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Cycrest Serves A Diverse Clientele

- Cycrest's mission and value to you is providing a stable, secure and scalable network infrastructure that works for you today and grows with you tomorrow. In our service to Spokane and the surrounding communities for over 28 years, Cycrest... Read More

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A Guide to Cycrest MFA Service

- Developing strong identity security is an ultimate necessity for every IT organization that cares about its customers. The balance between digital trust and a satisfying user experience shouldn’t be ever compromised. In the IT industry,... Read More

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Malicious Software (Malware) 101

- The goal of this article is to provide you with an understanding of what exactly malicious software is, describe three types of malicious software and also give a few tips on what you can do to prevent a malware infection. So malware or... Read More

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Privacy dangers with your smartphone

- What the most notorious case of SIM swap fraud has taught us In this article, we will first tell you the story of one of the most severe privacy violations of our time, and then show you how we can help you prevent the same happening to... Read More

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Cycrest, One Call – Total Service

- Cycrest serves a diverse Clientele and has a mission of providing your organization with a secure, stable, and expandable network that meets all of your needs today, and grows with you tomorrow. Cycrest develops an infrastructure... Read More

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Protecting against hackers

- A vast majority of the population nowadays, excluding educated computer IT support, has certain preconceptions about hackers – they are usually seen as somewhat postmodern Robin Hoods, forced to hack for the greater good. Popular... Read More

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Cycrest's Time-Saving Tricks and Tips 2

- Cycrest has some important tips to save you and your organization time and improve productivity. TEXT BASICS Double-click word to highlight it. (You do not have to drag the mouse across it, in other words.) Double-click and drag your... Read More

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Cycrest's Time-Saving Tricks and Tips 1

- At Cycrest, one of our favorite ways to increase productivity and save on your organization’s time is to utilize keyboard shortcuts and tips to optimize personal performance. Be sure to share these with your staff or reach out to Cycrest... Read More

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Server Selection for Your Organization

- There are many variables at play when deciding which server will best suit you. At Cycrest, we want to give you the perfect server to ensure the productivity and stability for your unique organization while giving you the best price... Read More

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The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Website

- Is your website optimized for mobile? Cycrest would be delighted to help encourage business to your website and if you want to reach a wider audience and more customers, a mobile-friendly website is a necessity. Mobile shopping rates have... Read More

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Ransomware

- A form of malware known as ransomware is a large focus for cyber security. Hackers have evolved these forms of malware from being a simple nuisance to traps of large money holes that these hackers are swimming in, at the cost of innocent... Read More

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Our Call Process

- When you call Cycrest with a problem, we will ask you 4 questions: Is this affecting one computer or multiple computers? If the problem affects more than one computer, it is probably a network issue. By asking this, we can learn very... Read More

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Is your computer data safe?

- Every office should have a contingency plan. Whether it is flood, theft, vandalism, fire, virus, HIPAA audit, or a simple missed keystroke, you need to know your data is secure. By choosing Cycrest, you can have that confidence.Cycrest's... Read More

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Information Regarding Cycrest Updates

- As you may know, each time before we perform our various preventative maintenance processes on your systems, we send a pop up notification to your computer. As part of our preventative process to help keep you and your network safe and... Read More

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Document and Data Recovery

- Microsoft Office Tips If your business were to lose important files due to an unexpected Microsoft Office crash or hardware failure, what would you do? Losing files can be difficult to recover from, especially if you aren't using a cloud... Read More

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Microsoft Office Tips

- If your business were to lose important files due to an unexpected Microsoft Office crash or hardware failure, what would you do? Losing files can be difficult to recover from, especially if you aren't using a cloud service which saves... Read More

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Antivirus and Anti-Malware

- To make this simpler, let's pretend your computer is a home. And a virus is much like a fire. It starts small, easily contained but it can spread. Especially when it goes unnoticed. Free antivirus software is a small fire extinguisher... Read More

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How an IT hiccup can make your entire Network Sick!

- Employees feel the expectations of staying in budget, and no one wants to be the cause of overspending. But with break-fix IT methods, this mindfulness can lead to messy and expensive problems. Say an employee has a buggy computer. It's... Read More

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Cycrest's Time-Saving Tricks and Tips 3

- While there are limited classes on technology basics, Cycrest has a few tips to save you and your organization time and increase productivity. Some may be basics, but even experts may find a few new techniques in this list. SMARTPHONES·... Read More

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Website Marketing Tips

- Many small business owners think it takes a huge budget toget started with online marketing, but you can improve your online presence andattract website traffic even if you can't yet afford an SEO agency. 1. Google My Business The... Read More

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Mandatory E-Verify May Be Coming, Are You Ready?

- E-Verify is about to play a critical role under the Trump administration. The electronic service, launched in 1996, is primarily a voluntary web-based system, though it could soon become mandatory. E-Verify enables employers to quickly... Read More

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How Cycrest Provides Value

- PREVENTING PROBLEMS At Cycrest, your computer network is like an airplane that simply can't go down. So we focus on preventing problems. With our advanced CMS system we focus on: · 24/7 System Monitoring to help address problems quickly... Read More

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Report: 5 malware trends to watch in 2018

- 1. Attacks that are "fileless," leveraging exploits and scripts rather than installing malicious files. These fileless techniques attempt to bypass traditional security measures that focus on scanning files, such as antivirus solutions. 2... Read More

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Overwhelmed by Software Options?

- At Cycrest, helping you gain more from your technology means helping you make sense of the different options available for your organization. Cycrest uses commercial-grade software and hardware with proven results to help you and your... Read More

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What You Can Expect from Cycrest

- OUR PROCESSWhether you are a new client or looking to advance your current technology, Cycrest listens to your concerns and learn your needs, we ask questions to clarify, and then provide you with options to meet your specific wants and... Read More

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How secure is your password?

- Hackers can crack some passwords like "letmein," "password," or "qwerty" almost instantly. But a good password can take years to hack. Cycrest wants to help you keep your information safe and your business running smoothly. Cycrest... Read More

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Minimizing Your Risk of Cyber Breach

- The Securities and Exchange Commission has called threats to cybersecurity "the biggest systematic risk we have facing us." Given the impact that breaches can have and the level of sophistication shown by hackers in recent breaches, it's... Read More

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Protecting Your Organization from Being Hacked

- Home Depot. Target. EBay.JP Morgan. Not only do they represent some of the most popular brands in their respective industries, they have also been the targets of some of the most crippling data breaches in the past five years. More... Read More

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Raise the Technological Ramparts

- If you ask the majority of people what they think a hacker is, the likely description would probably look something like Hugh Jackman in Swordfish, who is forced to hack into a government bank account by a rogue agent, played by John... Read More

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Are you HIPAA compliant?

- At Cycrest, we understand HIPAA can be confusing or even threatening, but as always, we have a way to help. Cycrest has a series of articles in our newsletters with additional tips on being HIPAA compliant to help you make sense of... Read More

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Bad Habits that Hurt your Bottom Line

- A recent study showed among professionals, six crippling habits that have caused problems in 9 out of 10 companies. 1. Social Media Websites: From Twitter to Facebook, 82% of workers are opening up their browsers and your security to... Read More

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