Four Simple Steps to Keep Web-Based Email Secure

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Apr 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

It wasn’t all that long ago that the use of web-based email or “webmail” was viewed as unprofessional and something that most people used only because it was free and convenient.

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Topics: network security, System Administration

Tips to Fend Off Cyberattacks and Data Breaches

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Apr 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

According to research conducted by Symantec, the number of cyberattacks against small businesses (companies with fewer than 250 employees) has been steadily growing over the last six years, with hackers specifically targeting employees (phishing). And while distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks are still a leading form of cyber warfare, ransomware and malware attacks, targeting users of smartphones and internet of things (IoT) devices, as well as PCs and systems running on Macs and Linux, are also a big threat to small businesses.

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Topics: network security, Managed Service Provder

Why Security Spending is Not Enough

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Apr 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Gartner puts worldwide spending on information security products and services in 2016 at $81.6 billion. That’s about $5 billion more than the year before, yet no one is under any illusions that breaches are on the decline.

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Topics: network security

How to Stop Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Mar 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The screen shows an ominous message. Your system is locked, and you have hours or a few days to pay the ransom to have it unlocked. Conveniently, there’s a big countdown timer on the screen to help you keep track of how much time you have left. You ask around, and there is indeed no way to get your data back without the decryption key.

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Topics: network security

How to Stay Safe and Secure Online

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Feb 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

One of the few industries in the world that will never see budget cuts is security. As the world grows ever more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors around the world.

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Topics: network security, Managed Service Provder

Tips to Protect Your Home Network

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: managed it, network security, System Administration, Managed Service Provder

5 Major Data Breaches and What You Can do to Protect Your Data

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 19, 2017 10:52:28 AM

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Topics: managed it, network security, Managed Service Provder

Keep Business Laptops Secure

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Jan 6, 2017 3:22:19 PM

When it comes to notebook computers, their greatest strength can often seem to be their most profound weakness. The very portability that makes them such useful tools for the mobile professional leaves them vulnerable to a host of catastrophes that never faced the average desktop machine.

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Topics: network security, Managed Service Provder

What You Should Look For in a Managed Service Provider

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Dec 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you are on the prowl for a managed service provider, you might feel a little overwhelmed. There is a surprising number of managed service providers available for hire, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Some offer bare bones service with a handful of technicians while others have full-fledged teams of technical experts who provide a myriad of services. Here's what to look for in managed services provider prospects.

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Topics: Customer Service, outsourcing, managed it, network security, System Administration, Managed Service Provder

Public Wi-Fi Is More Dangerous Than You Think

Posted by Gulf South Technology Solutions on Dec 20, 2016 10:07:59 AM

Does your cellphone plan give you a limited amount of data each month? Most service providers have different packages to choose from, offering unlimited talk and text and a certain number of gigabytes of data. The more data you use, the more expensive the plan.

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Topics: network security