HBS Transforms Client’s Business through New Document Management System

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017
Hungate Business Services

Hungate Business Services is proud to say one of its clients, Matt Rasnake, IT director for Gas Field Services Inc., recently paid us a compliment: “Our goal was to go from a 45 file-cabinet room to a room with five cabinets, and thanks to Hungate Business services, we easily succeeded that.” Cutting down on file…

How Cookies Make you Vulnerable

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017
Hungate Business Services

At Hungate Business Services, we love eating baked cookies – particularly chocolate chip. What we don’t like are the kind of cookies that internet websites embed on PCs (usually as a file) during visits that can possibly lead to data breaches later. These cookies contain tracking software that gather and store important information about you,…

WannaCry Will Likely Hit U.S. Companies Next

Posted by on May 19, 2017
Hungate Business Services

Having a managed services provider, such as Hungate Business Services, is one way to ensure your office’s operating systems are adequately protected against malware attacks – such as those perpetrated by WannaCry, the ransomware that hit on May 12, 2017. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects and restricts access to a computer…

The Short Story on Encryption

Posted by on May 1, 2017
Hungate Business Services

Up until now, companies have relied on such security methods as firewalls, strong passwords, two-factor authentication and anti-malware to block hackers. However, at Hungate Business Services, we feel application of encryption may be the only true way to protect important or proprietary data from hackers. Encryption is the process of taking a file and scrambling…

Does Public Wi-Fi Put You at Risk?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017
Hungate Business Services

Ever been waiting for a flight connection in an airport and killed time by viewing Facebook or checking email on your laptop or smart phone? Then you may have put yourself at high risk for being hacked. Hungate Business Services wants to let clients know that open or public Wi-Fi often isn’t well encrypted and…

Now, About Those Backups …

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017
Hungate Business Services

Many, many hours of grief, pain and financial loss can occur if data backups take a backseat. That’s why Hungate Business Services wants to remind everyone that March 31, 2017, is World Backup Day (WBD). That’s the one day each year when people globally should critically examine just how safe their personal and business data…

What Is Cloud Computing Exactly, and Is It for You?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017
Hungate Business Services

Generally speaking, when individuals or organizations choose to “work in the cloud,” it means they’ve moved all applications and stored data outside their firewalls onto shared systems that are managed by a cloud provider. Those programs and data are accessible via the internet, instead of through office hard drives, and the provider maintains the network…

Help Avoiding Network Downtimes

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017
Hungate Business Services

Never before have backups and implementing disaster recovery been so important for sustaining businesses and organizations. This need was underscored a few months ago (Oct. 21, 2016), when multiple DDoS attacks took place rendering major Internet platforms and services unavailable to large numbers of users in Europe and North America. The attacks were viewed as…

Avoid Getting “Doxed”: It’s Not Good for You

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016
Hungate Business Services

On the national front, we’ve recently seen some shocking breaches in cyber security. The repeated hackings of Democratic National Committee computers – suspected, no less, to have been accomplished by Russian perpetrators – are all cases in point. Notably, after the DNC’s troubles, Lisa Monaco, the current U.S. homeland security and counter terrorism adviser, issued…

Ransomware Is Growing: Don’t Be a Victim

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016
Hungate Business Services

HBS wants clients and anyone reading this blog to understand the growing seriousness of ransomware in the workplace – particularly for healthcare entities that depend on safeguarded patient data to guide daily, life-and-death decisions. Indeed, the problem is so severe that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI recently (2016) distributed a number of…