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Hackers may target your small business


There seems to be a common myth among small business owners that their computers and information aren't what hackers really look for. They don't really have an interest in attacking the little guys. These assumptions have been proven to be wrong.

Studies have shown that cyberattacks target small business at a very high rate. In fact, the Verizon 2019 data breach investigations report has shown that 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses. The criminals who launched these attacks look for easily accessible data for their benefits. Data such as credit card details, customer contact information, or other personal information is what they strive for.

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Another major flaw with Intel chips puts small business security at risk

Software engineers and companies are always looking to address issues with their hardware when it comes to security. Hardware issues are exponentially more dangerous than software issues. Why? Because hardware is a manufactured piece of equipment and can only be changed by remanufacturing new hardware. Software can be updated or changed instantly through an online update.

With that being said, there is a new discovery of a flaw in a range of Intel chips in PCs. Currently, this flaw has not been exploited yet, however, if it does, a user can be granted backdoor access to your small business PC putting all of your business data and sensitive information at risk.
This new vulnerability is now referred to as the “SWAPGS” security flaw. This security flaw was discovered by a bit defender researcher and presents a highly dangerous security flaw in most modern Intel chips.

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Small Business Computers: Custom Built Over Big Box

Small businesses prefer custom built computers over those from the shelf at your local store.


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Announcing the launch of our new website

Side by Side IT is super excited to announce the launch of The goals of our new website are to not only give our visitors and valued clients the ability to see what we do and the services we offer but to also explore, educate, inform, and inspire all topics of small business IT. We hope you enjoy our new site that is easy to navigate and user-friendly.


Our prospective clients and guests will find out information about our small business, what we do, what services we offer, and why we are unique in the small business community. There are direct links to all our services including IT support, IT consulting, our Tech Up-To-Date service, Small Business VOIP phones, and Data Storage and Backup.

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