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Study Predicts Managed Service Providers Will See a Boom Post-Pandemic

A recent study predicts that managed service providers (such as us, PK Tech) are likely to see a boom in demand post-coronavirus. For many Managed Service Providers (MSP) like us, we already see an increase in the need for our services.

Wondering why that is? 

The answer is two-fold: first, one of the main effects of COVID-19 is a normalization of remote work.

Hacker Tracker | July in Review

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.

Cybercriminals Do Not Necessarily Leave Your Network After a Ransomware Attack

It’s a common misconception that ransomware attackers quickly deploy and then retreat, so they remain anonymous. If you ask most victims of a ransomware attack, this is likely their assumption. On the contrary, ransomware attacks can range from only one day to up to multiple years—that is to say, attackers indeed do not flee the scene after their initial attack.

5 Things Your IT Guy Doesn’t Want You to Know

We’re not asking if your IT guy is “really nice” or “funny” or “pleasant to have in the office”. We’re asking: do they properly support your business? Do they get the job DONE? 

We’re on a mission to not only do a fantastic job for our clients but also help prospective clients recognize when they’re not getting the IT support they need (and deserve). 

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Remote Workers Click 8 Risky Web Links a Day on Average

Work-from-home status has become a reality for most employees. For employers, this means learning to mitigate a constantly evolving cybersecurity landscape. It’s challenging enough to try to monitor employee use of corporate devices remotely from home, let alone manage employees using personal devices for remote corporate work (also referred to as BYOD: bring your own device).

In the presence of this new cybersecurity landscape, a company called NetMotion found definitively that remote workers are visiting more ‘risky’ websites while working from home, compared with pre-COVID device activity in the corporate office place.

Checklist: 7 Steps to Take Your CPA Firm Paperless

While most CPA firms report satisfaction after the decision to go paperless, it can often be a daunting task that many firms avoid because of the hassle. In light of new COVID-19 work from home regulations, and a shift towards remote work and remote access to information, many firms are deciding to pull the trigger on going paperless.