The world economy loses more than $1 trillion to cybercrime every year. That’s a lot of money, and it’s a figure that’s increased by more than 50% since 2018. In 2019, two-thirds of all organizations reported some type of incident relating to cybercrime. It’s easy to look at big figures like these … [Read more...] about Cybercrime: A Five-Step Plan to Prepare and Protect
Good maintenance and monitoring should have the effect of an anti-aging cream on your work device. Look after it well, and it will do the same for you. However, sometimes, it just makes good business sense to invest in new PCs or laptops rather than trying to get another year out of them. Knowing … [Read more...] about Seven Signs That You Need a New Computer
Everyone. Hates. Remembering. Passwords. Everyone. And, yet, it’s impossible to do our work without them, isn’t it? Because there’s so much cyber-crime about (it’s the fastest growing crime in the world right now). What a conundrum. You need a long, randomly generated password to stop … [Read more...] about Are Forgotten Passwords Driving You and Your Team Crazy with Frustration?
Did you know that by 2021, cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion a year? Cybercrime is a serious risk, which is why you need to make cybersecurity a priority. A password is often the first line of defense. But a password alone isn’t enough to protect your business’s sensitive data. Why? … [Read more...] about Why Cybersecurity Needs a Multi-Layered Approach
What’s the fastest-growing crime in the U.S.? I’ll give you a clue. It’s completely invisible and it can overwhelm you in seconds: cybercrime. Here are some statistics: There were 5.5 million cybercrimes committed last year: 52% of the breaches featured hacking; 28% involved malware; 32%-33% … [Read more...] about Guarding Against Cybercrime
Business owners are faced with challenges every day. As leaders of our community, we are continually reinventing the wheel to success. The coronavirus is a new challenge for our businesses, and we can utilize technology to overcome some disruptions. Technology has advanced enough to allow you to … [Read more...] about Offering Options, Solutions for Working from Home
Deciding on a new IT provider can be tough. IT providers are not your ordinary vendor, but rather a partner in the success of your business. The company that you are going to partner with will have the keys to the castle and should treat your business with the utmost respect. There is usually one … [Read more...] about Finding the Right IT Partner
You can tell a lot about a company by the way it spends its money. Historically, businesses do not consider increasing IT budgets. In fact, IT, more than any other area within an organization, has been forced to do far more with far less. But a shift in priorities and investment is emerging. With … [Read more...] about IT Budgeting for the New Year
Microsoft has publicly announced Jan. 14, 2020, as the end date for extended support, also known as End of Life (EOL), for the Windows 7 operating system. As of this date, Microsoft will no longer produce any patches or updates to address known or otherwise newly discovered issues for the Windows 7 … [Read more...] about Windows 7 End of Life: Do You Upgrade or Replace Your Computer?
Businesses large and small are under threat from increasingly aggressive and brutal ransomware attacks. Loss of access to critical files, followed by a demand for payment, can cause massive disruption to an organization’s productivity. Hacking is becoming easier while attackers are becoming more … [Read more...] about Ransomware is Risky Business