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Security Measures All Small Businesses Need

Posted by Scott Breitman on Jun 14, 2019 10:11:46 AM

Most small business owners think they have their digital security under control because they have a firewall or because they use a spam filter on their email. But the reality is, you’re more likely than not nowhere close to covering everything. In fact, 58 percent of malware attack victims are small businesses. Full protection is layered and multifaceted, requiring that your small business is covered by at least six basic security items.

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Topics: computer security

My Computer’s Been Infected! What Do I Do?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 31, 2019 1:50:00 PM

We all risk accidentally downloading dangerous malware while browsing the internet. Malicious software can slow our computers, leak sensitive information, and even lead to heavy financial losses. While a few simple techniques can remove many viruses, malicious software is growing more sophisticated, and consulting trained professionals is the most effective way to keep your computer and your data safe. 

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Topics: computer repair, computer security, IT questions

How Do I Ensure My Cloud Data Is Secure?

Posted by Scott Breitman on Mar 11, 2019 2:18:00 PM

Cloud storage can refer to both large public cloud storage options run by companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, as well as smaller private clouds run by individual businesses. Large public clouds like those run by Google have been popular because of their convenience and almost ubiquitous presence. However, IDC’s 2018 Cloud and AI Adoption Survey found that 80 percent of respondents reported that their businesses were moving data onto a private cloud or even ceased using cloud storage altogether. The primary reason for the migration, according to the study, is that many businesses no longer believe the large public clouds to be as secure as they need. This article explains the best practices to keep business data secure over the cloud. 

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Topics: computer security, data backup, cloud data

Computer Security Tips for Students

Posted by Mike Hurt on Mar 1, 2019 2:26:03 PM

A malfunctioning or virus-ridden computer is a nightmare for any student who's trying to research online or save their work after spending hours writing a paper. Before you fall victim to a computer that is lacking in security, use these tips to protect your device and your data. 

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Topics: computer security

Are Your Online Activities Safe & Secure?

Posted by Scott Breitman on Feb 13, 2019 2:29:00 PM

Before business operations were transferred to networked cloud storage, the primary security challenge facing businesses was virus protection. Malware slowed down and often disabled devices, costing companies valuable time and resources. However, as more businesses conduct their business online or on cloud networks, securing data such as customer identities, login credentials, and browsing activity has become the primary security focus.  As a result, working safely and securely over the internet requires companies to both protect their company’s devices from viruses and secure increasingly vast amounts of data. 

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Topics: computer security

Are Your Employees Using Their Work Email Safely?

Posted by Scott Breitman on Nov 14, 2018 3:45:00 PM

Running a small business has changed dramatically over just the past few of decades. While you can reach customers all over the world almost instantly, opening countless business opportunities, you must also face significant cyber security risks. 58 percent of malware attack victims are small businesses, resulting in significant costs to these companies. This aspect of running a small business, however, doesn’t have to be intimidating. You can take easy steps to protect your business and assets. The first is to secure the most common form of business communication: email. Anti-virus software can provide important protection, but this article will focus on how you can protect your business from the four top vulnerabilities in email communications. 

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Topics: computer security

No, Your Phone Isn’t Listening to You

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 12, 2018 12:26:00 PM

You’re out with friends chatting about a co-worker’s baby shower on Saturday afternoon. By the time you get home, your Facebook feed is showing you ads for diapers. Obviously, your phone is listening to you and showing you targeted advertisements…right?

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Topics: computer security

How to Keep Your Social Security Number Secure

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 29, 2018 5:56:00 PM

Your Social Security Number (SSN) enables government agencies to identify individuals in their records and businesses to track each individual's financial information. It was originally created to track the earnings histories of U.S. workers for use in determining Social Security benefit entitlement and calculating benefit levels. Nowadays, however, it is commonly used by both government and private entities to identify an individual and report all sorts of information, including financial data and credit history.

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Topics: managed IT services, computer security

My Computer Is SO Slow. How Can I Speed It Up?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 15, 2018 7:54:00 PM

Even if you have the patience of a saint, waiting for your computer to load can be some of the most maddening moments of your day. Those seconds (or minutes) that you wait for programs or web pages to load can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, most of the time you can get rid of those delays without too much trouble or expense. Start by asking yourself the following questions and performing the most common troubleshooting steps.

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Topics: computer security, computer maintenance

What Should I Do If My Facebook Account Is Hacked?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 1, 2018 6:03:00 PM

Many people use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to keep up with news and current events, and to entertain themselves with funny videos, games, and other content. Users’ accounts often contain a great deal of personal information, including photos of friends and family. As more and more applications integrate into the Facebook platform, it’s more important than ever to ensure the security and integrity of your Facebook account.

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Topics: computer security