AI: Are We Planting the Seeds of the Robot Uprising?
Computer technology moves at a blazing pace. Blink once and the world of tech steps forward a light year. Blink twice and suddenly what was once cutting edge is now commonplace. No day is the same in the tech world as the standards, methods, and products constantly change and improve. We’ve written previously about how […]
Meet Windows 11: Your Next OS
After its first release in October 2021, Windows 11—Microsoft’s newest major release—is starting to gain traction. Most new machines come with it pre-installed so you may already be running Windows 10 and 11 side-by-side in your organization. Is it time to update your business’ operating system (OS) from Windows 10? Let’s break down some of […]
SoPhishTicated Attack: An Analysis
By Founding Principal Mark Ian Anderson In July, one of our general business inboxes received the email below. Initial review gave the recipient some pause, but there was enough legitimacy to prompt further investigation. Here’s a breakdown of what I looked at and the conclusion I came to. First, let’s review some items in this […]
Learn: What Is MFA and Why Do I Need It?
Multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA), is now the industry-standard solution for keeping your accounts safe—and for good reason. It feels like every week there’s another report of a data breach exposing thousands or millions of usernames, passwords, and other personal identifiable information (PII). If you’ve ever reused a password, multiple accounts could be […]
Scam Alert! The Rise in SMSishing Fraud Texts
By Systems Administrator Ben Fairbanks Have you been receiving suspicious text messages lately? If so, you aren’t alone. In late 2020, the FCC strengthened the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) by adding more regulations as part of the TRACED Act (Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence) which basically adds a ton more […]
The Murky World of Cyber Insurance [Updated for 2021]
[This article is meant to be used as general information and guidance. Anderson Technologies is not a legal advisor or cyber insurance provider, and we recommend businesses use those resources when making insurance decisions.] Worried about the damage and downtime a ransomware attack could have on your business? You and many other business owners are […]
Diagnosing the Ransomware “Problem”
Day after day, new stories of ransomware shutting down companies and governments fill our news cycle and often end with million-dollar ransoms being paid to cybercriminals. The threat of ransomware can feel overwhelming. How should business owners keep this terrible problem from attacking them? What if the answer to that question was to stop focusing […]
What Will You Do When Ransomware Holds Your Business Captive?
Anne Neuberger the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology released a memo, “What We Urge You To Do To Protect Against The Threat of Ransomware,” detailing what both public and private businesses should do to combat the ransomware threat. Read now to learn cybersecurity best practices […]
Byte-Size Tech: Don’t Get Zoom-Bombed!
https://vimeo.com/514332080 Mark Anderson and Libby Powers chat about Zoom best practices and share the story of a client who recently got Zoom-bombed after posting the details of their call publicly. Zoom has some security features baked in, but be sure to toggle them and use the tips Mark and Libby share to ensure you have […]
5 Tips for Security-Conscious Zooming
https://vimeo.com/572257152 Last year when the COVID-19 pandemic restricted our ability to connect in person, we all became very familiar with the video conferencing software Zoom. No one could have predicted that a significant chunk of business in 2020 would be conducted through webcams and video calls. Schools, universities, and businesses have chosen Zoom out of […]