Spear Phisihing

Beware of spear phishing scams!  For those that don’t know, spear phishing is an email-spoofing attack that targets a specific organizations or individuals, and are seeking unauthorized access to sensitive information. Spear-phishing attempts are not typically initiated by random hackers, … Read More

Thanks Good Morning America!

Thanks Good Morning America for the piece you aired on the latest Microsoft Scam.  The only problem is, it’s nothing new!  I posted about this scam back in June of 2015,  and then again in May of 2016.  Now I’m … Read More

Good Backups

Good backups are priceless.  I had a client this weekend become infected with a ransomware virus.  When this happens, we shut down immediately, and restore from backup (along with other safety measures).  So when do you think you find out … Read More

Outsourcing IT Support

Outsourcing IT support is more the norm these days than in the past.  Very rarely do I speak with someone who has in house IT support.  When I started Tier3MD in 2005, people still had in house support but really, … Read More

2018 Plans

Have you started thinking about your 2018 plans?  I started thinking about them in 2015, and now it’s here!  As a business owner, I always like to plan in 3-5 year increments.  Of course, the goal is always to provide … Read More

Cyber Monday Deals

My favorite time of the year!  Cyber Monday deals!  I love to go to Amazon, or Walmart and see what sales are going on, and what I can buy.  Sometimes I find really great deals, and sometimes I wonder how … Read More

Being Thankful

Around this time of year, I always think about being thankful, and what I am thankful for.  As the owner, and CEO of Tier3MD, I am thankful for many things.  Aside from my family, I am thankful for my job.  … Read More


How many times have you heard the 3 letters, IoT?  Do you know what IoT means?  Simply put, it is the “Internet of Things”, and it’s amazing how many things, make up the IoT! What is IoT? The Internet of things (IoT) … Read More

Disaster Recovery Audit

Have you considered a Disaster Recovery Audit?  If not, you should.  It is nothing to be afraid of! There are 3 steps to this process: Identify all data and IT-related functions (like credit card processing, documents on your file server, … Read More

Netflix Phishing Scam

The latest email you need to look out for is the Netflix Phishing Scam.  If you receive an email saying your account is disabled, DO NOT CLICK ON ANYTHING!  Scam or “phishing” emails that look like they’re coming straight from … Read More