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  • Two-Factor Authentication: The Future of Security In today’s society, security is becoming a growing concern for both organizations and citizens alike. Hackers become better at what they do every day which has led to many companies being on their heels at all times, struggling to keep a leg up on these hackers.  Having a username […] The post Two Factor Authentication: The Future of Security appea...

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  • Confessions of a ‘Job Creator’ Am I ALL-IN, or did I create a JOB for myself? You see, I had a bit of a fairly unique business owners’ problem. I was never all-in. A consultant who helped us out of a pickle about 3 years ago helped me clarify why I was in business. I […] The post Confessions of a ‘Job Creator’ appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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  • iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 XL; Which Should You Choose? Every year when the holiday season rolls around we have a surplus of new gadgets and gizmos released into the market for us to consider purchasing. New phones are not exempt from this stigma, and this year has some true heavyweights to choose from. Apple […] The post iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 XL; Which Should You Choose? appeared first on Groff NetWorks...

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  • Master These Critical Security Controls Without Breaking the Bank Getting good cybersecurity advice can get expensive, but one of the best places to begin FOR FREE is the fundamental guidelines put out by the SANS Institute along with the Center for Internet Security (CIS). This partnership between SANS and CIS, whose headquarters is located locally […] The post Master These Critical Security Cont...

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  • Equifax: the Road to Recovery As I’m sure most of us remember, a little over a month ago national credit reporting company Equifax released that they had been hacked. As a result of the hack as many as 145 million people have been affected by the security breach (including myself). In our previous article about […] The post Equifax: The Road To Recovery appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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  • Make Sure your Children are Safe Online It’s a dangerous world out there. Especially as you consider the influence the back alleys of the internet can have over unsuspecting, pliable young minds. Up until this point in history, media was able to be highly regulated and you were able to have discretion over what content […] The post Make Sure your Children are Safe Online appeared first on Groff Ne...

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  • How to Better your Life with Home Automation Have you ever seen someone, whether it be on TV or a friend, control different functions of their house via their smart devices? Perhaps your friend’s wife turned down the speaker volume on her phone, or a character on one of your TV shows locked his house […] The post How to Better your Life with Home Automation appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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  • How to Better your Life with Home Automation Have you ever seen someone, whether it be on TV or a friend, control different functions of their house via their smart devices? Perhaps your friend’s wife turned down the speaker volume on her phone, or a character on one of your TV shows locked his house […] The post How to Better your Life with Home Automation appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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  • New NYSDFS Policies will have Larger Reach then Most Realize New York business such as real estate title agencies, small lenders, even businesses that provide services to financial institutions are scrambling to find out if and how to comply with new state regulations. Here’s a quick rundown of DFS and who needs to worry about […] The post New NYSDFS Policies will have Larger Reach then Most Reali...

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  • Equifax Falls Victim to One of the Worst Hacks on Record Equifax, one of three nationwide credit reporting companies, has been hacked. According to Equifax, the hack took place between mid-May and July, and discovered the hack on July 29th. The hack stands as one of the most alarming hacks on record in regards to […] The post Equifax Falls Victim to One of the Worst Hacks on Record appeared first ...

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  • That Scary ‘A’ Word and How It’s Changing Me and My Business. Recently, we here at Groff NetWorks have been talking about where we are going, why we’re going there, and how we are going to get there. I want to talk to you all about where we are going and what we’ve discovered/been challenged […] The post That Scary ‘A’ Word and How It’s Changing Me and My Business appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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  • We’ve Been Creating our Passwords All Wrong – Here’s Why EXTRA! EXTRA!  Stop the presses!  This just in – complex passwords are OUT!! PTL!  RIP:  Password complexity! Throw out your unmemorable passwords! No more mangling your child’s name with abnormal characters! Freedom from the urge to write your password on a sticky note! So, we’ve […] The post We’ve Been Creating our Passwords All Wrong – He...

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  • 7 Reasons your Server Swap Didn’t Go According to Plan Switching a server can be a huge hassle, and if it’s not done properly it can spell disaster for your business. Considering occasionally swapping a server doesn’t sound like a huge project, many people are surprised the first time a server migration doesn’t go according […] The post 7 Reasons your Server Swap Didn’t Go According to Plan appear...

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  • Groff NetWorks Ranked GLOBALLY by MSPmentor This past June, Groff NetWorks received the honor of being GLOBALLY ranked MSPmentors 2017 list of the top 501 managed service providers. We are incredibly grateful for this acknowledgement and would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients who have helped us reach where we are […] The post Groff NetWorks Ranked GLOBALLY by MSPmentor appear...

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  • Smishing; Your Newest Security Threat Everyday companies like Google and Yahoo get better at detecting and stopping hackers online. We are constantly improving our defenses. So, in retaliation, hackers are getting better too. They are finding new ways to breach your defenses and steal your personal information. The latest trend for these hackers is called […] The post Smishing; Your Newest Securit...

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  • What is “The Cloud” and Should I Be Using It? Recently a few of my clients have been inquiring to me about the Cloud and whether or not they should be using it. It’s a very valid question, considering a large portion of the population still doesn’t have the best grasp on what the Cloud […] The post What is “The Cloud” and Should I be Using It? appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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  • Make Sure your IT Workers get the Break they Deserve  Picture this: you’re the coach for your sons’ high school baseball team, and its playoff time. Your starting pitcher has been playing very well all game when all of a sudden he throws his arm out on a pitch and can no longer play. What […] The post Make Sure your IT Workers get the Break they Deserve appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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  • Storm Season May be More Dangerous for Your Business than You Think As of June 1st, storm season has officially begun. The storm season not only brings hurricanes and heavy rains and winds, but it brings threats to your business. With these storms we see an increase in power outages, and these outages can have […] The post Storm Season May be More Dangerous for Your Business than You Think appeare...

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  • Protect Yourself From Ransomware With These Simple Steps In the past couple of weeks, the “WannaCry” Ransomware attack has become the most widespread cyber-attack of its kind in history, affecting more than 300,000 Windows computers around the world. While a security researcher (who wants to remain nameless) was able to halt the spreading by registering […] The post Protect Yourself From Ransomwar...

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  • There are two kinds of business leaders this week 1) Those who are reading headlines about ransomware attacks.  They don’t know if they need to do something, nor where to start to ensure they are protected. 2) Then there are those who know the status of their systems, who know the protections are in place, […] The post Ransomware Attacks: Fearful or Reassured? appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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12 Years ago today

  • 12 years ago today, I walked down to the Rensselaer County Clerk and invested $29 into my new business, to get a ‘doing business as’ certificate registering a fictitious name, as they call it, as a business. Groff NetWorks was born. I have been through a lot, and so have many of my employees who […] The post 12 Years ago today appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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  • There’s no doubt that IT support is rapidly becoming the business world’s number one concern. The trouble is, it can be easy to overlook, especially for businesses that are looking to save money. What percentage of small businesses hire an IT staffer as opposed to outsourcing their IT? What do small businesses want in an […] The post IT for Small Business—2017 CAPITAL REGION IT SUPPORT SERVICES CL...

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  • The Most Dangerous Aspect of Working with Computer Systems—What You Don’t Know There are lots of things you don’t know. Most of us are pretty good at fessing up when we don’t know something. Google has made this even easier because we can get our questions answered in a matter of seconds. But, that’s assuming […] The post The Most Dangerous Aspect of Working with Computer Systems appeared first on...

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Forget IT Support

  • Please just work Is that what you say every day when you sit down to your computer? Or maybe when you click on that one critical program… or press print… or try to connect remotely from a new network…. If so, you aren’t alone. In today’s digital world, it’s not an understatement to say that […] The post Forget IT Support appeared first on Groff NetWorks.

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  • ONE CLICK AWAY FROM RANSOMWARE

    Ransomware IT Support It happens in an instant: an employee clicks on a PDF or Word file. The subject line seems harmless: “your updated invoice” or “the resume you requested.” One click and a simple command runs in the background, downloading the virus that encrypts your company’s files without anyone knowing until it’s too late. […] The post ONE CLICK AWAY FROM RANSOMWARE appeared first on Groff...

  • Three Things To Know Before Getting New Computers

    “We know our old computers slow down good employees but budgets are tight.” Don’t worry, you are not alone in wanting better computers yet dealing with budget realities. As one of the fastest growing IT support company in the Albany NY area, we at Groff NetWorks hear this a lot from companies who call on […] The post Three Things To Know Before Getting New Computers appeared first on Groff NetWork...

  • How to Choose an IT Consultant

    In business today the choice of a technology advisor can be a critical success factor in this article you’ll learn how to make the right choice. Maintaining your small company network in good shape is not an easy task, and you are probably perfectly aware that doing it on your own is not the best way to invest your time. When you want to hire somebody to maintain your company network for you, bas...

  • Four Sneaky HIPAA Violations to Watch For

    Four Sneaky HIPAA Violations to Watch For If your practice/company/firm has to deal with HIPAA related issues, we empathize with you. Preventing HIPAA violations requires both vigilance and diligence and is a major time-investment for business owners, CEOs, and your head of practice. Advocate Health in Chicago recently was fined $5.5 million for several HIPAA violations, nearly […] The post Four S...

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