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6 tips to secure Mac computers

6 tips to secure Mac computers

As a business owner, you want nothing more than to see your business succeed. But when faced with stiff competition and sophisticated cybercriminals, it’s hard to shake off the feeling of uncertainty. The future might be unpredictable, but the security of your Mac devices doesn’t have to

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New anti-phishing features for Gmail

New anti-phishing features for Gmail

Over the years phishing — a social engineering attack that uses seemingly innocuous emails to trick victims into giving away personal information or clicking a malicious link — has grown in sophistication and scale. In order to put a stop to these scams, Google has made some

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5 great ways to prevent cyber-attacks

5 great ways to prevent cyber-attacks

As technology consultants, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. We want to provide our clients with enterprise-level IT, but that requires that we specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology. Explaining even the most foundational aspects of our cyber-security would most likely put you to sleep

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Hackers use browsers to get credit card info

Hackers use browsers to get credit card info

Does filling in web forms sap all your browsing energy? Do you find it especially taxing to shop or register online using a mobile device? Google’s Chrome alleviated this dilemma when it introduced the Autofill feature in 2011, which made filling in forms much faster and making

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Social engineering and cyber security

Social engineering and cyber security

Social engineering is the ability to manipulate people into willfully giving up their confidential information. The data varies, but in terms of cyber security this usually means passwords and bank information. Criminals are using social engineering to gain access to your business and its network by exploiting

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9 cybersecurity terms everyone must know

9 cybersecurity terms everyone must know

Everyone, from doctors to lawyers, needs to continue learning to stay ahead of the times. Business owners might have it worst of all, oftentimes needing to stay on top of several industries to keep their company running. Keep reading for a refresher on all the latest trends

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3 Ways to Protect Your Business Accounts from Data Breaches

3 Ways to Protect Your Business Accounts from Data Breaches

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you about the dozens of major company security breaches we’ve seen over the past few years. Hopefully, your company’s private data and information hasn’t been hacked – yet. In today’s tech savvy world, security breaches are, unfortunately, becoming more common

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Failure to Plan = A Plan to Fail: Disaster Preparedness- Business Technology Checklist

Failure to Plan = A Plan to Fail: Disaster Preparedness- Business Technology Checklist

Forty percent (40%) of businesses that suffer a disaster never reopen, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Businesses and organizations with a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) fare better.  FEMA recommends that every business create, carry out, and exercise a BCP.  Here’s a checklist to help you get started:

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Game Over: NBA team losses valuable data

Game Over: NBA team losses valuable data

Good cyber security, much like the best NBA defenses, must be strong and able to stop threats from every which way. For the Milwaukee Bucks, their on-court and cyber security defense could both use a little practice. Yahoo! Sports reported that the Milwaukee Bucks sent out the

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5 tips for securing your VoIP services

5 tips for securing your VoIP services

Not that long ago, VoIP services were a new and revolutionary concept. Nowadays, internet-based voice communication is commonplace among SMBs, which means it’s time to turn our attention toward improving their security. Without a thorough understanding of what is needed to protect your VoIP systems, you could

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