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.

Improve Your Password Strategy

When in worldwide crisis like a pandemic or large-scale natural disasters, your passwords could mean the difference between spending your time re-learning how to grow your business and trying to recoup finances and private data that’s been hacked.

Don’t Just Close Your Browser!

When online accessing a banking site or any other application containing sensitive data, make sure you log out of the site and THEN close your browser. If you simply close your browser, some of the session information that a hacker can use to gain entry is still running in the background.

Set Up Bank Alerts On Your Bay Area Business – NOW!

Here’s a tip that just might save your bacon: Set up withdrawal alerts on your bank accounts. Many banks will send you an e-mail alert whenever money is withdrawn from your account via check, debit card or transfer. Setting up those alerts will allow you to spot and report fraudulent activity BEFORE the money has already been siphoned into a cybercriminal’s hands.

REMOVE these from your laptop, tablet or smartphone

Like it or not, device manufacturers LOVE to stuff your brand-new PC, tablet or phone full of “free” applications (they get paid to do it, so you’ve got a slim chance of getting one without a side of spamware). But clutter is the enemy of a speedy PC, and outdated apps are a breeding ground for hackers; so if you’re not using a particular software on a regular basis, it’s best to REMOVE it completely.

If You Installed It, You Must Update It!

There are thousands of hackers who get up every morning with ONE goal in mind: to find a new vulnerability in a commonly installed software (like Adobe, Flash, or QuickTime) to access your computer. That’s why these companies frequently issue patches and updates for KNOWN security bugs; and once a KNOWN vulnerability is announced via a patch, hackers get to work like crazy trying to figure out how to use the vulnerability and access those users who are lazy about installing updates.