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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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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: 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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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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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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In-house or Outsourced IT Services? That’s Easy

By Brian Rodgers | August 27, 2020

Small business owners see life through dollar-sign glasses. They just can’t help envisioning money spent everywhere they look in their companies. Money is always top of mind, especially when deciding between in-house or outsourced IT services.  Spoiler alert: There really is no comparison. Most companies save money by outsourcing IT. Would you come out ahead…

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How to Spot a Phishing Email

By The Aeko Tech | August 15, 2020

Can You Spot a Phishing Email? If you know what to look for, phishing emails are easy to spot. Even though phishing scams are always evolving, knowing just the basics can help you with identifying potentially malicious emails. Scammers use common forms of communication to maximize the reach of their scams — and so far,…

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Announcement: Aeko Technologies Launches New Website

By The Aeko Tech | August 3, 2020

Announcement: Aeko Technologies Launches New Website to Help More Dallas Fort Worth Companies Leverage Technology and Take Flight Fort Worth, TX (August 7, 2020) – We are pleased to launch our new Aeko Technologies website to better serve our current and future clients. With a fresh new user experience, our new website now offers visitors…

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