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  • Secrets of Staying Focused and Increasing Productivity

    Have you ever sat down to accomplish something at work, but found you couldn’t stop checking social media, the news, the weather, your email, your texts, and everything else on the world wide web? You’re not alone. In the age of social media, cell phones, and laptops, there is no…
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  • How To Recognize Credit Card Skimmers

    In the modern age of technology, the risk of theft goes beyond thieves physically stealing your money. One source of theft that is very prevalent today is credit card skimming. Credit card skimmers insert a device into payment terminals in places like gas pumps and ATMs. When you swipe or…
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  • Working Remotely During COVID-19

    As the deadly strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to ravage our nation, many businesses are concerned about keeping their employees safe and productive. During these difficult times, we are here to help. We are completely equipped to take care of what you need and offer support both on-site…
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  • 3 Ways Technology Will Help Pull Us Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Recently, COVID-19 has ravaged the United States, closing restaurants and bars, cancelling events and forcing people to practice social distancing. Many businesses are struggling as they are being forced to adapt to this ever-changing challenge. With technology on our side, we can maintain productivity and ensure that life can continue…
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  • Are You Prepared To Go Remote?

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  • 5 Tips for Successfully Working from Home

    A recent outbreak of a new and deadly strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19 has grown at an exponential rate, forcing event cancellations and school closures across the country. In an effort to slow the spread of the disease, many employees are transitioning to working from home when possible. As…
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  • 7 Things You Need Before Sending Your Workforce Remote

    7 Things You Need Before Sending Your Workforce Remote Due to a recent outbreak of a new and deadly coronavirus known as COVID-19, many companies are being forced to consider work from home options to practice social-distancing while keeping their workforce healthy. However, it’s not just as easy as sending…
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  • Fixing Your Weakest Link: Your Employees

    Fixing Your Weakest Link: Your Employees You can have every piece of security hardware in the books: firewall, backup disaster recovery device, and even anti-virus. However, your employees will still be the biggest vulnerability in your organization when it comes to phishing attacks. How do you mitigate as much risk as…
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  • How to Spot a Phishing Attack

    How to Spot A Phishing Attack Would you know if you were the subject of a phishing attack? Many people claim that they’d be able to tell right away if they received an email from an illegitimate source. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be 1.5 million new phishing websites…
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  • Phishing 101

    Phishing 101 While the number of people sending personal information to the crown prince of Nigeria in hopes of receiving wealth and riches seems to be dropping, phishing still remains a major issue. In fact, the number of phishing campaigns pursued by hackers around the world increased 65% last year.…
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  • Investigation Reveals Shocking New Evidence About Avast’s Data Collection Scheme

    Recently, a joint investigation by PCMag and Motherboard revealed something deeply concerning about Avast, a free antivirus used by hundreds of millions of people. A report released on Monday revealed that the company has been selling sensitive browsing data to several large corporations. The report cites company documents, leaked user…
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  • Breaches – Are you on a Hackers Watchlist?

    Since 2010, billions of people have had their data stolen from one or more business sectors. The field of technology is constantly expanding, and with new technology comes new ways of breaching seemingly secure data. As technology advances, people tend to forget about outdated technology and grow less concerned about…
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  • Heritage Company Fires 300 Employees Following Ransomware Attack

    This is not the news anyone wants to hear. Just before Christmas, the CEO of The Heritage Company had to tell his 300 employees some really bad news - they were fired. Why? They had been hit by ransomware and they didn't know when / if they would be operational…
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  • Mischievous Malware – Part 2 – Malvertising

    We are continuing our discussion from yesterday about mischievous malware. Now that you are a bit familiar with the mischievous malware that could corrupt your devices, it’s time to delve into a lesser known malware scam. Malvertising. This has been gaining headway on Google, so much so, they created an…
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  • Mischievous Malware – Part 1

    Unfortunately, malware is not a foreign term, in fact it’s pretty well known to anyone that uses a computer. There are several types of mischievous malware, as well as mediums in which you may receive it. So, before you click on that link for the free cruise you won, think…
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  • Social Engineering – Part 2 – Internal Threats

    Yesterday, we started looking at Social Engineering. Today, we will look at some internal threats and more... Internal Threats Originally, social engineering took place in a physical setting. A hacker would do some preliminary research on a company structure or focus on behaviors in order to get that initial access…
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  • Social Engineering – Part 1 – Fancy Job Title for Hacker

    What on earth is Social Engineering? Most people are aware of terms like phishing and malware, but do you know those are a part of a larger scheme called social engineering? This is not a new kind of fraud, in fact it’s been used for many years to manipulate a…
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  • What is ransomware, and how can you protect your business against it?

    Imagine this. It’s 6am on Monday morning and you walk into your office, ready for another week of work. You sit down at your computer to check your email, but you suddenly realize that something is wrong. You can’t access anything, and your computer appears to have been locked down…
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  • Georgia County Forced to Pay Hackers $400,000 To End Ransomware Attack

    A Georgia county was forced to pay $400,000 to cyber criminals last week to get their systems back online after a devastating cyber attack. From 11Alive: A ransomware attack that impacted Jackson County emergency services and crippled the government’s computer systems cost the rural community $400,000, the county manager confirmed Saturday. County…
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  • What Type of Backup Does Your Business Need?

    Hi everyone! In our last blog post, we looked at 6 reasons your hard drives could fail, and talked about some of the signs of hard drive failure. Given that you now know how often hard drives fail, how can you prepare ahead of time to protect your business? Today,…
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  • 6 Reasons Your Computer’s Hard Drive Could Fail

    Did you know that millions of hard drives fail every year? There are various reasons for this, but thousands of people and businesses lose valuable data like bank records, Quickbooks Files, order info, or even customer data due to hard drive failures. Over the next few weeks, we'll be looking…
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  • Are your computers ready for hurricanes?

    Are you prepared for hurricanes? Most of us prepare by stocking up on food, flashlight batteries, and making sure a generator is accessible. But there are important steps you need to take to prepare your computers and IT systems for major storms like hurricanes. As Hurricane Florence makes its way…
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  • What’s New in Windows 10 – Version 1803

    Windows 10 Version 1803 is here! Although most of the usual hype and news about Windows upgrades is centered around the main releases, like Windows 7, 8, and 10, Microsoft also releases smaller version updates on a regular basis. Going forward, we will be providing summaries of these updates so…
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  • US Government Warns That Outdated Routers Can Be Hacked By Russian Spies

    Russian hackers using home internet routers to steal information and commit cyber-espionage. Sounds like a plot from a movie, but it's real life. The US and UK security agencies issued a joint statement yesterday alerting citizens that Russian spies have been using outdated routers in homes and businesses to spy…
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