IT Defense In Depth Part I

In All by Mike Abbott

    In the 1930s, France built a trench network called the Maginot Line to rebuff any invasion. The philosophy was simple: if you map out all the places an …

Data Security: A People Problem

In All by Mike Abbott

    Phishing Scams – A People Problem There are some things that only people can fix. There are many security risks to which your data is susceptible, but there …

What is Ransomware and How Can it Affect Your Business?

In All by Mike Abbott

    This cyberattack scheme hasn’t garnered nearly as much attention as the usual “break-in-and-steal-data-to-sell-on-the-Internet version,” but it can be even more debilitating. Ransomware attacks have begun appearing in the …

Data Breaches are a Question of When, Not If

In All by Mike Abbott

  You hear on the news all of the time about big cyber attacks on large corporations, and even government agencies. The trouble with this news coverage is that is …

New Chip Flaw

In All by Alex Kallimanis

At the start of 2018 the whole of the Information Technology sphere was worried about a potential data breach. Devices ranging from smartphones to servers could be affected due to …

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SAFETY PUP SAYS Update

In All, Blog by Mike Abbott

    SAFETY PUP SAYS…. Update   One thing smaller firms and individuals are often reluctant to do is download updates to their operating systems and individual apps and programs. Why? …

Is Your Website Mobile Optimized?

In All, Blog by Mike Abbott

    Smaller firms often struggle just to keep up with maintaining a website. Worrying about a scaled­ down version for mobile users seems like just too much trouble. Today’s …

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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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