How to Prevent the Latest Forms of Ransomware from Infecting Your Computer

As you’re probably already aware ransomware is making a resurgence recently (.mp3 and .locky). The main questions surrounding ransomware are pretty much the same questions that surround infections of any type. What is ransomeware? Ransomware is nothing new, although they ...

Microsoft Office 365 Updates Include More Social Functionality

Since its initial release in 2011, Microsoft Office 365 has become a giant in the world of productivity and business office tools, and Chicago IT consultant BKS Systems has become a leader in migrating local small- to medium-sized businesses to ...

The Three Biggest Data Hacks of 2015

We won’t soon forget the year of the massive data breaches that was 2014. Some 70 million Target, 76 million JP Morgan Chase and 56 million Home Depot customers had their financial information exposed to hackers. While 2015 didn’t see ...

Dell Reveals Security Breach Installed on Computers

When purchasing a new laptop or desktop machine one would assume that it comes installed with all the latest technology to prevent hackers from accessing your personal data. This week we discovered that that’s not necessarily true. In a statement ...

Keep Your Accounts Safe By Setting Up Complex Passwords

Hardly a week goes by when you don’t receive an email or Facebook message from a friend stating “I’ve been hacked!” Hackers from all around the world are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to gain your ...

What's the Difference Between Data Backup and Disaster Recovery?

You know you need to protect your company’s data and you do regular backups of your computer, what else do you need? Why does everyone keep talking about disaster recovery? Data Backup is when you take a copy of your ...

Hestitations On Updating Your Chicago Business to Windows 10?

When Microsoft upgraded to Windows 8, businesses stayed away from it as long as possible and regular users avoided it like the plague. The only one that seemed to adopt it were those with a tablet because it just made ...

Does Your Staff Know Proper Email Safety?

You may be the on-staff IT expert, but is each one of your staff armed with the basic rules to email safety, to keep your business out harm’s way? So many people are thrown into emailing; self-taught on security and ...

Business Data Security and BYOD

Managing connected devices, in real time, at any scale. With an ever-increasing number of devices and multiple operating systems, businesses require more mobility and constantly evolving processes to secure data on their networks. Allowing staff to bring-their-own-devices (BYOD) creates fluidity ...

How To Choose A Cloud Storage Solution For Your Business

Cloud storage options for business are emerging everywhere. And the growth of this cloud storage services for businesses has every right to grow as they are becoming ...