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
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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?
Walnut Creek Current Events Walnut Creek California’s business growth is in a strong upswing as 2017 ends and 2018 begins. This last year has been great for many types of businesses in Walnut Creek, including retail, restaurants, dentists, other healthcare professionals, and real estate. Downtown Walnut Creek is being called the East Bay’s "premier shopping district," and features numerous up-scale and unique stores. At the same time, real estate prices are steadily rising, with … [Read more...] about Walnut Creek Business is Up And Coming
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?
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
Cyber security sounds like an intimidating subject, and for the countless businesses here and abroad which rely on the internet and data to function on a daily basis, the health of their digital security is of vital concern. After all, what would happen to your daily productivity if suddenly all your order information was encrypted and unreadable—held for ransom via a Cryptolocker attack? Or if your closest competitors broke in an accessed your client list, allowing them to … [Read more...] about Crucial Cyber Security for Your Small or Medium-Sized Business
The focus of recent Grundig IT newsletters has been on emerging cloud and mobile technologies that businesses can harness to enable their employees and grow their companies. This time, we will be taking a look at some security tools which businesses and individuals can use. Security is becoming a bigger concern with each passing year, as evidenced by the recent Target Corp. security breach and other incidents which have been in the news. FIREWALL:The first line of defense in … [Read more...] about Computer and Network Security
5 Technology Predictions for 2014 1) Many small businesses will continue to switch to Google Apps, a full-featured suite of applications which is delivered online, accessible through a web browser and is one of Google's hottest offerings. The price for Google apps is $5.00 / user per month. Now integrated with Google Drive, any document can be synced between multiple devices in similar fashion to Dropbox using Google Apps. Key feature: Calendar. I switched to Google Apps … [Read more...] about 5 Technology Predictions for 2014
Within the last several days, Google has released a beta version of their new browser, Chrome, which can be downloaded and installed by anyone running Microsoft Windows. Versions for Macintosh and Linux are still in the works but will be available soon. I'm using Chrome now to edit this post and will continue to switch between Chrome and Firefox as my most-used browsers. I would encourage everyone to download and try Chrome for yourself. It appears that there are several features and security … [Read more...] about Google Chrome