Jason Hagens

Ransomware Attack Response

What to do When Hit with a Ransomware Attack: Get The Checklist

By Jason Hagens / December 31, 2020 / Comments Off on What to do When Hit with a Ransomware Attack: Get The Checklist

As a managed IT and cyber security provider, SWAT Systems regularly trains teams in what to do during a ransomware attack and, just as importantly, how to prevent them. Ransomware is just what it’s name implies: pay us or we will corrupt all your data/publish it, block it or use some other catastrophic measure to make…

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Office "Closed" But Services Always Open

Office “Closed” But Services Always Open

By Jason Hagens / December 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Office “Closed” But Services Always Open

Our office will be closed on Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st in observance of the holidays. All of us at SWAT Systems are wishing you and your computer networks a very happy and safe holiday season. After-hours and emergency support will still be available to those that need it. Rest assured, we will…

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Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

7 Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

By Jason Hagens / December 7, 2020 / Comments Off on 7 Tech Gift Ideas for Better Cyber Security

If  you’re wondering what to give to your employees this holiday season, why not show how much you value cybersecurity with one of these tech gift ideas: USB Data Blockers These inexpensive devices are useful whenever data (computer, tablet, phone) “travels,” in a plane, train or to a friend’s house. Public charging stations, such as…

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Co-Managed IT Support

Co-Managed IT Support: Is It The Best of Both Worlds?

By Jason Hagens / November 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Co-Managed IT Support: Is It The Best of Both Worlds?

If you’re not comfortable with a total commitment to an MSP (managed service provider), you could consider a hybrid or co-managed approach. This is where MSPs do some of the work and you have  in-house IT staff do the rest. The co-managed/hybrid plan might be the best of both worlds for your business (kind of…

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15 Cybersecurity Questions Every Leader Should Ask

By Jason Hagens / October 15, 2020 / Comments Off on 15 Cybersecurity Questions Every Leader Should Ask

As a business leader, you’re used to taking charge, making decisions and guiding actions. Asking the right cybersecurity questions is hard when the issues are so complex, technical and ever changing. Don’t let that stop you from taking steps to protect your business. The right IT managed service provider (MSP) can take a lot of…

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Cybersecurity Guide For Business Leaders

The (Non-Boring) Post COVID-19 Cybersecurity Guide For Business Leaders

By Jason Hagens / August 27, 2020 / Comments Off on The (Non-Boring) Post COVID-19 Cybersecurity Guide For Business Leaders

Are you an ostrich? Many business leaders are when it comes to cybersecurity — standing upright but with your head in the sand. You think “I’m just a small business, who would want to bother with me?” But the fact is that small businesses are always a target, and even more so since COVID-19. As…

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SIM Swapping Cyber Security Tip

Suddenly unable to place calls or texts? Cyber Security Tip: Watch Out For SIM Swapping

By Jason Hagens / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Suddenly unable to place calls or texts? Cyber Security Tip: Watch Out For SIM Swapping

When people think of SIM swapping, they may imagine a Mission Impossible scenario where a thief swaps out the physical SIM card on your phone. But the fact is that SIM swapping is much easier than that for data thieves — and they never need to make contact with you at all. Get the facts…

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Switching Managed IT Service Providers

Switching Managed IT Service Providers? A Guide For Business Owners and IT Professionals

By Jason Hagens / July 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Switching Managed IT Service Providers? A Guide For Business Owners and IT Professionals

Switching IT service providers can be a daunting task. Like most projects, taking it one step at a time will make the process easier. As a managed service provider (MSP), we have made this expert guide that should help: Who to Contact It’s good practice to be a little picky in who you reach out to…

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Cyber Security Phishing Attacks

Cyber Security Tip: Warn Your Team About These 5 Common Phishing Attacks

By Jason Hagens / July 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Cyber Security Tip: Warn Your Team About These 5 Common Phishing Attacks

IT professionals spend their time (and the company’s money) creating the most secure environment possible for businesses to do business. But there is one key component of cyber security that often gets overlooked — people. That means all the people who interact with your company’s technology from employees to clients to visitors using your WiFi.…

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Emerging Breach Reports for Washington Unemployment

By Jason Hagens / May 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Emerging Breach Reports for Washington Unemployment

Over the past several days, we have received reports of a suspected breach involving social security numbers and emerging threats. There may be a state of Washington service that has been compromised, although that is highly speculative on our part as we do not have a confirmation of correlation. So far, we have seen false unemployment…

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