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MyTek has been serving the Arizona area since 2009, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and technology consulting to growing Phoenix businesses.

Phoenix IT Security Tips to Protect Business Data and Systems

Phoenix IT Security Solutions

No Phoenix business can be successful if it’s constantly suffering from data breaches.  Smart businesses should take measures to mitigate the issues caused by these security threats before they present themselves.  MyTek, a leading Phoenix IT company, offers recommendations below for four of the biggest security issues your business could without a proactive plan to reduce vulnerability.

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Tech Support Scammers Targeting Phoenix Small Business Online Security Vulnerabilities

Tech Support Scammers Targeting Phoenix Small Business Online Security Vulnerabilities

Scammers Have Gotten Far More Sophisticated

It used to be that tech-support scammers dialed random business numbers to convince the people that their computer has problems and they can fix them if the user allows them to remote into the device. They use tactics that are as generic and vague as possible.

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Does Your Company Use Antivirus Software?

Does Your Company Use Antivirus Software?

Phoenix IT Services and Support that Companies of All Sizes SHOULDN'T Be Without

 

Arizona small businesses need to protect themselves in the modern threat climate. This fact can’t be negotiated, but many organizations have found themselves attempting to get by without protecting their assets or network infrastructure with a critical business software:  antivirus software. Failing to implement security standards for your business could put its future at risk.

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How to Protect Your Small Business from Internal Threats

How to Protect Your Small Business from Internal Threats

Insiders, Whether Negligent, Accidental or Malicious Can Hurt Your Company

 

More companies than ever are becoming aware of the risk that insiders pose to a company’s data security.  According to recent research, 58% of all security incidents come from within organizations. Arizona companies often experience data breaches from insiders, whether negligent, accidental or malicious.  In some cases, employees have no idea that they are opening the door for today’s hackers with their actions.

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How to Ensure Your Arizona Business is Storm Ready

How to Ensure Your Arizona Business is Storm Ready

As headlines shout about Hurricane Florence approaching the East Coast, with Helene and Isaac also stirring in the Atlantic Ocean, it is as good a time as any to discuss preparing your business for storms and any adverse weather effects that could negatively influence your business. Preparing your business for events like these is key to its survival, making it crucial that you know what your responsibilities are when awaiting a potentially devastating event such as a hurricane or a monsoon. 

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IoT Connected Devices Are a Phoenix IT Security Risk

IoT Security

Do you know what devices are connected to your network?

 

The Internet of things (IoT) can be described simply as devices that have connectivity to the Internet, and thus to a computing network. In Arizona, more and more companies, as well as home-owners, are buying monitoring products that connect to the web. Often those products are connected to networks without the support of a vigilant Phoenix network administrator. These connections to Wi-Fi could unintentionally be putting networks at risk of malicious imposters.

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Business IT Support - An Investment Phoenix Business Owners Can’t Afford to Delay

Business IT Support  - An Investment Phoenix Business Owners Can’t Afford to Delay

Are you waiting on hiring your Phoenix business IT support? Here's why you shouldn't delay!

 

Starting a new company feels like riding a rollercoaster. For business owners in the Phoenix, Arizona area, just when you think you’ve got things under control, it takes you for another loop. The tyranny of the urgent once again suffocates the imperatives for future growth. One of the challenges that entrepreneurs face is our tendency to tunnel on the most looming problem.


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Help! My Staff Hates My Company’s IT!

Help! My Staff Hates My Company’s IT!

Fellow business owners, do you ever feel like you need to walk around on eggshells when it comes time to implement a new process or policy with your employees? Does it seem like your staff fights back tooth and nail when there is any technology change or IT restriction? You aren’t alone.

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Who are the Hackers? A Phoenix IT Support Company Explains

Who are the Hackers? A Phoenix IT Support Company Explains

Phoenix IT Support Company MyTek Network Solutions Protects Arizona Businesses from Hackers

It doesn’t matter how much of a technology novice someone is, chances are, they’ve heard the term “hacker” before. If there's one thing that can keep a business owner up at night, it's the consequences that a hacker can wreak on businesses with outdated technology.  Phoenix IT companies are familiar with that desperate call

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Would You Fall for this Adult Scam if You Saw an Old Password?

Would You Fall for this Adult Scam if You Saw an Old Password?

As you may expect, the average Internet scammer isn’t above resorting to dirty tricks to claim their ill-gotten prize from their victims. A recent scam demonstrates just how dirty these tricks can truly be, and unfortunately, how ill-prepared many are to handle them.

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Save Money, Be Spied On By Business Technology?

Save Money, Be Spied On By Business Technology?

We want business technology to protect our data. We unfortunately have to discuss how to keep yourself more secure against business tech. Walmart recently filed a patent that could potentially be used to undermine the security of everyone there, from shoppers to employees. We took the time and dug into the jargon in the patent to give you a better look at the situation.

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Mobile Device Management Builds Mobile Reliability

Mobile Device Management Builds Mobile Reliability

Even if you try to ban them in the office, it’s inevitable that your employees will bring their mobile devices to the workplace anyway. Instead of worrying about them wasting away the day, why not try to turn the devices to your advantage? There are more tools out there than ever before to not only add smartphones to your workflows, but to make them profitable and valuable for your organization.

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The Chrome Browser is Redefining Phoenix IT Security

The Chrome Browser is Redefining Phoenix IT Security

Ransomware, data hackers, and system vulnerabilities that Phoenix small businesses are vulnerable to - as in 57% of all attacks are targeted towards small businesses!  It's no wonder that redefining Phoenix IT security for Arizona small businesses is top of mind for business owners. But practically speaking do you even know if you or your employees are secure from threats when surfing the web? It's why MyTek Technology Solutions continues to share online security tips for Arizona businesses.  We have been serving the Phoenix small business technical support needs since 2009, and it is our mission to empower Arizona small businesses to succeed in a virtual business environment.

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4 Internal Threats Every Business Owner Should Understand

4 Internal Threats Every Business Owner Should Understand

In light of all the data leaks and vulnerabilities that have been brought to light over the past few years, network security has to be a priority for every business. One problem many organizations have is that while they are protecting their network and infrastructure from threats outside their company, the real threats are actually coming from inside. Today, we’ll look at four ways threats can cause havoc from inside your organization.

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Could Your Router be Infected with Malware?

Could Your Router be Infected with Malware?

Certain threats out there are dangerous enough to cause major entities to warn against them. In particular, a recent malware by the name of VPNFilter has been deemed dangerous and prevalent enough that the FBI has addressed it. Since the malware targets routers (probably not your first guess in terms of possible vulnerabilities), it has considerable potential to become a nuisance for your organization.

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The Blockchain May Soon Protect Your Entire Identity

The Blockchain May Soon Protect Your Entire Identity

Blockchain is one of the latest and greatest developments to come in computing. The spotlight is on Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and several other cryptocurrencies that take advantage of the blockchain, but it’s important to remember that it’s not exclusive to cryptocurrencies. In fact, it has several great uses, with some of the most important being cyber security, transparency, and privacy.

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Maybe You Can’t Fix Stupid, but You Can Fix Your Security

Maybe You Can’t Fix Stupid, but You Can Fix Your Security

It’s easy to dismiss network security if you run a Phoenix small business that seemingly isn’t a target of malicious attacks. Unfortunately, this lack of concern can put your organization at risk, as even a simple security issue could be enough to expose your company to dangerous entities. In fact, not securing your organization from hackers is one of the greatest risks you expose your small business to.  Without highly skilled Phoenix business IT support to secure your valuable data, the success of your business could be at risk. Consider Equifax, and how their lack of concern created one of the most infamous security failings in history stems.

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How to Keep Your Mobile Data Safe

How to Keep Your Mobile Data Safe

Oh no. You slap your pockets in a sudden panic, but you only confirm what you suddenly feared: you’ve lost your mobile device, the one with all of your business data on it. You haven’t an idea where you might have left it - all you know is that it’s just... gone.

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What’s the Best Form of Authentication on Your Mobile Device?

What’s the Best Form of Authentication on Your Mobile Device?

As smartphones have become smarter, they have become filled with more and more data that needs to be kept private for the owner’s safety and security. This is why it is fortunate that there are also more ways to secure a smartphone against unauthorized use. We’ll examine the many options to devise which is the most secure.

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Threats are Changing - Are You Prepared to Change with Them?

Threats are Changing - Are You Prepared to Change with Them?

Security is a part of business that is constantly changing and evolving. What worked ten years, five years, or even two years ago may not be relevant in today’s security environment. What are some of the major changes that your company can expect to see in the coming years? We’ll walk you through some of the ways that security will be changing in the foreseeable future, and what you can do about it.

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