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PC Technologies Cybersecurity Services

In this day and age, where everything is digital and interconnected, cyber security has become a crucial aspect of our lives. It refers to the practice of protecting your devices, networks, and online presence from malicious attacks, unauthorized access, and other threats.


Why is Cyber Security important?

Cyber security is important for several reasons. Firstly, it protects sensitive information such as personal information, financial information, and intellectual property from being stolen or compromised. This information is valuable to cybercriminals and can be used for various illegal activities such as identity theft, fraud, and extortion.

Secondly, cyber security ensures the smooth functioning of businesses, government organizations, and critical infrastructure. Cyber-attacks can disrupt operations, cause financial losses, and even lead to physical harm in some cases.

Lastly, cyber security is important to protect our privacy and maintain our trust in the digital world. Without proper cyber security measures, individuals and organizations may lose their trust in online activities and services, which could lead to a decline in the use of digital technologies and services.


What are the types of Cyber Security threats?

Cyber Security threats can come in various forms. Some common types of Cyber Security threats include:

  1. Malware: Malware is malicious software that is designed to damage, disrupt, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system or network. It can be spread through email attachments, infected websites, or infected software.
  2. Phishing: Phishing is a type of social engineering attack where attackers attempt to trick individuals into giving away sensitive information such as passwords or credit card details. This is usually done through emails or messages that appear to be from legitimate sources.
  3. Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks: DoS attacks are designed to overwhelm a system or network with traffic or requests, causing it to crash or become unavailable.
  4. Ransomware: Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts data on a computer system or network and demands a ransom to restore access to the data.
  5. Insider Threats: Insider threats are threats that come from within an organization. This could be an employee who intentionally or unintentionally leaks sensitive information or causes damage to the organization's systems.

How can you protect yourself and your organization from Cyber Security threats?

Here are some tips for protecting yourself and your organization from Cyber Security threats:

  1. Use strong passwords and two-factor authentication for all your accounts.
  2. Keep your software and operating systems up to date with the latest security patches.
  3. Use antivirus software and firewalls to protect your devices and network.
  4. Be cautious of suspicious emails, messages, or links, and avoid opening them.
  5. Limit access to sensitive information to only those who need it and monitor for any unusual activity.
  6. Educate yourself and your employees on Cyber Security best practices and the latest threats.
  7. Have a plan in place for responding to Cyber Security incidents and regularly back up your data.
  8. Hire PC Technologies!

In conclusion, Cyber Security is a crucial aspect of our digital lives. By being aware of the types of Cyber Security threats and implementing best practices for protection, you can help safeguard your personal and business information from being compromised.

 

 

 

 


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We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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      • I highly recommend PC Technologies for any of your IT and/or computer needs
        Practice Manager at Robert GR Lang, MD Inc

        Jeff has provided computer components and IT services to our medical practice since 2007. He has seen us through a system conversion, office move, and EMR implementation, providing the peripherals and support needed to make a smooth transition each time. He and his staff are prompt, professional, and price conscious. I highly recommend PC Technologies for any of your IT and/or computer needs

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        CPA

        Jeff and his staff installed a major computer upgrade for my office. There was no down time for my staff, the system works great and whenever there's glitch, Jeff, or one of his staff, gets it fixed fast.

      • No more having to take the computer into the store
        Director at Washington Gemological Laboratory

        I have relied on Jeff and his crew for not only minor 'bugs' that occur but also for swapping out the entire data from an older laptop into the one I currently use. They have always been able to do the job and quickly. Most of the time they are able to resolve the issue over the phone, while controlling my computer from their office. Love it!! Makes my life so much easier. No more having to take the computer into the store.

      • Jeff is the IT consultant for our company.
        Citizen Action Network at Freedom Foundation

        He goes the extra mile to ensure that all of our computer infrastructure is running smoothly. When we do encounter problems Jeff is quick to respond. He has become integral to our team--so much so, we should call him a staff member rather than a consultant.

      • PC Tech is a great place to get all of your IT needs.
        Branch Manager / Loan Officer at Weststar Pacific Mortgage

        Jeff is always available and works with you on the best possible solutions to ones needs. I would recommend PC Tech to anyone that is running a business and does not want to deal with IT.

      • Jeff is able to bridge the gap between IT professional and customer relationships very well.
        Board Member at Seattle Search Network

        I've recommended him to clients that are in need of IT services many times. Jeff is highly skilled in IT and understands the changing trends and its impact to the small business owner. I'd highly recommend Jeff to others seeking for an IT professional.

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      Battery Capacity

      The obvious answer is that the capacity of the laptop battery plays a crucial role in determining how long it can power the device. A lot of times, smaller and thinner laptops often have batteries that aren’t big enough as they aim to maintain a lightweight and portable design.

      Power-Hungry Components

      Some laptops come equipped with power-hungry components, such as high-performance processors, powerful graphics cards, and ultra high-resolution displays. These components can consume a significant amount of power, sapping the battery life of a device rather quickly.

      Background Processes

      Background processes and applications running in the background can consume power even when the laptop is not actively in use. This is something that users and IT administrators have to manage effectively. Some examples include running constant updates, pervasive syncing, and the proliferation of background applications that may be resource-intensive.

      Screen Brightness

      The display is a major contributor to power consumption. Higher screen brightness settings require more power. Additionally, modern laptops often have high-resolution displays, which can also negatively impact battery life. If you want your laptop’s battery to last, it’s best to actively manage your display settings. 

      Power Management

      Over time, the capacity of a battery naturally degrades. If you have an older laptop, the battery may not hold a charge as well as it did when it was new. Additionally, factors like heat and charging patterns can affect battery health. Often, users don’t optimize their power management settings, but by adjusting settings such as screen brightness and power profiles it can help extend battery life.

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      If you are actively using the computer, it is going to ultimately run out of juice quicker when it isn't plugged in. You had to know running 39 browser tabs at once would probably have a negative impact somewhere. Using many resource-intensive applications simultaneously can significantly drain the battery.

      If you are constantly looking for a place to plug your laptop in, it may be a sign that it's time for an upgrade. If you would like to have a conversation about improving your team’s mobile workstations, or if you just want to know what laptop to buy, give us a call today at 360-491-2227.

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      Ransomware is Still a Major Threat for All Businesses and Individuals Alike

      Prioritize Your Backups

      We recommend that you make data backup a top priority for your business in just about all situations possible. Good backups keep your data safe in an isolated environment where they can be accessed as needed. We recommend you use the cloud, offline backups, or off-site data centers for your storage needs. You can also use automation to ensure that the process is as consistent and reliable as possible; however, you still want to test your backups to guarantee they work when you need them most.

      Train Your Employees

      Your employees also need to know how to protect your business from ransomware, especially when it spreads through phishing emails and social engineering attacks that specifically target your team to circumvent your security measures. Help your team understand what a suspicious email, link, and attachment looks like, and provide them with ways to check for legitimacy on any potentially problematic messages.

      Protecting your business begins with building and fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness, so make sure that you are routinely testing your team to ensure they keep this knowledge close at hand.

      Implement Powerful Security Solutions

      Your security solutions should be comprehensive enough to include antivirus and anti-malware tools to detect and block ransomware threats. Additionally, these tools need to be updated periodically so that they can protect against emerging and evolving threats, because make no mistake, as your security level increases, so too will the craftiness and persistence of ransomware threats.

      Of particular note is the firewall; a firewall can monitor and control incoming and outgoing network traffic, effectively preventing unauthorized access and the spread of malware. Again, you’ll need to ensure that your software remains up-to-date, including operating systems and applications, with security patches. If you keep your systems updated, they’ll be able to stand up to the latest threats better.

      You can never let up on your cybersecurity measures, as the continuous evolution of these threats will ensure you stay busy protecting your business. Hackers that use Ransomware are crafty and take on many forms, so it’s important to do everything you can to dodge them outright.

      Do you have concerns about protecting your business? PC Technologies can help. To learn more, call us today at 360-491-2227.

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      Mobile Device Management is Critical for Today’s Business

      Security Enhancement

      Security is the name of the game and MDM helps enhance the security of mobile devices by policy enforcement. It gives organizations the ability to configure and enforce settings such as password complexity, encryption, and can even wipe a device in the case of theft or loss. It also provides real-time monitoring and alerts for potential security threats, allowing administrators to take immediate action to protect sensitive data.

      Device Configuration and Management

      An MDM platform allows administrators to remotely configure and manage devices over-the-air (OTA). This includes setting up email accounts, VPN configurations, and Wi-Fi settings, ensuring that devices are optimally configured. By centralizing the management it simplifies the process of deploying applications and updates, ensuring that all devices are running the latest software and patches.

      Compliance Enforcement

      Another main benefit of MDM is that it helps organizations enforce regulatory compliance. This is particularly important in industries where data security and privacy regulations are strictly monitored and enforced. It allows administrators to monitor and control access to corporate resources, ensuring that only authorized users and devices can access sensitive information.

      Remote Troubleshooting and Support

      A comprehensive MDM system enables IT teams to troubleshoot and provide support remotely. This reduces the need for in-person assistance and minimizes downtime for end-users. Remote capabilities include the ability to view device screens, push configurations, and diagnose and resolve issues without physical access to the device.

      The fact is that Mobile Device Management is instrumental in ensuring the security, efficiency, and compliance of mobile devices within an organization. It provides centralized control and monitoring, making it an essential tool for IT administrators managing a fleet of mobile devices. If you need help getting the MDM system that’s right for your business, give us a call today at 360-491-2227.

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