What You Need to Know About WannaCry…and Ransomware In General

May 16th, 2017

When a cyber-attack hits about 200,000 Windows PC’s across 99 different countries, it tends to command our collective attention.  (Enter WannaCry, the global attack that began on May 12.)  However, the WannaCry ransomware attack is not the first of its kind, nor will it be the last.  And that means that it’s important to understand not just...

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The Best Defense Against Phishing Is A Cautious End-User

May 10th, 2017

Last week’s sweeping phishing scam impersonating a Google Docs request underscored a critical point in cybersecurity: Your defense against phishing is largely in the hands of your end-users.  It’s an important reminder that “think before you click” isn’t just a helpful saying, it’s actually an important barrier between your data and the...

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How Are You Celebrating World Password Day?

May 04th, 2017

It's World Password Day!  Don't worry if you didn't know that was a thing and didn't have anything planned, because we have just the thing.  In recognition of this day and in support of creating awareness every day for the need for better, stronger, longer and more complex passwords to protect your data, here are password best practices and...

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National Small Business Week 2017 Kicks Off on April 30

April 28th, 2017

National Small Business Week recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.  National Small Business Week 2017 runs from April 30-May 6, and includes in-person events across the country as well as educational webcasts on a variety of topics.

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Windows 10 Sees Faster Adoption Rates Than Previous OS, Largely Due to Security Improvements

April 26th, 2017

According to the analyst firm Gartner, Windows 10 adoption rates by enterprise business are now exceeding those of Microsoft’s previous operating system (OS).  And it is the operating system’s security improvements that are being cited as the primary driver of the migration.

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6 Ways to Go Green With Technology

April 22th, 2017

Earth Day is April 22, which makes it a great time to think about ways to go green with technology.  Thanks to new technologies, there are more ways than ever to increase efficiency and help both the environment and your bottom line.

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What is HTTPS...and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

April 19th, 2017

Most likely, you already know that some websites use “http” and some use “https”.  And you probably also know that anytime you are being asked to enter personal information into a site, you should first check to make sure that it has that extra “s” and the lock icon.  But do you know what HTTPS really is, how it works, or why it even matters...

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Phishing and Ransomware and Now Phlashing…Oh No!

April 12th, 2017

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about today’s cyber-threats and how to protect your network from them, there’s a new predator in town.  It’s called phlashing and these attacks have one clear purpose – to “brick” connected devices like smartphones, rendering them inoperable immediately.

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What is Social Engineering? (Because If You Don't Know, You Should)

April 06th, 2017

Social engineering is the art of manipulating you into giving up personal or private information.  It's also a very common type of cyberattack levied against small and medium-sized businesses (SMB’s), making it critical that you understand both what it is and how it’s being used to trick victims (your employees) into handing over confidential...

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Don't be an April Fool! Make Data Backups a Priority for Your Business

March 31th, 2017

Today’s the day!  It’s World Backup Day, and as we’ve been saying all week (and will continue to say), modern, sound data backups are your best protection against all of the various data loss risks facing businesses today.

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