Malware 101

In our previous post we discussed the Russian malware known as VPNFilter.  In this post we figured we should pull back a little and give you a rundown on malware in general.  You’ve probably heard lots of terms associated with malware – viruses, rootkits, Trojans, etc, – but maybe you don’t understand how they’re related.  We’ll try to clear that up.

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Russian Malware and Protecting Your Business

Hello Internet! We’re reopening our blog, and we figured a good place to start would be a discussion of a current event. In this post we’ll be discussing why the FBI has asked people to reboot their routers. The reason? A bit of Russian malware called VPNFilter.

Russian Hackers
Russian Hackers

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5 Ways a VoIP System Can Immediately Help Streamline Your Business

Even with the remarkable benefits of VoIP systems, there are still a large number of businesses that are using landline phones. The modern world of internet and high-speed data has made a significant difference for businesses, especially when it comes to modern communication. Cloud hosted systems, or VoIP services are the most common choices, for businesses that are shifting from regular landlines. If you’re still unsure about the possible ways a VoIP can help your business, here are 5 ways it can immediately help streamline your business: Continue reading “5 Ways a VoIP System Can Immediately Help Streamline Your Business”

Business Security and Your Anti-Virus Software

When you’re the owner of a business, one of the most important aspects is making sure that the workplace is secure. Not only is it important that you educate your employees on the dangers of cyberspace, for example, but you need to be sure you’re doing your part as well. Don’t share you password(s) with anyone, and always make sure to keep them updated. With that said, do you have anti-virus software installed as well? It’s one of the most efficient ways to protect a business.  Here are some important tips to consider when using it. Continue reading “Business Security and Your Anti-Virus Software”

Advantages of Working with a Local VoIP Provider

Small businesses and large businesses alike are increasingly acquiring VoIP services, which have not only helped streamlined business services, but also ensured greater client satisfaction as well. There are lots of local VoIP providers nowadays offering businesses with the chance to acquire their services and take advantage of the many benefits it offers. What are the advantages of working with a local VoIP service provider you ask? Continue reading “Advantages of Working with a Local VoIP Provider”

How to Spice up your Company Voicemail Greetings

Your company voicemail greetings are very important, since it says a lot about your business to your clients and customers. Everyone hates generic recorded voicemail greetings, whether they are on your home phone or business phone. This is why it is important that you personalize your company’s voicemail greetings, and most VoIP solutions that let you do that.

If you’re not in your office, you can leave a voicemail greeting, to act as your first line of communication with clients or potential clients. Adding your own personality in the greeting, will ensure that you standout to your client, but make sure that it is still professional. So here is how you can spice up your company’s voicemail greetings: Continue reading “How to Spice up your Company Voicemail Greetings”

Questions to ask when hiring an IT support company

Without a doubt, security should be a major concern for all businesses, no matter the size. Nowadays, cyber criminals are targeting small businesses just as often as they do large businesses. If you’re interested in hiring an IT support company for business security, here are a few questions you should ask during the interview process. Continue reading “Questions to ask when hiring an IT support company”

Securing Wireless Networks

Undoubtedly, Wi-Fi has made it very easy for organizations to connect to the Internet from a number of devices, such as desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. While Wi-Fi networks are certainly more convenient than wired networks, Wi-Fi networks do pose a greater security risk. Here are a few tips that will help you secure your organization’s Wi-Fi networks. Continue reading “Securing Wireless Networks”

Protecting Small Business Phone Systems

NY Times article noted, that in 2013 small business lost $5 billion in fraudulent phone charges. That number is up $1 billion from 2011, according to the Communications Fraud Control Association.

Digital phone hacking has been going on for years, and the internet has made it easier for hackers to break into on-premise small business phone systems. In one such scam, hackers leased premium rate 900 numbers, the ones that charge in excess of $1 per minute. High-speed computers, making hundreds of calls every minute, in a matter of a few days, can swindle a couple hundred thousand dollars from any one business. The payout for the lessee can soar as high as 24 cents for every minute spent on the phone. Continue reading “Protecting Small Business Phone Systems”

How a VPN can add to your business security

Being able to work from home is a wonderful benefit for employees and can keep them productive while reducing their stress.  It can also be a data security risk if not handled properly. Fortunately, if you have a local network, it’s not very hard to bring telecommuters into it. A network with this capacity is called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Continue reading “How a VPN can add to your business security”