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  • How to Prevent Ransomware

    Boost IT | How to Prevent Ransomware

    Do you know the one I.T. question you should be asking? This question is directed at you. Whether you are an individual trying to secure your digital footprint or an employee /owner working for a business, do you know the one I.T. question you should be asking? We do, and we want you to know […]

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  • The Scenario of the Infected Computer

    The whole infected computer problem started when a coworker was sharing a computer to review a document and get other help. Before they realized what was going on, a pop-up window came up notifying them that you have an infected computer and suggested running a scan. The employees ran the scan but nothing happened. Everything […]

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  • Do You Know Where Your IT is Vulnerable?

    You might know a few people who avoid social media because they feel their personal identity will be compromised. You might also know a few people who are hesitant to use online banking for this same reason. Most of these people have no idea how many of their devices are connected to the internet and […]

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  • Identifying Gaps in Your Cyber Security

    Many businesses recognize that cyber security is a growing threat and they prioritize it. They update software regularly, maintain their infrastructure and implement security measures to help thwart malicious attacks. They set up password protection access to computers, software, and apps so only those authorized can get access. The have their employees regularly change passwords. […]

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  • Where’s My Data? The Future of Cybersecurity

    More businesses realize cybersecurity is a necessity. Cybercrimes are on the rise and small businesses are increasingly being targeted. Cybercriminals are becoming savvier and their attacks are becoming increasingly complex. The need to stay on the forefront of information technology and IT skills development increases. Just as important is the need to be prepared and […]

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  • Cyberattacks: Why Hackers Target Small Businesses

    When it comes to computer security, your business data must be secure. As a small business, you can’t afford cyberattacks. Yet, so much can happen. Employees can mistakenly open email spam or click on a malicious link while researching on the internet. Then there can be distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, like what happened […]

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  • The Ransomware Nightmare and Its Real Cost

    Every day people go on the internet and are at risk from cyberattacks. Some of these attacks use highly sophisticated technology that can create a ransomware nightmare. Ransomware attacks by locking you out of your system and demanding a ransom to unlock it. The Ransomware Attack In Atlanta, there was a healthcare provider doing business […]

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  • How to Avoid Phishing Scams

    From emails to popup ads to websites, phishing scams are sophisticated and come in many different forms. They are bombarding everyone from everywhere – on desktops, smartphones, tablets, and other devices. They are one of the most common security challenges that businesses face in keeping their information secure. Cybercriminals are devious in using phishing scams […]

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  • Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business

    Back in January 2015, we wrote a four-part article about cybersecurity tips for small business. The article looked at the four parts of a great security strategy: anti-malware, firewall solutions, anti-virus and patches and updates. This information is still very relevant so we want to review the importance of cybersecurity and provide some basic tips. […]

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  • No, IT Support and Security are Not the Same

    Most small to medium sized businesses intuitively know the difference between IT support and security. That doesn’t mean you address IT support and security separately when it comes to protecting your data and maintaining your infrastructure. Having both the necessary support to maintain your systems combined with adequate security to protect data is essential. Support […]

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  • Why Companies Are Doing Business in the Cloud

    With professionals on the go, in the office and telecommuting, more companies are doing business in the Cloud. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the technical landscape is continuously changing. Businesses are realizing the impact of the Cloud with greater competitiveness and productivity. They can operate more efficiently, more safely and cut costs that […]

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  • Why You Should Switch to Windows 10

    Have you held off on upgrading to Windows 10? You might have heard about the tradeoffs and shortcomings. You may have heard many complaints. Since its launch in 2015, many of the glitches are fixed. There are real benefits to upgrading. 5 Reasons to Switch to Windows 10 Updated Software Many individual users are disappointed […]

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  • Should You Regularly Change Your Password

    Changing your password might not be providing as much security as experts thought. Hackers are regularly trying to access your company’s data to get financial information and for identity theft. Requiring your employees to have strong passwords makes it difficult for hackers to get at your accounts. But how often you require them to change […]

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  • Tips for Practicing Safe Browsing on the Internet

    A security breach is a nightmare for any company. Attackers are always trying to take advantage of every opportunity to get financial and identity information. Therefore, protection requires continuous due diligence on the company’s part. But the company is not the only one with responsibilities. There are responsibilities that your employees should have also. The […]

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  • Debunking the Myths About Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing has been gaining in popularity and has definite value. You may have heard a lot of hype about the magical ease of using cloud services. Or you might have heard the concerns about security and privacy. After all, something that good can’t be for real, right? From a consumer perspective there is much […]

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  • HIPAA Compliance Checklist

    HIPAA Compliance Checklist HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance is designed to protect patient privacy and set standards for how medical records can be shared and how they must be safeguarded. HIPAA compliance isn’t just for those directly within the healthcare industry, however. Nearly anyone dealing with electronic Protected Health Information (PHI) including doctors, […]

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  • ALERT! Badlock Bug in Windows

    Badlock Bug On April 12th, 2016, a crucial security bug in Windows and Samba will be disclosed. We call it: the Badlock bug. Engineers at Microsoft and the Samba Team are working together to get this problem fixed. Patches will be released on April 12th. Admins and all of you responsible for Windows or Samba server infrastructure: Mark the date. (Again: […]

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  • The Best Anti-Virus Solution

    Cloud-Based Anti-Virus Benefits So which type of anti-virus software is best for your network? Not surprisingly, there’s no shortage of available solutions in today’s market – and there are some tried and trusted tools out there that have worked well for years. But as is the case with many software solutions, it’s important to look […]

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  • Malware Detection, Protection & Removal

    Malware

    Part 2: Malware Detection, Protection & Removal with Antivirus & Security Software With your users adopting this safer, preventative behavior, the chances of being attacked by malware are slimmer, but not impossible. To minimize the volume of threats that reach your clients’ network, strengthen your remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution with a solid firewall, anti-malware and […]

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  • Protect Yourself and Clients From Malware

    Virus Malware Alert

    Malware Alert!!! “Attention! We’ve detected malicious activity on your computer. Download antivirus now.” Spyware, Keyloggers, Scareware (described in example above), Ransomware and more. It seems like malware, or malicious software, lurks around every corner of the Internet, be it in a threatening email attachment or false online advertisement. There are now newer, subtler ways for […]

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