Let’s get right to brass tacks. Your business is likely vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. There are a whole lot of things you should be doing to protect your organization, but this one task is something you can do right now to save your business a lot of stress if something were to take down your network and cause a major disruption. Build an Emergency Contact Sheet as a Part of Your Business Continuity Plan Yep, it sounds simple. In fact, it’s probably something that you already have, but let’s make sure that it’s up-to-date and includes some good information that will help you and your staff in case there is a major disruption to your business. What do we mean by a disruption? Let’s assume you can’t access any of your systems; your line of business apps, your email, your contacts, and the documents on your server. Let’s assume that something big locks you and your staff out of everything for a day or two. It’s not ideal, and obviously we want businesses to work with us to be more prepared for this, and have safeguards in place to prevent this type of threat. Even so, having a really good contact list is going to be key for communication. Open up a Word document and list out the name and personal phone number of each employee, starting with management. Note if that number is a cell phone (so you know which numbers can be texted). Next, list out emergency contact information—the local fire department, police, 911, etc. List out insurance contact information. If you have an alarm company, add them to the list, and other vendors you might need to reach. We recommend adding (646) 741-1166 so you can call us if you need help. Finally, depending on your business, you may want to add some of your biggest, most important clients to that list. You’ll want to contact them first thing and let them know that there may be a disruption of services. If one morning you get alerted that your entire network is down and nobody can access anything, you’ll be so glad you had this. That’s a Good Start, But Business Continuity Doesn’t End There Having a thorough, tested business continuity plan is an important tool for any organization. Communication is key, and you’ll want to be able to keep your staff and customers in the loop if something disrupts your services. At Wolk9IT, we help businesses prepare for emergencies with our iron-clad data backup and disaster recovery services, and we can help protect your business from online threats and other problems that could cause major disruptions. For more information, give us a call today at (646) 741-1166.
We’ve been known to take a bit of an extreme approach to cybersecurity—your business is at constant threat of being attacked by all manners of threats and all that. While we stand by this approach as an effective way to boost awareness and adherence to cybersecurity needs, there are certain attacks that are more likely to target you. This is where risk management comes into play.
The Internet is a critical tool in your business’ toolbox, so it needs to be fast, reliable, and stable. What kinds of factors go into ensuring that you get the best, most reliable Internet connection? Find out in today’s blog.
There are many different varieties of cybercrime that businesses need to be vigilant about. However, most of these varieties can largely be avoided through a few basic practices and behaviors. Here, we’re giving you a few tips to help you prevent attacks from successfully influencing your business, so make sure you share them with your entire team, as well.
Keeping a secure password is a little confusing these days, especially when the standards for what is an acceptable, complex password seem to keep shifting back and forth. Let’s take a look at some of the industry-standard best practices for passwords and how you can implement them for your business.
The holiday season has a variety of famous key players, including the likes of Santa, Rudolph, and the rest of the North Pole crew. Each year, they use their magic to help spread goodwill and joy to all the nice children of the world… but did you know that they are also responsible for protecting those who make the naughty list from Santa’s villainous counterpart, Krampus? As the official managed service provider for Santa’s operation, we have been cleared to share the story about how we’ve helped defy Krampus to save Christmas.
As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Therefore, improving your productivity and streamlining how you spend your time while in the office is of paramount importance. With a simple four-step process, you can make your daily tasks so much easier to manage and, by extension, your business as a whole. Here are four tips that you can apply to your daily routine to improve your productivity during the workday.
There’s no way around it; ransomware is bad stuff, plain and simple. The first half of 2021 saw a massive increase in ransomware attacks that made the lives of countless individuals and business professionals difficult. However, a new trend is surfacing, and it’s one that you might be surprised to see: fake ransomware threats.
Phishing is one of those threats that has been around for a long time, and as time passes by, these threats only become more difficult to identify. Some businesses can’t tell the difference between phishing scams and actual emails. Here’s how your company can take steps toward properly identifying and responding to phishing emails.
A lot of people spend the modern workday with headphones on or earbuds in, listening to music as they work or communicating through a headset. That makes it inevitable that these devices will get dirty. Let’s go over how these devices can be safely cleaned to get rid of the grime that nobody wants to be wearing on their head.