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  • Zeta Sky Speaking Event

    FBI Cyber Crime Event: Cyber Security Threats, Insights & Solutions

    Zeta Sky will be sponsoring a cyber-security dinner event on May 11th in Ontario CA. FBI Special Agent Jensen Penalosa will be speaking about the latest cyber crime activity that is affecting our local business community.   FBI Cyber Crime Is Your IT Network Under Attack?  How safe is your proprietary company or client data? Has your […]

  • Password Policy

    You’re Fired! Now Give Me Your Password

    “You’re FIRED!” ( now give me your password) Losing an employee is not usually a good experience. If they leave voluntarily, you lose a valuable asset. If they have to be fired, you have the arduous task of the progressive discipline process and the final termination meeting. But there are other concerns that arise when […]

  • Zeta Sky Cybersecurity

    IT Defense in Depth Part II

    In our last blog we started talking about the different layers of security necessary to fully defend your data and business integrity. Today we will look at the human aspect of it, and network defenses. The human layer refers to the activities that your employees perform. 95% of security incidences involve human error. Ashley Schwartau […]

  • IT Defense

    IT Defense In Depth Part I

    In the 1930s, France built a trench network called the Maginot Line to rebuff any invasion. The philosophy was simple: if you map out all the places an enemy can attack, and lay down a lot of men and fortifications at those places, you can rebuff any attack. The problem is, you can’t map every […]

  • Data Security: A People Problem

    There are some things that only people can fix. There are many security risks to which your data is susceptible, but there is one method that remains a wonderfully effective hacking tool. That is the phishing scam. This is a legitimate looking email that asks the reader to click on a link. If clicked, the […]

  • What is Ransomware

    What is Ransomware and How Can it Affect Your Business?

    This cyber attack scheme hasn’t garnered nearly as much attention as the usual “break-in-and-steal-data-to-sell-on-the-Internet version,” but it can be even more debilitating. Ransomware attacks have begun appearing in the last few years and its practitioners are so polished that in few cases they even have mini call centers to handle your payments and questions. So […]

  • Data breaches

    Data Breaches are a Question of When, Not If

    You hear on the news all of the time about big cyber attacks on large corporations, and even government agencies. The trouble with this news coverage is that is suggests a distorted view of where cyber attacks are taking place. These attacks are not solely hitting large organizations. Small firms represent a significant portion of […]

  • Penetration Testing

    Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Testing Your Business Network

    Hearing “all of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable, we know this because…” is bad news, but whatever follows the ellipses determines just how bad. Consider two scenarios. “All of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable… we know this because a hacker took all of your customers’ credit card info and locked all of your […]

  • WiFi Risks

    How to Avoid the Potential Dangers of Public WiFi

    Within the last decade free public WiFi has become a useful tool for the mobile workforce. Since these free access points are available at restaurants, hotels, airports, bookstores, and of course Starbucks, you are rarely more than a short trip away from accessing your work. This freedom comes at a price though, and few truly understand the […]

  • Do You Have an Employee Cyber Security Policy?

    Human error is often overlooked when it comes to keeping a companies data safe. It is estimated that nearly half of all data breaches can be linked to human error. Although human error can never be eliminated entirely, incidents can be reduced by establishing clear cyber security guidelines and providing regular employee training. The first step in reducing […]

  • Teach your employees a lesson, before the hackers do.

    How much do your employees know about cyber security?  Do you think its important for them to know what a spear phishing email looks like? After all, they are your last line of defense when a threat gets by your security software.​Research has shown (Aberdeen Group – The Last Mile in IT Security: Changing User […]

  • Attention Apple Users: RansomWare Has Arrived

    It is often thought that if you use a Mac vs. a PC you are much more secure against viruses, and that has been partially true. In the past most viruses were written for PC’s because well, let’s face it, most of the world uses PC’s. So the odds of being attacked on a Mac were […]

  • Hospital Ransomware

    Hollywood Hospital Falls Victim to Ransomware: What went wrong?

    If you didn’t hear about the news last week (LA Times Article), The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Hollywood was forced to pay $17,000 to hackers after all of their data was encrypted and held for ransom. This included very sensitive financial and personal health information. From an experienced IT professional point of view the […]

  • Are You Maximizing Your Internet Speed?

    How many times have your employees complained about slow internet? It’s something we always hear, yet the solution is not always as simple as ordering faster internet. Before you go ordering that 100Mbps Fiber connection, go through and make sure the foundation is laid to support it. With more and more Cloud/Web applications being used in […]

  • Is Your IT Outdated?

    It’s kind of funny to look back just 10 years and think how much has changed in terms of technology in business. It seems like we have all had iPhones and Androids forever, but the reality is the iPhone wasn’t even around 10 years ago. Yet odds are, some of the technology in your company’s […]

  • Office 2016 for Mac is here!

    If you use a Mac for work, odds are you’ve got Microsoft Office installed on it. For years we’ve heard of issues from clients using Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. on their Mac. The majority revolved around using Outlook for email and how it wasn’t always syncing properly or the layout of the software was different than […]

  • Grow Your Business

    Common Traits of a Growing Business

    We have the opportunity of working with many diverse companies and executives. Our line of work enables us to really get to know each company, what they do, and how they do it. When we look across our client base there seems to be a striking difference in companies that grow and the ones that are […]

  • Citrix XenDesktop

    Citrix: Should Your Business Use It?

    As a certified Citrix Partner, we get contacted a few times a week by local businesses interested in Citrix after reading an article about it or hearing about it from a colleague. After answering many similar concerns and questions we figured it was about time we posted a blog in regards to this topic. So What Is […]

  • Amazon Web Services: Still Leader in Latest Gartner Research

    Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide (May 2015). Cloud IaaS, in the context of this Magic Quadrant, is defined as “a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service […]

  • Zeta Sky Client

    Are Businesses in the Cloud Happy?

    The Sky’s the limit for businesses taking to the Cloud. There has been a lot of hype about cloud computing transforming the way small-to-medium sized businesses do business. Proponents of the cloud say that cloud computing has leveled the playing field, allowing smaller businesses to finally compete with bigger companies despite their limited financial resources and staffing. […]

  • Zeta Sky Website Tips

    Seven “Must Haves” for Your Company Website

    In today’s age of technology, social media, and an abundance of information, your company website is basically the front door to your business. This is where your customers come to get to know you, your services, brand, and culture. There is no exact science to the perfect website, however your primary goal should be to educate your […]

  • Network Compliance

    Network Compliance:

    Depending on the market you serve you may be under varying network compliance requirements such as HIPPA, FISMA, PCI, or even requirements that your clients may request. Besides putting the basic security and redundancy measures in place (i.e. firewalls, anti-virus, backup, encryption, etc.), change management is key to protecting and monitoring what is happening on […]

  • Zeta Sky - Cyber Security

    Is Your Business Safe From Cyber Threats?

    Did you know that over 50% of small-medium  business owners think their businesses are too small to be targeted by the thieves of the virtual world? Contrary to popular belief, 72% of hacker attacks often happen to smaller firms – firms with less than 100 employees! So how prepared is your network and staff? Here […]

  • ProLaw

    ProLaw and Office 365

    Zeta Sky Integrates Office 365 and ProLaw: Microsoft Office 365 offers many advantages for small and medium businesses, law firms are no exception. Now that Cloud hosting has become commonly accepted by Thomson Reuters and the legal community, the desire to integrate Office 365 is growing rapidly. Zeta Sky has successfully integrated ProLaw and Microsoft Office 365 […]