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Last year, Microsoft reported 153,000 cases of customers who encountered or fell prey to tech support scams. This was a 24 % increase from the previous year. The data might indicate that more people are getting caught in the net, but it could also suggest that tech support scammers are getting smarter. The U.S Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) estimates that claimed losses due to tech support fraud amounted to $15 million in the same year.

What is tech support scam?

It’s where scammers contact you claiming to be tech specialists from Samsung, Microsoft or other tech firms. They will tell you that your computer has a problem and offer to fix it for you. In the process of guiding you through the process, you may unknowingly give them access to your machine and other personal information like bank details.

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One of the many services we offer to all of our small business clients in Miami is data protection. The reason we stress this service so much is that a single security breach can devastate a small business.

Although many people think that hackers only target large companies, the truth is that there are many hackers out there that see small businesses as more accessible targets. They’re more interested in how weak your security system is compared to how much money you may be making. Read more

Minimizing Data Breaches by Employees

Date breaches can affect a small business in unexpected ways, but there are measures you can take when it comes to reducing risks. In this article, we will look at why is it so important to educate your employees about how data breaches occur and what you, as a small business owner can do to protect your information.

How Data Breaches Occur

There are three main ways that data breaches occur, and knowing what they are and why they happen is the first step to preventing them.

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5 PROBLEMS THAT LEAD TO IT SECURITY BREACHES by IFEELTECH MIAMI

Your company´s security system is only as secure as its weakest member, and according to a recent report released by PWC, this can seriously affect your bottom line.

The report stated, “Financial impact may include decreased revenues, disruption of business systems, regulatory penalties, and erosion of customers.” It goes on to include an even longer list of ways that your business loses when it´s not secure.

In many cases, these security breaches are caused by employees. The good news is that you can take measures to make sure that your employees aren´t doing anything that could allow for security breaches.

Here are some things you need to look for to find the weak links in your security system and make them strong.

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7 Ways to Improve your Network Security by iFeeltech IT Services Miami

Hackers don’t care how big or small your business is. What they care about is how weak your security is, so making sure that your network is protected against them is the best way to prevent your business being a victim of cyber crime.

Today, most hackers find targets by using automated scans and all they’re looking for is a chink in your network to exploit. That means that if you’re not protecting yourself properly, your small business is at risk.

Fortunately, most of these security measures are easy to implement, and if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you can easily knock this out in a rainy afternoon.

Ok, let’s get started by dealing with the outside world first. Read more