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  1. Data Security & Recycling

    With the rise of ransomware events targeting small and medium size businesses, data security has been brought to the forefront of many strategic conversations around the IT “dinner table.”  Although there are many palatable security products available on the market to protect and even detect security risks on your network, one mitigation tactic is so…

  2. How Much Bandwidth Does Your Business Need?

    Whether you’re moving to a new office, your contract is up or your business is growing, determining how much bandwidth you need is more stressful than it should be.  Overshoot, and you could be stuck in a contract overpaying for years.  Go with too little, and you could be revising your contract long before you’d…

  3. A Growing Concern: Data Loss

    Many businesses have spent the last several months worried about their short- and long-term survival due to the economic shutdown.  After companies deal with the immediate needs of working remotely and revenue preservation, however, it’s a great time to address some of the other events that can quickly turn profitable companies upside down.  This is…

  4. A Growing Concern: Data Theft

    Many businesses have spent the last several months worried about their short- and long-term survival due to the economic shutdown.  After companies deal with the immediate needs of working remotely and revenue preservation, however, it’s a great time to address some of the other events that can quickly turn profitable companies upside down.  This month,…

  5. Where Is Your Company Data: COVID Edition

    We’ve written before about the perils of data sprawl.  Even in normal times, no single person at most companies can list all of the places where sensitive company data lives.  Not only does this make it far more likely that your data will find its way into the wrong hands, it also makes it difficult…

  6. How SaaS Bolsters Security

    It would be an understatement to say the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model has become the dominant one in the software industry.  This model (where you pay monthly or yearly for software instead of buying the license outright) is now being used primarily or exclusively by each of the Top 10 software companies in the world. While…

  7. Cybercriminals Getting Rich Off of COVID-19

    The economic shutdown has led to millions of employees losing their jobs or receiving fewer working hours from their employers.  Employees who can do their jobs from home, however, are working more hours than they were before the shutdown. Unfortunately, that includes cybercriminals. Security sources in multiple industries are reporting a surge of phishing, hacking…

  8. Those Facebook Quizzes Can Wipe Out Your Bank Account

    Have you ever been browsing Facebook and seen a quiz encouraging you to answer seemingly innocuous personal questions? Some people also create threads on Facebook or Twitter asking people to answer these questions or quizzes “for fun”: “Who was your first-grade teacher, and how did he or she impact your life?”   “Quiz: How popular is…

  9. Important Technology Security Considerations for Employees Working from Home

    Whether you call it teleworking or remote work or work from home, more businesses than ever before are having to turn to it during the COVID-19 crisis.  Unfortunately, many of those businesses were unprepared to make a quick transition to that way of work and are leaving themselves open to potential security risks.  Your business…

  10. Windows 7 is End-of-Life. What Does That Mean?

    It’s been all over the news this week that Windows 7 officially reached “end-of-life” on Tuesday.  Of course, that doesn’t mean your computer isn’t going to turn on today if you’re running Windows 7.  It also doesn’t mean that Microsoft stopped selling Windows 7 this week. They stopped selling retail copies of Windows 7 way…