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.
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.
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.
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.
As COVID-19 rips through the United States and around the globe, it is increasingly affecting both the global economy and the way each and every individual business operates. In a matter of days, your business was likely forced to create new protocols, action plans and management processes to enable your entire team to work remotely.
You may think that remote work is a temporary placeholder for a return to normal pre-COVID times--but we’d encourage you to think again. Even when you are allowed to return your full list of employees to work, there will likely be limitations on the number of people allowed in the office at one time--leaving part of your team still working from home at times.
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.
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.
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.
Many businesses feel like they’re in limbo during this time: adjusting to a staff working from home, attempting to drive business during a paused economy, and wondering what the near and distant future really looks like.
At PK Tech, we’re still operating and adapting to the times.