Last week we were on The Big 550 KTRS to talk about the importance of firewalls. No, we weren't talking about the buffer between yourself and your car engine like Guy Phillips thought! We wanted to talk about the real deal that will help to keep you safe online. So what all did our IT expert, Randy Moore, have to say for Tech Talk? We've got the scoop about firewalls and what you need to know about them.
Unless you were living under a rock last week, you've heard about the Royal Wedding. Before we went on the air for Tech Talk, Guy Phillips and his co-host were using a royal family name generator they found on social media. When our IT expert, Rion Kolosieke, heard about this he took a quick detour from our topic of backup and disaster recovery to talk about the risks with social media games and quizzes.
In my two previous posts, I've talked about email safety and the importance of educating your end users. The goal being that your employees become critical consumers of information and data on the internet. As I mentioned before, one of the most important investments that you can make towards the security of your business is to educate your employees about email safety and best overall practices. So, what is the next smartest thing business owners can do to securely manage their IT assets?
I started with SumnerOne in 2006. It was a different world of technology at that time. The technology advances that we had were moving into affordable color copying in an office. Its crazy to think that at that time, a color print cost $.15 and black and white prints were $.013. And that was considered a bargain! Since then, the world of office technology has moved past printers and copiers and further into the realm of the digital age. In my experience, I can tell you that one thing is certain: technology is constantly changing and if you want to stay relevant, you better be changing with technology. I can assure you that if my sole expertise was telling you what printer fit your business, I'd have a lot of spare time on my hands. So how has SumnerOne evolved into more than just a printer and copier dealer? Let me tell you how we've done it:
Last week on Tech Talk, our expert Steve Heinle, went into detail about the importance of password management. Steve even gave a few suggestions on free websites people can use to manage their multiple passwords. Let’s be honest, we’re all guilty of having to use that “Forgot Password” option
The vast majority of people could not ever imagine taking anything from a non-profit organization. Our minds typically drift to seeing what we can do for others when it comes to thinking about helping a non-profit group. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks that way. Cyber criminals view these organizations as a target. Unsure why non-profits are hot targets for these criminals? Here’s why:
Thinking you’re not at risk because you’re a small company is, unfortunately, a thought you can’t afford to have – 61% of all cyber-attacks target small businesses! They want your personal information, your keystrokes, your employee records, and more. Don’t give them the opportunity.