The Tek Blog

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

security configurations

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Must Have Microsoft 365 Security Configurations

1 in 4 businesses reported ransomware attacks on cloud data.

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IoT

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IoT Medical Device Security

Forbes estimates 646 million IoT devices were used in hospitals, clinics, and medical offices in 2020. The Internet of Things has transformed the way...

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hack

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Hacked Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack Forces Shutdown

The shutdown has caused panic in many southeastern states.

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cybersecurity

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5 Cybersecurity Questions to Ask Your IT Company

60 percent of small businesses that are victims of a cyber-attack go out of business within six months.

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cybersecurity

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21 Cybersecurity Horror Stories and Stats!

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.

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Microsoft Exchange

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The Microsoft Exchange Attack Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Estimates put the number of servers compromised by the attack in the hundreds of thousands globally.

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HIPAA

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HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

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...

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microsoft exchange

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Microsoft Exchange Hack. Patch Now!

Urgent patching necessary. Microsoft continues to see increased attacks targeting unpatched systems by multiple malicious actors beyond Hafnium...

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spear phishing

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7 Reasons Why Spear Phishing Attacks are Successful

Phishing/social engineering is the #1 cause of data breaches and the primary delivery method for ransomware.

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Spam Email

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Why You Need Spam Email Filtering

According to Help Net Security, 90% of successful cyberattacks occur through email-based attacks. Additionally, 1 out of every 8 employees shares the...

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technology

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Technology Doesn't Have to be Frustrating

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...

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wind farm

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Teknologize and Uptime Podcast on IT and Cybersecurity for Wind Farms

Interesting conversation around the IT and Cybersecurity demands of the modern wind farm and the critical technology running behind the scenes....

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Data Breach

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Data Breach Notifications Laws for Oregon State

What does Oregon law require you to do, and who are you required to notify? What happens if you don’t notify anyone?

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Email Security

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

There are over 300 million fraudulent sign-in attempts to Microsoft cloud services every day.

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Business Continuity and Downtime

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

Flood. Power outage. Cyberattack. Supply chain failure or a disgruntled employee. Disruptions to your business can happen at any moment causing...

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BYOD Mobile Device Management

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BYOD: Let’s Talk about Mobile Device Management

87% of companies are dependent to some extent on their employee’s ability to access mobile business apps from their personal smartphones. (Source:...

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Data Breach Notification

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Data Breach Notifications Laws for Washington State

New data breach protections give Washington one of the most robust data breach notification policies in the country.

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Incident Response Email Breach

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Incident Response: How to Respond to an Email Breach

Business Email Compromise earned hackers $1.3 billion in a year. (Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center)

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healthcare cyber attack

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The Human Toll of a Healthcare Cyberattack

Vermont hospital cyber attack “Clinics were filled with tears, yelling and anxiety and stress”.

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SolarWinds Supply Chain Breach

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SolarWinds Orion Supply Chain Breach Update

Roughly 198 organizations, overall, were hacked using the SolarWind backdoor, according to Allan Liska, a threat analyst at Recorded Future. Source:...

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Fiber Internet

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Affordable Fiber Internet for Business Available Locally

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...

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Managed Service Provider

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Reasons to Use a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for IT Support

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 in...

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Sunburst Malware SolarWinds

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SUNBURST Malware and SolarWinds Supply Chain Breach

As reported approximately 2 weeks ago, the US Government and thousands of public and private sector organizations around the world had their networks...

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SolarWinds Hack

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Massive SolarWinds Hack Impacting 18,000 Organizations

18,000 organizations have malicious code in their network, and 50 of them have suffered major breaches.

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BEC Scam

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I Fell Victim to Business Email Compromise. Now What?

The FBI defines Business Email Compromise (BEC) as “a sophisticated scam that targets both businesses and individuals who perform valid...

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Microsoft Teams

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

Curious about what all the hype is around Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams is the ultimate chat-based collaboration app for your organization. A...

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cybersecurity

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CyberSecurity: Journey, Culture and Strategy

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...

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incident response

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Four Steps of an Incident Response Plan

Hackers attack every 39 seconds, on average 2,244 times a day. (University of Maryland) Incidents are cyber events that can include a cyberattack,...

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safe online shopping

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Stay Safe Online - 5 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

The holiday shopping season is well underway, and many are choosing to shop primarily online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Online shopping opens the...

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phishing

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What is the Definition of Phishing?

phish·ing /ˈfiSHiNG/ noun the practice of using fraudulent e-mails and copies of legitimate websites to extract financial data from computer users...

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endpoint security

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What's the Difference Between Antivirus and Endpoint Security?

Every endpoint connected to the Internet faces 1.5 attacks per minute. According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, 68% of organizations have...

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password security

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10 Tips for Better Password Security

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.

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email phishing

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Local Businesses Falling Prey to Phishing Email!

Teknologize has recently seen a major uptick in email-based cyberattacks happening right now and right here in our own backyard.

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Cyber Attacks Target Healthcare

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FBI Warns Imminent Cyber Attacks Threatening Healthcare

In a joint alert, Wednesday October 28th, 2020 from the FBI, DHS, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency states “credible...

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Windows 10 Download

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Upgrade Today: Windows 10 Download Instructions

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...

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Business Email Compromise (BEC)

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Business Email Compromise (BEC) & Wire Fraud

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...

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