End of Year: Active Directory

In All by Alex Kallimanis

The end of the year is a great time to take stock of your IT infrastructure. Over the course of the year you have probably had some employees join, move …

IT Red Flags to Watch Out For

In All, Blog by Mike Abbott

  IT Red Flags to Watch Out For   As someone running a SMB, you probably have a lot on your plate. You are the core decision maker, responsible for …

Failover Systems

In All by Alex Kallimanis

Redundancy : [serving as a duplicate for preventing failure of an entire system (such as a spacecraft) upon failure of a single component (Merriam-Webster)] is a foundational concept in Information Technology Security …

Think you are too small

In All, Uncategorized by Mike Abbott

    Think you are too small to be targeted by a cybercriminal? Think again.   When I meet with clients, especially SMBs, I often hear them say that they …

Keeping your data safe: Access Control

In All, Uncategorized by Mike Abbott

    Keeping your data safe: Access Control   Cyberattacks are a commonplace today. Malwares such as viruses, worms and more recently ransomwares not only corrupt your data or hold …

Basic Mobile Management for G Suite

In All by Alex Kallimanis

One of the main focuses of Google Cloud is improving the focus on security for businesses. Basic mobile management was introduced in December 2016 for iOS devices using G Suite. …

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Data Protection Laws and PIIs

In All, Blog by Mike Abbott

    Data Protection Laws and PIIs   Last week we discussed the overall concept of “Data Protection Laws,” which govern the handling and securing of specific data. While these …

Are you subject to Data Protection laws?

In All, Blog by Mike Abbott

    Are you subject to Data Protection laws?   This blog introduces a new topic that many may be unaware of: Data Protection laws. These are laws that define …

Ransomware Part II

In All, Blog by Mike Abbott

    Ransomware Part II   In our last blog, we explained what ransomware is, and why it can be an especially troublesome virus. Today, let’s look at what you …

Ransomware part I

In All, Blog by Mike Abbott

    Ransomware part I   The daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of …

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An Office in a Box

In All, Communicate Better by brevels

    All the communications, data, and security capabilities your business needs in one neat package. First Service is a Cisco Certified Partner specializing in Unified Communications.

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PC Donations Far and Wide…

In All, Company Culture by brevels

Sometimes computers just aren’t worth the cost to repair, are too slow to be functional, or are left unclaimed.  During the course of every year of the 18 he has been …

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Now is the time to Archive!

In All, Operate Efficiently by Mike Abbott

Now that the New Year’s eve party has been cleaned up, let’s turn our attention to another resolution – archiving your data permanently. We strongly recommend not only backup but …

Cryptolocker: A Hostage Taking Virus

In All, Operate Efficiently by Mike Abbott

PC hackers have outdone themselves this time. A new type of malicious software is going around called “Ransomware” or more specifically “Cryptolocker”. Cryptolocker is a “virus” that, once downloaded via …

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Loss of Data: Causes and Prevention

In All, Uncategorized by Mike Abbott

Loss of Data: Causes and Prevention The adoption of technology from the simplest of matters to the most complex problems has rendered us heavily dependent on it. We love paying …

5 Ways SMBs Can Save Money on Security

In All, Uncategorized by Mike Abbott

5 Ways SMBs Can Save Money on Security Small-to-medium sized businesses and large enterprises may seem worlds apart, but they face many of the same cyber-security threats. In fact, in …

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