May 10, 2019

Ways to Use the Cloud for Your Small Business

The cloud can bring tremendous computing power to your small business. Whether you’re familiar with cloud computing or you think the mystical cloud exists only in the sky in puffs of seemingly white smoke, we’re here to teach you how to implement cloud technology for your small business. The cloud is a centralized location, that can be accessed on the internet, designed to store your data. This means that your business files and applications can be accessible to employees no matter where they are or […]
April 2, 2019

Cyber Threats from 2018

Cyber threats that surfaced in 2018 In the early stages of 2019, it’s important that we reflect on 2018 so we can improve and learn from cybersecurity issues that arose last year. The biggest thing we learned is that cyber threats are not diminishing in the least. It’s evident that cybersecurity will become even more critical in the year to come, as new and creative attacks become commonplace.   To protect yourself, your business, and your customers, it’s crucial that you continue learning about new […]
April 1, 2019

Managing Employee Devices

Employee Devices Pose Risks You May Not Know About As a small business owner, you take careful and precise precautions to protect your most valuable assets. You put up security cameras if you have a storefront or showroom and you may even invest in robust security software to protect your company’s computers and software. While you’re managing these potential dangers and trying to secure what’s most important to your business, your employees could be putting everything at risk on their own personal devices. If you […]
January 11, 2019

Protecting and Accessing your Digital Data When You’re Gone

In today’s world, people rely on many login username and password combinations to manage everything from financial activity to stored photos. Maintaining all these passwords is difficult enough on your own, but what happens to your accounts and passwords when you die? Why It’s Important Passwords are everywhere, and each platform or website requires different combinations and levels of security, so you never can (and never should for security purposes) use the same password for everything. Upon your death, loved ones left behind will be […]
November 27, 2018

Using Two-Factor Authentication: Why Your Business Needs It

In today’s online environment, many organizations use a username and password to protect sensitive information. This method is often rudimentary and does not provide the level of security that companies need to protect their data. As it turns out, usernames and passwords are easy targets for cybercriminals. With the ability to perform several thousand combinations each second, it’s very simple for individuals to hack into someone’s account by deciphering their username and password. In this critical time of cybersecurity, you need to be more careful […]
October 19, 2018

Best Business Anti-Virus

When running a business, you secure your offices with alarms and security systems and stow your files in locked file cabinets. It’s just as important to make sure that your business computers, devices, and online activities are secure. You might not even know it, but cybercriminals could be lurking, waiting to steal your data and private information, potentially costing your business thousands to millions of dollars. It’s critical that you implement a robust cybersecurity strategy to ensure that your business is protected 24/7 with effective […]
October 9, 2018

Are You Vulnerable To The Latest Healthcare Data Breach?

Its seems like almost every month the new reports of a new data breach affecting millions of people. The healthcare industry is a prime target for hackers and new findings from a study published in the JAMA Network reveal that over an eight-year span, healthcare organizations reported 2,149 data breaches affecting 176.4 million records! It’s a pretty troubling revelation and one that could place everyone from healthcare providers to insurers in jeopardy. With the healthcare industry having made the shift over to electronic records, the […]
September 21, 2018

10 Business Features of the Apple iPhone – Increase your productivity with these iOS 12 features

If you run an office that provides Apple devices for employees or if you use an Apple iPhone to conduct business, you’ll be pleased to hear about the release of Apple’s iOS 12 earlier this month. Many feature updates will not only improve the way you do business but make your life a whole lot easier. Increased Performance The enhanced performance will be the first thing you notice when you download iOS 12. Apps start faster, the keyboard appears faster, and the camera launches significantly […]
August 24, 2018

What is Phishing

What is Phishing? You may have heard of phishing but may not know what it is or how to protect yourself from a phishing attack. Phishing is the simplest and most common cyber attack method to carry out, and your inbox is always at risk for a potential attack. It’s called phishing because the process is just as it sounds, cybercriminals are sending out a ‘lure’ to entice recipients to ‘bite’ and disclose sensitive information. Phishing attacks are usually carried out via email, but in […]
August 14, 2018

Internal vs. External IT – Which one should you choose

Managing an IT department can be a daunting task. Information Technology is a world of its own, with personalities that most managers choose not to engage. Not saying that IT people are anti-social or “weirdos,’ it’s just that they develop a different personality to keep them focused while working with complex technology. One of the most difficult tasks for an Owner or Manager is keeping their IT people motivated for long-term growth within the company. As most managers have experienced firsthand, IT staff can become […]