What does Windows 7 End of Support Mean for You?

Tired of those annoying Windows pop-ups you’ve been seeing on your computer? You might want to take a second look next time they pop up- they’re an important warning for anyone using Windows. As of January 2020, Windows 7 will no longer be patched or supported by Microsoft. What does that mean? If you have

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Tech Tip Tuesday: The #1 threat to your security is…

YOU! And your employees. Like it or not, human beings are our own worst enemies online, inviting hackers, viruses, data breaches, data loss, etc., through the seemingly innocent actions taken every day online. In most cases, this is done without malicious intent – but if you as a manager or owner aren’t monitoring what websites

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Three essential rules for all cloud applications

If you’re using any kind of cloud application (and these days, who isn’t?), you are right to be concerned about data privacy and security. The company hosting your data is ultimately responsible for keeping hackers out of THEIR network, but most cloud breaches are due to USER ERROR. So it’s important that you, the user,

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Your firewall is USELESS unless…

A firewall is a device that acts like a security cop watching over your computer network to detect unauthorized access and activity – and EVERY business and individual needs one. However, your firewall is completely useless if it’s not set up or maintained properly. Your firewall needs to be upgraded and patched on a continual

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Cyber Security Month 2019: Protect It.

  Modern technology has done so much to merge our identities with our online presence. While this makes our daily lives easier, it also makes it easier for cyber-criminals to steal your information and commit identity theft. As an example, in 2018 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received over 167,000 reports from individuals claiming misused

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Don’t do THIS on your work laptop or PC

Tech Tip Tuesday: Don’t do THIS on your work laptop or PC The ONLY thing you should use your company’s workstation or PC for is…WORK! Never mix personal web surfing and social media with company devices. If you want to check your Hotmail account or Facebook page, do it during your lunch break and on

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Cyber Security Month 2019: Secure It.

When it comes to cyber-attacks, businesses have a lot to lose. In 2018, the business sector experienced 571 breaches- the largest amount ever recorded. How were so many businesses vulnerable to attacks? The answer is simple—human error. Cyber-criminals take advantage of any human error they can find within your business- patches, employees failing to update

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Tech Tip Tuesday: The DANGERS of Dropbox and other file sync apps

If you’re using Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or other consumer-grade file sync and sharing cloud applications, listen up! These applications pose a huge threat to your company because company data can be spread far and wide without central oversight of what information is being shared with whom. Further, over 7 MILLION Dropbox accounts have been

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You’ve been HACKED! What’s the first thing you should do?

No matter how diligent you are about security, there’s always a chance you can get hacked. That’s why you need to put a plan in place NOW to protect yourself and your CLIENTS, so damage is minimized. But what should you do if you find out you’ve been hacked?First, contact your IT department (us) IMMEDIATELY.

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