October is cybersecurity month–and that makes it the perfect time to improve your cybersecurity measures and protect both your employees and your business as much as possible. Cyberattacks have been on the rise over the past couple of years. More people than ever have found themselves impacted by those attacks, either because it has hit their business or because they have been affected by the shutdowns and disruptions caused by those attacks. Is your business protected? Follow these steps to help improve safety and security throughout your business. Continue Reading
Every September is National Preparedness Month. This month was founded to help businesses prepare for the many types of disasters that could strike at any time. Business continuity is the name of the game, focusing on keeping the business running during outages and quickly get back online after disasters. Ensuring your business continuity requires preparing ahead of time for every type of disaster you can think of When you have a red folder for everything with a tested and proven plan, you’ll be able to weather or recover no matter what happens in the upcoming year. Continue Reading
In 2019, digital transformation was a trend that was being adopted along the usual bellcurve pace. Those who raced ahead as all-digital and those who stalwartly used printed paper forms defined the edges with everyone else in between. In the last year, however, millions of professionals and families were sent home to isolate as best we could. Continue Reading
While the internet provides businesses of all sizes with amazing tools that allows them to market to, and connect with, a wider customer base than ever before, increased digital activity also presents unique risks to business owners. With businesses storing more data digitally than ever, this can put business owner’s at great risk should they suffer a data breach, and contrary to popular belief, data breaches are a real threat to small businesses. Continue Reading
If hackers are so good at computers, why is phishing the dominant type of hack today?
Modern professionals often find themselves wondering at this question when reading tech news or discarding the third obvious phishing email in a week.
For most people, the idea of a “hacker” starts with someone who is good at computers and – for their own criminal reasons – chooses to misuse that ability to crack into other’s servers and steal from them. Hackers are, in concept, supposed to be like the second-story jewel thieves of the modern data world. Except that most of them aren’t. Continue Reading
Christmas has always been a time of gifting loved ones with something they really need and will love to use. In the last few decades, that means tech. We gift laptops, phones, tablets, and the latest craze in smart home devices. We gift remote-control toys, light sculptures, and DIY robot kits. Everything that’s not a computer or a phone comes with its own mobile app. Christmas has become a tech holiday in many families, with loved ones in every generation enjoying new tech on the big day. Continue Reading
The holiday season is often a joyous time of year as it allows us to spend time with those we love most. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year in which scammers are most active as they devise new ways to cheat and steal, often using complex phishing campaigns through which they trick people into giving them their personal information. Every year, unsuspecting businesses fall prey to these scammers, which can not only be costly, Continue Reading
Scammers have always been a despicable, creative bunch. They will try any lie that will trick someone into giving money, sharing private information, or clicking something malware infected. Once, scams were simple. You know what to do if a person on the street asks to “hold” a dollar. We know how to shrug off a scammy telemarketer call, and we know how to ignore emails that hawk romantic prowess. In many cases, our phones and email filters help filter these scams for us because they’re so predictable. Continue Reading
Mobile devices have never been more important than right now. Personal laptops, phones, and tablets are the reason that so much of the workforce has successfully transitioned to remote work from home. For those who were not already equipped to work at home, companies began shipping laptops and phones so that their teams could connect safely. Continue Reading