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RAAS Turns Anyone Into A "Hacker"

RaaS (Ransomware as a Service): The “Easy Button” for Ransomware

People tend to think of cyber criminals as hackers with deep knowledge and no social skills — the “guy in a black hoodie in the basement” stereotype. This bears little resemblance to modern cyber criminals. Today, people can buy ready-made programs that do the heavy lifting for them, no hacking skills needed. It’s called ransomware…

Leverage Cloud Services Like Big Business: Better, Expensive Results

How to Maximize Cloud Solutions for Small Business

Many small businesses are wary of moving to the cloud but they need not be. Take a lesson from large businesses: Almost all of them are now operating from the cloud and getting better, less expensive results. It’s worth your time to take a closer look at cloud solutions for a small business. Here’s why: …

File Sharing Risks and Best Practices

File Sharing Risks (and the Best and Worst Practices)

File sharing, whether it’s a photo, email or text, has become a necessary part of business. But some file sharing methods can be downright dangerous, leading to identity theft or other cyber security risks. Here at SWAT, we have noticed that many small and medium size businesses don’t have a strong policy and procedure about…

Managed Microsoft 365

9 Benefits of Managed Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a great tool for many businesses. But managed Microsoft 365 is even better. The managed part refers to having a managed service provider (MSP) partner with you to correctly configure your Microsoft 365 and more. Here are nine benefits to consider: 1. Visibility Across All Microsoft 365 Applications We all know what…

Proactive IT Support to Help Your Business

How to Hire Proactive IT Support in Seattle: 10 Questions to Ask

If you’re spending too much time putting out tech fires or trying to figure out what’s best for your company as far as IT goes, it’s time to consider hiring a pro. As you search for a managed service provider, like SWAT Systems to handle your IT issues on a dependable basis, here are some…

Managed IT Services Pricing

Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Room: Managed IT Services Pricing in 2022

Yes, we know. Before you even consider a managed service provider (MSP) you want to know how much it’s going to cost. We’ll tell you as simply as we can, but also realize it’s not like investing your money in a cell phone plan or buying a car. Don’t let the sticker price scare you…