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Will Your Company Data Backups Protect You If You Suffer A Ransomware Attack?

Backups of your company’s data will protect it from a ransomware attack, right? Maybe not. Recently the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) updated its regulations on what companies need to do after they suffer a ransomware attack. The guidelines were updated following incidents of ransomware attacks in which the company backups and encrypted data…
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How To Stop Google From Tracking Your Movements

“Would you like to rate your experience at (fill in the blank)?” If you have a smartphone that pops up this message when you are grocery shopping, eating at a restaurant or going to the theater, this means that Google is tracking your movements. For many of us, how to stop Google from tracking your…
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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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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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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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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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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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