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The Colonial Pipeline Data Breach and the Lessons You Should Learn From It

June 2nd, 2021 by Brian Wakefield

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For the past several years, BTS has advocated the importance of cyber security. We've done our best to let businesses know that cyber security is something that can't be ignored or underbudgeted. However, more and more businesses fall victim to malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks every day;...

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Posted in: Services, Solutions

Colonial Pipeline

May 25th, 2021 by William Wentowski

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The events happening with Colonial Pipeline are nothing new. Businesses are hacked every day, however, few have as much impact on the individual citizen as an attack on vital infrastructure. Over the past year, ransomware attacks have increased 300%. It can happen to business. Security is a journey....

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Posted in: Standards, Articles, Technology

Cloud Transition

May 7th, 2021 by Matt Dean

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Many organizations have heard of the cloud, the mythical technology that few grasp but know it’s where their business needs to move. Like any buzzword or acronym, it is meant to excite and ensure it’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue. But many organizations don’t realize the benefits of the tech, or...

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Posted in: Articles, Technology, Solutions

Helping Healthcare Organizations Protect Patient Data With Cybersecure Technology

May 4th, 2021 by Roger Wentowski

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Startling Statistics Reveal Challenges of Healthcare Industry's Ability to Safeguard Patient Records BIRMINGHAM, AL - BTS Technologies, Inc., a leading managed technology services provider, announced that the company is helping healthcare organizations protect patient data with the latest...

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Are you Prepared?

April 30th, 2021 by Amber Cheatham

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Are you prepared for the unthinkable? As Accounting and Financial professionals, we are accountable for some of the most important information our companies have. Are you prepared? Do you have the best controls in place to help prevent a hacker from gaining your customer’s information? Do have your...

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Posted in: Articles, Technology

What the HIPAA Safe Harbor Law Means for Medical Practices

April 14th, 2021 by William Wentowski

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This January, the HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill became law, and it's changing how all medical practices and healthcare organizations need to approach their cybersecurity. Here's what the law does and how it can affect your business: HIPAA Safe Harbor Law This new law requires that the Department of Health...

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Posted in: Services, Standards, Solutions

Malware Is Running Rampant - Learn the 3 Moves to Stop It

April 13th, 2021 by William Wentowski

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BTS Helps Customers Protect Their Precious Networks BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), proactively helps businesses address the increased...

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Three Common Mistakes Businesses Make When It Comes to Cyber Security

March 24th, 2021 by Roger Wentowski

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Cyber crime continues to increase in frequency and has become a growing concern for businesses everywhere. While this has lead to increased adoption of cyber security solutions, the rate of cyber crime has not slowed down. Why do businesses keep falling victim to these attacks despite using better...

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Posted in: Services, Solutions

BTS Shares How Artifical Intelligence (AI) Will Impact Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

March 18th, 2021 by William Wentowski

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), reported today on the state of artificial intelligence (AI) and how current applications are ...

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Posted in: Press Release

Helping Businesses Shift from Survival Mode to Strategic Growth Mode

February 22nd, 2021 by William Wentowski

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Presents Workplace Interaction Strategies for Small to Mid-Sized BusinessesPrevent It BIRMINGHAM, AL - BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is helping businesses develop strategic plans for workplace...

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Comprehensive Managed IT Services from BTS Boosts Productivity

February 10th, 2021 by Brian Wakefield

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With businesses working remotely or in a hybrid situation with some employees in the office while others are at home, ensuring that your IT is properly supporting all of your employees is crucial. Aside from managing remote employees, ensuring your business has adequate cybersecurity is imperative....

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Posted in: Services, Solutions

Biggest Threat to Cyber Security: Your Employees 

February 3rd, 2021 by Matt Dean

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It is no secret that new dangers plague every industry when regarding cyber security. Everyday there is a new ransomware or crypto virus will grind day to day activities to a halt. Even with the great strides in security the past few years, many companies are overlooking their biggest weakness. Employees....

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Posted in: Newsletter

BTS Technologies Provides Secure Managed IT Services

January 15th, 2021 by William Wentowski

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The events that occurred during 2020, from the pandemic to the SolarWinds breach, drastically changed the way that businesses operate. Businesses have been working from home, and this trend looks likely to continue in some capacity once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. Working from home...

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Posted in: Services, Solutions

BTS Protects SMBs from Exponential Growth in Cybercrime

January 11th, 2021 by Roger Wentowski

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS Technologies, Inc., a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that it is educating companies on the dramatic spike in cybercrime targeted towards small to mid-sized (SMB) businesses. Cybersecurity Ventures predicted that “cybercrime will cost the...

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When It Comes to Managed IT Services, You Get What You Pay For

December 8th, 2020 by Roger Wentowski

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With the pandemic impacting budgets, it can be tempting to cut corners by reducing your business's Managed IT Service expenses. While that may seem like a good idea on the surface, further investigation reveals that your business would suffer from a myriad of issues, from increased security vulnerabilities...

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Posted in: Services, Solutions

Increased Ransomware Activity Targeting Healthcare and the Public Sector

October 29th, 2020 by Roger Wentowski

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The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert for increased Ransomware activity targeting Healthcare and the Public Sector. During COVID-19, we have seen increased attempts to utilize ransomware on healthcare providers. Additionally, the Internet Crime Complaint...

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BTS Forecasts What the Future of Work-From-Home Could Look Like After COVID-19

September 18th, 2020 by Brian Wakefield

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BTS, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) announced today that the company is preparing small to midsized business (SMB) owners on what to expect in the workplace, after the pandemic. With people working from home in droves, there is plenty of speculation as to where the modern business...

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Posted in: Press Release

How to Protect Your Business and Be Efficient While Working Remote

June 8th, 2020 by Brian Wakefield

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Now that businesses are working remotely, they need a way to ensure their network is protected and that their employees are able to efficiently complete work-related tasks. While some companies may be using a VPN to accomplish this, problems arise when too many employees are accessing your network...

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Posted in: Services, Solutions

Providing Innovative Home Office Cybersecurity for Remote Workers

June 3rd, 2020 by Roger Wentowski

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BIRMINGHAM, AL - BTS, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is providing home office cybersecurity for remote workers to support them through the current pandemic and beyond. According to a BitSight report, "Identifying Unique Risks of Work From Home...

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Posted in: Press Release

Cybercrime is on the Rise, Keep Your Business Protected With Our Cybersecurity Solution

April 16th, 2020 by William Wentowski

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Cybercrime is spiking dramatically alongside the COVID-19 pandemic. As they are leveraging not only the confusion it's causing but the fact that many IT and security providers are currently overwhelmed to their advantage. This has become especially worrying for businesses transitioning to a remote...

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Posted in: Solutions

18 Things to Make Your Remote Work Stress Free

March 26th, 2020 by William Wentowski

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Take a picture of your computer setup before you unplug and take things to your remote work location—including the cable set up in the back! At home, your IT team won't be with you to reconnect everything. A quick picture of where things are plugged and arranged may save you hours of frustration...

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Posted in: News, Solutions

Coronavirus Strategy at BTS

March 18th, 2020 by Roger Wentowski

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AT BTS Technologies, supporting our partners is the most important thing we do. As COVID-19 restrictions impact our communities and businesses; we remain committed to our mission of providing premiere cloud technology solutions. BTS will take all necessary action to protect partners and employees while...

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Posted in: News

Monitoring the Dark Web to Keep Customers Information Safe

January 4th, 2020 by William Wentowski

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS leverages sophisticated Dark Web intelligence technology to identify, analyze, and check for compromised customer and employee data. Cybercrime is rapidly on the rise in the United States and SMBs need to know if their information is on the Dark Web. Sadly, it’s become...

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Posted in: Press Release

How Do You Recover From a Cyberattack?

December 23rd, 2019 by William Wentowski

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Cyberattacks are a common occurrence in today’s business world. Hopefully, your company has security measures and training in place to combat such attacks, but mistakes can be made. If your company is the victim of a cyberattack, do you know the necessary steps to take to begin recovering? ...

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Posted in: Services, Solutions

Hack and Attacks Cybersecurity Panel in Birmingham

November 6th, 2019 by William Wentowski

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Join BTS at the Hack & Attacks Cybersecurity Panel being hosted by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at the Birmingham Museum of Art. (This event was rescheduled from it's original date on October 24th.) The BBJ has put together a panel of experts to help you...

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Posted in: Events

Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security

June 19th, 2019 by Brian Wakefield

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming one of the cutting-edge tools in the Cyber Security arms race. Criminals are using AI to accelerate the pace of attacks and provide ever more complex campaigns. This adoption of AI by the criminals is mirrored by the emergence of cybersecurity solutions...

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Posted in: Newsletter

The Importance of Cyber Monitoring

June 19th, 2019 by William Wentowski

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Are you aware that BTS Technologies, Inc. has complete cybersecurity solutions to protect your organization from any threat or attack that could arise? Having poor security in your business can lead to not only vulnerability within your business and data but could also drive clients and...

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Posted in: Services

BTS Offers Next Generation Cybersecurity Solutions

February 4th, 2019 by William Wentowski

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to midsized businesses (SMBs) equip themselves with the necessary cybersecurity protections that every modern company needs to survive. Over the past, large organizations including Target, Equifax, Yahoo...

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Posted in: Press Release

BTS Protects SMBs From Windows 7 End of Life

December 21st, 2018 by William Wentowski

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) secure their organizations from cyberattacks, by addressing the Windows 7 “End of Life” policy that will begin in January of 2020. Microsoft has announced that they will...

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Cyber Security: The Marriott Data Breach

December 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski

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Another day, another major data breach. These have become all too common, and every passing breach raises your risk of major theft and fraud. This time it is Marriott, a company that owns more than 1 in 15 of the hotel rooms worldwide (1.1 million rooms in total). What does this mean for you? First,...

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The Marriott Breach's Effect on Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

December 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski

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This gigantic Marriott breach might not affect you directly—although there is small chance of that—but it highlights something very real and important for SMBs. The vector for this breach is rumored to be Marriott’s supply chain. Identifying the specific intrusion point is going to take a while, largely...

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Dark Web Scans

December 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Dark Web

BTS is now offering Dark Web Scans to help round out our security offering. These scans can tell us when, where, and what information or credentials have been stolen so we can better protect your business and staff. If you are a Managed Service Partner, then your account representative will be in touch...

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Get the Protection You Need

December 6th, 2018 by William Wentowski

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Security should be a number one priority for any business. From cybersecurity to physical security, it can be a hassle having different providers managing your systems resulting in having various contracts and massive costs. But what if there was a way to get all of your company’s security needs in...

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Posted in: Services

BTS Protects SMBs From DNS Attacks

October 12th, 2018 by William Wentowski

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to midsized businesses (SMBs) protect themselves and their customers from DNS (Domain Name Server) attacks through innovative technology solutions. As businesses around the world continue to migrate to...

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Posted in: Press Release

BTS Shares 3 Best Practices for Thwarting Phishing Attacks

September 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) thwart cyberattacks and protect their organizations from unnecessary downtime by addressing the most common tactic that cybercriminals use to attack modern workplaces; phishing....

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Posted in: Press Release

New Cybersecurity Regulations on Horizon for Corporate America

August 6th, 2018 by William Wentowski

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BTS is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) navigate the recent changes in cybersecurity standards that are highly likely to affect American businesses. Many have heard about Facebook’s recent controversy around Cambridge Analytica and irresponsible data sharing policies. Marc Zuckerburg even...

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New Partnership with ID Agent to Heighten Cybersecurity

February 26th, 2018 by William Wentowski

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BTS a leader in managed technology services, announced today that the company has partnered with ID Agent, to enhance the security of SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses) across the nation. ID Agent and this partnership will enable business owners, to prevent identity theft and thwart cybercriminals...

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You're Never Too Small for a Cyberattack

January 31st, 2018 by William Wentowski

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Security breaches can happen anytime to anyone. As a small to medium-sized business (SMB) you may assume that hackers will go after large corporations first where they will have access to the maximum amount of information possible, however, this is not always the case. Whether it's installing...

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Posted in: White Paper

Cyber Security, It's Scary Out There

September 30th, 2017 by William Wentowski

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We could make this a spooky Halloween themed article. It would get a few laughs, have some cheesy puns, and would be a grave (ha!) disservice to our customers. Companies are not doing enough for their cyber security, and it's not a corny joke. (sorry) Another week, another hack. This time it was...

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Cybersecurity Certification

September 22nd, 2017 by William Wentowski

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BTS a leading provider of unified communications has announced that the company is certified to provide cybersecurity solutions to SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses) to protect them from the barrage of cyber-attacks that occur every day. Cybercrimes are a serious threat and most businesses cannot...

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Posted in: Press Release

Get Our Latest eBook

July 26th, 2017 by William Wentowski

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As part of our larger efforts to help customers combat cyber threats, we are sharing our eBook - "5 Common Disasters that Strike Small Businesses." It is a quick overview of the, you guessed it, most common ways business data is stolen, damaged and lost. One of those ways is through cyber-attacks...

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Posted in: eBooks


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