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Social engineering is big business. What is it? Figuring out who you are and then using that information to make money off of it.

People list password challenge and identity verification publicly on their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages and feeds without giving it a second thought.

What the heck in an AUP? and Why do you want it?

With so many access points, from cell phones to laptop and home computers, how can anyone hope to keep their network safe from hackers, viruses, and other unintentional security breaches? The answer is not "one thing" but a series of things you have to implement and constantly be vigilant about, such as installing and constantly updating your firewall, antivirus, spam-filtering software, and backups.

3 Essential Rules For All Cloud Applications

If you're using cloud applications while your employees are working from home, you are justified to be concerned about data privacy and security. The company hosting your data is ultimately responsible for keeping hackers out of THEIR network, but most cloud breaches are due to USER ERROR.

Here are a few things you can easily do to improve security in the cloud:

Maintain a STRONG password of at least eight (8) characters with both upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

Don’t Forget About This Danger

The greatest threats to your company and its data come from hackers and cybercriminals. It's just as important, however, to ensure the physical security of your devices while working from home.

Implement there recommendations:

Shut down your device and store it in a secure place before leaving your home for any reason.

You’ve been HACKED! What’s the first thing you should do?

No matter how diligent you are about security, there’s always a chance you can get hacked. That’s why you need to put a plan in place NOW to protect yourself and your CLIENTS, so damage is minimized. But what should you do if you find out you’ve been hacked?

First, contact your IT department (us) IMMEDIATELY. The faster we can address the attack – and determine the extent of the data, applications, and machines compromised – the better your chances are of preventing much bigger problems.

A Special Message About Your Bay Area Network Security Scan

As a local business, we know you have your hands full right now – probably more than ever before. It should not be your job to think about the tech security on top of it all. (That’s a full time job alone!) We are here for you, and that’s why we want to give you a FREE Network Security Scan (value $197).

We also want to give you FREE labor to upgrade your firewall (value $1997) and FREE labor to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (value $497), but we can talk about that in person after your scan.