Why you need a Next-Gen Firewall / UTM

October 23, 2015
Why you need a Next-Gen Firewall / UTM

What’s in a Firewall? Quite simply, a firewall is a hardware device or software solution that “walls off” traffic from coming in or going out of your network. Internet traffic runs over ports on your network. A standard firewall will close all of these ports except for ones that you commonly use, such as port…

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When should I move to The Cloud?

October 16, 2015
When should I move to The Cloud?

The Cloud What is the cloud and why is it important? Simply stated, the “cloud” refers to services and applications offered via the Internet. Connection speeds have increased to the point where it’s viable to run a service via a server housed in a data center that you access via your web browser or other…

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Are you doing this to protect your Small Business?

October 4, 2015

Small Business and Security Security in Small Business is one of the things I will always focus on. It’s taken so lightly, and most small businesses don’t think they’re at risk. “Why would someone want MY stuff?” Quite simply, you’re an easy target, and you may not know about the little gems you hold in…

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Promise of Weekly Juicy Tidbits

September 25, 2015

It’s been a while! We’ve been busy with quite a few great improvements inside of Tech Officers, but the one thing that seems to have been missed is our news feed. We’re changing that right away. This will be a useful source of information for small businesses that are just getting started or small businesses…

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Protect your Phone – Extend Battery Life

January 30, 2015

Think back to the last time or two that you’ve dropped your phone. Were you getting in or out of your car? Your brand new phone ends up with a shattered or cracked screen? More often than not, we hear that most phone drops occur when someone enters or exits their vehicle (car, scooter, motorcycle,…

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Small Business Security: Useless Email Legal Disclaimers

January 27, 2015

We often receive questions about email disclaimers. Should I do it? Does it work? What are our thoughts on this? First, we’re not lawyers. We’re tech folks. But being practical and logical, would you walk down the street with a sign displaying your credit card number? You most likely wouldn’t. So why would you send…

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Small Business Security: The Right Password

January 6, 2015

In 2014, Tech Officers focused on Security for Small Business. With the recent attacks against major corporations like Sony and JP Morgan Chase, it’s important to realize that everyone is vulnerable. Just because you’re a little guy doesn’t mean you are immune. You’re a target, because you have relationships with larger companies that could be…

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The Use of Apple Computers and Devices In The Business World Is Rising! Does your business have a Managed IT Services company who can help support your Apple devices?

June 16, 2014

Apple computers, iPad and iPhones are on the rise in Corporate America. Do you have an IT company who can help support all of your Apple devices found on your business network? Use has more than doubled in the past three years. 90 percent of companies now support iPhones and iPads In addition, it’s expected…

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Important Security Warning: Dramatic Increase In CryptoLocker Activity Picked Up By Our IT Security Professionals

June 13, 2014

Our team of IT security professionals would like to draw your attention to a high rate of malicious email traffic containing Cryptolocker malware that WILL encrypt your organization’s data if executed. The majority of this traffic is coming through trusted free file share programs masked as voicemail messages or faxes. Our IT security experts are…

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