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.
If you’re a business running Microsoft’s operating system (~80% of all companies in the world do), you likely know that Microsoft releases updates EVERY month.
What are they for and why so frequent? It’s primarily because of the need for ongoing security fixes.
In COVID times, pretty much every business is looking for ways to save money. As you approach the New Year, and look at your 2021 budget, consider how you could save money on your business internet and phone services, take advantage of COVID, and save money on your monthly bills.
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).
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.
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).
We talk to hundreds of businesses in Arizona every week and have found a pattern of small companies that tell us, “we’ve had the same IT Guy for 10+ years”. This article will help you discover if this still makes sense for your business.
Our definition of “IT Guy” is an outside IT person providing a business with IT services.
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.