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6 Common Technology Problems Small Business Owners Face

6 Common Technology Problems Small Business Owners Face

Posted By Go2IT Group
March 04, 2024 Category: Small Business, Managed IT, Cybersecurity, Best Practices

6 Common Technology Problems Small Business Owners Face With any business, knowing how to effectively utilize technology can drastically enhance operational efficiency and give your business a competitive advantage. However, small business owners often encounter several technological hurdles that impede productivity and growth. Today, we delve into six prevalent challenges facing small business owners and provide insights on overcoming each of them. 1. Failing to Meet Industry Compliance Requirements Many industries have specific regulatory compliance requirements that define how companies must organize and protect data. Common examples you might be familiar with include HIPAA, which regulates electronic medical data in the healthcare industry; FFIEC, GLB and SEC in the financial services industry; and CMMC for companies that work directly or indirectly with the Department of Defense.   For a small business owner wearing multiple hats, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest compliance requirements, especially if you don’t have an IT or cybersecurity employee on staff. Missing a requirement cannot only lead to hefty fines and legal issues, but it can also incidentally leave you vulnerable to a cyberattack.   The best thing you can do is work with a managed services provider (MSP) that has experience in compliance for your specific industry. While compliance is not exactly the same as cybersecurity, the two overlap, and an experienced provider wi

Protect Your Company - Best Practices to Avoid Attacks

Protect Your Company   Best Practices to Avoid Attacks

Posted By Go2ITGroup
June 23, 2020 Category: , Phishing, Cyber Attacks, Best Practices

There has been a tremendous rise in the number of malicious attacks, including email accounts being compromised, malware attacks, and password hijacking.  We are seeing 3 main types of attacks although others are possible as this malicious human interference is always changing. Vendor or Customer email accounts becoming compromised. Once the attacker has access to a user’s email account, they will send emails to the user’s clients or contacts requesting changes of bank account payments.  These emails will come from legitimate accounts of people and vendors that you know, as the attacker has actually broken into the account and is sending email on behalf of that person.  They will usually hide their tracks, so the user doesn’t notice.   Emails embedded with a link that when clicked, will take you to what looks like a OneDrive, or other Microsoft service, and ask you to fill in your password.  They then log these passwords and use it to try to break into your accounts.  Again, these may come from legitimate senders that you know, but their account has been compromised.  Emails that look like they came from IT DEPARTMENT, Microsoft, Office 365, Exchange, or other systems that say your mailbox is full, or your account will be turned off.  These are not real and will again try to have you click a link that will ask for your password.  Below are some guidelines that need to be followed in order to pr

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