Remote Workers and IT Companies Will Be Disproportionately Targeted by Cybercriminals in 2021

Like most illegal schemes, cyberattacks have the potential to generate big money. Cybercriminals are like the tech world's mafia, and they've discovered that ransom from their cyberattacks can regularly make them significant cash. Cybercriminals will commonly take control or actually steal databases and other intellectual property (aka exfiltration) and hold this exfiltrated data hostage to achieve a large ransom from the compromised company.

New Cybersecurity Trend: Ransomware Gangs are Cold-Calling Victims Attempting to Restore Backups Without Paying the Ransom

Since August, a new trend has been emerging in the cybersecurity space. Ransomware gangs are taking their cyberattacks to the next level in an attempt to place pressure on victims -- they are now cold-calling victims when they suspect a hacked company is attempting to restore from backups to avoid paying ransom demands.

Will Your IT Company Be Around Next Year? A Look at What Cybersecurity Insurance Will Look Like in 2021.

With the many uncertainties of 2020, organizations worldwide hope for consistency and reliability as we head into 2021. This year, the COVID-19 global pandemic has reshaped the country's perspective and the world at large, sparking many companies to shift towards conservative and defensive business strategies as they head into the new year.

5 Corners Your IT Guy is Probably Cutting

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 do a fantastic job for our clients and help prospective clients recognize when they’re not getting the IT support they need (and deserve). 

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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.

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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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.