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BITS Security

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BITS Security

In today’s modern era, an inability to access the company’s IT infrastructure and systems is tantamount to shutting down the business.  With well over a hundred users relying on 100% up time wherever they are sitting on any given day, Blankenship CPA Group knows what a company looks for and needs in their IT partner.  In light of our experiences, we developed Blankenship IT Solutions, LLC (BITS)

BITS is a unique managed service provider that partners with our clients to develop custom tailored services specific to your company’s needs.  We don’t have a box we want to fit you in, and we don’t have preconceived notions we are not willing to adjust to serve you best.  We know how you want to be treated as a client of BITS, because we are a client of BITS.       

If your business needs help managing your information technology systems, building best in class remote access and securing your network and infrastructure, all while mainting a system that must keep running, please call Cayce at BITS.  We would love to have the chance to deepen our relationship with you.

Employees working from home?

In the meantime, as you or your employees are working on your company’s systems from your home network, we thought you might appreciate these best practices for securing and operating your home network.  Please stay safe, and may you be blessed and protected in these challenging times.  

  1. Always make sure you are running the latest Operating System on your computers and that all updates are current for your applications.
  2. You need to have a current anti-virus subscription for all of your home computers.
  3. It is important that you have a firewall setup at home. There are very affordable home firewalls available for purchase if you do not have one.  As always, please make sure it is running the latest available firmware.
  4. If you have wireless at your home you want to make sure it is setup with a strong and secure password.  Your house address, name or easily discoverable information should never be used.  Consider pass phrases and abbreviations that have meaning only to you.
  5. Make sure to use different passwords for all services you use. If you find this difficult start using a password vault such as LastPass or 1Password.
  6. Turn on Two Factor Authentication for any online services you use. This includes but is not limited to:

a. Online Banking

b. Social Media

c. Online Financial Apps (Mint, Credit Karma, Investments, etc)

d. Email

         7. Change passwords often.

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CIRCULAR 230 DISCLOSURE: DO NOT TAKE ACTION WITHOUT DISCUSSING YOUR SITUATION WITH YOUR CPA. 

The information contained herein is general in nature and based on authorities that are subject to change. Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC guarantees neither the accuracy nor completeness of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for results obtained by others as a result of reliance upon such information. Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC assumes no obligation to inform the reader of any changes in tax laws or other factors that could affect information contained herein. This publication does not, and is not intended to, provide legal, tax or accounting advice, and readers should consult their tax advisors concerning the application of tax laws to their particular situations. Circular 230 Disclosure: This analysis is not tax advice and is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for purposes of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed on any taxpayer.

FOR EMPLOYMENT AND BENEFITS RELATED ACTIONS PLEASE ALSO DO NOT TAKE ACTION WITHOUT DISCUSSING WITH YOUR HR ATTORNEY

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