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Would Your Company Survive A Ransomware Attack?

 Ransomware attacks — it can happen to literally anyone. Well, anyone who isn’t working with an IT consultant or IT security firm that works with you to assure your company is protected from this type of insidious Internet attack. Ask yourself these Internet security questions about your company: What is your post-attack plan company-wide? Does…
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Is Your Company VPN Secure?

I, like all IT professionals, have given advice on VPNs (virtual private networks) and which one to use. This article, posted on Bleeping Computer about a hacker breaching servers belonging to multiple VPN providers brings up a good point in why I try to be agnostic about operating systems, software, hardware and protection software security…
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How To Protect Yourself When You Call An Uber

Uber and Lyft are popular ride-sharing services and have become a popular option to calling a taxi. We want to offer tips to keep you safe when you call for, and get into an Uber or Lyft car. In the news recently a woman in South Carolina was abducted when she jumped into a vehicle…
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Why Is CyberSecurity Important?

I just got off the phone with a customer and they were asking me questions about cybersecurity. One of the biggest things they wanted to know is, “Why is this important?” They kept pointing out different things about cybersecurity, but the bottom line is: You need a plan. If you have no cybersecurity plan it…
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5 Ways To Protect Your Digital Home

#BeCyberSmart is an awareness campaign aimed at sharing information and insight to individuals and business owners. During October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we will be bringing you tips and advice on securing your private data when you’re online. If you’re like many of us, we have “smart homes” and home devices that are connected…
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What Is ‘Phishing’?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month and we want to talk about phishing scams. What is phishing? A phishing attack is one that uses your email or a website to infect your computer, tablet or phone with viruses and/or malware. The purpose of phishing is to infiltrate your devices and collect your financial and…
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How To Be Safe Online When Traveling

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Cybersecurity while traveling is a source of much conversation in the cyber world. How to be safe when traveling should be top of mind whether you’re traveling within the country or overseas. If you’re like most people you are constantly connected — whether through your phone, your computer or…
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