Technology Articles from MPA Networks

Offering Next Generation Cybersecurity Solutions

August 23rd, 2020 by admin

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SAN MATEO, CA - MPA Networks, Inc., a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) equip themselves with the necessary cybersecurity protections that every modern company needs to survive. Over...

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MPA Networks, Inc.’s Cyber Security Technology Helps Local Businesses Protect Their Networks Against Global Attacks

June 12th, 2019 by admin

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SAN MATEO, CA – May 2019 – MPA Networks, Inc., a leading managed technology solutions provider, helps local businesses protect their networks against growing global attacks. The company’s state-of-the-art cyber security technology and defense...

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MPA Networks Knows Security

January 29th, 2019 by admin


Your business needs a dependable and robust cybersecurity solution, plain and simple. As technology continues to advance and new threats are coming to the forefront, it is essential to have the proper security and management behind you to ensure...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

Cyber-Security Brings Peace of Mind to Business Owners and their IT Networks

January 4th, 2019 by admin

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San Mateo, CA – We are excited to announce the launch of an awareness campaign on recent advancements in cyber security. As technology has become even more central to business operations, hackers have grown in proficiency and are posing...

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Don’t Forget About Printer Security

August 9th, 2016 by admin

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There was a time when printers—in your office or home—were considered relatively "simple" office equipment: plug it in, connect it to the local network, and keep the ink fresh, and there wasn't much else to worry about. But times have changed. Today's...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Hardware and Software

The Dangers of Free Public Wi-Fi: How To Protect Your Network

February 2nd, 2016 by admin

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How dependent have you and your employees become on public Wi-Fi outside the office? Mobile hotspots are almost everywhere now—from coffee houses and fast-food restaurants to hotels and airports (and even aboard most planes). Without Wi-Fi access,...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

The Importance of Being Proactive: Why You Need A Breach Response Plan

August 6th, 2015 by admin

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Each month, Microsoft releases a new security bulletin. In May of 2015, forty-six vulnerabilities had been identified and fixed, spanning products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office. In June, it was even more. While some of these vulnerabilities...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

Cyber Insurance: Good for my Company?

May 20th, 2015 by admin

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We've spent a lot of time on this blog talking about cyber-attacks—from nuisance hacking to data theft to virtual electronic terrorism—and the steps your company can take to defend itself. But what if, despite all your best efforts, you one day discover...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Solutions

Uncle Sam Won't Stop Cyber-Crime - It's Up To You

April 1st, 2015 by admin

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You probably know President Obama recently hosted a high-profile cyber-security summit at Stanford. The basic idea was to discuss how to expand the federal government's role in combating cybercrime against American businesses—from simple theft to outright...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

The $100,000 Phone Bill: Is Your Office VoIP Phone System the Next Target?

March 20th, 2015 by admin

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How would you react if your company's next phone bill revealed a major cost spike—to the tune of over $100,000? It's actually happening now to small businesses across the U.S., thanks to international VoIP toll fraud—perhaps the fastest growing cyber-threat...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

Watch Out! Protect Your Home and Office against the Internet of Things

January 28th, 2015 by admin

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Internet of Things (IoT) devices provide a powerful way to utilize technology to enhance everyday machines in your home or office, from wrist fitness bands to refrigerators to thermostats. The ability to monitor your home security cameras while you’re...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

'Tis the Season—for Small Business Cybercrime. Here’s How to Protect Your Company

January 7th, 2015 by admin

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The holiday season means more than shopping and gift giving. It also now marks prime season for cybercriminals and hackers around the world — and they're coming after small businesses in the U.S. "Targeting" Target—via Small Businesses You may have...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

The Ultimate IT Provider Checklist for Financial Service Firms and Investment Advisors

May 3rd, 2014 by admin

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Registered Investment Advisories and other Financial Service Firms Must Choose an IT Provider Wisely Effective and reliable Information Technology plays a critical role in running a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm or other financial services...

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Important IT Security Message for MPA Networks’ Clients

December 19th, 2013 by admin

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One Malicious Email Could Cost you Thousands of Dollars and Take Down your Entire Network – Don’t be a Victim; Learn the Facts! Ransomware viruses are on the rise and their explosive growth in the past few months has been startling.  We want to help our...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

Protect your Business from Cyber Threats with this 5 Point Checklist

November 21st, 2013 by admin

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About half of all small business owners believe their business is too small to be a potential victim for virtual thieves and hacking. The facts, however, say something quite different. The majority of cyber attacks are actually perpetrated against...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

5 Things you should do TODAY (and everyday) to preserve your IT systems

November 6th, 2013 by admin

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The 5 basic tips below are essential to maintaining the health and efficiency of your network, servers, and computer systems. Please consult an expert IT Consultant or Managed Service Provider for more information about protecting your IT systems. ...

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