Cybersecurity

How to Keep Your Systems and Data Safe While Employees Work from Home

Now that the initial wave of chaos created by shifting employees to a work-from-home strategy is over, we want to remind you to continue keeping your systems and data secure. Keeping your systems safe can be especially challenging when employees work from home. Remember that cyber criminals are doing all they can to exploit the …

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Preparing for Disaster and Keeping Your Business Operating

With the quarantine measures taken to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, businesses across the country have been scrambling to keep operating. Offices have largely been shut down, and workers are operating remotely.  While modern technology provides the means for workers to continue to work and collaborate from the safety of their homes, uncertainty looms. It is currently unknown how …

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Best Practices for Working from Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

Working from home was once considered a luxury that few could experience. But in today’s fast paced, interconnected world where you can access just about everything you need from any device of your choosing, working from home is a fairly common opportunity.  But there’s a difference between having the option to work from home and having no choice but to …

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Be Prepared: Office 2010 End of Service is Coming in October

Is your business still using Office 2010? Then you may have noticed a little message appear at the top of a Word document or Excel sheet stating that support for your software is coming to an end. This is not an empty threat.  On October 13, 2020, Office 2010 will cease to be supported. That means no more patches, …

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Why is Two Factor Authentication So Important for Businesses?

Two-factor authentication is a simple, yet effective tactic to implement into your cyber security strategy. Chances are, you’ve had to use it in your day-to-day life already, whether it’s logging into Netflix or Facebook or something else.  The process is simple. You login to your account as you normally would with an email/username and a password. Rather than granting immediate …

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Are Smart Appliances a Vulnerability for Your Business?

The rise of smart technology and interconnected devices has brought a level of control and convenience like never before. From a singular location, you can operate the lights, turn on a coffee maker, check your fridge, lock/unlock your doors, and so much more.   It’s one of those advances in technology that has left many feeling like they’re living in the future.  Unfortunately, more devices means more points of access …

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The Importance of Risk-Based Vulnerability Management in Modern Cyber Security

In today’s world where nearly everything and everyone is connected to the internet, businesses can’t setup a layer or two of defense and expect to be safe. While antivirus software, firewalls, and protocols like multifactor authentication provide a good baseline of protection, there are always ways around them.  Meeting your industry’s security standards isn’t enough either. Maintaining compliancy is important, but industry-based guidelines are hardly comprehensive, and they fail to capture your business’s unique risks and …

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It’s Time for Businesses to Say Goodbye to Windows 7

Nearly 11 years ago, Windows 7 was released to the masses. Arriving just three short years after the largely criticized Windows Vista, Windows 7 received a much warmer reception.  It retained the same rounded, transparency-driven appearance on the surface, but underneath, the OS was lighter, faster, and much more compatible with existing tools and programs.  Both individuals and businesses were quick to adopt. …

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