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Your small business: target for a breach? No...

Small businesses make easy, lucrative targets for ransomware and malware that harvests Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Employee, customer and vendor data can provide cybercriminals with enough information for fraudulent activities, but there ar…
Maybe you think that as a small business, your risk of a data breach is low because larger companies are bigger targets and therefore more desirable to cybercriminals. Think ag…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/your-small-business-breach-target

Ransomware emails: How to identify and steer clear of them

Ransomware attacks have suddenly become more prevalent. Each year sees more of them. Hospitals, NPOs, shipping giants, etc., have all been victims of ransomware attacks. Your business could be too! Did you know that emails are one of the most common gatew…
Ransomware attacks have suddenly become more prevalent. Each year sees more of them. Hospitals, NPOs, shipping giants, etc., have all been victims of ransomware attacks. Your b…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/ransomware-emails-how-identify-and-steer-clear-them

Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures

For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), an IT network failure can be devastating because they don't have the resources of large corporations to bounce back from such disasters. Preparation against such devastation may be the only course for them to …
For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), an IT network failure can be devastating because they don't have the resources of large corporations to bounce back from such …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/be-proactive-how-avoid-potential-network-failures

Outsourcing? Really. It's OK: How it can save time and money

Small businesses don't have the resources to fully support all of their IT infrastructure needs. Those who start their own companies like the control and autonomy it provides them. Unfortunately, that preference for control and autonomy may have some bad …
Almost by definition, small business owners and entrepreneurs cringe at the concept of outsourcing. Those who start their own companies like the control and autonomy it provides …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/outsourcing-really-its-ok-how-it-can-save-time-and-money

Why Small Businesses Shouldn't Avoid Making Disaster Recovery Plans

Entrepreneurs and small businesses often don't think about making plans to recover in case of a disaster. However, it is the smallest business that most likely has the fewest resources to fall back on in case of disaster. How have you prepared?
Entrepreneurs and small businesses, especially ones that are fairly new, often don't think about making plans to recover in case of a disaster. However, it is the smallest …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/why-small-businesses-shouldnt-avoid-making-disaster-recovery-plans

Three different issues about WFH you may have not considered

Moving your staff from centralized locations to numerous remote locations comes with a few challenges to address properly so your business stays protected and HR problems are avoided. Even as some return to the office, attention to these points will have …
Today’s blog is a look at three different issues that don’t get much coverage in discussions of the implementation of a WFH policy. Much of the conversation tends t…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/three-different-issues-about-wfh-you-may-have-not-considered

Smaller firms less likely to keep up to date on the basics that protect them

On the never-ending problem of cyber security, small firms often do not have much, if any, in-house IT support. As a consequence, they may be less able to make sure their software is consistently updated with patches released by the product’s maker to ad…
  Who takes care of your IT support? On the never-ending problem of cyber security, small firms often do not have much, if any,  in-house IT support. As a conse…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/smaller-firms-less-likely-keep-date-basics-protect-them