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Information Security vs Cyber Security

Information Security vs Cyber Security

By The Aeko Tech | November 6, 2020

Small businesses need to focus a little less on cyber security alone and look more at information security. This was one of many IT insights that Aeko Technologies CEO Brian  Rodgers recently shared in an interview on The 360 View Podcast. Here are some excerpts from that interview. What Is Information Security? Information security is…

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Password Management Guide for Business

Super Simple Password Management Guide for the Office (and Beyond)

By Brian Rodgers | October 29, 2020

Gone are the days when a good password alone gave you cybersecurity. But if your password is weak, overused or contains personal data, the best cybersecurity system in the world can’t help you. That’s why we’ve put together this password management guide. Use it for yourself, share it with your teams or even create a…

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Cyber Security Management In Layers

Bulletproof Your Cyber Security Management by Layering Services

By Brian Rodgers | October 22, 2020

Businesses are getting hit hard these days with messaging about cyber security tools and services. But it’s important to remember that good cyber security management is a lot like a bulletproof vest: It works because of the layers. A bulletproof vest isn’t just made of thick Kevlar. It has multiple layers of Kevlar and other…

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Surviving the COVID Work From Home Shift

Survival Stories: The COVID Work From Home Shift

By The Aeko Tech | October 8, 2020

Which small businesses were impacted less by the COVID work from home shift in March 2020? And what made them more resilient? Aeko Technologies CEO Brian Rodgers discussed this and other IT insights on The 360 View Podcast. Get highlights from the podcast or watch it for yourself. The Calm Before the COVID Work Shift…

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The End of Microsoft Office 2010

The End Is Near Here for Microsoft Office 2010

By Brian Rodgers | October 5, 2020

If your business is still running some Microsoft 2010 software, the end is here. Microsoft will no longer support Office 2010 as of October 13, 2020 and is ending support for SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 after April 13, 2021. But don’t panic.  You’re Not Alone Business leaders are sometimes surprised to hear that…

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SIM Hijacking

Not Able To Text or Make Calls? It Could be SIM Hijacking

By The Aeko Tech | September 24, 2020

If your phone suddenly loses the ability to place calls or send and receive texts, you may be victim of a cyber crime. Whether you call it SIM hijacking, SIM jacking (simjacking) or SIM swapping, it’s on the rise. And it gives cyber criminals the chance to drain your bank account, access PHI on your…

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Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication: Your Best Defense Against Social Engineering

By The Aeko Tech | September 17, 2020

Social engineering and multi-factor authentication may sound like terms from a dystopian novel, but they’re actually what’s bad and good in the world of cyber security. Bad News: Social Engineering  Social engineering is the practice of tricking people into taking actions that give cyber criminals access to systems and data. Think of well-crafted emails that…

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Prevent A Data Breach Like In Cooke County

Preventing A Data Breach: What Businesses Should Learn From Cooke County, TX

By Brian Rodgers | September 10, 2020

The thing about the Cooke County, Texas, cyber attack is that it was a ransomware attack AND a data breach. In fact, these two things go hand in hand more often than not. Understanding that is key to creating the long term cyber security practices you need to keep your business safe. In Case You…

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Ransomware Prevention In 2020

Don’t Be That Guy: Ransomware Prevention In 2020

By The Aeko Tech | September 3, 2020

The recent cyber attack on Garmin highlights the severity of ransomware. It’s also bewildering: After all, there’s just no excuse for being victimized by a ransomware attack anymore. Here are the critical elements of today’s ransomware prevention. End-user Training  Many ransomware attacks occur because system users unwittingly allow criminals to enter their networks. An employee…

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