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#1 Password Defense Against Cybercriminals

In a world where the secret network is vastly and rapidly growing, what is your top password defense against cybercriminals? It may sound simple, but there is extreme power and control and in the simplicity of password safety. One of user’s top means of protection is in frequently changing their passwords and using different passwords [...]

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Cyberattack, Data Breach, Privacy, Security|Tags: , |

5 Ways We Help Our Customers Be More Profitable

Commercial businesses usually exist for one reason, to make a profit for the shareholders - that's the goal as outlined in Eli Goldratt's book "The Goal" - profit. While we may be solving a specific problem, and we may be very passionate about our business and solving that problem, in the end, turning a profit is the goal. That goal achieved as a [...]

August 13th, 2019|Categories: People, Privacy, Security, Technology|

3 Reasons We Don’t Hire Entry Level Engineers

There’s a little secret in the Managed IT space that most providers don’t want you to know; the way they create success for themselves is by hiring entry level people to take the front line issues, which in turn, saves them money by not having to pay them as high of a salary as they would [...]

August 6th, 2019|Categories: IT provider, Security, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Financial Industry- Higher Risks of Cyberattacks!

IT companies are constantly emphasizing the importance of security awareness due to its high value for your company’s security. Are you in the financial industry? We have some critical information pertaining to your security being at risk! KnowBe4- the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform dedicated to helping you manage the problem [...]

July 9th, 2019|Categories: Security, Security Awareness Training|Tags: , , |

The Difference of Having a Compliance Manager

At The IT Company, we have many customers in the medical field, so we have some first-hand knowledge of the complexity of healthcare compliance.  In our many years of experience, we have seen how much time, dedication and consistency is involved in keeping up with compliance regulations. We spoke with our customer Baptist Eye Surgeons [...]

June 25th, 2019|Categories: Customer Interview, HIPAA, Security|Tags: , , |

Do Software Packages Install Services Without You Knowing?

CIS Control 9 is up next! CIS Control 9 is titled as the Limitation and Control of Network Ports, Protocols and Services. Center for Internet Security defines this fundamental control as “manage (track/control/correct) the ongoing operational use of ports, protocols and services on networked devices in order to minimize windows of vulnerability available to attackers.” [...]

May 28th, 2019|Categories: CIS Controls, Security|Tags: , , |

CIS Control 7

The IT Company has walked you through CIS Controls 1 through 6. Today, we have chosen to narrow in on Control 7- Email and Web Browser Protections.  CIS Control 7 focuses on the vulnerability of email clients and web browsers due to the amount of end-user interaction.  Organizations should ensure they are running fully supported and [...]

April 16th, 2019|Categories: CIS Controls, Security|Tags: , , , , |

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on One Person to Manage I.T.

At The IT Company we believe it is important not to solely rely on one individual IT person. We find it important that more than one person has access to the tools and credentials that secure your company. Or if the best option for your company isto have only one person with credentials to high [...]

April 9th, 2019|Categories: Partner, Privacy, Security, Small Businesses|Tags: , , |

Google Play Store’s Malware

As we always do here at The IT Company, we want you to be secure.  This means both providing you with specific actions you can take to secure your IT environment (at home and at work), and providing you with interesting information regarding security exposures and risks. In order to stay up to date and constantly [...]

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Malware, Security|Tags: , , |

Improve Your Router Security

In a recent post by USA Today, they discussed things users need to know about router security in order to help protect themselves against getting hacked by cybercriminals. The IT Company believes that this information is so critical, we chose to highlight it in this week’s blog. The vast majority of people are not familiar with [...]

March 26th, 2019|Categories: Router, Security|Tags: , , , |