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Compliance Alphabet Soup
No matter what industry you’re in, compliance acronyms are abundant, filling your days with both confusion and regulation. We call it the compliance alphabet soup. It’s time to make a little bit more sense of all those acronyms and what they likely mean for your business. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): While this regulation only…
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Cloud Etiquette 101
Horrible house guests… we’ve all had them. Whether it’s that annoying family member who overstays their welcome or that old college buddy who leaves beer cans and potato chip crumbs all over your couch. If you thought that was bad etiquette, you’ve yet to see the worst… Imagine coming into the office and finding your…
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To Cloud or Not to Cloud?
Everyone is talking about cloud computing these days and for good reason. The cloud is revolutionizing how computing power is generated and consumed. Cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet instead of locally on your computer. When tech companies say your data is backed up “in the cloud,” it has nothing…
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6 Tips For Home-Based Workers
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in home-based workers among the self-employed as well as telecommuting employees who work for traditional businesses. Whether you work for yourself or for an established employer, you are likely to face obstacles in adapting to working in a home-based environment. Here are a few tips that…
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Steps To Safeguard Against Ransomware Attacks
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), National Governors Association (NGA), and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have released a Joint Ransomware Statement with recommendations for state and local governments to build resilience against ransomware: Back up systems—now (and daily). Immediately and regularly back…
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Can Your Data Outlive A Kidnapping?
How would you feel if someone hijacked everything on your computer and held it for ransom? Would you be unaffected?  Everything is backed up.  I’m good.  Perhaps you have nothing of merit on your computer, so it really makes no difference to you either way.  Eh, I don’t need anything on my computer.  Go ahead…
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How To Fix Your Weakest Link: Your Staff
You can have every piece of security hardware in the books: firewall, backup disaster recovery appliances, anti-virus software… but your employees will still be the biggest vulnerability in your organization when it comes to phishing attack. How do you mitigate as much risk as possible? Create and Strictly Enforce a Password Policy: Passwords should be…
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How to Spot a Phishing Attack
Would you know if you were the subject of a phishing attack? Many people claim they’d be able to tell right away if they received an email from an illegitimate source. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be 1.5 million new phishing sites every month, a 65% increase in attacks in the last year,…
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Breaking Down Phishing Attacks
While the number of people falling for sending personal information to the crown prince of Nigeria in hopes of receiving his promised wealth and riches seems to be dropping, phishing remains a major issue. In fact, the number of phishing campaigns pursued by hackers around the world increased 65% in the last year. What exactly…
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