IT News

Join Our Mailing List!

Fotolia Mail XS 15   Click here to get the latest IT, ERP, Sage, Acumatica and Yardi News from Nims & Associates delivered directly to your inbox.

Keeping your company safe from monetary theft from cybercriminals is something every business needs to be on top of. A common method used by cybercriminals to steal is through hijacked emails. Cybercriminals target unsuspecting victims by gaining unauthorized access to emails by way of Spam, malware, phishing emails, compromised websites, and software exploits. Policy Procedure image

In 2017 hackers took advantage of a widely known exploit in Microsoft Office where PowerPoint slideshow decks infected with malicious code were used in spear phishing emails. Spear phishing as opposed to phishing emails targets specific individuals or companies--rather than sent in mass--to obtain unauthorized access and infect networks with malicious code. While this flaw in Microsoft was used to spread banking Trojans, and ransomware, other spear phishing efforts have been intended to gain unauthorized access to email accounts of key decision makers. The monetary loss to business can be significant as cybercriminals can use company email accounts to make (what appear to be) legitimate request for wire transfers and other important financial transactions. 

Having manual procedures in place for verification of financial transactions is a necessary yet simple safeguard to take in order to avoid theft. 

Set an internal policy for manual checkpoints before completing critical financial transactions—e.g., wire transfers, deposits, vendor approvals, etc…  

When receiving electronic communication for approvals or directives dealing with money changing hands, always get verbal confirmation.

Here To Help

ContactUs-button-100x100

Our clients have between 5 and 500 employees.  
They want help with their IT and ERP systems.
They want the job done right, on time and on budget.
That's us. That's Nims & Associates. 
happy-meetingw-300 h200 network-wire-tanglew300 h205

30 Years of Rave Reviews

We are so pleased with the installation of our Shoretel system. The phones work great and James was able to customize the system to suit our somewhat unusual need of combine live person answering and automation. Both the phones and the software are user friendly and required little training. James…

We are very happy to have your company in place. Joel and Tony have been excellent. The Senior Management Team feels as though a great weight has been lifted from their shoulders and we are appreciative that our systems and software are in the hands of experts.

I cannot thank you enough for your help this evening. You have proven that your services are much more valuable than we ever expected - when you guys told me your hourly rate, I thought "no way can we afford that"! lol .... We are small and we do all we can to keep costs down, as I'm sure you…

I worked with Nims when at another company ... you don't have to tell me what a fantastic company Nims is.

We have been a client of Nims & Associates for over ten years. Chris has implemented and maintained our network for all of those years. As our network and our needs have changed and grown, Chris has provided excellent support to move us forward. Over the years I have come to know several of the…

I’ve sent more than one shining Michael endorsement. The whole company kicks ass.

Can I tell you how we feel about Chris? He is the greatest. He goes way beyond the norm. We can't ask for better service and support. Chris has taken the time to teach me additional things to not only help him but us here which cuts the time we need him here to fix something I can do. Not many…

Our Yardi conversion was challenging. Hiring Nims and in turn working with Marco was the smartest thing we did to assist in this transition. His contribution was priceless. My staff and Board both agree it would have been a nightmare without Nims (Marco).

I was going to say it was the smartest…

At a time when it may seem like good customer service is at all time low and we hear so many negatives about many companies and their employees, it’s a pleasure to be able to send along our positive comments regarding Nims & Associates … and more specifically about Chris. Chris has worked our…

Since we switched hosts to Network Solutions, we've had nothing but continuous problems with email and sessions timing out preventing us from opening our online store. Joel went out of his way to solve our problem. This means the world to us. Joel listened and accommodated our needs first before…

Thank you for explaning what you did in an understandable way. You're very patient working with such a small company and treating us as though we were a huge corporation.

I have been extremely happy with your service. Michael is truly devoted to his clients and has been great about working with our current vendor to get our issues resolved. The MXLogic transition was seamless. Our users barely noticed the change, which is always a plus. 

Nims and Associates are the best support company I have ever worked with. They get back to my every problem or question in record time. They have been able to help or fix every problem I have come up with. Bill and or Bob are very knowledgeable with all my MASS 200 problems. I would and have…

Since our bank told us we need to become PCI compliant, we found lots of holes and “open doors” on our servers, hosting, website etc. Chris closed up them and Tim has helped with the all the other annoying daily problems we have had, and they both do it with a smile and a reassuring, calming tone…

We are impressed with response times and the general aptitude of your support group. This stands in stark contrast to some of the experiences with other IT resources we’ve patronized in the past.

Nims At A Glance

Corporate Office:
Petaluma, CA | 707-781-6300 | 877-454-3200
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Service Areas:
San Francisco & Greater Bay Area | Sacramento & Northern California | Los Angeles  | Reno / Tahoe | Seattle / Tacoma | Denver | Houston | Honolulu | Phoenix and more
Industries Served:
Accounting, Architecture, Associations, Construction, Distribution, Wholesale, Energy Services, Engineering, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Property Management, Real Estate, Retail, Transportation and more.
Founded: 1985 
Consultants on Staff: 40

S5 Box

Register

You need to enable user registration from User Manager/Options in the backend of Joomla before this module will activate.
Contact Me