Staying Ahead of Phishing Email Attacks

Malicious email attacks continue to be a common security threat to individuals and businesses, with small businesses being targeted most often. Email messages asking recipients to click on unknown links or attachments are especially dangerous because the sender oftentimes impersonates a leader or another member of your organization.  Common requests can include: Making a financial […]

10 Simple Ways to Protect Your Data in Small Business

News of company-wide data breaches is growing rapidly, and recent research indicates that small and medium sized businesses actually suffer more than the major corporations.  Not only do they suffer more cybersecurity attacks, but the costs associated with these attacks are alarming. “In 2017, average malware-related costs for small and medium-sized businesses included $1,027,053 due […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Traditional Backup vs. Intelligent Business Continuity

Many small and medium-sized business owners fail to recognize the importance of backing up valuable company data. Managing a backup system is often the last thing on their minds until it’s too late, and records are lost forever. Traditional backup methods can be time-consuming, error-prone and expensive. In the case of a disaster, they could […]

How to Protect Your Data From Computer Hijackers

There’s a threat lurking in the darkest corners of the web, waiting to strike — and it doesn’t discriminate. Individuals, businesses and even police departments have all found themselves victims of CryptoLocker, a particularly harmful form of malicious software (malware). CryptoLocker falls into a category of malware known as ransomware, which is essentially a sophisticated […]

Backup & Disaster Recovery

by James Fields On any given day, there are many unpredictable disasters that could strike your company. Most recently, there were earthquakes in Texas and snowstorms in the north surpassing record amounts of snowfall. When disasters strike, they affect power supply, the ability to get to work and a computer network’s ability to stay up […]

Cloud is Great Choice for Backup, Disaster Recovery

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. Cloud-based backups and disaster recovery systems can be a great option for small and midsize businesses, taking the uncertainty out of more conventional IT setups. For example, cloud-based backup systems are largely automated and require much less […]

Common IT Mistakes Business Owners Make — Part 2

This is Part Two of a three part series about IT mistakes that business owners commonly make. This post will cover security, backup/recovery and internet policies. 1.    You’re Secure, Just Insufficiently You’ve got encryption, antivirus and antispyware, a firewall and passwords set up, and you feel like your business network is secure. And it might […]