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IMAP Security Issues

IMAP Security Issues – Is this Legacy Email Protocol Leaving You Vulnerable?

By The Aeko Tech | January 14, 2021

From time to time, a cyber security issue pops up that no one sees coming. That’s the case with the IMAP security problem that’s recently come to light. As a managed service provider, Aeko stays on top of cyber security and IT changes so you don’t have to. Rest assured that we are already addressing…

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Worst Ransomware Attacks of 2020

The 4 Worst Ransomware Attacks of 2020 & Why 2021 Should Start With Back-Ups

By Brian Rodgers | January 7, 2021

When ransomware attacks make headlines, they tend to involve big, well-known companies. But this news is just the tip of the iceberg: Some of the largest entities hit in 2020 were cities, schools, hospitals and small businesses, fueled in part by COVID-19 changes in how people work. 2020 Ransomware Attacks Against Cities (and Municipalities) Early…

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Ransomware Attack Response Checklist

Be Prepared for a Ransomware Attack: Download the 2021 Ransomware Response Checklist

By The Aeko Tech | December 31, 2020

People are a business’s biggest security risk, so training your team on the cybersecurity basics is critical. To help, we’ve put together this simple download. Post and share so your staff will know what to do if they’re hit with ransomware.  Yikes! You’ve been hit with a ransomware threat. What is it and how do…

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Public vs Private Cloud Services

Public vs Private Cloud Services: What Is Right for Your Business?

By Brian Rodgers | December 29, 2020

As an IT support provider for small- and medium-size businesses, we get a lot of questions about “the cloud.” Here are the basics to consider if you’re thinking of switching to cloud services.  Sooner or later your business will probably migrate its data to a cloud service of some kind. Industry leaders believe it is…

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PCI Compliance, Credit Card Compliance

PCI Compliance: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Business

By Brian Rodgers | December 22, 2020

PCI compliance is just one part of overall IT compliance. At Aeko Technologies, we’re dedicated to bringing enterprise-level IT services to small- and medium-size businesses to enable growth. Do you know what it means to be PCI compliant? If you are a business that stores or processes payments by credit card, it’s time to find…

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Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

By The Aeko Tech | December 17, 2020

Finding interesting, workplace-appropriate gifts can be challenging. So here’s an idea: Give the gift of better cyber security! After all, what better way to show your team how much you value cyber security? Portable Power Banks They not only keep you charged and ready to go (while you’re away from the office), power banks also…

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Office Closed, Services Open

No Interruption in IT Support for the Holidays

By The Aeko Tech | December 10, 2020

As many businesses do this time of year, the Aeko Technologies will close its office December 24  and 25 and January 1 for the holidays. But don’t worry, there will be no interruptions in your IT support for the holidays when the office is closed. Contact us as you always do for your IT support…

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IT Support for Small Business: When to Consider an MSP for your SMB

By Brian Rodgers | November 18, 2020

As a small business owner, your time should be focused on delivering products and services, improving customer satisfaction and growing your business opportunities. But as businesses grow, those growing pains can leave many leaders spending more and more time on tech fires and security hurdles. If this is happening to you, it might be time…

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Recycle Computers in Dallas Fort Worth

Purge Your Electronics Graveyard: Recycle Computers in Dallas Fort Worth

By Brian Rodgers | November 12, 2020

Most businesses have one—an office, desk, file cabinet or even a corner in the supply closet where outdated computers and gadgets are laid to rest. Maybe you’re concerned you might need info on them someday. Or maybe no one feels confident in how and where to dispose of them safely. Or it just might be…

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It’s easy to feel lost when it comes to IT. Conflicting information or overwhelming jargon can add to the confusion. The Cleared-for-Takeoff Blog is our way of sharing news and developments that guide you in the right direction. Watch this space for relevant updates on business tech, disaster recovery, scams, ransomware attacks and cyber security.  

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