwords! If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that 2020 has been a dumpster fire.  The only thing that would make it worse is if someone hacked your password and stole your data.  We’re here for you.  I present a list of the 100 worst passwords […]

How to Prevent Ransomware

How to Prevent Ransomware This title may be a misnomer.  If anyone tells you, “I can 100% protect you against ransomware” don’t believe them.  It’s honestly kind of like COVID-19.  All the protections in the world and you may still get it somehow.  There are definitely things businesses can do reduce their risk.  So here […]

Mid-Year Security Update

Mid-Year Security Update: Hackers pivot efforts to most profitable attacks, COVID Exploits on the rise Let’s face it.  2020 isn’t going to be remembered as anyone’s favorite year.  There has been a TON of bad news and it doesn’t stop coming.  Reading the latest security reports gave me a glimmer of hope for a few […]

Working Remotely? Here Are Cybersecurity Basics You Need to Know

Working Remotely? Here Are Cybersecurity Basics You Need to Know Working remotely has become standard in today’s digital world, even prior to the global health crisis forcing us all to stay at home. Although there are definitely tons of perks to working remotely, one huge drawback is that you don’t have physical access to IT […]

Firewall Basics

Firewall Basics One of the most important parts of a network security plan is a good business class firewall. However, it’s become apparent through conversations had over my career that most folks don’t know what a firewall is, or why it’s important. The goal today is to explain in simple terms the basics of what […]

Zoom Security Concerns

Zoom Security Concerns Businesses around the US have sent employees home to work following COVID-19 shelter in place orders.  This has caused a huge influx of users to video conferencing applications like Zoom.  However, security of these products is always a concern, and Zooms complete lack of security is apparent in recent media coverage. Frankly, […]

Social Media Engineering

Social Media Engineering – Why You Should Think Twice Before Taking that “Harmless Quiz” Most of us are working from home right now.  Maybe we have a little more time on our hands than usual.  It’s even possible that we spend more time than we used to on social media trying to keep up with […]