Category Archives: Network Security

Scary Stories from IT Security

Scary Stories in IT Security This week I had a speaking event where I talked about the basics of IT security in front of about 70 business owners and executives.  I shared a bunch of real life stories I’ve heard over my 10 years working in the managed services industry.  I realized as I started […]

How to Spot a Phishing Attack

How to Spot a Phishing Attack

How to Spot a Phishing Attack I got phishing emails from 2 different folks that I’d never met today.  It made me more aware than ever of how real this threat is, and how a little education can go a long way in protecting our personal information and data.  Here are some quick tips to […]

Secure Data Disposal

Secure Data Disposal An Ugly Story One of our technicians here at i.t.NOW was recently at a Thrift Store.  He noticed some computers in their electronics section and naturally gravitated towards them.  Curiosity impelled him to turn the machine on, and he was surprised when he did. The machine was still attached to the domain […]

Cyber Security Tips

Cyber Security Tips

Cyber Security Tips for the Average Business The threat of cyber crime is real for every business with an internet-facing device (which is pretty much everyone). And with businesses like Yahoo suffering massive data breaches, it’s more important than ever to protect information from intrusion and attack. Here are some ideas on how you can […]

The Weakest Links in Network Security

Weakest links in Network Security

The Weakest Links in Network Security Cyber security training and quality backups can save your business from costly security breaches and ransomware attacks.  User training is the most basic form of network security, and is often completely overlooked.  Having a solid backup of your business data is critical. The threat to businesses is real.  According […]

Computer Security | 3 Questions to ask your IT guy | Network Security

Computer Security

Computer Security : 3 Network Security Questions you should ask your IT guy right now There’s a lot to think about as a business owner or executive.  If network security isn’t on your mind, it should be.  The first half of 2017 has seen a 223% increase in cyber-attacks over 2016 per a recent report […]

How to Protect from Ransomware | WannaCry | IT Security

Ransomware

How to protect from Ransomware Right on the heels of President Trumps executive order to improve the state of Cyber Security in the US the entire world is being hammered by one of the largest ransomware attacks in history.  The new ransomware Wannacry has run rampant across the globe infecting more than 200,000 computers in […]