The world, as we knew it before COVID-19, has changed and continues to see businesses innovating and evolving to stay open and return to a sense of normalcy. For the dental industry, this means initiating enhanced cleaning measures of their facilities and equipment as their number one goal remains to protect their patients and staff.
Coronavirus is quickly changing the way we live almost all aspects of our life. Front and center in these changes are the shifts in work life, whether at home, the office or both. Although we see states phasing back to in-person work set-ups, the work-from-home option is likely here to stay for a while.
Microsoft just released their Minimum Hardware Requirements, which states that Windows 10 version 2004 will no longer include 32-bit builds for OEM distribution. Before you assume you’re paying the same price for a lesser product, understand the key words here are “for OEM distribution”; essentially, manufacturers will only receive and be able to distribute 64-bit Windows 10 builds starting with the latest version of Windows.
We’re sharing the following information, hoping to prevent businesses from experiencing unnecessary IT issues that may cause frustrations, revenue loss, and added IT support costs.
Microsoft releases patches on the second Tuesday of every month (aka Patch Tuesday). June’s Windows 10 cumulative update has been wreaking havoc on end-users’ ability to print, unfortunately.
Despite established cybersecurity risk from work from home status, the majority (84%) of US organizations plan to broaden their work from home allowance following the coronavirus pandemic. 70% of IT pros state they are concerned with work from home (WFH) security risks, according to Pulse Secure, proven by the spiked security concerns present during the forced WFH of most businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to TechRepublic, the CFO of a small company in Kentucky fell victim to a ransomware attack. Through an interview with the CFO, TechRepublic was able to reveal why the company chose to pay the ransom (in Bitcoin) to regain control of their systems.
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.
We’ve recently learned about a new and intrusive trend where several well-known websites port scan your computer without prompt just by visiting them. The original article is linked here.
What’s port scanning?
First of all, a port scanner is an application designed to probe a server or host for open ports, which are often used by attackers to identify network services running on a host and to exploit vulnerabilities.
Cybersecurity is on every business owner’s and CEO’s mind, but worries are especially heightened during COVID-19. Entire companies and offices are now working remotely from home. The level of control over network security systems and other aspects of cybersecurity are looser than they’ve ever been before.
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.