Cyber Alert:  Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector

October 29, 2020 This announcement is from the OCR-Security-List listserv, operated by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the US Department of Health and Human Services.   The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime …

Here to Help You Grow

My name is Sonya Haines, and I’m the resource development director with the United Way of South Central Idaho. There was a lot of things that we needed in order to meet the growth capacity that we are trying to reach, and SimplicIT really listened to us. They interviewed with us several different times, and they really ultimately said, “Yes, …

Why the Break-fix Model Doesn’t Work

So, you may be wondering why the break-fix model doesn’t work. Grandpa always said, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. While we love Grandpa, that truism isn’t always true. Just like the customer is always right and other similar expressions, simply because people have been saying something forever doesn’t make it correct. Still wondering why the break-fix model doesn’t …

IT Professional Job Description – What do they really do?

So, you’re working on drafting an IT professional job description. This series covers the most important factors to consider before you hire an in-house IT tech or team. Our last article reviewed the hidden costs of hiring an IT Professional. Now, we’re talking about what IT actually does besides ask if you turned your computer off and back on again. Depending on the …