I’ve come to appreciate that everyone’s individual story is so interesting. Especially in business, I like to know why and how someone got into the business they are in. I always heard growing up, “it takes all kinds to make a world.” With the increase of news sources and social media, we now have perhaps […]
Aptica Makes A Bold Move To Stop Cybercrime
I am so pleased to have good news about fighting cybercrime. Aptica LLC is making a bold move to better protect our clients from destructive and costly hacks. Over the last several months Aptica has observed persistent and increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks that have compromised organizations through the exploitation of software. Given the increase of attacks, […]
Who Should Pay For Your Losses After A Hack?
America has become a very litigious society. “So, sue me!” used to be a joke line. Now it’s not funny anymore. Cybersecurity breaches have real costs; they always have had real costs. Now that our collective awareness of these costs has been heightened, the scramble to pinpoint, blame, and punish the source of the cost […]
Cyber Warfare? We Are In The Thick Of It Right Now—
“From Now On The Enemy Is More Clever Than You. From Now On The Enemy Is Stronger Than You. From Now On You Are Always About To Lose.” If you aren’t sure how well-protected your network is, Aptica offers free assessments. We also spend time walking you through what you can expect from a premium […]
The Headaches Of A Business Getting Hacked Are Many
I have heard business owners say, “You keep saying I’m going to get hacked. I can only worry about that so much if it is inevitable.” That hurts, and I have to remind you all—nope, nope, and nope. Yes, the likelihood of your business getting hacked is high. Yes, you should do everything you can […]
“Liability” Is An Action Word, Not Just A Concept
“Liability” Is An Action Word, Not Just A Concept Teaching our children right from wrong has always been a major responsibility for parents, I believe. Once our precious little toddlers reach a certain age, it is time for the often painful (and often loud) practice of showing how “actions have consequences.” Understanding individual accountability for […]
Oops! They Did It Again . . .
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you know all the facts, yes? I know you know that you should regularly and religiously teach your staff, your employees, about dangerous emails and to never click on an unknown sender’s attachment. And yet—2020 was a windfall year for cybercriminals. There was an 85% increase in […]
Why Be a Victim If You Can Take Steps to Avoid It?
Jason Newburg, 260.243.5100, ext 2101, is the founder and owner of Aptica LLC. This IT management and support company has been serving small to medium-sized businesses for 19 years in the region that includes Angola, South Bend, and Fort Wayne, IN, Battle Creek, MI, and Toledo OH.
From My Common Sense Notebook: Cut Down on Reactive IT Calls
Reactive IT is when something unforeseen happens and you must call your computer guys to fix it. Quick reaction time is a must for IT management. Like in a medical office, there usually is an amount of time built into each day to handle emergencies. When these occasions arise, however, it brings some level of […]
Cybersecurity Vigilance: Top Of The List These Next Weeks
On October 15, Bloomberg reported that “almost 2000 Robinhood Markets accounts were compromised in a recent hacking spree that siphoned off customer funds.” Robinhood Markets had already announced that “customers had been struck by cyber-criminals who gained access by breaching personal email accounts outside of Robinhood.” Such a crazy time right now. For business owners, […]