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Make 2021 the Year You Get IT Right: A Co-Managed IT Approach

November 6th, 2020

Worldwide, businesses spent approximately $4 trillion on IT in 2019. As organizations become increasingly digitally focused, they often struggle to stay on top of the latest technology and IT security. For SMBs, this struggle is particularly intense as the investments needed to maintain this level of service continues to grow.

File Sharing: Collaborate Productively and Safely

September 28th, 2020

File sharing has become a prominent part of running a modern business. Thirty-nine percent of the data uploaded to the cloud is placed in some type of file sharing application, resulting in the average organization sharing documents with over 800 different external domains.

Vendor Vulnerabilities: Taking a Closer Look at 3rd Party IT Risks

September 4th, 2020

In May of 2020, the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) experienced firsthand the threat of third-party IT risks. Cybercriminals attempted a ransomware attack on the university through their technology partner Blackbaud. Quick thinking on behalf of the Blackbaud security team, along with law enforcement, was able to stop the attack before the criminals could successfully encrypt and hold ransom valuable university data.

Take a Hurricane-Prep Approach to Cybersecurity

July 24th, 2020

Being on the Gulf Coast, we know a thing or two about prep. You might, like many of us, have a hurricane disaster kit and a plan for what you’d do should a hurricane hit.

In business, preparation and protection are imperative. Now that we’ve all settled into the new remote work normal, thanks to COVID-19, it’s time to not only focus on productivity, but also once again place more emphasis on protecting IT systems.

Defend against this new Office 365 threat

January 24th, 2020

Some hackers have become so skilled that they don’t even need you to give up your credentials to hack into your account. One recent cyberthreat is targeted towards users of Microsoft Office 365. You don’t want to be the next victim, so read up.

A phishing scam that harvests users’ credentials

The latest cyberattack on Microsoft Office 365 involves harvesting users’ credentials.

7 Benefits of Switching to Office 365

December 11th, 2019

Many of our clients ask if they should consider a cloud-based, hosted email solution like Office 365, go to a free cloud-only solution like G-Suite or stay with a traditional on-premise Microsoft Exchange server.

9 Elements to Network Security

December 11th, 2019

Your firewall is the foundation of your network security. But having just a firewall is no longer enough network security to protect your organization. These nine elements along with daily management of your firewall will ensure unwanted downtime and security threats.

3 Steps to PCI Compliance

December 11th, 2019

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a compliance standard designed to protect credit card information. Small businesses, including professional services, are required by law to comply with the requirements which has been a significant source of concern for small- and mid-sized businesses in the Gulfport, Mississippi, and surrounding areas.

Recent phishing attack at Gulf Coast hospital raises the question – how can businesses forgo managed I.T. security?

March 14th, 2019

The recent data breach at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is the latest reminder of how imperative I.T. security really is. The phishing attack put about 30,000 Gulfport, Mississippi patient’s data at risk when the hacker gained access to a hospital employee’s email account which gave patient names, dates of birth, health insurance, type of medical care delivered and some Social Security numbers.

Meet Jerry

July 7th, 2016

AGJ is pleased to welcome Jerry Klos to our team as a Network Administrator. Jerry is a Cisco Certified Network Administrator and has had a life-long passion for technology with a focus on networking.

Jerry is originally from Orlando, FL where he spent seven years with Disney.

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