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Intelligent remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and behind-the-scenes remote support.

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Ensure peace-of-mind in any situation with the most complete data backup solution available.

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Limiting downtime and optimizing the network of your new location or upgrading your existing one.

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Reduce infrastructure costs, collaborate, and get more done with our unique cloud solutions.

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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At Techworks Consulting, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

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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      FREE Printout: Dos and Don’ts of IT Security

      You work on important things. Let’s all work together to make sure they stay safe and secure.

      Don’t Share Confidential Information

      • Don’t provide sensitive company or customer information in unsolicited emails or phone calls.
      • It’s important to remember that the bad guys can be very convincing and what they do tricks a lot of users. Being on the lookout for anything suspicious will help protect confidential information.
      • Emailing usernames and passwords is never a good idea.
      • Be especially cautious of suspicious emails that look like they are from PayPal or a bank.

      Use Strong Passwords

      • Don’t reuse the same password for multiple accounts.
      • Passwords should contain capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
      • Passwords should not contain personally identifiable information like social security numbers or dates of birth.

      Avoid Accessing Sensitive Information on Unprotected Computers

      • Hotel business centers and Internet cafes typically aren’t regulated or secure. Accessing sensitive information on public devices could allow others to access it as well.
      • Malicious software could allow others to snoop on what you are doing, and gather usernames, passwords, and credit card information.
      • Ask your IT department about establishing a VPN to allow safe access while traveling.

      Avoid Leaving Sensitive Information Lying Around

      • Don’t keep passwords on sticky notes.
      • Shred documents that contain confidential information.
      • Don’t leave mobile devices, laptops, or desktops unlocked when you aren’t at them.
      • Use Windows key + L to quickly lock your computer when stepping away.
      • Small devices like phones, portable hard drives, and flash drives are easy to lose or steal. Be wary of this while traveling.

      Report Anything Suspicious to IT

      • If we know about it, we can fix it quickly before it becomes a bigger problem.
      • If you’ve lost your smartphone or another device, report it immediately.

      **Note: If you have a service agreement with Techworks Consulting that includes end-user support, don’t hesitate to provide our number and support email so your staff can put in tickets.

      Phone: 631-285-1527

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      Can You Spot the Signs of a Malicious Link?

      Unfortunately, spotting fraudulent links isn’t an exact science, but there are ways to become proficient at the art of it.

      Trust No One...
      ...or at least, trust no one’s links. It is exceptionally common for malicious links to be shared through emails or social media messages. In your email client, an easy check is to select the option to view the full header of the message. This will allow you to view the sender’s full email address, as well as the reply-to address, enabling you to judge if the sender is legitimate.

      If it just so happens that one of your regular contacts has sent you a link without any context, it is better to reach out to them through some other means to confirm that they did, in fact, send you the mysterious link. Similar actions can take place over social media accounts. Less security-savvy contacts can easily have their accounts hijacked to spread a malicious link, and so you should always be careful of messages that come without warning -- even if you know and trust the apparent source.

      Sometimes, an attacker will create a clone of someone’s social media account to try and trick their target into accepting friendship. While this may seem initially harmless, keep in mind that the person behind the account now has access to a running record of your activities.

      Further Defenses
      It is also important to remember that the attackers that use these messages are becoming much more convincing. Many of these phishing attempts will draw upon data stolen from other breaches or drawn from any online accounts to make their attempts more convincing.

      Your best defense against links like these is to hover your cursor over the questionable content to see if the link matches what it should. In addition to these practices, you should also keep an eye out for egregious misspellings in the surrounding message, as these are an excellent sign of a malicious attack.

      Google Makes Its Move
      Google has adopted a policy of flagging any website that doesn’t have a Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, certificate. This means that, in order to avoid your website displaying with a prominent “Not Secure” in the address bar, you need to obtain a certificate as quickly as possible. Not only will this encourage a sense of trust from your web visitors, it will encrypt their sensitive information and keep them safe from cybercriminals.

      Now that you know how to identify malicious links like these, you should call Techworks Consulting so that we can stop as many as we can. Call 631-285-1527 for more information.

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      Tip of the Week: Is Spam Ruining Your Email?

      It helps to know why you need to be on the lookout, of course. Spam makes for a great medium to move threats such as ransomware, viruses, and other major problems for your business. Spam is an effective way to spread threats due to how easy it is to send countless messages to all sorts of users. This increases the likelihood of any number of users downloading the attachment, along with all of its malevolent contents.

      Ransomware is most at home on business workstations that have downloaded infected attachments. For example, you might receive a message from someone who wants to send your business a resume--perhaps a “prospective employee.” If your HR department doesn’t know what signs to look for, they could unwittingly download the attachment and infect their systems with ransomware.

      To make matters worse, a spam filter might not even be able to flag these phishing messages as dangerous since they are designed specifically to not be detected. You should keep an eye out for messages that claim to be receipts, shipping information, resumes/CVs, or other important information that you would normally keep an eye out for. Hackers know that you need this information, so they can take advantage of it to pull a fast one on you.

      The best way to keep your business from suffering due to spam and phishing attacks is to both educate your employees and implement solutions designed to prevent spam from hitting the inbox. For the first, you can hold seminars on how to increase awareness of online threats. You should be teaching your employees not to open attachments from unknown senders. They should only do so after it has been deemed safe enough.

      For spam and phishing protection, Techworks Consulting can provide the requisite support. We can help you integrate an enterprise-level spam blocker and content filter to keep all but the most dangerous messages from entering your network in the first place. To learn more, reach out to us at 631-285-1527.

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      Latest Blog Entry

      The following guide is designed to be used by business owners and office managers as an educational resource to establish some basic IT security best practices in the workplace. Feel free to print it out and hand it out or post it in common areas.

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      Techworks Consulting, Inc. Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

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      Techworks Consulting, Inc. announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Techworks Consulting to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

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