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Hacking Doesn’t Take a Computer Science Degree -- IT Security More Critical Than Ever

Hacking Doesn’t Take a Computer Science Degree -- IT Security More Critical Than Ever

There’s a reason that cybercrime is so popular: it is no longer reserved for those with extensive programming knowledge to profit from. Now, according to a report by Deloitte entitled Black Market Ecosystem: Estimating the Cost of “Pwnership”, there is a complete economy built around easily accessible hacking tools that don’t require specialized knowledge to leverage. The concept of having strong IT security has taken on a whole new meaning! 

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Are You Ready for a Ransomware Resurgence and Is Your IT Security in Place?

Are You Ready for a Ransomware Resurgence and Is Your IT Security in Place?

Ransomware attacks grew less common in both 2018 and thus far in 2019 when compared to 2017. Unfortunately, recent events have made it more likely that this trend will reverse in the near future. Why is that? Simple: some municipalities have set a precedent of paying up.

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IT Services Firm MyTek Says Secure Businesses Go Beyond the Firewall for Optimal IT Security

IT Services Firm MyTek Says Secure Businesses Go Beyond the Firewall for Optimal IT Security

Some terms are thrown around like everyone knows what they are. This is especially the case with IT and technology solutions. Perhaps it’s a result of them being around for quite some time in professional environments, but it doesn’t help those who are unfamiliar with the technology. One term that we should all understand is “firewall,” as it’s omnipresent in the business sector, but it’s far from the only security solution you’ll need to guarantee safety.

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IT Security Services Firm MyTek Says Your Business Needs to Prioritize Network IT Security

IT Security Services Firm MyTek Says Your Business Needs to Prioritize Network IT Security

There is one constant in the business environment, and it’s that your organization will be placed in a constant state of being at risk the second you start to make a name for yourself. What a lot of organizations don’t understand is that it doesn’t matter how high or low-profile a business is, there will always be data on a network infrastructure that is valuable to hackers and is targeted by threats.

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Business IT Firm MyTek: SMBs Are Never Too Small for Hackers

Business IT Firm MyTek: SMBs Are Never Too Small for Hackers

Small businesses often fall into the trap of thinking that they are too small to be attacked. This misconception could ultimately cost your business too much. The fact of the matter is that all businesses have data that is worth something to hackers, and business IT firm MyTek is here to prove it to you and offer a solution to this dilemma.

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Phoenix IT Firm MyTek Says Monitoring Your Whole Business is Smart

Phoenix IT Firm MyTek Says Monitoring Your Whole Business is Smart

Managing a business requires a lot of monitoring, and with enough of it, you might be able to enhance productivity through proactive maintenance and management. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that organizations commonly deal with in regard to management and monitoring.

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Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek Says Network Security a Challenge for Colleges and Universities

Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek Says Network Security a Challenge for Colleges and Universities

Millions of students--approximately 16 million--call colleges or universities their home for at least a portion of the calendar year. They are educated by another 1.5 million or so faculty, staff, and other employees. Most of these institutions of higher education understand the challenges presented by maintaining networks, particularly the ones that students connect countless devices to. With all this in mind, can a college campus’ network truly be secure, or is it a fool’s errand?

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Phoenix Tech Firm MyTek Warns Social Media Can Cause Security Concerns

Phoenix Tech Firm MyTek Warns Social Media Can Cause Security Concerns

Social media is a great tool that your business can use to communicate with clients and prospective customers, but in an age where you can expect your employees to have their own accounts, it can be devastating to overlook the security issues associated with it. Today, Phoenix tech services firm MyTek shares how you can protect your organization from its employees’ social media use.

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Phoenix IT Security for Contemporary Cyber Threats

Phoenix IT Security for Contemporary Cyber Threats

Cybersecurity is a critical part of managing any business. This is especially true nowadays when there are countless individuals and organizations formed specifically to steal credentials and sensitive information from your organization. Today we will discuss Phoenix IT security, and ways your business can reinforce proper cybersecurity practices.

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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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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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Securing Your Email is Crucial for Your Overall Security

Securing Your Email is Crucial for Your Overall Security

Email security has suffered in the past several years due to the commoditization of basic email security services. If every spam solution is the same, then they can be changed out to just about any other solution out there, removing quality and replacing it with quantity. We have seen this trend take antivirus--the fact that free antivirus exists and many people prefer it over some paid solutions is a testament to this--but will spam protection move in the same direction?

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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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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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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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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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Sorry Han, When it Comes to Security, You Need Phoenix IT Solutions

Sorry Han, When it Comes to Security, You Need Phoenix IT Solutions

Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon. For the past 40+ years audiences from all around the world have become enthralled with the characters, the story, and the technology that existed a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Who knew that it was also a wonderful lesson in modern IT security? Or that if Han Solo had exercised the wisdom of Obi Wan, they would have reached out immediately for IT solutions.  In Phoenix IT solutions are provided to small businesses who have the wisdom to know how invaluable their data and systems are. For today’s blog, we look at three situations that happened in Star Wars: A New Hope; and, how, if proper IT strategies were put in place, the Empire would have been able to protect its greatest asset.

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Tip of the Week: Spotting Fake Apps on the Google Play Store

Tip of the Week: Spotting Fake Apps on the Google Play Store

Mobile devices have countless uses, all of which enable users to get the most out of them. But what if all of your efforts at finding the best applications for the job are wasted on finding a fraudulent app on the Google Play Store? Believe it or not, the Google Play Store has its fair share of malware available for download in all types of disguises. Here are a few tips to help you avoid installing them in the first place.

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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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FREE Printout: Dos and Don’ts of IT Security

FREE Printout: Dos and Don’ts of IT Security

The following guide is designed to be used by business owners and office managers as an educational resource to establish some basic IT security best practices in the workplace. Feel free to print it out and hand it out or post it in common areas.

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