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Sagacent has been serving the San Jose area since 2000, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

5 Networking Problems and How to Fix Them

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Need assistance with your networking problems?

If you are ready to throw your devices out the window, we are here to help. Below, we have put together a list of the most common networking issues and their solutions. Keep reading for details.

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What is Cryptojacking? Everything You Need to Know

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In today's digital age, cybersecurity is something that needs to be on everyone's mind. Especially when hackers and criminals are regularly devising newer (and more effective) ways of stealing your data and using your hardware against you.

This threat is especially serious if you're involved in cryptocurrency as criminals have started to turn to cryptojacking to attack your business's security.

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Cybersecurity Risks Require Cyber Resilience

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With investigations regarding cyberattacks headlining the news, companies need to be hyperaware of the threats that their companies face. According to a recent study by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), budgets are not keeping pace with the cyber threats that their systems face daily.

Security spend can be difficult to justify based on external threats and factors alone. Economic impacts for a company can be a restraint. There is also the reality that as companies expand, those new branches bring a host of additional cybersecurity concerns. In light of that, companies are changing from a defensive posture to one that is focused on good detection and response capabilities to address cyberattacks.

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Fileless Attacks: What Are They and How Can You Prevent Them?

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Given that the average business could be looking at a price tag of $3.6 million for a data breach, it's not worth leaving yourself vulnerable. Through lawsuits, a damaged reputation, and the loss of future profit, data breaches can destroy a company's bottom line. To protect your profits and data, you need to take steps to circumvent fileless attacks. What are these attacks and how can you protect yourself?

Here are 4 things you need to know about fileless attacks to help you guard against them.

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Downtime Issues: How to Manage and Prevent Unplanned Downtime

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Research by Google has found that you often have less than 5 seconds to keep mobile users around before they leave your site.

If you're having issues with unplanned downtime, you could be losing countless users out of a lack of faith in your brand. All the work of getting users to show interest in your brand could be lost if they click away after just a few seconds.

If you're looking to lower downtime on your site, follow these 3 rules to keep your customers happy and hanging around longer.

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Why Do I Need Penetration Testing?

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Does your organization need penetration testing?

According to CNBC, 14 million U.S. businesses are at risk of hacker threats. Last year alone, hackers pried into the private vaults of some of the biggest names in the business. Take a look for yourself:

 

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Hard Drive Recovery: How to Get Your Data Back

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Losing a hard drive is no fun. The fact is hard drives fail all the time. While some are certainly more reliable than others, as it ages your hard drive is likely to fail at some point.

Thankfully, you've got a few options if your hard drive does go down.

Read on as we take a quick look at hard drive recovery and how to get your data back if your drive gives you trouble.

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What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity Insurance

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The use of technology has made life much easier but has also left us susceptible in new ways. As technology continues to improve, so does the technology of criminals. Even companies that recognize cybersecurity threats can fall victim to the dangers of technology.

Insurance against the unknown is normal and cybersecurity insurance has now become an option. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, "traditional commercial general liability and property insurance policies typically exclude cyber risks, leading to the emergence of cybersecurity insurance as a "stand alone" line of coverage."

Read on to learn what you need to know about protecting your business against these threats.

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5 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft For Businesses

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Did you know that the U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that identity theft costs businesses globally $221 billion a year?

It is an expensive risk for businesses not to be prepared for hackers and identity thieves to strike. Moreover, it can interfere with the trust your consumers have for your business.

Criminals can seize a company's identity and subsequently use it to acquire credit, causing a slew of issues. Then, they will use the credit to make large purchases and damage the company's credit.

To stop these thieves from interfering with your business, here are five ways to prevent identity theft.

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The Rise of 5G Technology: What to Expect in 2019

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Are you tired of streaming problems on your laptop and mobile devices? Your network could be configured incorrectly or you might just need more bandwidth.

Internet insiders predict that 5G will be arriving in the United States by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019, capable of faster video streaming and lightning-fast upload and download times. New 5G phones are also going to help speed up virtual reality interfaces, work with self-driving cars, and provide faster texting speeds.

Read on to learn what 5G will mean for you and your business.

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Why Microsoft Wants to Get Rid of Passwords for Good

Microsoft passwords change offers alternative technology

"Password was incorrect, please try again." "Would you like to reset your password?" "Please enter the multiple-digit codes we have sent to your phone to authenticate this password."

Dealing with passwords can be inconvenient, frustrating, and downright annoying. Microsoft has been aware of this for quite some time.

In their latest update to Windows 10, Microsoft hopes to begin removing these frustrations from our lives.

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What You Need to Know About the Rise of Malvertising

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Cybercrime is on the rise, but the days of criminals being part of a larger organization with a specific agenda are history. Today’s cybercriminals are now available to a wide variety of individuals and they treat their efforts as a business, one that provides services to clients. Not every cybercriminal focuses on a specific agenda. Instead, they are providing a service. Your company is now the target.

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5 Tips to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure

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If you have a blog or website, then you are likely familiar with WordPress, which currently powers more than 30 percent of the top 10 million sites on the internet and 30 percent of all the sites on the internet. That is a large reach, but as users have discovered, WordPress comes with its own unique challenges. As cutting-edge technology increases, cybersecurity issues are on the rise and WordPress is not immune.

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5 Critical Areas to Address in Your Network Audit

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Every business today relies on cutting-edge technology for its operations, from accounting to monitoring of inventory. With any part of your business, an audit can be a viable option to access your strengths, weaknesses, and compliance with the best practices of the industry. Network auditing, however, is specific to the technological aspects of your business.

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5 Major Cybersecurity Threats You Need to Know About

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With cyber attacks on the rise, we're forced to pay more attention to cybersecurity threats on a daily basis for the safety of our businesses.

Whether you've been following what's been happening lately with cyber attacks or are new to this topic, keep reading to learn about cybersecurity threats you need to know about.

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3 Key Reasons Why Hosted VoIP Benefits Your Bottom Line

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Hosted VoIP is a system that allows your business to make calls over the Internet rather than over traditional phone lines.A number of businesses are adopting VoIP technology because it helps their bottom line.

Here are three reasons how VoIP will save you money. By the time you're finished reading, you'll be ready to join the masses of businesses making the switch to VoIP.S

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Network Backup Tips for Your Small Business

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Losing your data can have an enormous impact on a small business - enough to force you close.

Around 60% of businesses that suffer a data loss are estimated to close after 6 months.

If you fail to prepare for data loss, you're putting your whole business at risk. If you don't feel you're IT literature, you might not know where to start.

With this in mind, we've got some network backup tips that your small business can put in place to reduce the risk of a total data loss.

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5 Most Common HIPAA Violations (and How You Can Avoid Them)

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) exists to protect the confidential healthcare data of millions of American patients.

For violating HIPAA, fines can range from $100 to a staggering $1.5 million. So, it's important for your organization to ensure that violations are avoided.

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Top IoT Trends of 2018

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With over 20 billion connected devices around the world, it's no wonder many businesses are interested in the latest Internet of Things (IoT) trends.

Needless to say, the expectations are pretty high. Most experts agree that 2018 will be the year where IoT gets adopted in certain major industries. This is one of many factors that should lead to further investment in the IoT industry.

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5 Industries That Benefit From Managed IT Services

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The information technology and data management industry continues to grow at a speedy rate. Nearly every aspect of daily life uses IT systems, including big industries like healthcare and legal.

Are you dealing with IT struggles in your business more often than you would like? Keep reading to find out how managed IT solutions benefit a range of industries listed below.

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