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The best antivirus, anti-malware, firewall-protecting software is worthless if you don’t take reasonable security precautions regarding your devices. Strong security isn’t just about the cyber domain of strong passwords, blocking malware, and managing permissions. You also safeguard sensitive information with physical security and cautious behavior.......

As everyone knows, technology has quickly become the center of our lives. Streaming Netflix while instant messaging friends and shopping online is so 2019. Walk around your town, and it’s likely that more pedestrians than not will be on their phones. The reliance of technology......

The bank manager called me crying because it was obvious something was terribly, terribly wrong with her laptop. Sure enough, the device had two viruses on it that would allow full administrative access to the bank. We ran a scan on all devices connected to......

Medical office and other healthcare providers that handle protected health information (PHI) are required to comply with various federal statutes, including HIPAA, fraud statutes, and prohibitions against self-referral. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human......

Every computing device in every home and business should employ basic security protocols. Virus and malware protection. Firewall. Encryption for sensitive data or business use of personal devices.   Any article on basic cybersecurity tips and advice inevitably focuses on habits to protect against external......

How many lawyers does it take to prevent a data breach or a malware intrusion? Just one, the one who calls Overwatch Technology and lets us handle the rest. Attorneys have a reputation for being Luddites, those who get dragged into the modern era kicking......

We’ve all done stupid things in our lives, but you must be smart when it comes to the security ofyour electronic devices. Do you keep credit card details on your phone or in the checkout features of a website where youfrequently buy things? Chances are that......

Backing Up Your Data a Smart Move to Thwart Ransomware Does your automobile have a backup camera? Even before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandated backup cameras in 2018, 97% of 2018 models already were compliant, compared to just 6% of models in 2006.......

Coronavirus Isn’t the Only Virus You Need to Worry About As the global pandemic rages on, you may not recognize that COVID-19 isn’t the only virus that can wreak havoc. This other virus can get past an N95 respirator, a biohazard suit, and the cute......

It Can Happen To Anyone Recently Overwatch Technology discovered and removed ransomware before it locked high-value, confidential customer legal information, ultimately saving the firm a key client and a black-eye in the industry. This story happens every day. The client found their computers were performing......

A Ransomware Attack is Like a Bad House Move It’s the physical equivalent of ransomware: The company that moved my family’s possessions to our new home recently tried to hold our stuff hostage. I wish this wasn’t a true story, but it is. The movers,......

Overwatch Technology Proud to Support Veterans Serving others is a hallmark of being in the military. And helping those in need, regardless of military status, is a core part of being compassionate human beings, a positive trait I hope we all possess. But what organizations......

Don’t Take Chances with Your Company’s Data How safe is your company’s firewall and the traffic running through your network? It’s a fair question and one that many companies, frankly, don’t know how to answer. Properly maintaining and monitoring a firewall or truly overseeing network......

Wi-Fi Fuels Good Customer Interactions Is your company being penny wise and pound foolish by not providing Wi-Fi to your customers? Regardless of the business – professional office, warehouse, entertainment venue, retail store – when the public comes to visit, you owe it to them......

The Quest to Secure Data is Never One-and-Done My wife doesn’t work in the technology industry, but she asked me about the recent ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta. Apparently, it was all over the radio during the hour-long commute to her job that......

The Sky’s the Limit for SMBs Taking to the Cloud There has been a lot of hype about cloud computing transforming the way small-to-medium sized businesses do business. Proponents of the cloud say that cloud computing has leveled the playing field, allowing SMBs to finally......

A recent article by The Guardian (UK) states that the cloud industry is set to see a growth of around 30% soon. But many small and medium business owners are still struggling to make sense of the cloud and how it can benefit them. If......

Small business owners are often worried about data loss. Rightly so, because data loss has the potential to wipe out a business. We have identified the most common forms of data loss so you can see how they fit into your business and assess the......

Managed Service Providers – or MSPs – are often recommended as a cost effective IT solution for small businesses. For a minimal monthly fee, MSPs provide a reasonably priced solution to the complex technology pains of small businesses. Here’s a look at the various benefits......

Think Quicker Recovery Time, Not Quicker Backup – While incremental backups are much faster than executing a full-backup, they also prolong recovery time. In the event of data loss, a full restore will require loading the most recent full backup and then each incremental backup......

Your website represents your business and so building and maintaining it need to be of primary concern to you as a business owner. We often find business owners struggling with their websites saying things like: “My website looks great, but I am not able to......