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Our Favorite BITS: Gratefully Reflecting on 2021

As the days grow shorter and families gather for holidays, we often take time to reflect on the past year's events and accomplishments in our lives. Anniversaries. Graduations. Promotions. All those memorable moments you look back on and smile. We've had plenty of those moments here at Beacon IT Services (BITS) over this busy year, [...]

Take it From Facebook: You Need a Cybersecurity Action Plan

Picture this: Years from now, you're sharing a holiday with your family. After overhearing you reminisce and discuss how unpredictable the beginning of the 2020s was–and hopefully how wonderful the rest of the decade was–a child in the family looks up from their tablet and asks you: "So, were you there for the great Facebook [...]

Protect Your Business and Network From Disaster During Hurricane Season

It's Hurricane Season. Unless you're a Carolina hockey fan, those words are enough to send a shiver down your spine, especially given how frequent—if not constant—hurricanes and storm warnings have become in recent years. Beyond the very real threat hurricanes pose to people's well-being and property, they also pose another challenge to small business owners. [...]

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Don’t Take the Bait: Tell-Tale Signs of Phishing Email Scams

We've all gotten those emails. They'll come from a company you've done business with, or from someone you know. A boss maybe. The wording is odd sometimes—there are always phrases that seem a little off, like "I'm stuck on a conference"—but the tone is usually urgent. Some action or information is needed. A cell phone [...]

Cyber Insurance: Why You Need It and How Beacon Helps You Save

Bear with us here, because we're going to take a moment to talk about a subject that isn't particularly fun. Insurance. Ugggghhhh, right? Unless you are in the insurance business (in which case, sorry), there is nothing particularly enjoyable about insurance. It costs money, and if you ever use it, it means something bad has [...]

How To Protect Your Business From Costly Ransomware Attacks

It's never good news when cybersecurity is in the news. Unfortunately, that's certainly been the case this year, as story after story has emerged of cyber attacks and hacks crippling major corporations and utilities. The ransomware attack that halted Colonial Pipeline, hiking prices and causing gas shortages on the East Coast, was one of the most [...]

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