Updates and tips from the SWAT universe

Disaster Recovery RTO RPO

Disaster Recovery Tip: Know Your RTO and RPO (Recovery Time/Point Objectives)

By David Blake | July 8, 2020

Do you know your RTOs and RPOs? According to a recent article in Small Business Trends, as many as one in six executives don’t. What is RTO? A recovery time objective (RTO) is the amount of time it takes for a business to become operational after an event starting from the moment the recovery process…

Cyber Security Phishing Attacks

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

By Jason Hagens | July 2, 2020

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.…

Microsoft Teams Deep Dive Webinar July 16

Microsoft Teams Deep Dive Webinar July 16

By David Blake | June 30, 2020

SWAT Systems will continue our Microsoft Teams Webinar Series with a Microsoft Teams Deep Dive on July 16 at noon. The virtual lunch and learn will drill into some of the ins and outs of Microsoft Teams and best practices. Not familiar with MS Teams? Check out the basic overview webinar presented recently.   To…

Office Closed Jul 3 2020

SWAT Systems Office Closed July 3

By Jason Hagens | June 29, 2020

Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.  All of us at SWAT Systems are wishing you and your computer networks a very happy and safe fourth of July. After-hours and emergency support will still be available to those that need it. Rest assured, we will be ready on…

Office Reopening After COVID 19

Office Reopening: Your IT Guide For A Smooth Transition After COVID-19

By David Blake | June 23, 2020

As daunting as the idea of closing offices was for many businesses at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the idea of reopening is even more so. Aside from issues of employee safety and government regulations, many employers are just not sure where to begin.  Here are some 4 steps to get you started: 1.…

Work From Home After COVID 19 Ends

Managing Continued Work From Home After COVID-19 Quarantine Ends

By Justin Jones | June 18, 2020

Long after COVID 19 quarantine ends, many expect working from home  will be the new norm. It is possible to make remote work secure and efficient for your team. When the COVID-19 quarantine first hit, businesses didn’t have a lot of time to plan. But now is the time to learn lessons and apply them…

Emerging Breach Reports for Washington Unemployment

By Jason Hagens | May 15, 2020

Over the past several days, we have received reports of a suspected breach involving social security numbers.  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 requests which…

Microsoft Teams: Tips for Remote Workers

By Jason Hagens | May 11, 2020

With your workforce scattered, getting things done and working in collaboration can be challenging. Fortunately, you can look to a variety of Microsoft Teams tips to help coworkers feel connected and productive. So you can get the most out of Teams, we’re offering this free training with SWAT experts and guest speaker, Tim Rettig, CEO…

Security TIps for Working Remotely

6 Easy Security Tips for Working Remotely

By Dan Merino | April 10, 2020

By Dan Merino Here are IT security steps that protect your computers and your sanity. Many companies have moved their workforce remote during the COVID-19 pandemic to follow governmental restrictions and CDC guidelines. This move has left many asking, “What measures should our company consider for remote workers?” Unfortunately, the nature of this event has…