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How To Focus On Computer Security

October was #BeCyberSmart Month. November 30 was National Computer Security Day; a day to take time and review your online data and your computer security measures. Every year on November 30, National Computer Security Day is observed to keep online data safe. As an IT & Cyber Security Consulting firm with an emphasis on business…
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What Is CyberSecurity?

There is so much talk swirling around cybersecurity. Companies and individuals need to protect themselves and have practices and technologies in place to prevent a cyberattack. Do you, or the members of your team, understand cybersecurity? When we work with our clients, we explain what cybersecurity is, how to protect against it and what measures…
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Are Your Servers Safe From A Ransomware Attack?

Just when you think your business is safe from a cybersecurity attack, hackers have now developed a new type of ransomware called PureLocker. In an article on ZDNet it notes: PureLocker ransomware appears to have links to some of the most prolific and active cybercriminal operations. It is considered an unconventional form of ransomware and…
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How Will Cybersecurity Impact Your Small Business?

If you believe you or your business could never be impacted by a cybersecurity breach or ransomware attack, please think again. Any business, of any size, or individuals, can be the victim of a cyber-attack or to a hacker hijacking your accounts or your website or blog. Here are ways in which a business owner…
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Is Your Doorbell Opening You Up To Hackers?

Ring doorbells and other wifi remote-enabled doorbells are popping up in more and more homes. Yes, it is ideal that you can monitor the ringing of your doorbell when you’re not home. You can see if a package has been delivered and you can also keep a virtual eye on the package and warn off…
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Windows 7 Support Is Going Away: Are You Prepared?

Microsoft is pulling the plug on support for it Windows 7 operating systems. This is not new news. Microsoft has been upfront about the upcoming changes and it has been urging users to upgrade and update their systems. There are still those holdouts, and we aren’t sure what they are waiting for because it doesn’t…
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Don’t Turn Your Computer On After A Ransomware Attack

Your computer or your server has been taken over by ransomware and you’ve decided to “pay the ransom” in order to regain control of your computer. After you’ve done that and you now have control over your computer and can see your site and your server again, you’re in the clear, right? Not so fast.…
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Protect Yourself When Shopping Online: 5 Tips

Will you be one of the millions of Americans who shops online this holiday season? If you said, “yes” you’re not alone. More than 90% of all Americans report to shopping online. With that plethora of people shopping online, cybercriminals have stolen more than $16 billion from more than 15 million online shopping Americans. That…
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How To Keep Your Smart Home Safe: Alexa & Google Tips

This is a cautionary tale about how to protect yourself, your home and your Internet passwords. Don’t let yourself become vulnerable and a statistic of a cyber attack. How to keep your smart home safe: Alexa & Google tips are common sense, but many of them may not be something you’ve given any thought to…
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Why You Need To Use Strong Passwords

Who was responsible for the Equifax data breach? While the buck usually stops with whoever is in charge, I place the onus on this particular circumstance on the IT Engineers, not executive management. Does someone need to tell you to do your job properly? Come on… “admin” was the password? There could be a plausible…
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