How to Protect Your Business from IT Threats

How to Protect Your Business from IT Threats

Hackers are always improving their methods to get the information they want. If the necessary precautions aren’t in place to protect your information, it can affect your business, employees and your customers. This includes personal information, work history, critical business data, and much more. The issue that most businesses face is finding the right company to help protect them in a vulnerable online world. Learning about antiviruses, business class routers, firewalls, and data backups is not something that comes easy. It takes a dedicated team to learn, adapt, and utilize the latest cost effective tools to give your business high quality protection.

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Contact CDO Technology for managed IT services

CDO Technology has a deep understanding of the IT world and has over 20 years of experience in protecting small and medium sized companies around the Greenville area. With that experience, we can keep your business’s online world safe, while giving hands-on support and education to take the necessary precautions to protect your business’s and customer’s data. Our Business IT Services will include top of the line antivirus protection, insight on business class router protection, cost effective firewalls, data backups, along with Managed IT Services.

CDO offers a combination of Managed IT Services and live engineers, over-the-air or in-person, with one goal: keeping your business running. There’s no obligation to use all of these services; each package is totally customizable. The Managed IT Services does automated updates for MS Windows, MS Office, Microsoft Updates, Java, Adobe, Web Browsers, and more.  It will also restart a server or workstation if an update/patch requires it.  It will also automatically clean temporary files, defrag hard drive(s), restart critical services, and install critical patches.  The software will automatically notify CDO of problems with performance, services, antivirus, backups, storage, windows log event errors, software changes and if the server should shut itself off.  After an automated notification, CDO will review problem and contact the customer if the problem requires an onsite or remote service call (service fee applies).  These automated notifications can be the difference between CDO fixing an issue before it becomes a major problem (no or minimal downtime) and the server going offline, failing, or becoming corrupted for a major downtime event.

When searching for a Business IT Services company, find somebody you trust and don’t leave it to chance. The risk is far too great and the success and security of your company is dependent on getting the job done right the first time. CDO Technology works as a team member for your business – providing steady and quality support that you won’t find anywhere else. Contact CDO Technology today for a free Business Evaluation.

Five Tips to Keep Yourself Safe Online.

Five Tips to Keep Yourself Safe Online.

The current technology market is adapting so quickly that it can be hard to keep up with. In 2017, we had one of the worst data breaches in history when Equifax was hacked and the information of 143 million users including social security numbers was exposed. The most current data breach, and the biggest one experienced to date, is the Data Analytica scandal involving the information of 200 million registered voters on Facebook through a 3rd party app. These data breaches are happening more frequently and affecting more people all the time. Understanding what Fortune 500 companies are doing to keep your information safe from cyber attacks is both critical and very complex.

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CDO Technology handles Cyber Security for Greenville, South Carolina

Fortune 500 companies need to stay on high alert because one attack can destroy their reputation, trust of their users and can adversely affect long term profits. Companies must provide constant education and preventative measures for all their employees to help slow down data breaches. This educational process includes learning the latest trends in cyber breaches and learning how to avoid them. This process can be tedious, as phishing scams, remote access, and fake software updates are constant battles between the users and criminals. The trick for users is making sure that we have a good antivirus and strong security hardware at our house or business.  We must also be educated on as many possible threats as possible.


As online consumers, people must understand the risks that are involved in giving up personal information. It’s in our best interest to make sure the right security measures are put in place on our computers and that viruses are removed as quickly as possible to prevent any further damage. Before we opt-in online, make sure we understand what we are opting in.  We must do more than just read the text provided, we must also understand the source and understand where our personal information will be distributed.

Here are few tips that can help you prevent attacks:

  1. Be picky with who you share your confidential information. Consider opting out of company’s sharing policies. 
  2. Always keep a good updated antivirus on your computer and have strong security hardware in your home or business to stay ahead of cyber criminals. 
  3. Be aware that these criminals are on social media as well. Make educated choices on what you share and who you share it with.  
  4. Always keep up with updates on your computer as Microsoft and Apple constantly provide security updates to help prevent attacks. 
  5. Always report suspicious emails or content to help the businesses know that there are attacks going on.


I hope that I have provided some general information on what to watch out for and how to protect your personal information.  CDO Technology spends a great deal of time researching the latest trends and staying up to date on ransomware, virus protection, and security hardware to make sure that you have an ally online.

If you believe that your computer and your personal information is at risk, we can help you get the antivirus and security hardware to stay protected. Contact us today to learn more about cyber security.