A Microsoft OneDrive phishing email that began appearing in 2019 is making the rounds again. The Level5 IT team is receiving calls from both clients and colleagues about the scam, which affects business email accounts. Most troubling? Unlike most phishing emails, this one seems to send from genuine user email addresses instead of fake accounts […]
Microsoft 365 apps you need to know about If you’re doing business in 2021 (and working with a Managed Service Provider), you’re likely harnessing the power of Microsoft O365 via Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams. But chances are you haven’t dug past the basics of Microsoft 365. Get to know the right Microsoft 365 apps […]
Go ahead and leave your shoes on a Caribbean beach. Just don’t leave your business data there. Here are our experts top tips for staying cybersecure while traveling. If you’ve spent any part of 2021 scrolling through the news, you’ve probably noticed some recurring themes. Coverage of the latest cybersecurity breach or ransomware attack of […]
For lawyers and their law firms, figuring out what law office technology works best is always a challenge— and often an ongoing struggle. Whether you are a brand new attorney just starting out or a well-established firm, one fact is key: you must embrace technology. Over the past 15 years of specializing in IT for […]
Before it even started, the holiday weekend proved to be the opposite of relaxed for thousands of organizations as the world learned of the latest in a persistent string of massive ransomware events. While it will likely be weeks before the full scope of the damage becomes apparent, the Kaseya VSA attack has been confirmed […]
Security experts anticipate a surge of Prime Day cyberattacks as 2021’s cybersecurity crisis rages on Today kicks off Amazon Prime Day, which runs from June 21-22 this year. In American culture, the online mega-retailer’s annual sales event has become almost a national holiday. Last year’s event brought in $10.4 billion for the corporate giant. But […]
Colonial Pipeline was looking for a cybersecurity manager in the months before the attack. It didn’t find one. It’s one of the most disruptive cybersecurity events to ever happen in the U.S. On Friday, Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline announced that the company has been victimized by a ransomware attack that’s led to the halting of all […]
Research shows that IT security awareness training is a critical component of business security. If your IT service provider isn’t offering training to your employees, you aren’t being protected. Your employees can be your biggest threat, or your best protection. We see it every day as IT security experts. For bad actors looking for a […]
The 7 Most Common Causes of Business Data Loss As the leading IT security experts and Backup and Disaster Recovery provider (BDR) in Boca Raton, there are a few statistics that make us shudder. One of the most concerning? 80 percent of businesses surveyed say that they are confident that they would survive a significant […]
Level5 Management Assists South Florida Businesses As IT Security Providers Scramble to Determine Which Organizations Have Been Affected BOCA RATON — Over the weekend, the White House and U.S. national security officials issued an urgent warning, calling the massive zero-day attack on Microsoft’s Exchange business email an “active, ongoing threat.” On Sunday, press secretary Jen […]
What pop culture gets wrong — and right — about IT support You’d be hard-pressed to put together a group of people in any American workplace who can’t recite a few lines from the iconic TV show The Office. Indeed, the show (Netflix’s most-watched-show in history until the series was reclaimed by its creator network […]
Here’s some hints that it may be time to consider managed IT support outsourcing As someone who owns or runs a SMB, your day to day is pretty packed. You’re likely the major decision maker — the one who is ultimately tasked with keeping the company growing, keeping everyone and everything working, and keeping your […]
What You Need to Know About Choosing the Right Type of IT Provider for Your Business The Mistake Businesses Make in Managing IT Infrastructure Yes, we know. Business IT is one of those things that most businesspeople don’t really want to spend their limited time thinking about. So one can hardly be blamed for not […]
Website cloning has made phishing attempts much less easier to spot. Whether you realize it or not, some of the smartest professionals in your industry have fallen victim. Did you catch the 2019 film “Us?” Or any of the riffs and remakes of “Invasion of the Bodysnatchers?” If so, you probably remember why the idea […]
Online shopping is rife with security issues, but you can outsmart the risks. Today kicks off the 10-day countdown to Christmas. (If you’re like the millions who haven’t even started shopping yet, do what you can to suppress your panic.) With holiday commerce projected to take place online this year more than any before it, […]
Even before the Covid pandemic forced a mass acceleration of the shift to remote work, 67 percent of us were using our personal smartphones for work. For employers, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend has seemed like a huge win. After all, according to Cisco, BYOD generates $350 in cost-savings per year per employee, […]
Level5 Management’s IT Resources for Businesses As a Managed IT Service Provider for businesses in South Florida and across the U.S., we’ve had an up-front view of what businesses have been up against this year. As of the end of the summer, the number of active small business owners in America had dropped by a […]
While businesses have always needed to focus on their data security, the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this more of a challenge. Let’s go over why this is, and how many industries (especially the healthcare industry) have had to adjust as a result.
Security is always a business priority, and with so many business needs now fulfilled digitally, it is critical that cybersecurity has a strong presence in organizations big and small. Nowadays, collaboration solutions have also had even greater importance in the workplace, making tools like email completely essential. Unfortunately, this gives cybercriminals an increased opportunity to use it as a means of attack.
We tell every business owner we come into contact with the same thing: If you haven’t done so yet, you‘ll want to establish a data backup strategy. Some businesses are really small, some operate in industries where the cost of backing up data is seemingly prohibitive to the success of the business. To the people that operate those businesses, we repeat: If you haven’t done so yet, you‘ll want to establish a data backup strategy. Let’s examine why.
Android has been around in one of its many forms for over a decade, and looking back, the changes that have been made over time is remarkable. Let’s go through each version to review some of the adjustments and improvements that each new version has introduced.
While Google Lens has flown under the radar for most Android users, it can be leveraged as a major productivity booster. Let’s go over a few of the capabilities that can be embraced after installing the application on your mobile device for this week’s tip.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an emergency directive concerning a critical exploit known as Zerologon, that affects servers running Windows Server operating systems that needs to get patched as soon as possible.
Blockchain was all the rage for five years. You couldn’t talk about technology without someone bringing it up. At that point, it was listed as the remedy for all the world’s problems. Five years later, it’s not being mentioned quite as much, but it has been used to create some very useful products. Let’s take a look at what is going on with blockchain technology in 2020.
Most homes and businesses use Wi-Fi of some sort. It is the most useful way to get the computing resources to computers and mobile devices without having to go through the headache of laying cables and dealing with data overages. What you may not know about your Wi-Fi network is that it can be set up in a way that can ensure that your most important Wi-Fi processes get the bandwidth they need. Let’s take a look at how partitioning your Wi-Fi can benefit your business.