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5 Reasons Backup and Recovery Plans are Essential to Business

Having a backup and recovery plan for your business data is more critical than ever before. Without a plan, your business can suffer from permanent data loss, unnecessary expenses, and massive downtown. With these threats looming overhead, a majority of SMBs still go without having a backup and recovery plan for their business data. Here are five reasons that will (hopefully) change your mind. Losing Data is Simple – when technology experts talk about data loss, people always think of catastrophic events, which is not how most data disappears. Human …

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Tech Resolutions for the New Year

Somehow the New Year is just around the corner! Are you busy making resolutions? Or thinking about adding a new skill to your repertoire? Don’t forget to consider some tech resolutions while you are preparing for the new year! Unsubscribe from junk mail I’m sure you are just like me, that you spend the first few minutes of every morning going through your inbox deleting junk mail. Promotions, newsletters, things you’ve never even heard of all clogging up your mail. Don’t just remove them, take an extra minute to unsubscribe …


Best IT Practices for Employees to Avoid Cyber Security Threats

We all have heard about cyber security concerns and hackers breaching networks and compromising data from millions of people, but you also might be thinking that it only happens to big firms. In fact, 71% of data breaches happen to companies with less than 100 employees. Data breaches happen to businesses of all sizes – but we usually only hear about the large ones. Small businesses are much easier targets for hackers, and they often keep a lot of personally identifiable information in one place. This makes it easy for …


Stay Ahead of Ransomware

Ransomware is a huge threat, and attacks are increasingly capable of bypassing traditional security measures. At the same time, payloads are getting more brutal, causing severe financial consequences and massive disruption to organizations’ productivity. But why are these attacks succeeding? How does a typical infection take place? And what security systems should be in place for the best possible defense? Read this paper to find out: How security holes and ransomware advances are driving attacks The most common ransomware delivery methods Critical security features that all organizations need Nine best …


Countermeasures for Ransomware – like WannaCry

You may have seen the news this weekend. Criminal hackers have released a new strain of ransomware that spreads itself automatically across all workstations in a network, causing a global epidemic. If you or a co-worker are not paying attention and accidentally open one of these phishing email attachments, you might infect not only your workstation but immediately everyone else’s computer too. As more information comes in regarding this strain of ransomware (also called WannaCry, WannaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, or WanaDecrypt0r), we know that it is infecting computers based on someone in …

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Your Data is More Valuable Than You Think

Big company or small business, your data is valuable to not only you but hackers too. Don’t ever think that your firm is “too small” to be the victim of an attack. According to a recent NY times article, sixty percent of all online attacks in 2014 targeted small and midsize businesses. That number has only been growing over the past few years. With the increase in popularity of ransomware and phishing scams, individuals and businesses at every level are more prone to be targeted. It is easy money for …

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Ransomware – The New Business Security Threat

Let’s be honest. We all know someone at work (*cough* ourselves *cough*) who doesn’t always practice what the IT person preaches when it comes to security. All of those methods your IT person harps about are especially important to start adhering to with the new Ransomware schemes that are out there.