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Sagiss December 2017 Newsletter

We're excited that the holidays are finally upon us, and we're looking forward to celebrating the season with friends and loved ones. In the meantime, we've collected some great tech tips & news that you, our beloved readers, should find informative and useful. 

In the coming weeks, we'll be present at several Chamber of Commerce events. Our Sagiss Happy Hour events have busy too, and we'll be throwing another before the holiday kicks in. More details on both of those below. We'll hope to see you there!

Quick Links

Scam Alert - Watch out for Uber-themed phishing emails!
Robin's Recipes - Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Bake

Small Biz Technology

Cybersecurity Basics for Small  Businesses in 5 Minutes

Ian Pryseski, a Senior Network Administrator at Sagiss, shares his thoughts on the primary steps small business owners should take to secure their networks from cyber threats. 

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Scam Alert: A Series of Blogs That Inform You of the Latest Phishing Threats to Look out For

We're kicking off a new weekly blog series called Scam Alert! Each week, we'll notify you about an ongoing phishing campaign. Feel free to share this information with friends, family and coworkers. The best defense against phishing scams is education. Follow this series every week to get a better idea of the scams that are out there and the best methods to identify and avoid them.

Watch out for Uber-theme phishing scams!


5 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Data Backup

"Are you evaluating a data backup system for your small business? Perhaps you already have such a system, but you're unsure if it's the best solution for your particular business. This article breifly covers the 5 most important things that every small business owner needs to know about backing up their business critical data."

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This Is How to Safely Surf the Internet

"With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in your online privacy has never been more critical. And let’s be real: that incognito browsing option you think is cloaking your every move? It’s not really doing that."

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How to Protect Yourself From Account Takeover Fraud

"Last year alone, 15.4 million consumers were the victims of identity theft, a 17.5% increase from the previous year. With this information, thieves can open new accounts in our names, steal from our existing accounts, and use it as a veil of authenticity during the commission of scams."

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When Is the U.S. Going to Ban the Internet of Things For Children?

"Germany’s equivalent to the FCC, the Bundesnetzagentur, has prohibited the sale of children’s smartwatches with eavesdropping capabilities. The agency is even urging parents to destroy them because they pose a real threat to children’s privacy and the privacy of others. Meanwhile, in the U.S., neither government agencies nor corporations are doing anything to avoid this very real danger to our rights."

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Sagiss End-of-Month

Happy Hour!

At the end of a long month, don't you deserve a little break? We think so!
So, come join us for a drink after work at The Ranch in Irving. This is your opportunity to make new friends, network with local professionals, or just relax and have a good time.  
The Ranch
857 W John Carpenter Fwy
Irving, TX 75039
December 28th, 2017    4 - 7 pm 

Chamber of Commerce Events

We are very active with the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. We're present at many of the grand openings and networking events they organize. 

We encourage you to join us at these events. They a lot of fun and also serve as excellent opportunities to network with local business owners. 

Dec. 7th  9am - 12pm
Dec 12th 12pm - 12:30pm
Dec 19th 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Jan 3rd  8:00am - 9:15am 


Business Tech Tips


Make it Mobile!

To fully optimize your chances to do more business, make sure your website has a mobile optimized version. Even if all of your business transactions happen offline, most customers will search for you on their mobile devices. This means their online experience needs to be as frictionless as their in-store experience.


Robin's Recipe of the Month:

Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Bake

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Trust us on this one. These are fantastic.

Also, make more than one batch. These tend to go pretty fast when Robin makes them for the office. 

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