Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - December 2020 Quote of the Month: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin With the dangers of COVID-19 still lingering about the world, multitudes of users are spending more and more time online. Similarly, more and more illicit businessmen - you know, criminals? - are pushing their work online even harder. More than ever, a wealth of data exists on your network that cybercriminals want to get their … [Read more...] about Defending Against Common Phishing Attacks
Last month, we discussed Windows 7, which will be going away soon.This month - Ransomware, which remains a threat. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.comAs Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Ransomware has a very literal name. Once it gets onto a computer, usually by downloading it by accident from an email or website, it will deny access to all data on the computer until a ransom is paid (even paying the ransom may not work). Prevention and Mitigation: CISA (Cybersecurity … [Read more...] about May Newsletter: Remote or Local Backup and Ransomware
How Important is Your Data? There is always a possibility of losing important files. Hardware can fail, files can be accidentally deleted or otherwise lost. The only sure way to entirely prevent the permanent loss of files is to have some sort of backup. Typically, backups are either stored on a specific hard drive on site, or are uploaded to the cloud. Online or Local Backup? The main deciding factor between cloud and on site backups is in the time it takes to recover … [Read more...] about Backup Basics
Last month, we talked about G Suite and its various features. This month's subject is Computer Security. We've covered it before, but computer security is ALWAYS important. As Always, Happy Computing! And Happy Thanksgiving! -- Tom Grundig Antivirus for Computer Security Even though it is not always perfect, having antivirus is important. Windows 8 and Windows 10 have Windows Defender preinstalled as part of the operating system. In almost every case, Windows … [Read more...] about November Newsletter: Computer Security
Experts estimate that the global market for cybersecurity products this year will exceed that of the last year. Cybersecurity is often an obscure or neglected area in organizations. Most companies put basic security defenses in place and then forget about it. Organizations scale or grow with time. So their IT setups and digital resources witness a lot of changes over time too. While these developments may boost your productivity, they open up your organization to newer and more complex risks. … [Read more...] about Why Have Your Company’s Cybersecurity Evaluated
There are many specific reasons to get a security assessment: You’ve had a data breach There has been loss of memory or destruction of data A virus has infected your systems Or something else has obviously gone wrong But there is a very large and less pin-pointable reason that every business should have a periodic Network Security Assessment: because you aren’t sure your systems are secure. You hope so. And you think so. At some point in the past you knew that your … [Read more...] about Why Get a Security Assessment?
I know I need to protect my website so it can keep serving you safely well into the future, so I take precautions. Protecting your business or personal website is an essential question for every website owner. News reports constantly reveal the risks posed by leaving a website unprotected and vulnerable to malicious attacks and hackers. You may be asking yourself "What protections are necessary to protect my website? Are the strict precautions taken by larger businesses necessary for smaller … [Read more...] about How Can I Protect My Website?
Every business has data that is essential for their operations, whether it’s files, documents, records, plans or proposals. But what happens if you lose that data because it is corrupted, hacked or deleted? All too often, both businesses and individuals find themselves in the position of missing essential data without any backup. While the situation can seem hopeless, you do have options for getting your data back, and this is called data recovery. What is Data Recovery? Data recovery is … [Read more...] about What Is Data Recovery and Do I Need It?
Last month, we talked about ransomware and what to do about it. This month, we will cover passwords and how to simplify password management while remaining secure. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Password security: What you need to know. Password security is important, as it is the final line of defense against an intruder. Luckily, some new tools, combined with newly talked-about guidelines, could make this … [Read more...] about September Newsletter: Password Security
Last month, we reviewed some steps that everyone can take to protect their online privacy. This month, we will cover ransomware. What it is, how it spreads and what to do about it. As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Ransomware - What you need to know. No one ever thinks anything bad will happen to them, until it does. For computer users, one of the worst PC-related problems that can happen is to lose their data: documents, financial information, client information, … [Read more...] about August Newsletter: Ransomeware