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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 Marin Technologies, 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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What Our Clients Say

  • I don’t know if I can say enough about Marin Technologies.
    President, Concordia Finance, Inc. / Rancho Cucamonga

    I don’t know if I can say enough about Marin Technologies. I have known Steve Marin for 8 years. He was working for another company at the time but still made us feel like his only client. He even recommended a person to be our in house I.T. manager. The relationship continued as an additional source for our I.T. issues. When our I.T. manager left the company, Marin Technologies had been established. It was an easy decision to make the transition.

  • Marin Technologies treats me like I am their only and most special client.
    President, Accredited Tax, Inc. / Chino, CA

    The uniqueness I have experienced is one of being treated like I am their only and most special client. The response time and willingness to help and wide range of knowledge of technology is beyond my expectations of any firm.

  • Marin Tech provides excellent service with personal attention
    Engineering Manager, Yardney Water Filtration Systems, Inc. / Riverside, CA

    Marin Tech provides excellent service with personal attention, we always get the expert tech!

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Best Practices to Control Your Access Control

Role-Based Permissions

Let’s say that you have a hypothetical business that employs 25 people, one of whom handles your human resources. So, while most of your employees are tending to your clients and customers, one of them is handling payroll and billing. Feel free to double-check my math, but that means that a grand total of one person needs access to your business’ financial information in order to fulfill their responsibilities. Why leave the option open for another employee to take a peek at these records, even if by mistake?

By using a role-based access management solution, you can help prevent this from occurring without devoting too much time to individually assigning permissions. Instead, permissions can be applied to work roles en masse. This way, all you have to do to rescind or assign new permissions to a user is to remove or add a role. This makes adjusting permissions much simpler, more efficient, and less likely to result in a mistake.

Limiting Permissions to the Functional Minimum

On a related note, you need to consider the extent of your role-based permissions, especially in an office where there are multiple departments. While managers may be an authority in the office, there isn’t very much reason that your HR manager would need to edit the data that your Fulfillment department generates - although there may be some resources that the two departments would need to share.

While you should avoid restricting your employees’ access to the point that they cannot do their jobs, you also need to protect your data by limiting them to just the data they need. Many solutions offer the ability to even grant temporary permissions, so that you don’t need to worry about forgetting to adjust a user’s permissions later.

Layering Protections with Multi-Factor Authentication

In theory, passwords should be enough to secure an account, but there are a few considerations that prevent this from being the case. First, cybercriminals aren’t manually typing in each guess they have. They instead leverage automated programs to rapidly try countless (by human standards) different combinations to make their way in. Secondly, it isn’t as though all users are creating passwords that are sufficiently secure, either.  Examples like the use of common dictionary words, simple-to-remember numerical codes, and other basic strategies have been in place for years to the detriment of business security.

There is some pretty considerable historical precedent, especially where lax password preferences are concerned. The entirety of the United States’ nuclear arsenal was defended by a passcode for 20 years that shows just how likely it is that your users will cut corners:

“00000000”

So, it isn’t an unfair assumption that your business data may not be as well-protected as it ought to be.

This is where Multi-Factor/Two-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA) comes into the picture. Rather than just providing a credential that you know, you’ll have to go another step and provide additional proof of your identity (as you confirm through your username and first authenticate with your password). This additional proof of your identity forces you to utilize some other method of authentication--one that a cybercriminal typically finds difficult to intercept or duplicate--to confirm that you are who you claim to be.

This secondary authentication can come in many forms - whether it is an additional code delivered to you on demand via an app, a physical dongle that you insert into the device you are trying to access, or some biometric identifier.

Taking these methods into consideration, you actually have many options to help keep your data secure, while still accessible to those who need to use it.

For help in implementing any of these methods, lean on the professionals at Marin Technologies. Give us a call at (208) 329-6792 to learn more.

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Tip of the Week: Windows 10’s Virtual Desktop Is Very Useful

What is a Virtual Desktop?

To be completely clear, this blog is referring to a very specific type of virtual desktop, which is important to state right off the bat. Typically, when someone references a virtual desktop, it is to describe a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. The “virtual desktop” that we are talking about in this blog, is the feature inside of Windows 10.

The OS provides the option for users to have multiple sessions of Windows 10 running at the same time. These are known as virtual desktops. This function can have plenty of potential uses for users; especially at a business. Most notably, aiding in task organization as it works to separate assignments and their resources, allowing facilitators of this work to focus on one task at a time. It can also work to run certain applications that could be a distraction. 

Working with Windows 10’s Virtual Desktops

To gain access to alternative virtual desktops inside of Windows 10, it’s as simple as clicking on the Task View button found on your taskbar. If the icon for this option is missing all you need to gain access is to right-click anywhere on the taskbar and select the Show Task View button. You can also access Task View by pressing Windows Key + Tab

Once you enter Task View, you will see the option to add a New Desktop. Each desktop will be an individual instance of Windows 10. You can return to Task View to select which instance you want to use. You can also use Ctrl + Windows Key + Left/Right Arrow to cycle through available desktop options.

Everything will open as it normally would and will pull you right into applications that are running to save on time. Some apps will only run once on your system so if you access it, it will pull you into the desktop where that app has been launched. Additionally, if you choose to close one of your virtual desktops it will cause any apps open in it to jump as well.

Has this article helped you better understand the virtual desktop options in Windows 10? If you would like to see more about Windows 10, leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Backups Leave Your Business Secure

Understanding Ransomware

“To ransom” is defined as holding something (usually someone) captive until payment is given for their release. This precisely sums up what this variety of malware does: Once it infects a system, ransomware encrypts the files on the device and locks the user out until the user pays the party responsible to decrypt the data. Ransomware has seen great popularity among cybercriminals, and has become notorious among computer users thanks to the likes of Petya, WannaCry, and Cryptolocker.

A Persistent Threat

Unfortunately, 2020 shows little promise of being the year that ransomware attacks fall out of style. This could spell particular disaster for companies that work in regulated industries. This is especially true since there has been an increase in attackers actually leaking the data they have infiltrated. In the past, this wasn’t an uncommon threat, but it was rarely fulfilled.

Making a not-great situation even worse, ransomware will only become more potent with the integration of technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Not the Only Worry

On top of external threats like ransomware and other issues, there are plenty of internal factors that can put your data at risk. Primarily, you have your users. Regardless of whether or not it was intentional, your users could be a serious detriment to your operations and processes.

Furthermore, you always need to consider the possibility that the technology you depend on will fall short, or any of a great number of other circumstances will put your critical data at risk. Natural disasters are present everywhere, in one form or another, and your data could be a casualty of such an event.

What Can Be Done

To protect your business from the adverse effects of data loss, it is strongly recommended that you maintain a backup solution that subscribes to best practices. This backup solution should be an offsite copy of your data that automatically updates itself as often as possible - which could easily be every 15 minutes.

With a backup in place, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your business and its data is protected against misfortune. Marin Technologies can help you implement one - reach out to us at (208) 329-6792 to learn more.

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Over time, your business will accumulate a lot of data, including some that certain employees or departments will have no need to see (or perhaps shouldn’t see). An effective way of keeping eyes from wandering is through an access management policy. Let’s go over a few eleme...

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