Here’s what’s trending in the world of SMB

4/15/19
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If you run a small or medium-sized business, you want to be up to speed with the latest tech, trends, and best practices that enable your organization to stay productive and grow, right? WannaCry not dead If you thought the threat of WannaCry ransomware had disappeared, think again....

Innovation

Innovation Supported

4/10/19
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https://vimeo.com/314869009 “We realized we were leaving too many good ideas on the side,” Aaron Phillips, President and CEO, SitePro.  The ability to innovate is what separates long-term successful businesses from the pack. However, a business can have all the...

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8 Tips for Protecting Your Small Business from Phishing Attacks

4/02/19
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Phishing continues to be a top exploit for small business breaches, and companies should take notice. Of the 360,000 spear phishing email attacks examined over a three-month period, the most common types were brand impersonation (83%) and business email compromise (11%). Such breaches can be...

How to Fix Pesky Windows Update Issues

How to Fix Pesky Windows Update Issues

3/26/19
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If you are plagued by pesky windows updates, you're not alone.   Common issues are updates failing to install, long wait times while “waiting to configure your pc,” or even failed to install and reverting updates. Below you will find a task list you can follow.  But I suggest you...

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Customize Your Hardware Refresh Cycle

3/22/19
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The idea of the refresh cycle – a planned, knowable, consistent schedule of hardware updates – is one of the foundations of IT budgeting. The challenge has always been around timing. Refresh too early and you're throwing money down the drain. Upgrade too late and you risk impacting the...

Windows 10

The Real-World Benefits of Upgrading to Windows 10

3/19/19
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Still wondering if you should upgrade to Windows 10? I get it, I usually like to wait and see how these things pan out first. But this upgrade seems pretty legit. Microsoft’s latest operating system is a solid product, with improvements under the hood that have made it more secure with an...

Facebook

2FA-Another Facebook Headache

3/05/19
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Doubling up on your social media security? Unfortunately, it may be working against you. On Facebook, two-factor authentication using your phone numbers as verification isn't so secure. Facebook is simply tanking in the trust department. Two-Factor Authentication a Trap? Sadly, the...

Online

5 Ways to Stay Safe Online

2/26/19
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With spoofing, smishing, scams, malware and more, the Internet can feel like the Wild Wild West these days. Add in a riot of new IOT devices, from Alexa to iWatches and Internet-connected appliances, and the door to vulnerability has opened us up to even greater risks. On the bright side, with...

Manufacturing

How Secure is Your Manufacturing Operation?

2/18/19
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After the public and finance sectors, the manufacturing industry is the third most targeted by cyber-attacks, as the threat from malicious hackers, cybercriminals and corporate espionage escalate. The fact that industrial processes are increasingly connected - via the Internet of Things (IoT) -...

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Why You Need a Multi-layered Cyber Security Approach

2/11/19
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With a new year ahead, it’s wise to look ahead at some of the new cyber-security laws impacting your business.   One of the more pressing concerns for California business (and it’s a whopper) is the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which will take effect in...