If you’ve been researching how to outsource your small company’s IT, you’ve probably seen the term “managed services provider.” What does that mean, and is that model a good fit for your SMB? Answering that question correctly can help your business run better and grow faster.
About Reid Johnston
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Reid Johnston contributed a whooping 26 entries.
Entries by Reid Johnston
The information a hacker needs to access your company’s IT network — including your financial accounts and/or those of your customers — could very likely be for sale on the Dark Web right now. Here’s how to find out whether that’s happening, and what you should do about it.
If your SMB must comply with cybersecurity regulations, you’re probably in a tough situation: You can’t afford in-house IT staff, but you REALLY can’t afford fines for non-compliance — or worse — costly cyber attacks. I’ve recently created three resources for firms facing this dilemma:
One basic email security fix is an effective weapon against phishing attacks on your SMB. It also protects your company’s brand and reputation by stopping scammers from imitating (or “spoofing”) your company’s email addresses to launch phishing attacks or spam campaigns.
If you looked into buying cyber insurance for your SMB more than a couple of years ago and didn’t, look again. Why? Because cyber risks for SMBs are increasing rapidly, and affordable coverage options are emerging. Follow these five steps toward a little peace of mind.
For the third straight year, TechGen has maintained the ISO 27001 certification. Very few companies our size have achieved this. Basically, it means our own IT house is in order, so we’re not just saying we can help you do the same — we’re proving it.
Two common, insidious cyber-related crimes — employee fraud and fake email requests for wire transfers — can bleed your SMB’s bottom line over months or years. Learn the five internal cybersecurity controls that accounting experts recommend to prevent these and other losses.
A cyber thief once tricked an employee into transferring millions of dollars from the employer’s account into the thief’s account. How? By mimicking the employee’s CEO’s distinctive writing style. This wasn’t an attack on the company’s IT network. It was something far darker.
For small to medium-sized financial advisor firms, the best cybersecurity tool you may never have heard of is FINRA’s “Checklist for a Small Firm’s Cybersecurity Program.” Follow these tips on completing it, and your clients’ sensitive data — and your business — will be much safer.
(UPDATED 11/12/19) Microsoft has issued yet another reason for Windows 7 users to upgrade asap. The company will stop supporting Office 365 ProPlus that’s running on Windows 7 on January 14, 2020 — the date on which it stops supporting Windows 7 and Windows Server 8.