Have you ever heard that loud rumbling noise coming from your server room? Is it your IT infrastructure hard at work helping you to increase profits or is the sound of the “zombie” server? A zombie, or comatose, server is a physical server that is running but has no external communications or visibility and contributes no computer resources; essentially it consumes electricity but serves no useful purpose.
Most small business owners believe cyberattacks are the concern of large corporations, however nothing could be further from the truth. According to Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 71% of cyberattacks occur at businesses with less than 100 employees.
Your days are filled with making decisions that will guide your business into the future. It is easy to put your IT needs on the backburner, but that will lead to days spent putting out IT fires rather than focusing on your growth. In the 21st century technology is at the center of any business.
One of the fastest growing hazards facing businesses today is the growth of business email compromise, or BEC scams. According to the FBI these scams have grown by more than 270% since the beginning of last year. At their last reporting more than 7,000 businesses have lost more than $1.2 billion in the last 2 years.
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Take heart Star Wars fans, scientists have proven that lightsaber weapons are theoretically possible. The weapons have been used to devastating effect by the likes of Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader. Perhaps one day they can also be wielded by your friendly IT service professional, to help defend against Trade Federation loving Cryptolocker viruses or Sith Serving Identity Hackers! Scientists at Harvard and MIT have identified a way to bind photons together in a manner that would cause them to behave like the elegant weapons developed for a more civilized age from George Lucas’ Star Wars movies.