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Blog Articles from ATS Communciations

The Benefits of Antivirus and Email Filtering

December 16th, 2022 by admin

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Antivirus and email filtering are important tools in keeping your computer safe from malicious activity. By regularly performing security scans and monitoring incoming emails, these programs can help protect you from online threats such as viruses,...

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Stay Protected Against Any Unwanted Threats or Hackers - ATS Cyber Security Services to Keep Your Business Safe

August 3rd, 2022 by admin

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Hackers are a growing concern for most businesses. In order to protect against them, it is important to understand what they do and how they do it. While the term hacker may be new, hacking has been around for centuries. Because cyber security is...

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Malware Is Running Rampant - Learn the 3 Moves to Stop It

April 14th, 2021 by admin

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ATS Communications Helps Customers Protect Their Precious Networks CONCORD, CA – ATS Communications a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), proactively helps businesses address the increased threat of malware...

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Be on the Lookout for Rising Number of COVID-19 Phishing Attacks

April 21st, 2020 by admin

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Hackers will often look to exploit any weakness they can find, whether it is through technological means or through human curiosity and concern. With the rapid rise of COVID-19 across the globe, hackers are ramping up their phishing attack efforts....

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The Cybersecurity Workforce Gap and How It's Affecting Businesses

November 21st, 2019 by admin

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As cyber-attacks continue to intensify, businesses are having a hard time finding skilled cybersecurity workers to protect their operations. The cybersecurity industry has taken a significant hit with the labor shortage causing many companies to fall...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Support, Services, Security, Solutions

Keeping Your Data Safe

August 10th, 2018 by admin

Keeping Your Data Safe

As technology gets more advanced, so do the bad guys. That’s why at ATS we make your network security our priority and help you avoid disruptions to your operations! From ransomware to the dark web and all the email scams in-between, criminals...

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The Mirai Botnet Returns — and Why You Should be Concerned

March 13th, 2018 by admin

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The Mirai botnet refers to a massive-scale network of Linux-running Internet of Things devices turned into remote-controlled bots through a malware infection. Hackers can use the network to run a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, by having the infected...

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Cybersecurity Certification

September 23rd, 2017 by admin


ATS Communications a leading provider of unified communications has announced that the company is certified to provide cybersecurity solutions to SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses) to protect them from the barrage of cyber-attacks that occur every...

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Addressing the Unique Ransomware IT Security Issues in Healthcare

August 8th, 2017 by admin

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Ransomware, a type of malware that holds a computer hostage and tries to force the victim to pay money to recover access, is a nightmare for any business, but the healthcare industry faces the more severe side of a ransomware attack. The healthcare industry...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Security

Defend Your Network Against Advanced Persistent Threats

July 12th, 2016 by admin

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If you've looked over our previous posts since we've started our blog, you know how serious we are about protecting your company from everyday cyber-threats—mainly phishing, ransomware, and various other malware. Today we'd like to discuss a different...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Solutions, Knowledge

Data Breaches: Dark Times in the Golden State?

June 1st, 2016 by admin

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Being the cyber-security geeks we are, we took great interest in combing through this year's California Data Breach Report, released by the Attorney General's office this past February. The report tabulates data collected from breach incidents which...

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Posted in: Data, Security

Cybercrime Begins Over the Phone, Too - Don't Let Your Employees Forget

April 19th, 2016 by admin

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If you've been a regular reader of our blog, you know we've spent plenty of time discussing phishing, malware, and other cybercrime. It's all part of our modern online world, and we know it will never really go away. We've talked about the tricks scammers...

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The Best Way to Check Your PCs for Malware - Fast and FREE

April 12th, 2016 by admin

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A couple months back, we touched on the story of our normally tech-savvy friend who got tricked into allowing his desktop PC to be infected with obvious malware. At first, he had the sickening feeling that comes with a virus-infected computer—but thanks...

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Are Macs “Ransomware-Proof”? Not Anymore

March 23rd, 2016 by admin

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Since Apple famously introduced the Macintosh over three decades ago, Mac users have been confident that their computers are virtually immune to ransomware and other malware threats which plague their Windows counterparts. But those days are over. ...

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