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How One Knoxville Firm Has Been Remote for 8 years, and You Can Too!

 As a worldwide pandemic, COVID-19 has created a wild race for many businesses to deploy a remote workforce. Thankfully, most of our customers were positioned to transition to working remotely quickly, and we've been able to focus on guiding our clients through the technology and security of a remote work model.  While technology is undeniably a critical, and large, piece of this deployment, we also understand that the cultural piece is even more important [...]

March 27th, 2020|Categories: Cyber Secure, Remote Workforce, Remote Workplace|Tags: , , , |

Are You Actively Protecting Your Security as Businesses are Deploying Remote Workforce?

Are you actively protecting your business’ security during the global outbreak of the Coronavirus? The media continues to be filled with necessary precautions and tips to protect our medical health during this time. While The IT Company believes your health is a number one priority, we as a community must not be naïve to the [...]

Lunch & Learn Recap: Are you prepared? Understanding Cyber Threats and Risks to Your Business

Are you aware on the potential harm cyber threats can have on your business? Do you know how to  actively protect your business against these threats? Are your employees trained in recognizing threats and engineered tactics? Do you know what to do if your business falls victim to a cyber attack? These are the kind [...]

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Cyber Secure, Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, Phishing, Privacy|Tags: , , |

#1 Reason Users Shouldn’t Give Admin Rights to a Machine

If you are a Windows user,  your security has been put at high risk this past week. Forbes released an online article confirming the NSA curveball crypto vulnerability earlier this week, and followed up by confirming an even larger security concern of a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited. There has not yet been a fix [...]

January 21st, 2020|Categories: Alert, Cyber Secure, Malware, Microsoft|Tags: , , |

New Year, New Methods to Attack Office 365

2020 has just begun, and hackers are already off to a strong start. These criminals are bringing new attacks into the new year. If you are and Office 365 user, this information is critical for you to read. In 2019 and previous years, hackers targeted users often by working to steal your credentials, such as [...]

January 14th, 2020|Categories: Access, Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, Office 365, Phishing|Tags: , |

ALERT- Potential for Iranian Cyber Response to U.S. Military Strike in Baghdad

The current tension between Iran and the United States is raising concern in many areas of our country’s security. But due to Iran’s history of using cyber offensive activity, our cybersecurity is a huge concern of target.   In similarity to all cyber criminals, Iranian cyber threat actors are continually improving their cyber attacking capabilities. Iran [...]

January 10th, 2020|Categories: Cyberattack, Cybersecurity|

#1 Way Passwords Can Fail You

How often do you change your passwords? How often do you reuse old passwords? Do you use the same password amongst multiple different platforms? The number 1 way passwords are failing to protect you is when users are reusing passwords, leading to weak security for their accounts. If you keep up with The IT Company’s [...]

December 17th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Password Security|Tags: , , , |

#1 Frustration About IT- and How Our Service Coordinator Works to Resolve It

Picture this- you walk into work on a Monday morning and start getting settled for the week. You go to log into your computer and your password needs to be reset. You call your IT guy- voicemail. After waiting an hour with no response, you call again- voicemail. You try again for a third time, [...]

December 10th, 2019|Categories: Employee Interview, IT provider, Partner, People|Tags: , , |

SMBs are Officially a Top Target For Cyber Attacks

For some time there have been many misconceptions and controversies regarding the risk small and mid-sized businesses are at for cyber attacks. SMBs have often theorized that they are at less risk of falling victim to attacks than large businesses due to being less “in the spotlight," containing a smaller amount of content and data, [...]

Top 10 Tips to Avoid Cyber Attacks This Black Friday Weekend

Are you planning to get some of your holiday shopping done online this year? If so, you are amongst 75% of Americans who will complete at least half of their holiday shopping online. If you’re planning to get your online shopping done over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, read this important information to [...]

November 26th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Cybersecurity, People|Tags: , |