Get Your Documents out of the File Cabinet and into the Cloud

Does your business have numerous file cabinets stuffed with documents, making it hard to find the files you need? If so, you might consider storing your files in the cloud instead. Digitally storing your documents will make them easier to find because you can quickly perform searches for them, eliminating the need to physically sift through the files. Plus, you …

5 Ways to Prepare for Employee Turnover in Your IT Department

The sudden departure of an employee can be disruptive to your business, but the disruption can be more serious if the employee is a member of your IT department. You could be left scrambling to find backup files or service contracts and account passwords. Plus, IT tasks like installing software updates may not get done, putting your company at greater …

Not Sure How to Back Up Your Data? Consider These Techniques

Data is a valuable yet vulnerable asset for companies of all sizes. To protect your data, you need to back it up regularly. That way, your company will be able to recover from a cyberattack, major equipment failure, or catastrophic mistake made by one of your staff members. Although you might know you should be backing up your data, you …

Has Your Practice Outgrown Your Shared Server?

Most practices quickly realize that they need a server to host their website, internal tools, backups, and other digital services. Initially, to save on startup costs and efforts, many offices go with a shared server through a common provider. At some point, though, many practices find that they’ve outgrown their shared hosting and need to switch to a dedicated server …

Defending Against Cybersecurity Threats in Your Hotel Room

Being on the road is typically a stressful affair. Travelers have to worry about making their flight connections or booking reservations to a hotel or restaurant. Just being in an unfamiliar area can make some people anxious. Unfortunately, when sorting out these issues, some travelers don’t think about the cybersecurity threats that they may be facing. Many businesspeople use public …

WannaCry?

The WannaCry Ransomware has been all over the lately.  Here are the highlights: On Friday, May 12, 2017, the world was alarmed to discover that cybercrime had achieved a new record. In a widespread ransomware attack that hit organizations in more than 100 countries within the span of 48 hours, the operators of malware known as WannaCry/WanaCrypt0r 2.0 are believed …

Don’t Let Your Business Become the Next Spear Phishing Victim

Spear phishing scams targeted at businesses have proven to be very lucrative for cybercriminals. For example, since January 2015, hackers have stolen over $3 billion (USD) from more than 22,000 companies worldwide using a type of spear phishing attack known as a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). BEC scams specifically target …

6 Ways to Make Your IT Security Training More Effective

Cybercriminals like to target the weakest link in companies’ security defenses — and that link is often the employees. But it does not have to be that way. Your employees can provide an important line of defense against cybercrime if you educate them about IT security. For this training to be effective, though, it needs to be engaging and well …

Sophisticated Google Docs Phishing Scam

Phishing Emails have been very prevalent this year. It was recently identified that the latest version is pretending to be a shared file from Google Docs. <<<See image on email message>>> As published in Wired (https://www.wired.com/2017/05/dont-open-google-doc-unless-youre-positive-legit/): If you get a Google Doc link in your inbox today, scrutinize it carefully before you click—even if it looks like it comes from …