The Tek Blog

Articles for business leaders covering topics such as technology, cybersecurity, and compliance.

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How $43,000 Disappeared in an Instant: A Tale of CEO Fraud

This true story serves as a stark warning about the devastating impact of CEO Fraud on businesses, large and small. It's essential reading for anyone involved in making online payments or managing company finances.

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The Rise of AI-Driven Voice Scams

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, the saying "That won't happen to me" is becoming a dangerous mindset for business owners when it comes to...

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Don't Get Caught Off Guard: 5 New Cybersecurity Threats to Prepare For Now

The year 2023 marked a significant turning point for cyber-attacks with the introduction of AI (artificial intelligence), now in the hands of people...

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SOC 2

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Teknologize Successfully Completes Another SOC 2 Audit

At Teknologize, we continually invest in security best practices to ensure that our client’s data stays safe and secure. As a part of an ongoing...

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IT Roadmap

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IT Profitability Roadmap and Checklist for Maximizing Efficiency and Cost Savings

If you’re hoping to cut costs and boost profitability without compromising productivity or efficiency, assessing the technology you use in day-to-day...

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IRS Tax Scams

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Top Tax Scams To Watch Out For In 2024

Tax season is around the corner, which means so are tax scams. Without fail, every year, individuals and business owners alike fall victim to tax...

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IT Service Provider

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The Revolving Door: Why Businesses Struggle to Keep IT Support Providers

In today's digital landscape, reliable IT support is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Yet, many businesses find themselves trapped in a cycle of...

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ScreenConnect Vulnerability

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ScreenConnect Vulnerability Exploited – IT Companies are Being Targeted

ConnectWise is addressing a critical vulnerability discovered in ConnectWise ScreenConnect, its remote desktop and access software that enables MSP...

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Phone Security

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Enhanced Security Measures To Safeguard Your Phone In 2024

Long gone are the days when phones were simple devices used to make calls. Today our phones are advanced, handheld supercomputers that can do...

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Zero Trust

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Never Trust, Always Verify: Zero Trust Security

Zero Trust is a relatively new cybersecurity strategy that is rapidly becoming the security model of choice for businesses. In fact, we anticipate...

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Business Continuity Plan

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Give Your Business Continuity Plan the Love It Deserves

Wintertime can feel like a wonderland. There’s hot cocoa, cozy fireside conversations, glistening white snowfall…ice storms, power outages, and tons...

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password security

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Tips for Maximizing National Change Your Password Day: Is Your Password Up to Par?

Each year on February 1st, we celebrate Change Your Password Day. While it’s not a holiday that gets you off work, it serves as a good opportunity...

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cybersecurity myths

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Myth Busting: 5 Common Cybersecurity Misconceptions

In today’s hyperconnected world, cybersecurity is a critical concern for individuals and organizations alike. However, as the digital landscape...

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bank fraud

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Urgent Warning about Bank Account Fraud

The infamous Xenomorph Android malware, known for targeting 56 European banks in 2022, is back and in full force targeting US banks, financial...

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cybersecurity business plan

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Make Cybersecurity a Priority in Your 2024 Business Plan

Is your business plan for 2024 finalized yet? The last few months of the year can get hectic, between trying to close out the end of the quarter...

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10 Tasks You Might Not Be Aware Your IT Team Can Handle

When you run your own business, it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. Even when you start early and end late, there’s always...

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Facebook Hacked

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When Your Facebook Or Other Online Accounts Get Hacked, Who’s Responsible For The Losses?

Recently, the CEO of a very successful marketing firm had their Facebook account hacked. In just a weekend, the hackers were able to run over...

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iOS Update

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Urgent iOS Update: Protect Your Device from Security Vulnerabilities

On November 30th, Apple released an urgent update, iOS 17.1.2, that aims to patch two possible security exploits documented in 17.1.1.

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secure online shopping

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Safe Online Shopping: Tips for a Secure Experience

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, here are some tips for a safe and secure online shopping experience.

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cyber insurance claims

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4 Things To Do Right Now To Prevent Your Cyber Insurance Claim From Being Denied

“Thank goodness” is probably what Illinois-based manufacturing company ICS thought about having a cyber insurance policy with Travelers Insurance...

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password manager

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How To Safely Share Passwords With Employees

If you ask a security professional, you get by-the-book advice about sharing passwords: “Don’t share passwords.” But we know, in reality, that...

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Google Maps Timeline

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Here’s What Google Maps Timeline Knows About You (And It’s More Than You Think)

It’s 10:00 p.m. – do you know where your children are? Google probably does. Thanks to Google Maps’ Timeline feature, the tech company probably knows...

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software updates

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Staying Cyber-Savvy: Outsmarting Criminals with Regular Software Updates

36% of survey participants reported installing the latest updates and software as soon as they become available. Of those who reported installing the...

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phishing email

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Guardians of the Inbox: How to Recognize and Report Phishing

72% of respondents reported that they checked to see whether messages were legitimate (i.e. phishing or a scam) compared to 15% who reported not...

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mulltifactor authentication

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Enhance Your Online Security Now with Multifactor Authentication

In a recent National Cybersecurity Alliance survey, 57% of respondents said they have heard of multifactor authentication (MFA), but many people...

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password security

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Lock It Down: The Power of Strong Passwords and Password Managers

Only 33% of individuals create unique passwords for all accounts (NCA)

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cybersecurity awareness month

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CISA Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month With "Secure Our World" Campaign

October isn't just about falling leaves and pumpkin spice; it's also Cybersecurity Awareness Month, established in 2004 and dedicated to raising...

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phishing

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Improve Your Cybersecurity Awareness

If you’ve turned on the news sometime during the past few years, you’ve probably heard of more than one instance where a business closed due to a...

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co-managed it

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Get Ready To Maximize Efficiency With Help From Co-Managed IT Services

IT services are necessary for every business in the country – IT companies help businesses protect their data, ensure day-to-day operations run...

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compliance standards

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What Compliance Standards Does Your Business Need To Maintain?

Compliance standards are some of the most important things a business needs to maintain to be profitable and well-respected while staying out of...

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Prepare Your Kids For A Successful School Year: Tech Tips To Maximize Learning Potential

Back-to-school season has finally arrived, and it won’t be long before our kids are back in the classroom, learning all sorts of different subjects....

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cyber breach

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Tek Video: The Probability of a Second Breach

If you've had a breach, statistically the likelihood of you having a second breach or more is very high.

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cybersecurity risk management

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From the Top Down: The Importance of Cybersecurity Leadership in Mitigating Business Risks

The days when cybersecurity was solely the concern of IT departments are long gone.

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OneDrive and SharePoint Limitations

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9 SharePoint and OneDrive Limitations and Restrictions You Need to Know

OneDrive and SharePoint in Microsoft 365 are popular cloud-based collaboration, productivity, and file storage solutions to help organizations share...

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SaaS

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Shielding Your Cloud: Securing M365 and Google Workspace with SaaS Protection

Many organizations assume that moving to a cloud-based collaboration app such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace means email security and backup is...

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cyber resilience

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Tek Video: Cyber Resilience

The FBI revealed in its 2022 Internet Crime Report that ransomware gangs breached the networks of at least 860 critical infrastructure organizations...

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