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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.

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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…

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…

Bill has far exceeded my expectations. I am happy to have another Super Technician to rely on for MAS200.

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.

We are delighted with the service and we've received a number of comments by clients that they are very impressed with the way Tessa handles the problems and works with them. She REALLY picks up things quickly. We are continuously amazed and pleased that we only have to tell her something once and…

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. 

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 assigning Don to handle our myriad of computer tasks throughout the year. His expertise and friendly can do personality are a cherished resource within our firm. Whenever the screen goes blank or freezes up we always think "Have no fear Don soon will be here" which he is and things…

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.

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…

....and, thank you for all YOU do. We are able to actually breathe easier knowing you're taking care of people. We have trusted you from the get-go because of your high intelligence, your ease at taking in and integrating huge amounts of new knowledge, and your grace and calmness in taking care of…

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.

We’re getting rave reviews on the new e-newsletter. I just want to let you know how grateful we all are for your help on this project—your great direction, patience and support are invaluable.

We would NEVER have gone this far without you!

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Founded: 1985 
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