Before cybercriminals can wreak havoc on your computer system, they have to get past your security. By leveraging some basic safety strategies, you can protect your business from a cyber-attack. We’d like to share with you our Cyber Security Cheat Sheet. Consider this your security hygiene routine, like brushing your teeth. With regular checkups and daily accountability, … » Learn More about Cyber Security Cheat Sheet
Sometimes it can feel like nobody’s safe from a cyber-attack. With large corporations like Target and Staples succumbing to breaches and ransomware, what can a small business owner do to make sure sensitive data and critical computer networks are protected? According to Symantec, the average cost of a cyber-attack on a small to medium sized … » Learn More about Do You Have Layered Protection?
Cyber attacks begin with infiltration. Without access to your network, most hackers would fall well short of their goals, be it stealing sensitive data or holding files hostage. Unfortunately, even the strongest security protocols are no match for the careless or uneducated user. Phishing entices individuals to click on links or open attachments armed with malware. For small businesses, … » Learn More about A Phishing Expedition
Pay or Play Crypto viruses work by locking all your files and documents with a password. The decryption key provided after paying the ransom frees the data and allows you to access your information. Once the hackers deploy the encryption virus, retrieval options are limited. You can submit to the ransom demands and receive the … » Learn More about Crypto Viruses – Are You Safe?
When it comes to cybersecurity, we all understand the threat, but awareness is not enough. We need to safeguard against them. But hacking concerns and computer error problems can seem overwhelming and we often ignore them. It’s human nature to procrastinate, and we know it will be expensive to have someone help with this. Every … » Learn More about Dealing with Technical Problems in a Practical Way
Hackers Never Sleep Earlier this year, an international ransomware attack incapacitated England’s National Healthcare System (NHS) while also disrupting operations at several private and public agencies in countries across the globe. Christened WannaCry, the ransomware attack ultimately infected over 400,000 machines by exploiting a well-known vulnerability in the Windows 7 operating system. While only … » Learn More about Malicious Malware – Fact or Fiction?
From government agencies to international corporations and small businesses, these days it seems everyone’s data is under attack. In fact, according to the Identity Theft Resources Center, 2016 signified a high-water mark for data breaches, with 1,093 documented cases representing an increase of almost 40% over previous years. Both the healthcare industry and the small … » Learn More about Are You an Easy Target?
We used to communicate using phone lines but that’s so 2016. Now everyone is talking about Voice over IP (VoIP). But is it worth the hype? Before we answer that question with a firm Yes, No, or Maybe, we should first look at what is VoIP, really. What is Voice over IP (VoIP)? VoIP is … » Learn More about VoIP – All hype or Worth A Look?
Time is the greatest money-making asset any individual can possess. Ed Slott (Financial expert, author and public speaker) Some obsessions are good for you, especially if you are a business owner—you should have a few of them. In my case, I love making my business and those of my clients as lean as possible. I believe … » Learn More about Why Being Lean Creates Better Profits
“Business today is all about doing things faster–making decisions faster, identifying trends faster, making mistakes faster, and getting products to market faster. However, you can’t become a faster, more agile organization by just snapping your fingers and wishing it so.” —Peter Economy (bestselling author and writer for Inc. Magazine) This month at Makios, we’re talking … » Learn More about How agile is your technology?
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. —Denis Waitley Like the ones before it, the year 2017 comes to us fresh—with a blank page just waiting to be written. What goals are at the top of your list right now? How will you take your company to new heights over … » Learn More about Makios Message of the Month: Be Strategic
What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world. — Simon Sinek If you’re like most business owners, your optimistic New Year’s resolutions focus on improving beyond the status quo. Makios cheers you on in that ambition and we’re here to help eliminate the pesky … » Learn More about Change Your World in 2017