Your Guide to the Modern Varieties of Cybercriminal


There is an entire litany of stereotypes that are commonly linked to the term “hacker”… too many for us to dig into here, especially since they do little but form a caricature of just one form that today’s cybercriminal can take. Let’s go into the different varieties that are covered nowadays under the blanket term of “hacker,” and the threat that each pose to businesses today. To give this list some semblance of sensible order, let’s go from the small fish up [...]

Your Guide to the Modern Varieties of Cybercriminal2021-04-19T12:47:03+00:00

Counting the Reasons for the 3-2-1 Data Backup Rule


I hope I don’t have to tell you how important your business’ data is to its continued survival, just as I hope I don’t need to explain why this makes this data a priority to protect, regardless of your business’ size. What I do want to explain is the concept of the 3-2-1 Rule and how it pertains to your data backup, and why we would recommend that one for your business’ purposes. What Makes a Data Backup Such an Important Asset? [...]

Counting the Reasons for the 3-2-1 Data Backup Rule2021-04-19T12:42:17+00:00

Tip of the Week: How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10


Okay, so first off: when it comes to taking a screenshot, today’s user has a lot of options baked into Windows. Of course, there’s the Print Screen key on most keyboards—but that only allows the user to literally take a screenshot of their entire display and edit it down in some other program. This simply isn’t a convenient enough option for today’s productivity-focused workflows. Instead, let’s go over how to use Windows’ integrated Snip & Sketch tool, which gives you greater functionality [...]

Tip of the Week: How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 102021-04-15T17:56:04+00:00

How’s Your Password Hygiene?


I’m not sure we need to tell you how important passwords are: they are the front-line defense to most of the accounts you create. What is often overlooked is the strategy of how to use a password to successfully protect accounts and data. Today, we will discuss best practices when creating and managing your passwords and how you are likely approaching your password strategy improperly. Creating Strong Passwords It’s true that passwords can be a pain to manage. Anyone who has been [...]

How’s Your Password Hygiene?2021-04-12T13:11:55+00:00

Dangerous Android App Masquerading as System Update


Let’s face it, most people are glued to their phones when they have downtime. Many don’t look up to cross the street. With this much dedication to their individual mobile devices you’d think that people would be more careful about what they download. Apparently, that Instagram feed is just too distracting to worry about individual data security.   Researchers from the mobile security firm Zimperium have discovered a malicious app that pretends to update your Android device, but is just spyware that [...]

Dangerous Android App Masquerading as System Update2021-04-12T13:08:02+00:00

Tip of the Week: How to Keep Your Team from Burning Out


Considering what the past year has been like, the idea that workplace burnout has been a hot topic isn’t all that surprising—even though less time has been spent in many offices than almost any other time to date. Regardless, burnout simply isn’t an office issue, meaning that remote workers are still susceptible to its ill effects. This isn’t something that you want to encourage, so let’s go over what constitutes burnout and how to identify and address it for the benefit and [...]

Tip of the Week: How to Keep Your Team from Burning Out2021-04-07T14:51:02+00:00

Why Phishing Attacks Such a Huge Risk for Your Business


As one of the biggest cybersecurity considerations the modern business has to make, how to combat phishing has to be at the top of any business’ cybersecurity strategy. Let’s take a look at phishing and why it’s such a big problem for today’s business. You’ve Probably Been Phished When trying to explain what phishing is to someone who has no idea about it, we typically start with the namesake. Phishing is the same as fishing. A hacker will bait a hook and [...]

Why Phishing Attacks Such a Huge Risk for Your Business2021-04-05T14:07:28+00:00

2020 Was Rough for Healthcare Where IT Was Concerned


2020 was, obviously, a challenging year for healthcare providers. In addition to the obvious issue of the COVID-19 pandemic creating serious operational, financial, and supply chain difficulties, cybersecurity concerns didn’t go away during this time. Let’s consider some of the additional stresses that IT security needs can, will, and have placed on healthcare providers. The amount that healthcare practices invest in their cybersecurity services has been projected to exceed $65 billion in the span of time from 2017 to this year—but despite [...]

2020 Was Rough for Healthcare Where IT Was Concerned2021-04-05T14:05:38+00:00

IT Service Checklist for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses


Most business owners that rely on their IT have heard about managed It services. Many already subscribe to some form of outsourced IT service. It is one of the best ways to cut down your business’ operational costs while gaining value through the use of services that, if they were to be purchased intermittently, would cost a lot more. Today, we thought we’d list some of the most important variables you should consider if you are looking to choose a managed IT [...]

IT Service Checklist for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses2021-04-01T12:45:14+00:00

Android Apps Suddenly Crashing? You May Have Had a Bad Update


Google’s Android operating system has about a 71.9 percent global market share, making it the most used smartphone operating system in the world. It’s well-trusted, and although the experience differs since phone manufacturers customize Android to fit their device, generally the operating system is pretty stable. This wasn’t the case for a massive number of users around March 22nd, 2021.   Around the 22nd of March, many Android users started to notice their apps crashing.   Not a particular app either. Instead, [...]

Android Apps Suddenly Crashing? You May Have Had a Bad Update2021-03-29T14:27:22+00:00
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