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Cloud Computing: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Cloud computing has great advantages, but its vulnerabilities can affect even the biggest tech names. When a network of internet of things (IoT) gadgets like routers, DVR machines and closed-circuit TVs can take down hardened, well-provisioned internet giants like Twitter, Spotify and Amazon—as happened October 2016—you’ve got to think twice before moving your data to…

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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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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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4 Must-Have, Low-Risk Cloud Solutions

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Let’s face it—your business has more competition than ever. And they’ll eat you alive if you fall behind in today’s technology arms race. Maybe your network needs greater security. Or you haven’t yet taken advantage of new cloud-based apps that help your team get more done in less time. Today, the action is in the…

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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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Ransomware: Education is Your Best Defense

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You sit down at your desk, log on to your computer… and are greeted with a brazen message: YOUR COMPUTER AND FILES ARE ENCRYPTED. YOU HAVE 96 HOURS TO SUBMIT PAYMENT OR YOUR FILES WILL BE DESTROYED. You’ve been working on a project for two days. But when you frantically search for your files, they’re…

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BrickerBot: Putting Security and Convenience at Risk

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Technology makes it easier than ever to monitor your business when you’re not around. You can view live video feeds from surveillance cameras, set your building’s internal temperature, even turn off the lights when the closing crew forgets. It also makes your business more vulnerable to a web-based attack. And the newest threat targeting that…

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