Protect the data on your mobile devices

Want to protect the data on your mobile devices? Remember these 4 tips.   Data is a valuable thing for any business. Within it, is the past, present, and future of what your business is, what it does, and who it does it with. And there are pieces of this story that should never be shared with others. But unfortunately, sharing is just way too easy these day – especially when you consider that your business data can go anywhere, with anyone, on any device. Just one of the many perks of modern mobility. So for the sake of privacy…

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3 areas you should include in your cyber-security strategy

3 areas you should include in your cyber-security strategy It’s no secret… most small to medium-sized business don’t have a very elaborate cyber-security strategy. They might have a few areas covered, maybe a handful of items listed in the very back of the employee handbook, and probably a decent anti-virus solution installed to protect their workstations. But that’s where things end, and considering things didn’t go very far, that’s not a good sign. So if you’re going to make strides to improve your cyber-security strategy this year (which you probably should), here are three critical areas you should consider. Training…

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Tips to Keep your Technology Advanced but Reliable

Keep your Technology Advanced but Reliable with these Tips Businesses everywhere are realizing just how much of an influence technology can have on their ability to be successful. They don’t just need an advanced infrastructure but a reliable one, as well – which can be difficult to achieve. The more advanced your technology becomes, the more difficult it can be to keep it reliable, working, and secure. To combat this conundrum, here are a few ways to ensure that the technology you and your staff rely remains in prime working condition. Train your staff. If you want your technology to…

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9 Reasons Employees Are Your Biggest Security Threat

9 Reasons Employees Are Your Biggest Security Threat   With more and more data breaches happening to companies each year, many organizations are surprised to find out their weaknesses came from the inside. Your employees are hard workers with more than enough experience to get the job done. So where’s the problem? Here are nine reasons your employees are potentially your biggest security threat.   The use of private devices. These days, it’s almost impossible to keep employees from using their personal devices. Everyone stays connected, whether through a wearable or smartphone. But these devices can be a serious security…

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Common Misconceptions about Phishing Attacks

Common Misconceptions about Phishing Attacks   The sending and receiving of malicious emails is a cyber-threat that all businesses should be on the lookout for. But, unfortunately, what most professionals know to be true about phishing attacks, isn’t always the most accurate information out there. Here are four things that might happen within a phishing attack that most people don’t realize to be true.   Internal processes might be known. When it comes to phishing, the attack can play out in a variety of ways, and if you’re lucky, it won’t involve your internal processes. When this happens, it’s very…

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4 Ways your data will leave you.

Everyday Data Loss: 4 Ways Your Data Will Leave You Tornadoes, hurricanes, and fires aren’t the only things that can forcefully rip data out of your business. Data loss can happen to any business, at any time, for a variety of completely random and entirely “everyday” reasons. Here are 4 everyday situations that will play the most magical disappearing act on your data.   Accidents Unfortunately, the human element can do a lot of damage to your data… and it’s not always done on purpose. Accidents happen all the time. And when it comes to your technology – and your…

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Great apps to track down a lost or stolen phone

Smartphones have become an essential part of our everyday lives. Not only because it’s a collection of apps, photos, messages, and contacts that make up his or her digital life, but it’s also a large chunk of money… anywhere from $200 – $1200! Because of this, losing a phone can be an awfully traumatic experience. You’re forced to start over from scratch and invest another portion of your savings into something that might just be lost or stolen a few months from now. However, there is a way to fight back against lost or stolen phones, and it all starts…

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Tech terms to know in the modern business world

Tech terms are everywhere, and it seems like everyone uses them nonstop. But do they actually know what they mean …? Do you…? If not, here are a few tech terms every modern business professional should be familiar with. Learn what each term means and pick up a few conversation starters in the process. Cloud Computing When you store your data within a remote or offsite server, you rely on the cloud to handle business. This usually means you can access your data from any location or with any connected device. It improves your flexibility and makes your business more…

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4 reasons your business will get hacked

Businesses get hacked all the time. At this point, we expect hackings to happen. But… this doesn’t mean we necessarily accept them or that we forgive a business when they become a victim of a data breach or fall upon a security misfortune. This being said, it’s important to know which weaknesses will get your business hacked, so you can avoid these things at all costs. Here are a few things that will most certainly throw your business into a world of hacking.   You aren’t training your people. Usually, technology is pretty smart, and for the most part, it…

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Why Security-Savvy Staff Can Upgrade Your IT Security Services

While IT security services plays a HUGE part in keeping your data safe from cybercriminals, your employees are equally responsible when it comes to proper online procedures. Programs work to keep attackers out, but your staff has the ultimate power to let someone in. This is why security-savvy staff can easily upgrade your IT security services from basic to advanced. And you don’t want to leave a single stone unturned when it comes to protecting your business. Below are ways to find out who these knowledgeable people are, how to get them on your team, and what they bring to…

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