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A 2019 Ransomware Event Log

A 2019 Ransomware Event Log

Every year, businesses large and small across the country are targeted by hackers. Unfortunately, 2019 was no different. There were several notable ransomware attacks last year, and they were a painful reminder of why it’s so essential for every business to have strong security measures in place. (more…)

What is Your Business’s Anti-Phishing Strategy?

What is Your Business's Anti-Phishing Strategy?

With each passing year, cybersecurity threats get more complex. Phishing attacks become more sophisticated. This presents a problem for businesses trying to decide how to best protect themselves. If your business isn’t outsourcing its IT and cybersecurity management to a reliable third party, you’ll need to develop an anti-phishing strategy in house. (more…)

What Does CCPA Mean to Your California Small Business?

What Does CCPA Mean to Your California Small Business?Online privacy has become a prominent issue in the United States and abroad in the last several years. To address the issue, California passed the California Consumers Protection Act (CCPA) last year. This legislation is slated to go into effect on January 1st, 2020.

For small business owners, this means your website and data collection practices will need to be CCPA compliant by the end of the year, assuming your business meets the threshold of required CCPA compliance. (more…)

5 Levels of Business Data Backup

5 Levels of Business Data BackupWith all the attention that cloud apps and services get, it’s easy to forget one of the most important functions that cloud computing serves: backup.

Never have there been more (or better) choices for business data backup. What can be difficult, however, is figuring out what the best option is for your particular business.

Backing up your company data locally and in the cloud both have their own distinct advantages. Additionally, you can use both options concurrently if that’s what works for you. As businesses evolve, they tend to go through various levels of data backup solutions as their needs grow more complex. (more…)

BCDR: What Does “Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery” Mean For Your Business And Why Should You Care?

BCDR PlanBCDR is an acronym for a group of buzzwords (Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery) that means little to most business owners and managers.

However, as a concept, BCDR is important for business owners and managers to understand.

Many business owners believe their business is protected from data disruptions because critical files are backed up to the cloud. If a file is overwritten or corrupted, the most recent copy can be easily downloaded. So far, so good. (more…)

2019 Fastest Growing Companies in the Sacramento Region

Fastest Growing Sacramento Region BusinessesThe Sacramento Business Journal recently published a list of the 50 Fastest Growing companies of 2019.

Congratulations to the leadership and staff of all the organizations that made the list.

At Fortis, we have experienced double-digit growth over the last two years. We’re proud to serve many growing companies in the Sacramento area with our managed IT services offerings.

Below is a description of what each company from the Journal’s list does, along with a link to their website. (more…)

PG&E Outages: Public Safety Power Shutoffs and Your Business

Updated: October 8, 2019

PG&E Outages: Public Safety Power Shutoffs and Your BusinessFor many Northern California businesses, the probability of an extended PG&E outage has increased in the past year.

This is because PG&E implemented a program called Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in order to be more proactive about the company’s part in wildfire prevention.

Different from an unplanned PG&E power outage that happens as a result of an unexpected event, the purpose of PSPS is to trigger a PG&E outage as a preemptive measure. The goal is to prevent PG&E infrastructure components from starting or exacerbating a wildfire when weather conditions pose a high fire danger. (more…)

3 Ways to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Threats

RansomwareMany businesses know that malware can lead to serious issues, such as causing a data breach, bringing down an entire network, and much more.

But many of these same businesses think of malware too generally. After all, malware is an umbrella term that applies to spyware, adware, viruses, and several other forms. All of these can be harmful, but ultimately they have different effects and risks.

Ransomware is one of the scariest strains of malware, especially for businesses. The “ransom” part is what separates it from other types. It locks your files and data, so your entire system is basically held hostage until you can pay the ransom. (more…)