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Protect Your Tech! Start Your Hurricane Preparation Now

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Many businesses were impacted by the hurricanes of recent years, from Harvey and Irma in 2017 to Florence and Michael in 2018. Those that ultimately recovered had one thing in common—they were prepared ahead of time. While we can’t prevent or anticipate all disasters or threats to our businesses, hurricane preparation plays a huge role…

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4 Emails You Should NEVER Open

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No matter how “bomb-proof” we make your network, you and your employees can still invite a hacker in if you click on a link or open an attachment in an email sent by a cybercriminal. While some spam is obvious (can you say, “Viagra at a discount”?), others are very cleverly designed to sneak past…

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The 4 Hidden Dangers of Electricity on Your IT Network

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Is your computer plugged in? Do you use a power strip with a surge protector? If so, you are a heartbeat away from disaster and don’t even realize it. Believe it or not, the same electricity you depend on to run your computer and network is also one of the biggest threats to your equipment,…

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Think Your Business is Too Small to be Hacked? Think Again.

Despite high-profile digital security breaches showing up in the news nearly every week, most people assume they’re safe from attack. The thinking goes that while Fortune 500 corporations like J.P. Morgan, Sony, Tesco Bank and Target have lost millions of dollars in data breaches in recent years, my business is far too small to justify…

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Tax Season = Phishing Season

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As you prepare your 2017 tax return, you’ll likely use email to send personal information to your accountants or other financial professionals. But as you sort through your inbox, can you tell the difference between a legitimate email and a scam? With tax season right around the corner, we generally see an increase in reports…

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4 Things You Must Do To Protect Your Organization From Identity Theft

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While it’s impossible to plan for every potential scenario, a little proactive planning and proper network precautions will help you avoid or greatly reduce the impact of the vast majority of cyber identity theft you could experience. Make Sure Your Backups Are Encrypted It just amazes me how many organizations don’t have the security of…

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You’re Ready for Irma… But What About Your IT Network?

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You’re ready for Hurricane Irma… but how about your business technology? It’s not too late to protect your computers and data from the impending storm. Here are some quick steps you should take NOW to minimize possible downtime due to storm damage. Check your data backup system to make sure it’s working. Do a test…

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10 Biggest Myths of HIPAA Risk Assessments

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We’ve heard the stories about electronic protected health information (ePHI) being misused or released to the public. But did you know that mere lack of protection itself can put you in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? In 2013, Idaho State University agreed to pay $400,000 to the U.S. Department of…

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