Risk Assessments: Protecting Your Small Business

By |2020-06-26T10:28:00-05:0006/26/2020|IT Security, Our Insights|

In 2018, 4iQ reported that cybercriminals were preying on small businesses more than ever. The 2020 Verizon Breach Report confirmed that cyberattacks on small companies compromised credentials, personal or medical information, or internal details a combined 96% of the time.  Risk is an inherent component of operating a business. Still, not all risk is created equal—and the hidden costs of your next data breach could be enough to bring your organization crashing to the ground. A first step to protecting your business against these and other security threats is to perform regular risk assessments. Risk assessment A risk assessment is [...]

Using Public Wi-Fi: How to Stay Secure

By |2020-06-19T10:31:00-05:0006/19/2020|IT Security, Our Insights|

Although offices nationwide have begun the process of reopening, Gallup reported that 59% of employees would prefer to work remotely as much as possible after restrictions have been lifted. One question that arises when considering the implications of working virtually is: how do businesses stay safe if employees use public Wi-Fi?

Three Common Phishing Attempts

By |2020-06-12T10:33:00-05:0006/12/2020|IT Security, Our Insights|

As the use of technology expands and more individuals utilize social media platforms and emails, phishing has become more complicated and harder to detect. Phishing is a way for scammers to trick victims into clicking on fake URL's and links or posing as other people for the purpose of stealing the victim's personal information.

Something’s Phishy: How to Protect Your Small Business From Phishing

By |2020-06-05T08:20:00-05:0006/05/2020|IT Security, Our Insights|

According to a 2019 report by The Radicati Group, there are more than 3.9 billion email users worldwide. With this number only expected to grow, it is no surprise that scammers rely heavily on email to virtually attack businesses. One of the most common types of email-based attacks is phishing.

Does your WIFI randomly drop out?

By |2020-04-10T16:16:33-05:0004/10/2020|Our Insights|

Have you ever been working and all of a sudden your WIFI signal drops? Maybe it doesn’t completely go away, but slows down tremendously. What is causing this? Is your internet service provider (ISP) having issues? Before you call your ISP, let’s take a look at some other common causes. Interference What is interference? Our friends over at Hospitality Wifi have an excellent definition:  “Wi-Fi interference is any signal outside of the configured Wi-Fi network that impairs normal operation of the Wi-Fi network. Typically, wifi users will detect slower speeds… frequent disconnects ... and sometimes a complete inability to connect [...]

Should you rent or own your WIFI router?

By |2020-04-03T16:13:45-05:0004/03/2020|Our Insights|

Have you ever considered whether you should rent a router or purchase your own? What's the big difference? Let’s take a look at owning your own versus renting one from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Are you technically savvy? If you aren’t familiar with setting up a WIFI router, you want to take this into consideration. If you don’t feel comfortable with setting up a router and configuring the settings, you will either want to hire someone or research how-to with YouTube videos. Most routers, especially Apple’s AirPort Extreme, are almost a plug and play setup. You will need to [...]

Where should you point your WIFI antenna?

By |2020-03-27T16:24:18-05:0003/27/2020|Our Insights|

https://youtu.be/hYoUYAwzVTM With the recent quarantine and stay at home order, your home wifi connection is very important, especially if your work depends on it. It’s not the time for something to go wrong with it. If you’re getting a weak signal, it could be that an external antenna on your router isn’t pointed in the right direction. While that could seem surprising, it really does matter which way the antennas are pointed. Most wifi routers send out their signal in an arched circular shape around the antenna, meaning that if your antenna is laying flat (parallel to the floor) on [...]

Who Is CCI? | What makes us stand out?

By |2020-03-20T16:20:00-05:0003/20/2020|Our Insights|

You might wonder who we are, and what makes us stand out. CCI stands for Communication Concepts, Inc. We are a team who provide IT and cybersecurity solutions to businesses. We’re more commonly known as an IT or Managed Service Provider. If you want to learn more about our team and our founding, check out our About Us page. How do we stand out? To answer this question, watch our video, and keep reading. We know you: When you call us, you’re not just a number, but a friend—someone that we have a personal connection with. We have all made [...]

Risk – Part 5: What is a patch…and do I really need to install it?

By |2020-03-13T16:23:00-05:0003/13/2020|Our Insights|

You have probably seen or heard of software patches or updates. Pretty much every company in some way releases patches. In simple terms, Wikipedia does a great job defining it: a “set of changes to a computer program or its supporting data designed to update, fix, or improve it.” But how does this affect the here and now? If you use a computer, you need to check and make sure that all operating system patches are installed. Windows and Apple both regularly release patches for their systems. Patches do three things for you: Close security holes - They prevent the [...]

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