Password management is a critical cybersecurity measure, but it’s also one of the most common weak points hackers can exploit to steal a small business’s data.
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8 Steps to Building an Effective Small Business IT Security Policy
We hear news about data breaches all the time. One misstep could lead to lost sales, a tarnished reputation, hefty regulatory penalties, or even closing your business for good.
What Will a Peek Into Your Network Activity Show You?
According to a 2020 survey, enterprises lost between 301,000 and 400,000 U.S. dollars per hour due to critical server outages. Not only economic strain, poor network monitoring leading to downtime can also reduce your reputation among customers. You can solve network issues while ensuring maximum efficiency of your network infrastructure by simply monitoring your network activity using reliable network monitoring systems.
Monitoring your network activity such as bandwidth usage, latency, uptime, connectivity, data packet loss, etc will help you detect network performance issues enabling you to proactively fix them before it affects your customers.
We at MicroTech, have been providing network monitoring services for small and medium-sized businesses for over 50 years now. From our experience, we have realized that to implement an optimal network performance monitor plan, you need to understand what network monitoring is, why it is important, which metrics to track, and optimization techniques for network monitoring.
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Top 5 IT and Security “Oopses” From 2022
...and how to Avoid These IT Mistakes in 2019
No IT strategy is ever certain – business leaders make plenty of well-informed assumptions about the future of information technology, only to find out that the future takes a different turn. This year, everyone made plenty of assumptions about the cloud, the IoT, information security, and more. What did businesses get wrong – and how will we fix things in the year to come?
The New Era of Antivirus & Cybersecurity: What SMBs Need to Know
If you think your system and network are safe after installing a traditional antivirus software application, think again. Today, it's all about the exploit. Hackers are getting more creative. The workforce is more distributed than ever. And, small businesses need to be prepared.
True Crime: The Real-Life Story of a Phishing Fiasco
For hackers, American small business culture represents a target-rich environment. Small businesses don’t often possess robust protocols in place to deter attackers. They might not use commercial-grade antivirus, and may not consistently employ strong password policies or two-factor authentication.
As a result, attackers have a huge opportunity when it comes to small businesses – and it’s an opportunity that they usually take. Here are a few startling statistics as of 2021:
How to Transition from Computer Networking to Cybersecurity
Many different types of businesses (and industries) rely on the support of trained specialists to ensure that IT and security infrastructure is up to speed. There are a variety of subcategories within the field of IT that require advanced training and expertise.
8 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks
Small businesses underestimate cyber-attack protection believing in the false idea that cyber criminals only target large enterprises. In fact, the opposite is true.
Why free antivirus software can do more harm than good
While the days of downloading new antivirus software from floppy disks or CDs are long gone, having up-to-date protection against cyber threats is still a very present reality. Even if the way we protect our computer systems looks different than it did in decades past, the need for protecting valuable data is more important than ever.
Why Remote Monitoring is Critical for Your Business Operations
Imagine that you’ve spent many years and thousands of dollars building up the IT infrastructure of your small business. Lately, you’ve started to notice that your computer connections are lagging or moving slowly, and you’re increasingly worried about outside cybersecurity threats that your basic managed services provider (MSP) doesn’t cover.