Netcotech IT Blog
06 June 2022
Have you ever wondered what a firewall is? Before sitting down to read this you’d be forgiven for only hearing about them in espionage thrillers. Don’t be fooled, firewalls are a vital part of keeping you and your network secure from malicious attacks. Simply put, firewalls are software or hardware dedicated to monitoring entry points on a computer (ports) from external devices, like other computers on the network. Based on rules and filters, the firewall either allows or denies access depending...
25 May 2022
A VPN or virtual private network is something you might not think you need if you're not in the tech industry. But every individual and business that works on the internet could benefit from a VPN. If you’re an avid traveller, enjoy working in your local café, or just watching Netflix at home, a VPN can help secure your sensitive information and make your online browsing safer. A VPN masks your IP address, encrypts data, and reroutes it through secure networks, protecting your anonymity and secu...
13 April 2022
Your email account is a wealth of personal information. Work emails, personal emails, account information, and sensitive data can all be targets of hackers with malicious intent. Whether you know, or just suspect, someone hacked your email account, you have to act quickly with these steps to secure your data and regain control. What Should You Do If Your Email Gets Hacked? There are several steps you should take to be extra safe in re-securing your accounts – you can never be too careful. 1. ...
24 March 2022
In the past two years, consumers switched to rely more and more on e-commerce stores to fulfill everyday shopping needs. But people are picky and are willing to change to other sellers if they are concerned for their privacy or security. Online stores are just as susceptible to data breaches as other small businesses, and when you're dealing with customers' personal information, your consumers will notice. But there are ways to fortify your e-commerce security to protect all its data. 1. Stay ...
23 February 2022
Managed service providers can be an essential part of your business – outsourcing your technology needs to them can relieve a strain on the daily operations of any business. But researching a managed service provider that aligns with your needs is an essential step to take before committing to a provider. How do you know which managed service provider will be a good fit? Here are some basic questions to ask them to learn their services and processes. Can We Add or Remove Managed Service Offe...
24 January 2022
We have been using email for decades, and it’s easy to take its vulnerability for granted. We send and receive dozens of emails a day – messages with confidential information are at particular risk for data breaches. Technology is getting smarter, but so are the malicious hackers that want to intercept your information. From phishing scams to spam messages and beyond, emails are a lot more exposed than we think. What Are the Best Ways to Protect Your Emails? While having firewall an...
18 December 2021
In conversations about cybersecurity, experts constantly stress the importance of covering webcams. From computers to tablets to phones, we have cameras on almost every device we use, and they're as vulnerable to cyberattacks as anything else. In the age of telecommuting and online lectures, programs like Zoom are gaining more users. You have to worry not just about your own business' security but also the safety of software that uses our webcams. Why Would You Cover Up Your Webcam? Cybercrimina...
27 November 2021
Chances are, your small business doesn't have a team of in-house technology professionals whose job it is to catch and fix all tech problems. Small companies have less staff, and IT support can fall to the bottom of the priorities pile. But unlike large corporations, small businesses have fewer in-house resources to protect themselves from data breaches, server crashes, and general technological disasters. That's why outsourcing the technical aspects of your business to a fully managed service p...
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