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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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      Latest Blogs

      The Current State of Cybercrime Paints a Grim Picture for Businesses

      Huge Business Losses

      Due to cybercriminal efforts, hundreds of millions of dollars that should be available to businesses are not. Over the past year alone, almost two billion dollars have been stolen from businesses, as compared to $600 million in 2019… and that isn’t even taking the $380 million that firms have paid in response to ransomware attacks into consideration.

      Hackers will commonly direct their attacks toward larger companies, often those in the financial services, energy, and manufacturing industry sectors. Why? Simple: these companies are often vulnerable, with larger losses from their downtime events.

      Attacks Are Up

      This year has been largely unprecedented, with huge numbers of people working from home. Unfortunately, many of these people are doing so without the requisite cybersecurity protections in place. As a result, cyberattacks are happening at a rate of approximately 4,000 each day… an increase of about 400 percent during the past year alone.

      Attack Vectors

      Adding to the cybercriminal’s list of attacks, the COVID-19 pandemic has given hackers increased opportunities to shape their attacks. Cybersecurity professionals are seeing a lot of attacks utilizing the current crisis to manipulate their targets, as well as focusing on the organizations dedicated to researching a COVID-19 vaccine.

      In addition to the critical data these organizations hold, there is a lot of pressure to overwhelm these firms… which potentially leaves them more vulnerable to attack. Many cybercriminals have jumped on this opportunity, including one group known as APT29. APT29 has been identified by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Interpol as a particular threat, targeting research being conducted in the US, UK, and Canada.

      Ransomware has also been on the rise as remote work has been more commonly implemented, as remote workers tend to be more vulnerable to these attacks. This, paired with the continued interest in recent coronavirus developments, have led to many successful strategies being deployed by cybercriminals. These strategies have included:

      • Emails that claim to have information about COVID-19 vaccines and shortages of PPE.
      • Messages claiming to be from the government about stimulus payments.
      • Free downloads for video and audio conferencing solutions, a major communications strategy during the pandemic.

      Hackers have also become cleverer in what their ransomware attacks do, with some directing the data to the hacker after a payment is made to decrypt it so that the owner must pay up twice.

      How to Respond

      For your business to survive this pandemic, you first need to be aware of how the situation has impacted the cybersecurity space and complicated matters. Three of the biggest challenges are as follows:

      1. Many businesses were not prepared to properly implement remote work before it was required for their business to function. This only increased the difficulties that these businesses faced.
      2. Due to this, many of the preventative measures and security monitors were traded off in favor of more efficient remote capabilities.
      3. Moreover, attackers are still using COVID-19 as bait to lure their targets into their schemes.

      To counteract these issues, you need to take a holistic and inclusive approach to cybersecurity preparedness. Here are some elements you need to strongly consider:

      • Training – Your team can either be your weakest point or your strongest asset, in terms of your security. Make sure they are educated about the different ways a cybercriminal can try to manipulate them, and what to keep a lookout for.
      • Keep Backups – A comprehensive disaster recovery strategy, including a maintained offsite data backup, will help ensure your operations should an attack disrupt them.
      • Patch Software – Software vulnerabilities can let in attacks, so make sure that all your solutions are fully updated and patched.
      • Separate Home and Work – If a work profile is available on a device, use that functionality to avoid personal and professional data overlap and to better mitigate threats.

      Protecting your business can be a challenge, but it isn’t one you need to face alone. For assistance, turn to the professionals at Techworks Consulting by calling 631-285-1527.

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      Tip of the Week: Using Your Android Device from Your Desktop

      In order to use this function, you need to be sure of a few things:

      • You have a Samsung Galaxy device (although more should be compatible soon) running Android 9.0 or later with the Link to Windows tool.
      • Your computer is running the Windows 10 October 2019 Update or later (at this point, it probably should be later).
      • You're connected to the same Wi-Fi network on both devices.

      It is also important to keep in mind that this feature is not compatible with accounts designated as work or school accounts.

      What Does This Allow Me to Do?

      Simply stated, this compatibility allows you to use your Android device's applications alongside the ones on your desktop or laptop, thereby reducing the time you waste switching back and forth between devices as you go about your day.

      Interacting with your applications on-screen is simple.

      • A single click works the same as a single tap.
      • Right clicking works similarly to the Back button.
      • Clicking and holding is the same as touching and holding.
      • Clicking and dragging works to select content.
      • Scrolling allows you to move vertically and horizontally between apps.

      There are a few limitations to this capability—namely, the fact that some apps may not allow casting to your computer's display, the fact that some will require the use of a touch-input PC, and the fact that sounds are not also cast to your PC. However, if you're someone who relies on both your PC and your mobile device throughout the day, this function will likely be of some use.

      So, is this something you could see yourself using? Leave a comment to tell us why or why not, and don't forget to subscribe to our blog!

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      Taking a Look at Budget Smartphone Offerings from Samsung, Apple, and Google

      Past Flagship Phones

      If you are looking to pay a fraction of what you would pay for a new smartphone, you have to first look at flagships from a year or two ago. They will probably provide the best value as they typically have comparable or superior specs to the devices released in the mid-range this year while they have better cameras, better processors, and better displays. A few options to consider are the Samsung Galaxy s9 and s9+, the LG V50 thinQ, the iPhone X, or Google’s Pixel 3+. Users can expect enough software support to make buying an older flagship a solid move. 

      Samsung Galaxy A51

      The A51 is one of the better phones in the A-series Samsung’s lineup, and users can see value as it is priced at the edge of the budget price point. It features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 4 or 8 gigs of RAM, and several features that flagships don’t support, like a 3.5mm headphone jack and expandable storage. Available in Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Blue, or Prism Crush Pink, the Galaxy A51 can be found on most major carriers and unlocked online.

      Samsung Galaxy A51
      Body: Plastic with Gorilla Glass 3 front, plastic back
      Display: 6.5-inch Super AMOLED (~405 ppi)
      OS: Android 10
      Chipset: Octa-core Exynos 9611
      Memory: 4-8 GB RAM
      Expandable Memory: microSDXC
      Cameras: Rear - 48 MP (wide), 12 MP (ultrawide, 5 MP (macro, 5 MP (depth); Front - 32 MP (wide)
      Sounds: Loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack
      Battery (endurance rating): 4,000 mAh (86 hours)
      Security: In-display fingerprint reader
      Miscellaneous: Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity, Barometer, Compass, Bixby assistant
      Other versions: Samsung Galaxy A-series

      Google Pixel 4a 5G

      Google may have backed off the flagship smartphone race in 2020, but for years they have been delivering solid smartphones with one of the best software experiences on the market. The Google Pixel 4a 5G, is 5G capable, if that is applicable to you, but the real value is the passable specs and the price point, found hundreds of dollars below devices with comparable specs. Available in Just Black and Clearly White, the Pixel 4a 5G is available in the Google store or from many major service carriers.

      Google Pixel 4A 5G
      Body: Plastic with Gorilla Glass 3 front and plastic back
      Display: 6.2-inch OLED, HDR (~413 ppi)
      OS: Android 11
      Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
      Memory: 6 GB RAM
      Expandable Memory: No
      Cameras: Rear - 12.2 MP (wide), 16 MP (ultra wide); Front - 8 MP (wide).
      Sounds: Stereo Speakers, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
      Battery: 3,885 mAh
      Security: Fingerprint reader
      Miscellaneous: Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity, Barometer, Compass, Google Assistant
      Other versions: 4G LTE version

      Apple iPhone SE

      Apple’s 2020 version of their SE device looks the same as their last one. It actually looks just like an iPhone 8, which was one of Apple’s most popular devices. The new SE runs iOS on Apple’s A13 Bionic chip, and while significantly smaller than many devices you see, delivers a solid user experience for fans of the operating system

      Apple iPhone SE (2020)
      Body: Aluminum with Gorilla Glass front and back
      Display: 4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD (~326 ppi)
      OS: iOS 13
      Chipset: Apple A13 Bionic 
      Memory: 3 GB RAM
      Expandable Memory: No
      Cameras: Rear - 12 MP (wide); Front - 7 MP
      Sounds: Stereo Speakers, No Headphone Jack
      Battery (endurance rating): 4,500 mAh (87 hours)
      Security: Fingerprint reader
      Miscellaneous: Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity, Compass, Siri assistant

      There are many other budget devices on the market, but to get the biggest bang for your buck, you will want to go with an established brand that has support for major app stores and has a track record of building solid hardware.

      Do you think you would be able to use a budget smartphone for your daily device? Leave your opinions in the comments section below and check back soon for more great technology content.

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      Over the past year, entrepreneurs have focused on how to do business during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis has been an opportunity for fraudsters and hackers, and the result has been an increase in losses (compared to the second-worst period on record...

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      Techworks Gives Back: LIADV Receives Latest Donations

      LIADV Pick up

      COVID-19 has presented significant challenges. Many families do not have the resources to access virtual learning platforms. The Techworks Consulting team wanted to do their part to lend a helping hand.

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