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Your Computer's Infected... What Do You Do Next?

Your Computer's Infected... What Do You Do Next?

It’s one of the most commonly-known computer issues: infection. There are plenty of threats out there that could potentially take hold of your PC. The question is, do you know how to proceed if one does? This blog will go into just that.

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Tip of the Week: Lock Your Computer By Simply Walking Away With Dynamic Lock

Tip of the Week: Lock Your Computer By Simply Walking Away With Dynamic Lock

Security best practices demand that a workstation should never be left unlocked. However, it can be really tempting to leave it unlocked if you only plan on stepping away for a moment--but unfortunately, that moment can easily turn into many if you are distracted from your task. Fortunately, there is now a fix that relies on the one device most of us are never without: our phones.

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Tip of the Week: Using These Websites Can Help Preserve Your Privacy

Tip of the Week: Using These Websites Can Help Preserve Your Privacy

Everyone has a right to privacy. However, with the popularity of social networks, the Internet is a very hard place to remain a private individual. Digital communication is everywhere. Cybercrime has become a fairly regular event. This week’s tip of the week takes a glance at three websites that you can use to help enforce your right to privacy.

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Have You Lost Control Of Your Network?

Have You Lost Control Of Your Network?

There are some tasks that are essential to the health of your business’ network. For example, you need to make sure that you are engaging in regular network management activities. Do you know what this task entails?

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PC Users

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PC Users

Security is one of the most crucial pain points of all businesses, but sometimes it can be tricky to implement solutions if you’re not sure what you specifically need. Network security isn’t easy, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be hard. If you have difficulty reinforcing a security state of mind in your office, we have good news for you; by keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be able to keep your business more secure than it would be otherwise.

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Here’s How to Make the Internet Far Less Distracting for Your Team

Here’s How to Make the Internet Far Less Distracting for Your Team

The average office worker needs to access the Internet in order to do their job. What they don’t need to access is cat videos, memes, social media, online games, and malware-ridden websites. How can a business owner clamp down on Internet activity in their office? By equipping their network with a content filtering solution, of course.

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3 Ways to Prevent a Smartphone Thief From Also Stealing Your Data

3 Ways to Prevent a Smartphone Thief From Also Stealing Your Data

While it’s certainly a bummer to have your smartphone stolen, it’s even worse if the thief accesses your data. To help prevent this nightmare scenario, security professionals have developed some clever solutions.

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Eliminate Webcam Worry With a Piece of Tape

Eliminate Webcam Worry With a Piece of Tape

Even webcams are susceptible to infestation from RATs, though they may not be the same creatures that haunt subway tunnels or dank basements. Remote Access Tools can be troublesome and, in some cases, invasive. RATs can be used to remotely access a computer and perform any number of functions, including turning on a device’s webcam.

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Why the UTM is the Ultimate Security Solution for Businesses

Why the UTM is the Ultimate Security Solution for Businesses

Though network security is a necessity, it’s difficult to plan for every single possibility. Small and medium-sized businesses have trouble accounting for the many threats that lurk on the Internet, as security often requires a professional’s touch. As experts ourselves, we’ll discuss the many security solutions available to your organization, as well as what your best option is.

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A Look Back at 2016’s Biggest Cyber Security Stories

A Look Back at 2016’s Biggest Cyber Security Stories

2016 saw many notorious data breaches, along with developments in malware and other threats to security. It’s always helpful to reflect on these developments so that the knowledge can be used in the future to aid in developing new strategies for taking on the latest threats. How will your business learn from the mistakes of others in 2017?

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Is Your Company’s Data Encrypted? It Should Be

Is Your Company’s Data Encrypted? It Should Be

Data might be the most important aspect of your organization, but how well do you protect it throughout your network? Every organization has data like personally identifiable information and financial credentials stashed away somewhere on the network, so security isn’t something that you can ignore. One of the best ways you can safeguard your data is through the use of encryption.

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Hackers Use Social Media to Scam Employees Into Handing Over Company Data

Hackers Use Social Media to Scam Employees Into Handing Over Company Data

Social media is a great way for organizations to share information about their products and services, but while it’s great for those who want to reach a new audience, it’s also exposing you to another audience that you may not want to be familiar with: hackers. Believe it or not, there are hackers who are trying to take advantage of the personal information you share on your social media accounts.

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Google Throws Down the Gauntlet for Hackers to Breach Their New Phone

Google Throws Down the Gauntlet for Hackers to Breach Their New Phone

There are many ways to fund a project, but one of the more interesting ways to do so in today’s web-centric culture is through crowdfunding. It’s been so effective that even major companies like Google are using it to their advantage. Google’s latest project encourages users to hack into the Nexus line of mobile devices to collect potential vulnerabilities, with the promise of prizes for those who are successful.

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What Can We Learn From the Library of Congress’ Recent Hack Attack?

What Can We Learn From the Library of Congress’ Recent Hack Attack?

Believe it or not, there’s more news in Washington D.C. than matters concerning the upcoming election--namely the fact that the Library of Congress was struck by a DoS (Denial of Service) attack in July, supporting the members of government in their calls for an apparently much-needed update to the Library’s systems.

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Are You Aware of the Bloatware Security Risk?

Are You Aware of the Bloatware Security Risk?

Have you ever downloaded software off of the Internet, but to your dismay, it comes bundled with other free software? We’re talking about toolbars and other unwanted software that might install alongside your desired application. It should come as no surprise that bloatware can cause problems for your computer, but it also comes with the added pain of being a major security red flag.

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Ransomware: A Hated Malware With an Intriguing Past

Ransomware: A Hated Malware With an Intriguing Past

The short, yet devastating, history of ransomware is littered with what amounts to individual horror stories. As you may well know, ransomware, is a particularly devious and potentially devastating strain of malware that, when enacted, locks a computer’s files down so that the user can’t access them. In their stead, a message is relayed that instructs them to contact a third party to pay a ransom for access to the files. This is where the threat gets its name.

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Some Typical Characteristics of a Phishing Lure

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16 Ways Your Network Could Be Insecure and What to Do About Them

16 Ways Your Network Could Be Insecure and What to Do About Them

If you’re running a business that relies on your IT, you understand how important the security of your network truly is. However, you may not realize exactly how many ways a network can be vulnerable to threats. What follows is but a small sample of the different data security vulnerabilities your business may deal with, and how best to resolve them.

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What’s more important, Security or Privacy?

What’s more important, Security or Privacy?

One of the key components of modern civilization is the idea and practice of appropriating funds from constituents to be able to afford services that are put in place for the greater good of the community. Public water and sewer systems are created and maintained because people need water and access to bathroom facilities. Public transportation systems have been created and maintained because owning a car can be expensive for the average person and extremely difficult for the elderly and the handicapped. With information systems beginning to be more prevalent in public works, an age-old debate takes on a whole new importance.

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The Internet of Things Could Be A Security Problem

b2ap3_thumbnail_Smart-Office.jpgOccasionally there are innovations to relatively understandable systems that convolute even the most dedicated and conscientious mind. The Internet of Things is one of these concepts that immediately confuses people. Sure, the average consumer understands the act of outfitting devices with a connection to the Internet, but just how the whole construct works, or how it is managed, tend to be absolute abstractions. Here is what you need to know about the ever-growing Internet of Things and how it is inevitably going to affect the way you view, and manage, your organization’s technology.

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