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New York’s SHIELD Act Affects Your Arizona Business: Here’s Why

Arizona businesses should be aware of a recent act initiated in New York that looks to change the way companies approach security practices nationwide. The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, also known as the SHIELD Act, broadens the scope of consumer privacy and places requirements on protecting personal data for organizations that collect information on residents.

The Importance of Home Network Security During COVID-19

Home network security has always been important in our opinion, but now it’s at the forefront (or should be!) of most people’s minds. Why? A large majority of the U.S. workforce is now working from home. This poses a unique problem for many businesses: concern over the home network security of their employees, especially those dealing with sensitive data.

PK Tech is in the Three Best Rated® for IT Services in Phoenix

May 18, 2020-- PK Tech was recently honored by Three Best Rated® for the IT Services category in Phoenix. Experts at Three Best Rated recommended the Top 3 IT Service Companies in Phoenix, Arizona, including PK Tech in their line-up. The companies chosen in the IT Services category by Three Best Rated's face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence.

Free Email Accounts and HIPAA Compliance

Let’s talk about the elephant in the waiting room.

If you’re subject to HIPAA and use free email, you’re taking an unnecessary risk with your business. 

FYI, free email accounts typically end in domains such as @yahoo.com, @gmail.com, @live.

Three Stages of IT Maturity in Small Businesses

Over the years we’ve observed a lot of different takes on small businesses using IT. With over 30 million businesses of 500 employees or less, there’s a lot of variety.

With that being said, there are clearly different stages of what we’ve coined “IT Maturity Stages”. As small businesses increase in employee headcount and revenue, you’d hope their IT Maturity Stage would also increase to accommodate increased complexity, risks, and demand.

Hacker Tracker | May

Where are we in the world of cybersecurity? It’s easy to miss the cybersecurity threats and attacks happening right in our “backyard”. Our goal at PK Tech is to educate and offer proactive steps for cybersecurity safety. It’s important to be aware--without being afraid--of the cybersecurity threats that are real threats for your business.

7 Policies for Managing Work-From-Home Employees

With a call for social distancing to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus across the United States and globally, it’s likely your business is navigating work-from-home status with all or most of your employees.

While this brings a slew of new challenges, chief among them is managing productivity and policies for your employees now experiencing the freedom of work-from-home.