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Blog Articles for BTS Technologies

What is a Ransomware Attack?

April 1st, 2024 by William Wentowski

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Picture this: Your computer suddenly locks you out, and a sinister message pops up demanding a hefty ransom for the return of your precious data. Sounds like a plot twist in a tech thriller, right? Well, welcome to the wild world of ransomware...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

I Hate 2-Factor Authentication!

April 4th, 2022 by Kim Reynolds

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Yep, that was me a couple of years ago. I got the company email saying that we would now have to “authenticate” via mobile device to access our corporate systems. Why in the world are the technical people making things more difficult????? Well, if...

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Posted in: Managed IT

How to Identify a Phishing Attack?

January 6th, 2022 by William Wentowski

Stylized depiction of a phishing attack hooking a user's login credentials

Did you know that 96 percent of phishing attacks are carried via email? The other three percent are carried through phone or malicious websites. According to a research study, one in every 4,200 emails is phishing emails. Moreover, a report by iC3 shows...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

Top Reasons to Invest in Managed IT Services in 2021

November 9th, 2021 by Brian Wakefield

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Are you a small or medium-sized business owner looking for breakthrough growth and a boost to business performance? Consider partnering with a managed IT services provider. Post-COVID 19, small and medium-sized businesses have been in a...

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Posted in: Cyber Security, Managed IT

Five Stages From a Hackers' Timeline

October 4th, 2021 by William Wentowski

Hacker  using laptop to break into target's network.

Cybercrime is growing faster than you think. Did you know that there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds affecting one in three Americans annually? Also, 64 percent of the companies in the US have experienced web-based cyber-attacks, including...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

5 Secure Computing Tips

September 7th, 2021 by William Wentowski

Businesswoman seated outside of coffee shop using laptop computer. Cyber security, remote work, networking, secure computing concept.

Cybercrime is growing faster than you might think. The internet has become a space that is continuously being attacked by malicious links, viruses, and Trojans. Whether you are self-employed, run a small business, or a large organization, you...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

Embarrassment and Cyber Security

August 11th, 2021 by William Wentowski

Shocked woman looking at laptop screen surprised with hands over mouth. Mistake or bad news concept.

It's a Friday afternoon and you receive an email asking you to participate in a bid with a link to the bid documents. Maybe you will look at it before the weekend and mull over if you want to respond to it. Upon clicking the link,...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

Biggest Threat to Cyber Security: Your Employees 

February 3rd, 2021 by William Wentowski

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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...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

Increased Ransomware Activity Targeting Healthcare and the Public Sector

October 29th, 2020 by William 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....

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Posted in: Cyber Security

Don't Get Caught on a Hacker's Line!

September 18th, 2018 by William Wentowski

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Protecting Your Business from Phishing Attacks with WatchGuard Total Security Suite Phishing attacks continue to be a top concern for small businesses and midsize enterprise organizations. In fact, 76% of businesses report being a victim of...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

New Cybersecurity Regulations on Horizon for Corporate America

August 6th, 2018 by Technology Assurance Group

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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...

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Posted in: Cyber Security, Press Releases

You're Never Too Small for a Cyberattack

January 31st, 2018 by William Wentowski

technology security

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,...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

Easy & Secure Cloud Access

March 16th, 2017 by William Wentowski

cloud devices

Just like the title says, nowadays everyone expects easy and secure access to the internet and their favorite applications. This is especially important for businesses trying to get the competitive edge. Through our partnership with CloudJumper, we...

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Posted in: Managed IT

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