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Face It, You Probably Don’t Know Much About Cybersecurity, Part 1

Face It, You Probably Don’t Know Much About Cybersecurity, Part 1

Admit it, you don’t know all that much about cybersecurity. In this blog, we spend a lot of time discussing security issues. After all, today there are more threats than ever and many different types of problems that IT administrators, business decision-makers, and even individual employees have to deal with. Over the next two weeks, we have decided to discuss the reality of cybersecurity and what you need to know to get out in front of it. 

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Five of the Worst Security Breaches of 2022

Five of the Worst Security Breaches of 2022

We make a consistent point to urge our readers to take their organizational cybersecurity seriously. This is because there are threats out there that are targeting your business, no matter how small it is. This week, we take a break from the itemized list of security tips to present 2022’s most devastating cyberattacks to give you an idea what hackers today can do.

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Tip of the Week: How to Password Protect a Zip File

Tip of the Week: How to Password Protect a Zip File

Have you ever thought about password protecting a zipped folder so that only authorized individuals and users can access it? While Windows might not have built-in functionality for this type of protection, a free app called 7-Zip gives you the power to do so. Let’s go over how you can use 7-Zip to password protect a ZIP file on your Windows PC.

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Nicer Coworkers Do Better in the Workplace, So Give Them the Tools to Be Nice

Nicer Coworkers Do Better in the Workplace, So Give Them the Tools to Be Nice

“Nice guys finish last.” It’s not a new idea—in fact, it’s paraphrased from a quote teasing the 1946 New York Giants for their last-place finish in their league. In business, it’s become a cliche all its own…but does the cliche actually have anything supporting it?

As it turns out, it doesn’t.

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File Management Getting a Digital Makeover

File Management Getting a Digital Makeover

The modern company has either completely digitized their business or has at least thought about it. This complete sea change has created a lot of beneficial situations for these organizations, but one element that often gets overlooked is the process of document digitization. In today’s blog we thought we’d go through the document digitization process and why it is so potentially beneficial for businesses. 

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Hybrid Work is Here to Stay, But Only If Businesses Keep Security in Mind

Hybrid Work is Here to Stay, But Only If Businesses Keep Security in Mind

The COVID pandemic forced businesses all over the world to adopt remote work practices, whether they were ready for them or not, and it wound up establishing full-fledged remote and hybrid positions which may never have existed otherwise. However, with these new developments come new threats, and you need to be ready to handle them as they crop up.

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Patience Can Equal Productivity, Part 2

Patience Can Equal Productivity, Part 2

Last week, we wrote about how patience plays a big role in people’s ability to be productive and efficient. This week we want to explore a few ways to help the people in your organization to become more patient. We all know people in our lives that seem like they could definitely take a chill pill. If that is you, using these four suggestions can help you be more patient in situations that demand it. 

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Sometimes Business Makes You Leave Your Comfort Zone

Sometimes Business Makes You Leave Your Comfort Zone

Entrepreneurship is extremely frightening to a lot of people, and that’s probably why a lot of people make the choice to work for others. If you think about it, a lot can go wrong; a lot more than can go right. Today, we thought we’d highlight how business owners are able to get through all of the problems to forge ahead and create successful companies.

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What is the Difference Between a Security Breach and a Data Breach?

What is the Difference Between a Security Breach and a Data Breach?

In our blog, we talk about security and data breaches all the time. We tell you how you can take efforts to avoid them and how to prepare your organization for the inevitability of being exposed to them. With all that security talk, we should briefly describe the difference between a security breach and a data breach, because they are two different things that get lumped together quite a bit.

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Patience Can Equal Productivity

Patience Can Equal Productivity

People can be very productive. They can also be pretty terrible at being productive. The staff that can find consistency in their productivity typically results in a pretty successful business. Obviously, people have all types of suggestions on how to improve staff productivity, individual productivity, and a lot of it is just hitting on the same stuff. There is one variable, however, that is found in a lot of productive people: Patience. 

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What Twitter’s API Breaches Mean for Cybersecurity Trends

What Twitter’s API Breaches Mean for Cybersecurity Trends

Back in December of 2021, an API vulnerability impacting Twitter was disclosed. Just a few months later, in July, data from more than 5.4 million users—obtained through this vulnerability—was put up for sale, and more recently, another hacker shared the data online. Let’s take the opportunity to examine the concept of an API attack, and what can and should be done to stop them.

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Cloud Computing May Be the Answer to Your Technology Problems

Cloud Computing May Be the Answer to Your Technology Problems

Cloud-hosted computing has been around for quite some time, but it has never been as accessible as it is today.  It is now a commonly used resource for almost any type of business. In fact, the growth of cloud-based computing suggests that we are staring at a cloud-hosted future. Today, we wanted to discuss the cloud and how it has become the go-to solution for growing businesses. 

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Tip of the Week: Freeze Microsoft Excel Panes

Tip of the Week: Freeze Microsoft Excel Panes

In the right hands, Microsoft Excel can be an incredibly potent data management tool. Unfortunately, scrolling down will leave your headers out of sight unless you take steps to freeze them in place. Let’s discuss how you can do this and be more productive with this tool.

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3 Ways Your Business is Wasting Money on Technology

3 Ways Your Business is Wasting Money on Technology

Wasting money is a major problem regardless of the kind of business you run. Technology can do a lot to stretch your dollars, but it can also be the cause of waste. This week, we thought we’d identify three ways that your business could be wasting significant money on your IT. 

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Small Businesses Should Explore These 3 IT Trends This Year

Small Businesses Should Explore These 3 IT Trends This Year

Technology has been a critical element to building a business since, well, there’s been business…and 2023 won’t be any different. With operational problems urging businesses to seek out the technology to resolve them, continued adoption of technology is imminent. Let’s consider three ways that technology should be used in the coming months.

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Tip of the Week: What to Do to Avoid Malware

Tip of the Week: What to Do to Avoid Malware

We discuss security a lot. It’s really an important issue for businesses and individuals alike. We typically discuss the actions you can take to ensure you are doing all you can to protect your organization’s network and infrastructure from harm. Today, we are going to break down one of the most crucial parts of any cybersecurity setup: the antivirus. 

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Review Your Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Strategy for 2023

Review Your Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Strategy for 2023

When a disaster strikes your business and your important data is compromised, can your business recover? Can it recover quick enough for it to not be irreparably damaged? Could you even conduct business without the lost data? How much downtime can your business even take? 

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Tip of the Week: Easily Share a Website from Your Smartphone to Your PC

Tip of the Week: Easily Share a Website from Your Smartphone to Your PC

Sometimes you might be browsing the Internet on your phone and come across an interesting tip or page that you want to share with your other device to access later. On Android, you can easily send the webpage to your PC when using the Chrome browser. 

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The Vatican Proves that No One is Immune to Cyberattacks

The Vatican Proves that No One is Immune to Cyberattacks

While it may not be the first target one might think of when it comes to cyberattacks, a recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on the Vatican’s official website only proves that cyberattacks can potentially influence any organization. Let’s consider the situation, as well as what lessons we can all take away from it.

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What Exactly is a Zero-Day Exploit?

What Exactly is a Zero-Day Exploit?

There are countless known threats out there that create security headaches for network administrators, but it’s not the known flaws that are the most dangerous; it’s the unknown ones that have even more potential to derail operations, expose sensitive data in security breaches, and end businesses entirely. These zero-day flaws or exploits are extremely important to keep informed about.

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