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Start The New Year With Cyber Resilience

As we come to the end of the year and toward the start of a new one, it is a good time to reflect on what businesses should be doing in terms of their IT needs. One of the biggest if not the biggest challenge that businesses face is cybersecurity. It has not gotten any […]

Should You Give Up Your Password Manager?

Password managers have become a core part of better securing your personal and business data. The idea of having a complex password to better secure every internet portal and other app and resource that you access makes the password manager almost indispensable. It is an interesting irony that password managers themselves are potentially a major […]

Why Should You Be Even More Worried About Ransomware Now?

You have probably grown numb to the nonstop reports of businesses hit with ransomware. And you think to yourself, “these are all large businesses so I have nothing to worry about. I’m too small. My data is not that important. They have bigger fish to fry. It will not happen to me. Besides, I have […]

Should Your Business Report Cyber Attacks?

When a business is hit with ransomware (notice I said “when”), it is very tempting to sweep it under the rug and not tell anyone. Ultimately, you do your business and the greater community a disservice by not reporting the incident. Businesses think about the implications of having the incident being publicly known. It could […]

How Should You Deal With Phishing Emails?

Phishing is key tool used by cyber criminals to compromise businesses. People are busy in getting work done and the last thing on their minds is verifying the legitimacy of emails that they receive. They get so many, so who has the time to check? This is what the cyber criminals are counting on. A […]

How Do I Speed Up My Computer?

A slow system can be a significant obstacle for any small to medium enterprise, governmental organization, or even individual gamers. It’s often caused by bloatware, unnecessary software, or hardware issues, leading to frustration and potential security risks. However, there are four inexpensive and quick ways to speed up your system: Eliminate Bloatware Bloatware refers to […]

How Do I Buy the Right Computer?

Clients frequently ask me what the best specs are for a desktop or laptop computer. They very often go on their own and buy something that they thought had great specs, but performance turns out to be subpar. One of the first things I ask is what will they be using the computer for? If […]

3 Reasons to Backup Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365, formerly known as Office 365, is a highly recommended productivity solution for small and medium-sized businesses due to its versatility, ease of use, and advanced security features. While Microsoft claims to safeguard your valuable data from cyber attacks, there are compelling reasons why you should still back up your data. Here are three […]

Small Business Cybersecurity Fallacies

Small businesses have what I consider to be fallacies about why they’re not investing in cybersecurity.   In my opinion, the number one fallacy that small business owners think about is that, well, I’m too small. Nobody’s going to bother me. And why should I invest in a cybersecurity program when my business is not […]

How Microsoft 365 Encrypts Company Emails for Complete Security

Microsoft 365’s default encryption, provided by the TLS protocol, is considered a significant advantage as it ensures data security without the need for additional configuration or reliance on third-party services. However, for companies seeking complete control over the security and confidentiality of their emails, Microsoft 365 offers several additional encryption options within its ecosystem. These […]