The Kaspersky Ban – What You Should Know

You may have heard by now that the U.S. government is banning security software from Kaspersky. You may not know why, or what it means for Kaspersky users. Here’s a rundown: Background. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Moscow, Kaspersky established an international footprint as a major security software vendor, reaching $704 million in annual […]

25 Million Reasons to Be Careful

Remember the good old days, like last month, when phishing attempts were simple emails purporting to be from the boss, or a vendor, requesting a transfer of funds? We’re kidding here, of course, because those scams continue and there’s nothing good about them. But in Hong Kong, phishing just went to a whole new level. […]

The Year that Was: 2023 in Cybersecurity

There was good news, but as usual mostly bad news, on the global cybersecurity front this year. Here’s a brief look back at 2023. First off, the year saw more accolades for Hill Tech, as in July we were again named among the nation’s elite managed services providers, making the prestigious Channel Futures NextGen 101 […]

Hill Tech Solutions Wins 2023 Harford Award

Hill Tech Solutions has been named the winner of the 2023 Harford Award in the R&D/Technology category. Awarded by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, the Harford Award “recognizes and honors businesses or organizations each year that manifest a strong commitment to the Harford County business community. Recipients of this distinguished honor are chosen through […]

Hill Tech Principal Consultant Ron Hill Earns CISSP Certification

Ron Hill, Founder and Principal Consultant of Hill Tech Solutions, has earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation. Established by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, the CISSP certification is recognized worldwide as the most esteemed cybersecurity certification in the profession. This is in part because of its emphasis on not […]

Office 365: New Model, New Prices

If your organization depends on Microsoft’s Office 365, or MS 365 Enterprise or SMB, you should be aware of some coming changes and the associated costs. Over the past several months Microsoft has been migrating towards a model called the New Commerce Experience (NCE). The stated goals are to provide resellers with new ways to […]

Windows 11: Should You Upgrade? When and Why?

You might remember that when Windows 10 was released Microsoft said it was the ‘last ever’ version of Windows. Kidding! As you have no doubt seen, Windows 11 is now being rolled out, and you might be wondering whether you should upgrade. Here’s a look at what’s new. First, cost won’t be a factor. The […]