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Our mission is to help businesses like yours increase productivity and get more out of the technology you invest in.
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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At NuTech Services, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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Who Are We?

It's Nice To Know Who You're Working With, We Get That

NuTech Services understands that making a decision means putting your trust in us. We encourage you to find out more about our company and read testimonials from our many satisfied customers!

About NuTech Services
 

We are not your typical business, We are your business partners

We live by the idea that your business needs come first, so much so that our CEO Fred Rappuhn has written a letter for you to read showing just how dedicated our team is to not only solving problems but your success!

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It's a Secret

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WARNING: We are about to let you in on a secret about how most computer companies really make their money! We will cover the three main types of IT companies and what you can expect out of them.

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    NuTech Services has been instrumental to our company's expansion. Because of NuTech Services, we've been able to go paperless and establish a remote office.

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A Brief Dive into Digital Signatures

Nowadays, businesses often choose to utilize electronic documents to reduce printing costs, and to provide remote workers the ability to sign mandatory documents without the need for postage or travel. Besides, more businesses are attempting to go paperless and do away with their bulky filing cabinets, ensuring that finding documents is an easier task.

Up until recently, if something was to be signed “electronically” it would still have to be printed out, signed, and returned to the organization that needed the signature, either by mail, or by scanning the document after a signature was completed. Now things have progressed to the point where many PDF editing software titles provide a perfect solution to this problem through their digital signature features.

Understanding the Digital Signature
Since official documents aren’t worth much without a signature, it was important for people to develop a way to sign documents remotely, since people can’t always be in the same place all the time. The old print, sign, and scan method may as well be called the print, sign, and scam method. It would be simple for people to forge the signature onto an important document, setting in motion a series of unfortunate events.

PDF software mitigates this risk since a digital signature is more than a graphical representation of a signature. It is rooted in cryptography, the same technology that protects nearly every secure transaction that happens over the Internet. It works like this: the digital signature uses digital keys to confirm the attachment of your identity to the document that is being signed. In fact, these encrypted digital signatures are far more difficult to forge than a typical paper document as long as the keys that were used to create the field are kept secure.

Just as a physical signature, inside a digital signature solution, you will see the graphical representation of your signature, a common name of your choosing, the location where you signed the document from, and of course, a time stamp displaying the date and time you applied the signature to the file.

Not all PDF software solutions provide the full variety of features needed to create digital signatures. Without one, however, your organization will be less flexible, and as a result, move slower than it would with a dedicated electronic signature solution. By pairing the features the modern PDF program has with an electronic signature, it will cut down on postage and printing costs and help your business move faster.

For more information about digital signatures, contact our IT professionals at 810-230-9455 today.

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Tip of the Week: Browser Security 2018

What Risks Do You Face?
The risks are numerous and unrelenting. Around every corner on the Internet there are muggers with knives looking to take your stuff. The good news is that for many of the threats present, there are solutions to a lot of them--pretty much as soon as they are discovered. The Internet security community has leveraged this constant attention into immense profits. According to an article in Forbes, the cybersecurity industry is growing rapidly and is expected to be worth $170 billion by 2020, with a good portion of growth dependent on the ever-present Internet of Things.

To get a good idea about what kind of threats you face, all you need to do is take a look at the cybersecurity markets.There are cybersecurity markets for gadgets, appliances, cars, and more. There is cybersecurity insurance. PricewaterhouseCoopers has forecasted a $7.5 billion market for data insurance to come to fruition by 2020.

Four of the largest banking institutions in the world, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo spend upwards of $1.5 billion on cybersecurity annually. If the least risk-averse people in the world are spending a fortune, you know what you are up against. These organizations have seen companies decimated by cybersecurity lapses and understand the risk; something you and your business should consider a sign that it’s time to do something about protecting the people that depend on you against the rogue actors who breach and roam around computing networks like yours and take what they please.

Small Business Browsing
You’d think that in the context of a small business’ computing, they wouldn’t need the protection that global banking institutions do, but with all the risks that are there, there has to be some attention paid to the issue and some investment in understanding how to mitigate those risks that are laid on your organization by constant threats from the web. The good news is that most of what you need to do is attainable by simply understanding how the web works, and through the use of a secure Internet browser.

The most well-known, and most utilized, Internet browsers include: Google Chrome (56.3%), Apple’s Safari (14.5%), Mozilla Firefox (5.7%), with other browsers making up for less than 5% including Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer, Opera and others. Any Internet browser worth its salt will do a great deal to keep users’ computers and networks from being maligned by malware and other problems.

This is accomplished by producing secure connections. In the browser, any website identified with the protocol “https://” has a secure connection. This connection encrypts the data that is sent and received through the browser to keep any transmission of data on that site from being intercepted, stolen, or leaked. This allows data to be protected during interchange providing a semblance of privacy. Since the two components every secure connection requires are privacy and identification, this encryption starts things off pretty well.

Since the typical connection between the Internet browser and any server it is cooperating with is initially short on security, websites rely on secure connections through the use of digital certificates in order to know exactly who a website is owned and run by to establish a trustworthiness of the Internet browser.

Google Chrome
Google Chrome, long known for its reliability and popularity, sports the most powerful sandbox of any of the major browsers. A sandbox is an isolated environment that attempts to keep the Internet contained, and thus away from your network or computer. Google has the fastest response time to security vulnerabilities, but with the use of “Chrome apps”, weaknesses begin to present themselves. If you stick to the browser itself, you are looking at the most secure of the major Internet browsers.

The issue of privacy, however, makes Chrome tricky to get a hold on. Google, after all, has built an empire by knowing things about its users. This lack of privacy, even if it just results in you having more advertisements targeting you than before, is disconcerting to some and can be seen as a necessary evil for using Google’s browser.

Mozilla Firefox
Firefox is getting old. Since Firefox doesn’t utilize the sandbox technology, it doesn’t have the buffer between the user and the web that most browsers have. Firefox has a problem with their JavaScript plugins sharing the same namespace, which exposes all plugins to potential attack by any malicious plugin. In order to get the most out of Firefox, you have to understand and practice safe browsing habits, and aren’t installing plugins from developers you don’t trust.

Privacy, however has been Firefox’s strength from day one. Mozilla collects very little data and does not trade information on its users; and, remains the only of the major browsers that is open sourced. This allows users to open up the source code to see exactly what is going on.

Apple’s Safari
Apple’s browser is limited to just Apple products after attempting, and failing, to move the browser over to the PC. Safari is known for developing and releasing patches fast, and as a secure browsing experience because the risks were just not as prevalent for devices running macOS or iOS as they were for those that run Windows.

Like Chrome, and the Microsoft browsers we will mention later, user privacy isn’t on the list of priorities for Apple. While a lack of privacy could be looked upon as a positive characteristic of a browser (as more transparency helps develop bug fixes faster), if you are running a Mac OS, sticking with Safari is your best bet.

Opera
Opera is the oldest Internet browser on this list. Having gone through a major overhaul in 2013, Opera replaces their proprietary engine to go with Chromium, the same engine used by Google’s Chrome browser (and others). As far as security goes, Opera has a lot going for it. Having a small percentage of the market share is a major one (one their developers would gladly shed), as this kind of security through obscurity keeps threats to a minimum. Despite using the same browser engine as Chrome, Opera doesn’t support browser apps, limiting its already minimal exposure.

Privacy in Opera is much like Firefox’s. They have a very conservative data collection policy which despite the software not being open sourced, does present users with privacy concerns some peace of mind.

Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
Microsoft’s browser was once the predominant one in use. Today their market share has dwindled into the single digits, with the “new” Edge browser still gaining traction. Internet Explorer is barely being supported any longer, so it’s best to avoid that software at all costs, but Edge seems to be just a scaled down IE that doesn’t support ActiveX technology or Browser Helper Objects. It has its own limited set of in-browser apps that give people looking to infiltrate the browser more access points.

Privacy in Microsoft's browsers is non-existent as Microsoft has a history of collecting everything. There are options to make it less transparent, but users should be happy the Edge isn’t IE.

No matter what browser you use, you have to be cognizant of sharing data you don’t want others to see. Understanding what your responsibilities are will go a long way toward keeping your data and network safe from security threats. For more information about Internet browser security and privacy, or to discuss your organization’s general network security, call NuTech Services today at 810-230-9455.

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The IoT Can Be Very Useful, but Also Risky

What is an IoT Device?
Essentially, any device that connects directly to the Internet or sends data to and from the Internet through another device is considered an IoT device. A smartwatch that connects to Wi-Fi, or a fitness tracker that shares data fall into this realm. From smart appliances, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, to Internet-connected coffee machines are all Internet of Things devices. While the data they share might not always be extremely sensitive, they could open up other ways for your sensitive data to be reached.

Ask yourself - does this device connect to the Internet or network in some way? If so, it doesn’t mean it is a risk, but it does need attention.

What are You Risking?
When you’re putting together your business’ policies regarding the IoT, you should consider what assets you’re willing to leave vulnerable. It essentially boils down to what you’re willing to let your employees access. If your employees have access to a lot of data, you’re increasing the risk involved with IoT devices in the office. In much the same way, you can control how much data is at risk by limiting which employees can access it. It’s a great way to ensure that the Internet of Things poses a minimal threat to your business and its data.

On the other hand, it’s important to remember that IoT devices will still pose a threat in some way, simply due to the amount of them. There will always be too many factors to take into account to guarantee safety from any and all devices. Therefore, you should consider as many as feasibly possible. The data’s sensitivity is chief among these considerations, as well as the employee’s particular role within your organization. If they are mostly separated from confidential or sensitive data, then perhaps they can use basic IoT capabilities with little consequence. Granted, this assumption varies between industries, so be sure to make it clear what you expect from your staff in your employee handbook.

Train and Prepare Your Staff
Security isn’t something that can only come from one employee--rather, it “takes a village,” so to speak, and everyone must be mindful of security practices. This is incredibly important for the Internet of Things, but everyone needs to be on board--not just management or leadership. All employees need to be aware of the cybersecurity policies used by your company, as well as the various risks associated with the Internet of Things. Plus, it never hurts to be aware of even the most benign warning signs of common security threats.

Lead by Example
If you want your employees to prioritize security for your workplace, start by taking the first steps yourself. After all, you can’t expect your employees to do something that you yourself don’t do. Management should be able to set an example for their workforce, and this is how the IoT is prepared for most effectively.

Is your business utilizing any IoT devices? NuTech Services can help your business prepare for this connected technology revolution. To learn more, reach out to us at 810-230-9455.

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Think for a minute the power a signature has. Signatures have started and ended wars, they have committed whole nations of people to rule of law, and they are attached to birth and death. For the individual, the signature is one of the most powerful possessions. You can use ...

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NuTech Services launches new website!

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