The Tek Blog

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

Compliance

3 min read

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...

Read More
SOC 2

3 min read

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...

Read More
IRS Tax Scams

4 min read

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...

Read More
ScreenConnect Vulnerability

3 min read

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...

Read More
Phone Security

3 min read

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...

Read More
Zero Trust

2 min read

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...

Read More
Business Continuity Plan

3 min read

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...

Read More
password security

3 min read

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...

Read More
bank fraud

3 min read

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...

Read More
cybersecurity business plan

3 min read

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...

Read More

3 min read

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...

Read More
iOS Update

2 min read

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.

Read More
secure online shopping

3 min read

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.

Read More
cyber insurance claims

3 min read

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...

Read More
software updates

2 min read

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...

Read More
phishing email

2 min read

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...

Read More
mulltifactor authentication

1 min read

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...

Read More
password security

2 min read

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

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

Read More
cybersecurity awareness month

2 min read

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...

Read More
phishing

3 min read

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...

Read More
compliance standards

2 min read

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...

Read More
cybersecurity risk management

6 min read

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.

Read More
SaaS

4 min read

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...

Read More
advanced endpoint protection

1 min read

Tek Video: Top 5 Cybersecurity Musts

Top 5 Cybersecurity Musts. So, what can you do?

Read More
hacker timeline

2 min read

Tek Video: The Hacker Timeline

The average time it takes to identify a breach is 197 days. That's crazy. And then the average time to contain a breach is 69 days.

Read More
cybersecurity tabletop exercise

4 min read

What is a Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise?

Have you heard of a cybersecurity tabletop exercise or tabletop drill?

Read More
break-fix IT

6 min read

Break Free From the Break-fix IT Model

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But is this approach harming your business?

Read More
Endpoint Security

1 min read

Tek Video: Endpoint Security vs. Antivirus

Tek Video: Endpoint Security vs. Antivirus

Read More
In-house IT or MSP

6 min read

10 Considerations for Hiring In-house IT vs Partnering with an MSP

10 Considerations for Hiring In-house IT vs Partnering with an MSP Does your business’s IT management need an upgrade?Are you wondering why your...

Read More

5 min read

Why Your IT Provider Should be SOC 2 Accredited

Why Your IT Provider Should be SOC 2 Accredited A SOC 2 audit isn’t just a one-time exercise. The audit must be completed yearly, inspecting...

Read More
cyber resilience

5 min read

Six Ways to Build Cyber Resilience

83% of small and medium-sized businesses are not financially prepared to recover from a cyberattack.

Read More
encryption

2 min read

How to Send an Encrypted Email in Microsoft Outlook

You’ve probably heard about email encryption and maybe you’ve even wondered when it’s necessary.

Read More
data breach

3 min read

Washington State Attorney General 2021 Data Breach Report Findings

In the last year, businesses and agencies sent a record 6.3 million data breach notices to Washingtonians.

Read More
data breach

4 min read

5 Ways to Keep Your Dental Practice Safe from a Data Breach

According to IBM’s 2021 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the healthcare industry suffered the highest average cost of a data breach for the 11th year in...

Read More
SOC 2

2 min read

Why SOC 2 Certification is Valuable

Let’s face it, our world is filled with regularly occurring data breaches and cybersecurity events. Organizations need assurances that the companies...

Read More
cyber resilience

2 min read

Uptime Podcast with Teknologize: Cyber Resilience

Cyber Resilience. Can companies like Vestas, which had a ransomware attack on November 19th, rebound from a cyberattack? Watch Now!

Read More