the dark side of technology in the healthcare industry

The Dark Side of Technology in the Healthcare Industry

Most things in life have a good side as well as a dark side, which is why each industry needs to have a comprehensive strategy to mitigate any risks that might come up. Let’s examine some of the cybersecurity threats in the healthcare industry and how best to reduce them. Remote Access Solutions Some providers use remote-access solutions to make things easier on staff and business partners. Remote access allows employees to access data from wherever they might be when that information is needed. The best way to protect data …

strengthening your cybersecurity plan

Strengthening Your Cybersecurity Plan

The goal of this article is to help you improve your cybersecurity plan. By implementing even one or two of the suggestions in this article, you’ll be taking a step toward reducing the likelihood of data loss, downtime, reputation damage, and lost revenue.  Proactively enhancing your cybersecurity plan is a smart business move. Before writing any cybersecurity plan, it’s essential to have a risk assessment under your belt.  Risk assessments highlight precisely where and how your workforce, technology, and physical environment are at risk and therefore where you need to …

Network Security Steps for Small Business

5 Network Security Steps for Small Business

Network Security can seem like a daunting task with all the new threats that continually pop-up. When you think you’ve got your bases covered, something new comes along and changes the game. These five network security options will give your business the base level of protection you need. Educate Employees Employees are the last line of defense in your network security and are the most overlooked aspect of keeping your system protected. Most employees are unaware of ransomware and the threat it poses to businesses. With the dangers out there, …

is your network secure?

How Tech Support Secures Your Network

I think by now we’ve all come to realize that computer security is essential in today’s hacker age, but what does your tech support do to secure your network? These three common business functions are areas that tech support works to control. Email – it has become the primary form of business communication, which means propriety business information is flowing back and forth all day long. The email includes internal and external communication. If you don’t have an email filter in place, they can be easily hacked. If an email is …

pros and cons of BYOD

Pros and Cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

BYOD or “bring your own device” is a growing controversial trend in the corporate world, and we’ve got the pros and cons of BYOD laid out for you. Users no longer rely on employers to supply them with a work BlackBerry, and the demand to use personal iPhones and Androids for work purposes has increased. Employees generally prefer to use devices they are comfortable with and would rather not juggle multiple phones or tablets. However, there are some serious concerns about this concept of BYOD. If you are undecided on …

Is your computer virus free?

5 Steps to Achieve a Healthy, Virus-Free Computer

Viruses are no fun for you or your computer and can be incredibly frustrating. If you notice strange emails being sent from your email address, programs starting automatically on your computer, hardware glitches, or other performance issues, your computer may be infected. So now what? Here are some possible next steps to a healthy computer. Antivirus – if you don’t already have one, install an antivirus program. Make sure you only have one program installed because having multiple can cause more issues. Networks Unlimited offers fantastic business-class virus protection. Full …

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The 3 Most Common Computer Problems (and how to fix them)

These helpful hints can solve a lot of the computer problems, and make you avoid going all “office space” on your technology. But before we get into the list, have you tried restarting your computer? NO. It isn’t a joke. It legitimately works to fix a problem you might be encountering. It is a simple step, and it’s easy to do. Another thing to generally look at is updating your operating system. This simple fix can solve issues of software being on speaking terms again. In Windows 10, click on …

email security

4 Quick Solutions to Secure Email

I think we’ve all gotten those random, easily identified, scam emails, but there are a lot more that come in with more sophistication and are harder to spot. Emails can now come from people that appear to be your customers or vendors you work with frequently. They can also look like messages from your bank saying that your account has been breached. Their goal is to look enough like the real thing to make the threat of their message make your heart beat faster and click the link without thinking …

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10 Quick Tips to Help You Find the Best MSP

When choosing a Managed Service Provider (“MSP”), there are lots of things to consider. Whether it is your first one, or if you’re trying to find a better fit, you need to make sure the relationship is correct. You need to trust them and rely on their expertise to make sure your business is safe and secure.  How in the world are you supposed to determine who will be best for your business in a quick chat? Here are ten questions to ask a potential MSP. Do you have experience …

Filter-IT

Eliminate Unauthorized Web-Surfing Once and For All

Employees, whether they mean to or not, get viruses from websites they visit while at work. Sometimes that malware can be on sites that they regularly visit, and sometimes those bad things are on a website they mistakenly visit. What can you do about it though? This is where Networks Unlimited’s Filter-IT service comes in handy! Filter-IT is a web content filtering service. It allows you to restrict the websites that your employees can access from work computers. It can be entirely managed and monitored by our staff, or someone …