Important Facts to Take From the 2021 FBI Internet Crime Report

May 6th, 2022

In 2021, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), IC3, continued to receive a record number of complaints from the American public: 847,376 reported complaints, which was a 7% increase from 2020, with potential losses exceeding $6.9 billion.

Some important points to take from this internet crime report are:

Ransomware, business e-mail compromise (BEC) schemes, and the criminal use of cryptocurrency are among the top incidents reported.

Friday Newsletter: April 29, 2022

April 29th, 2022

i3 Business Solutions was “born out of IBM”, from IBM Business Partner firms, thus a foundation in enterprise technology. That includes Kathy, Tom, Randy, Pete, Ken, Scott, Mike, Dave, Robin, and me. Thus, we respect their history, perspective, and recommendations.

A Word From Mike Ritsema

March 25th, 2022

Your relationship with others is more important than objectives. Salesman Zig Ziglar said it 40 years ago, the Preacher at our church says it every 5 years, and today Mark Zuckerberg says it similarly:

"Who you spend time with in college is the most important decision any student can make on campus.

[i3 Newsletter] Cybersecurity and Microsoft Office Price Increase Extension

March 14th, 2022

At i3, Cybersecurity is our highest priority. 

You may have heard in the news recently that there is a heightened cybersecurity alert status due to the events taking place in Ukraine (a notice was issued from CISA to assume a “Shields Up” posture).  We want to make sure that our clients are aware of this increased risk state so you can be extra vigilant in recognizing phishing emails, avoiding suspicious links/attachments or other anomalous activities.