CATS Technology Blog

Important News and Updates from the world of CATS Technology Solutions Group!

Why is IT Easiest to Blame?

Jan 23 2024

Be honest – how easy is it to blame IT for any technical issues you face? Printer not working?  “What did those IT guys do?!” Error message pops up?  “Why can’t they ever get this to run smoothly?!” As IT […] [Read More...]

Top Instagram Scams

Jan 11 2024

Let’s talk about Instagram; if you don’t have it, you’ve heard of it (but let’s face it, you probably have it.)  In fact, Instagram currently has over 2 billion active users.  Which means, due to its popularity, it is a […] [Read More...]

A Technology-Fueled Holiday Vacation

Dec 11 2023

The holiday season is a time for family, joy and, of course, travel!  Taking a trip no longer means just packing a bag, but instead embarking on a world of convenience and innovation.   Let’s take a ride and explore […] [Read More...]

Seasonal Scams: Winter Edition

Nov 30 2023

Did you know different scams happen depending on the season?  Scammers often take advantage of the seasonal changes and target individuals based on that.  With the winter months right around the corner, let’s look at popular scams to be aware […] [Read More...]

Technology in the Sports Industry

Nov 20 2023

Technology has transformed the sports industry and enhanced the experience for athletes, fans and stakeholders.   Here are ways Technology continues to change the world of sports:   Viewer Experience Broadcasting: High-definition broadcasts, instant replays and advancements in camera technology […] [Read More...]

Cyber Security Halloween Horror Stories

Oct 30 2023

Trick-or-Treat Let’s put a spooky spin on this Halloween Cyber Security analogy! Phishing scammers and trick-or-treaters share an uncanny resemblance, both having the ability to conjure up fear.  While the threats of trick-or-treaters aren’t as serious, such as threatening toilet […] [Read More...]

How to Achieve Strong Password Behavior

Oct 24 2023

What is a critical part of Cyber Security that directly impacts the safety of your sensitive information and data? Strong password behavior. Cyber threats have become more sophisticated than ever before, and your password is usually the first line of […] [Read More...]

The 4 Keys to a Strong Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Oct 9 2023

As Technology continues to advance so does the need for heightened awareness.  Everyone can play a part in keeping their own data as well as their organization’s data safe. What Is Cyber Security Awareness Month? Cyber Security Awareness Month is […] [Read More...]

Is AI Reliable?

Jul 13 2023

If you’ve read our last blog “What is AI?”, you should have a fair understanding of what AI is and the impact it has on businesses today.  Due to the potential risks of AI, many businesses are reluctant to adapt […] [Read More...]

What is AI?

Jun 28 2023

AI – Many people know what it is, but not too many understand the impact it is having on businesses. So, let’s start from the top.   What is AI?  AI, which stands for Artificial Intelligence, is the theory and […] [Read More...]

Why Can Password Managers be Beneficial to You?

Jun 21 2023

What are Password Managers? Instead of trying to remember numerous passwords for different websites, a password manager allows you to store them in one secure place. Password managers are software applications that often use encrypted databases to track, store, protect […] [Read More...]

Easy Steps to Become HIPAA Compliant

Apr 11 2023

The HIPAA Security Rule is meant to protect an individual’s personal health information that is created, received, used or maintained by a covered entity.  There are three safeguards that help make sure that happens: Administrative, Physical and Technical.   Start […] [Read More...]

MSPs Help Plan and Budget IT Spending

Mar 27 2023

  There are many benefits of using a Managed Service Provider, such as 24/7 monitoring, access to cutting-edge technology, and network security.  Another big benefit, especially in this economy, is the ability to plan, budget and save money on your […] [Read More...]

Windows Server 2012 and R2 Extended Support to End

Feb 8 2023

October 10, 2023; This is the day Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Extended Support will end.  As Microsoft introduces newer innovations and features for Windows Server, the support for older versions, as well as security updates and patches, will […] [Read More...]

How To Stay Safe on Your Smartphone

Jan 20 2023

Over the years, cell phone usage has become more and more popular.  Since cell phones are typically with people 24/7, and can do many of the same functions as a computer, they have become very convenient for everyday tasks.  However, […] [Read More...]

The Importance of Employee Reporting

Jan 6 2023

Do you know the expression, “If you see something, say something?”  That expression applies to many different scenarios, including cybercrimes.  Insider threats are responsible for almost half of all data breaches, with an alarming 20% or so of them being […] [Read More...]

All About Recovery Scams

Dec 6 2022

It’s happened – you have been scammed! Now what?  Maybe you want to share your news so this doesn’t happen to anyone else.  Although it’s a nice thought, this can lead to another scam called a recovery scam.   How […] [Read More...]

Cyber Security Training Should Be a Priority

Nov 17 2022

Cyber Security awareness training is a great way to protect your business from Cyber-attacks.  It’s important for employees to understand what threats are out there and what they can do to protect their data from any malicious actions. There are […] [Read More...]

‘Tis the Season for Cyber Crimes

Nov 10 2022

Cyber-crimes happen all year, but it is during the holidays that they ramp up even more.  This is the time of year where people are more distracted and often too frazzled to realize that they are being targeted with a […] [Read More...]

The “Trick-or-Treating” of Cyber-Attacks

Oct 27 2022

The month of October brings two things: Cyber Security Awareness and Halloween.  Halloween is a spooky and scary time, just like Cyber Attacks!   The number one reason of cyber-attacks occurring continues to be due to human error.  Cyber criminals […] [Read More...]

A Recipe for Strong Cybersecurity

Oct 20 2022

Do you know the recipe for strong Cybersecurity?  Let’s go over what you’ll need and the steps to take to whip up a truly cyber-safe presence! Ingredients: Computer, laptop, tablet, phone, or another device that connects to the Internet 1x […] [Read More...]

Cybersecurity is Easy, Data Breaches are Not

Oct 14 2022

What is something that you dread, but know it’s something that you need to do?  We all have that one thing that may stress or overwhelm us when we think about it.  Unfortunately, many people get this feeling when they […] [Read More...]

Important Physical Cybersecurity Steps to Take

Sep 27 2022

While there are many technology safeguards to take when it comes to Cybersecurity, there are also physical steps you can take to stay protected and keep your information safe.  Physical security is just as important as technology security and keeping […] [Read More...]

A New Phishing Tactic: Reply-Chain Attacks

Aug 29 2022

The reason phishing attacks seem to be mentioned time and time again is because they are still the number one tactic cybercriminals use for cyberattacks.  They are becoming more difficult to detect since cybercriminals continue to evolve their tactics.  The […] [Read More...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Cyber Security

Aug 8 2022

Companies, as well as their employees, play a large role in maintaining the security of the Cyber world.  After all, it is a known fact that people are the weakest link when it comes to Cyberattacks.   Here are some […] [Read More...]

How to Tell if Your Computer is Hit with Malware

Jun 28 2022

Once your company is hit with a malware attack, it can take weeks to recover.  Not only that, but sometimes computers are hit with malware without even knowing! The longer the malware sits on your system undetected, the more damage […] [Read More...]

New Vulnerability Hits Microsoft Office

Jun 2 2022

As a partner with Huntress, and an IT company of course, we feel it is our duty to pass along any important information they share with us.  There is a Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability out there, called “Follina,” that can […] [Read More...]

Cyber Attacks – How Often, Who & Why?

Apr 14 2022

As Cyber Attacks continue to rise, Cyber Security luckily has seen a big increase as well.  It’s no secret that Cyber Security is an essential part of your business and is needed to keep your systems safe and secure from […] [Read More...]

7 Ways to Secure Your Printer

Mar 24 2022

Did you know Cybercriminals can steal personal information straight from your printer?  Many people don’t think to secure their printer(s), but printers see and store a lot of confidential information.   Here are 7 ways you can secure your printer: […] [Read More...]

Inflation Expected to Continue to Affect IT Market

Mar 14 2022

Due to everything going on in the world, inflation is rising.  Of course, this will affect prices across all markets, including the IT market. Services such as Security Services, Email, Cloud Services, and Labor just in general have all seen […] [Read More...]

Microsoft Pricing Has Officially Increased

Feb 23 2022

The moment we have told you about is here; Microsoft has officially increased their pricing on their products.  There has been an increase of anywhere from 8.5% to 25% on Microsoft’s products.  Microsoft stated that the new pricing “reflects the […] [Read More...]

Meet Corey White!

Feb 23 2022

Corey is a Technician at CATS Technology Solutions Group.  He grew up in Orlando, Florida, but received his education at PCAGE in New Jersey where he earned his A+ and Network + Certifications. Corey has always been really interested in […] [Read More...]

What is a Help Desk and Why You Need One?

Jan 18 2022

Before we dive into the many benefits of an IT Help Desk, let’s start off with explaining what a Help Desk is.  A Help Desk is a resource center that provides information and support to computer users.  A Help Desk […] [Read More...]

Different Phishing Techniques to Know

Jan 6 2022

Did you know there are different phishing techniques that hackers use against you?  Cybercriminals will do anything to try to steal your information and cause irreparable damage. It’s beneficial to know which techniques are used and warning signs to look […] [Read More...]

Cybercriminals Don’t Take Vacations

Dec 6 2021

‘Tis the season for family, joy, memories and cyberattacks?  The holiday season is now upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to take a much needed vacation or staycation?  You’ve worked hard all year and let’s face it, […] [Read More...]

Cybersecurity is Needed for All Ages

Nov 3 2021

It doesn’t matter your age, scammers target everyone.  Although the younger generation (ages 20-29) is the most victimized age group, it is the older generation that suffers the most monetary loss.  Since our older generation may not have as much […] [Read More...]

Why You Need Backups and Popular Myths to Know

Oct 18 2021

There are a lot of misconceptions and myths out there when it comes to backups.  Many believe if you are using a certain program, then all of your data and information is automatically being backed up, but this isn’t always […] [Read More...]

Microsoft Pricing to Increase Next Year

Oct 11 2021

Beginning on March 1, 2022, Microsoft will be increasing their pricing on their commercial products.  If you’re wondering why, Microsoft stated that the new pricing “reflects the increased value we have delivered to our customers over the past 10 years.” […] [Read More...]

Prime Time for a Cyberattack

Sep 29 2021

Cyberattacks can happen at any time, but usually happen when least expected.  Did you know that there is a certain time that is considered the prime time for these attacks to occur? You work hard, and let’s face it, you […] [Read More...]

Why an IT Help Desk is Beneficial for You

Sep 8 2021

A help desk is a resource center designed to provide information and support to users.  When a problem arises related to IT services, software, and applications, the help desk is there to assist.  An IT help desk is very beneficial […] [Read More...]

The Ripple Effect of a Breach

Aug 12 2021

It is well known that the outcome of a breach is devastating, but few know how many people a breach can negatively impact.  Breaches can cause a ripple effect of consequences, ultimately affecting various parties.   Who is Affected? Of […] [Read More...]

Does Stress Contribute to Cyberattacks?

Apr 1 2021

It’s a well-known fact that stress can have a negative impact on many things in life, but what about having a negative effect on cybersecurity?  According to Threat Post, a recent survey found that employees who are stressed out and […] [Read More...]