Monday, July 6, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

4 Reasons Your Business Needs Managed IT Services

4 Reasons Your Business Needs Managed IT Services
By Robert Blake

Technology plays a vital role in today's work environment and managed IT services are an excellent choice for any business to unlock its full potential. A managed service provider gives your company access to the latest technology at a fraction of the cost of trying to purchase everything on your own. You will also gain access to IT support that is available at any time of the day or night. If you are still undecided, here are a few of the main benefits of using managed IT services.

#1 Competitive Edge
Managed IT services give your business a significant advantage over other companies that do not have access to an IT provider. Small to medium-sized businesses will gain access to the latest tech and IT expertise without worrying about the expensive costs of hiring an in-house IT department. These technology services will allow employees to work more efficiently and improve the bottom line of your company.

#2 Ultimate Cybersecurity Protection
A managed service provider will give your business the ultimate protection against cyber threats in the workplace. These IT security threats can create many hours of downtime and ruin the reputation of your company. However, working with an IT provider will give you access to state of the art security to ensure that you experience no interruptions in your day to day business operations.

#3 Cost-Effectiveness
An in-house IT department doesn't have the resources and is much more limited in helping your business. On the other hand, a managed IT service provider offers small businesses extensive levels of service at a fixed cost each month. The cost-effectiveness of an IT provider will save you money in the long-term, and it is just one of the many advantages of using a managed service provider. Working with an IT support company is a great way to reduce overall costs and is much more affordable than hiring an additional staff member.

#4 Access to the Cloud
Cloud computing allows your employees to work from any location and collaborate on multiple projects. An IT company will handle all of your cloud management to enable you to take advantage of this innovative technology. All of your information is stored at an offsite data center, as you will never be concerned about losing your information due to hardware failure or giving in to the demands of a ransomware attack. Cloud-based technology will only continue to evolve and make a significant impact in the workplace.

Technology will continue to change and influence business models at a rapid pace. However, an IT provider can help your business utilize the latest technology while also giving you access to state of the art cybersecurity protection. Managed IT services are a great investment for small business owners and can play a key role in giving you a competitive edge. Keeping up with the latest tech trends isn't an easy task for most small business owners. However, a managed service provider is an excellent long-term partnership to help your company reach even higher levels of success.



Robert Blake   Director, Bit by Bit Computer
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Thursday, June 25, 2020

New Trouble Comes From Users Who Rarely Update Their Passwords

    

Despite years of advocacy and continual advice to update passwords frequently, the majority of victims fail to follow through on this priority. According to research by the Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLap, even after a data breach, users rarely voluntarily update their credentials, and only 13% even did so within three months of a known breach.
Updating passwords consistently is an essential security tool. Part of protecting a company’s data and systems from bad actors requires knowing when that company’s credentials have been compromised – and that compromise isn’t always on them. A third party breach could put corporate passwords at risk unexpectedly. 
Given the high number of compromised credentials available on the Dark Web, updating passwords after a breach is a critical recovery act that can help limit the scope and impact of the breach. Dark Web ID is an essential tool for finding out if company credentials have been compromised in someone else’s breach.    

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Small Businesses Suffer More Than A Quarter of all Breaches

    

According to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, small businesses are increasingly the target of cybercriminals. The report, which analyzed more than 157,000 cybersecurity incidents, found that 28% were directed at small businesses. Previously, cybercriminals have targeted larger organizations as the rate of return was often higher. However, a transition to cloud computing and the use of social engineering attacks, like phishing scams, has increased the risk for small businesses.  
In response, it’s clear that small businesses need to prioritize cybersecurity as a data breach has an outsized effect on smaller organizations. Among other recommendations, the report encourages small businesses to invest in continuous vulnerability management, secure their email infrastructure to protect themselves from the growing threat of phishing attacks. It’s also essential that companies recognize and identify insider threat sources and eliminate them as quickly as possible. 
Knowing that small businesses often lack the in-house cybersecurity resources to implement a 360-degree defensive strategy, MSPs have an opportunity to reach out to small business customers to build a partnership that fills that gap effectively and affordably to provide essential cybersecurity support in this tumultuous time.  .
Using tools and services that support good password hygiene, offering things like single sign-on, two-factor authentication, and other password-oriented enhancements, and enforcing stricter password reuse and sharing policies can help mitigate the risk of password compromise through password reuse and weakness. 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020