21 Cybersecurity Horror Stories and Stats!

By Byron Martin | April 9, 2021
Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world. And Most companies take nearly 6 months to detect a data breach, even major ones.

The Microsoft Exchange Attack Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

By Byron Martin | March 25, 2021
Estimates put the number of servers compromised by the attack in the hundreds of thousands globally. 

HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

By Byron Martin | March 17, 2021
642 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were reported in 2020, according to HIPAA Journal. That equates to 1.76 data breaches reported..

Microsoft Exchange Hack. Patch Now!

By Byron Martin | March 10, 2021
Urgent patching necessary. Microsoft continues to see increased attacks targeting unpatched systems by multiple malicious actors beyond Hafnium..

7 Reasons Why Spear Phishing Attacks are Successful

By Byron Martin | March 2, 2021
Phishing/social engineering is the #1 cause of data breaches and the primary delivery method for ransomware.

Why You Need Spam Email Filtering

By Byron Martin | February 18, 2021
According to Help Net Security, 90% of successful cyberattacks occur through email-based attacks. Additionally, 1 out of every 8 employees shares..

Technology Doesn't Have to be Frustrating

By Byron Martin | February 12, 2021
54 percent of SMBs report the increasing complexity of IT as the main reason for outsourcing their IT. 1 in 4 SMBs lost revenue due to IT-related..

Teknologize and Uptime Podcast on IT and Cybersecurity for Wind Farms

By Byron Martin | February 5, 2021
Interesting conversation around the IT and Cybersecurity demands of the modern wind farm and the critical technology running behind the scenes. ..

Data Breach Notifications Laws for Oregon State

By Byron Martin | February 2, 2021
What does Oregon law require you to do, and who are you required to notify? What happens if you don’t notify anyone?

Email Security: 4 Simple Tips to Keep Your Business Email Secure

By Byron Martin | January 29, 2021
There are over 300 million fraudulent sign-in attempts to Microsoft cloud services every day.

Business Continuity: How to Be Prepared for Downtime or an IT Disaster

By Byron Martin | January 28, 2021
Flood. Power outage. Cyber-attack. Supply chain failure or a disgruntled employee. Disruptions to your business can happen at any moment causing..

BYOD: Let’s Talk about Mobile Device Management

By Byron Martin | January 26, 2021
87% of companies are dependent to some extent on their employee’s ability to access mobile business apps from their personal smartphones. (Source:

Data Breach Notifications Laws for Washington State

By Byron Martin | January 22, 2021
New data breach protections give Washington one of the most robust data breach notification policies in the country.

Incident Response: How to Respond to an Email Breach

By Byron Martin | January 18, 2021
Business email compromise earned hackers $1.3 billion in a year. (Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center)

The Human Toll of a Healthcare Cyber Attack

By Byron Martin | January 15, 2021
Vermont hospital cyber attack “Clinics were filled with tears, yelling and anxiety and stress”.

SolarWinds Orion Supply Chain Breach Update

By Byron Martin | January 14, 2021
Roughly 198 organizations, overall, were hacked using the SolarWind backdoor, according to Allan Liska, a threat analyst at Recorded Future. Source

Affordable Fiber Internet for Business Available Locally

By Byron Martin | January 13, 2021
Fiber Internet is Available in the Tri-Cities, WA Did you know that there is fiber-optic Internet available in Benton and Franklin Counties? Our..

Reasons to Use a Managed Services Provider (MSP) for IT Support in 2021

By Byron Martin | January 7, 2021
66 Percent of Small Businesses Worldwide Have Faced Cyberattacks in The Past Year. For the third year in a row, SMBs are reporting big increases..

SUNBURST Malware and SolarWinds Supply Chain Breach

By Byron Martin | December 31, 2020
As reported approximately 2 weeks ago, the US Government and thousands of public and private sector organizations around the world had their..

Massive SolarWinds Hack Impacting 18,000 Organizations

By Byron Martin | December 23, 2020
18,000 organizations have malicious code in their network, and 50 of them have suffered major breaches.

I Fell Victim to Business Email Compromise. Now What?

By Byron Martin | December 22, 2020
The FBI defines Business Email Compromise (BEC) as “a sophisticated scam that targets both businesses and individuals who perform legitimate..

What's all the Hype? A Quick Glance at Microsoft Teams

By Byron Martin | December 15, 2020
Curious what all the hype is around Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams is the ultimate chat-based collaboration app for your organization. A..

CyberSecurity: Journey, Culture and Strategy

By Byron Martin | December 2, 2020
It doesn't have to be a big stress in your life. You can have that peace of mind, but it does take time, attention, planning and strategy... 

Four Steps of an Incident Response Plan

By Byron Martin | December 1, 2020
Hackers attack every 39 seconds, on average 2,244 times a day. (University of Maryland) Incidents are cyber events that can include a cyber..

Stay Safe Online - 5 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

By Byron Martin | November 25, 2020
The holiday shopping season is well under way, and many are choosing to shop primarily online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Online shopping opens..

What is the Definition of Phishing?

By Byron Martin | November 17, 2020
phish·ing /ˈfiSHiNG/ noun the practice of using fraudulent e-mails and copies of legitimate websites to extract financial data from  computer..

What's the Difference Between Antivirus and Endpoint Security?

By Byron Martin | November 12, 2020
Teknologize CEO, Byron Martin, and CTO, Dan Morgan sat down to discuss the difference between antivirus software and endpoint security.

10 Tips for Better Password Security

By Byron Martin | November 9, 2020
81% of data breaches are caused by compromised, weak, and reused passwords. Password security is a key to keeping your information safe on the web.

Local Businesses Falling Prey to Phishing Email!

By Byron Martin | November 4, 2020
Teknologize has recently seen a major uptick in email-based cyber attacks happening right now and right here in our own back yard. 

FBI Warns Imminent Cyber Attacks Threatening Healthcare

By Byron Martin | November 3, 2020
In a joint alert, Wednesday October 28th, 2020 from the FBI, DHS, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency states “credible..

Upgrade Today: Windows 10 Download Instructions

By Byron Martin | October 28, 2020
Windows 7 users who don't upgrade to Windows 10 will no longer be able to get Microsoft's security updates or technical support, leaving your..

Business Email Compromise (BEC) & Wire Fraud

By Byron Martin | October 10, 2020
Also known as CEO Fraud. Listen to CEO, Byron Martin, explain how hackers can get access to your email and what to be aware of. This is a billion..

Top 4 Cybersecurity Basics to Implement Now

By Byron Martin | October 8, 2020
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Instituted by the Department of Homeland Security in 2016, this month is a time where we want..

6 Benefits of VoIP for the Work From Home Workforce

By Byron Martin | October 5, 2020
The world has been transitioning to remote working for years, but the arrival of COVID-19 has certainly sped that up.  VoIP calls are routed over..

Watch out for Zelle Scams...

By Byron Martin | October 3, 2020
The Zelle app is a person-to-person transfer app that allows for easy payments straight from a user’s bank account, similar to Venmo or PayPal,..

How Many Employees Fail an Email Phishing Security Test?

By Byron Martin | October 2, 2020
Stats show that 30% of your employees will fail, and fall for a fake email, and potentially get you ransomware.