Why You Need an Email Policy and What It Should Include

If your business uses email as part of its communication strategy, you need to have an email policy. While creating this policy is not a fun or easy job, it is a crucial one. Knowing why you need an email policy can help motivate you to get started, and knowing the types of information to include can make it easier …

Cybercriminals Are Posing as Job Applicants to Spread Ransomware

If your business is hiring, you should be aware of a new phishing attack in which cybercriminals are posing as job applicants. Falling victim to this attack may leave your business infected with the GoldenEye ransomware. This phishing campaign was initiated in Germany, but security experts expect it will go global. How the Attack Works Hackers like to target HR …

11 Ways to Secure Your Business’ Wireless Network

Wireless networks are popular in small and midsized businesses because they are easy to set up and convenient to use. However, if a wireless network is not properly secured, hackers within range can access it and infiltrate your network. Here are eleven ways you can lock down your business’s wireless network and keep hackers at bay: 1. Use a Strong …

Buying the Right Computer: How to Pick the Perfect Employee PC

Whether you’re purchasing brand new computers for a brand new division or upgrading the technology in your home office, purchasing computers for your employees can be a stressful undertaking. Between different software and job requirements, personal preferences, and space and cost considerations, it can often seem impossible to buy the right computer for the right employee. The process doesn’t need …

6 Signs Your Hard Drive Might Be Failing

Computers sometimes experience hard drive failures, regardless of whether they have solid state or mechanical drives. For this reason, it is important to regularly back up your files and applications. In addition, it is beneficial to know the common warning signs of hard drive failure. That way, you can address the problem before it leads to lost productivity — and …

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Data Backup Service Provider

Regularly backing up your data is crucial. After all, the loss of your data can interrupt daily operations and might even grind your business operations to a halt. Given the importance of data backups, finding the right data backup service provider for your company might seem difficult. However, with enough preparation, you can find a provider that meets all your …

How to Maximize the Battery Life of Your Windows 10 Laptop or Tablet When Traveling

In Windows 10 laptops and tablets, there is a new feature called Battery Saver. It will automatically turn off certain activities (e.g., email notifications, live tile updates) when the battery level drops below 20 percent. At any time, though, you can manually enable Battery Saver. This comes in handy if you want to increase your battery life when you are …

Warn Your Staff about This Malicious Email

Be on guard — a fake security email is making the rounds. Disguised as an email from Microsoft, this phishing email is deceiving people into infecting their computers with a bot called Neutrino. This bot enables cybercriminals to take control of the infected machines. The hackers then use the machines for various malicious activities, such as stealing credentials and data. …

What Is Your Web Browser Telling Websites about You?

Your web browser knows a lot about you. For example, it knows the type of operating system you are using and your location. Without asking you for permission, the websites you visit can access this information and use it to uniquely identify you. There are two websites — Click and Webkay — that illustrate what data your web browser leaks …