Tip of the Week: The Basics of Data Backup

Tip of the Week: The Basics of Data Backup

Data backup and disaster recovery are two of the linchpins of any business that relies on data and IT solutions storing information. Your business needs to have a plan for when operations are interrupted due to an unforeseeable data loss event. There are a few ways that you can keep your data backups as safe and efficient as possible.

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One Click is All it Takes

One click is all it takes.

Once upon a time, a long time ago (say 2013) sorting the spam from the legitimate email wasn’t a hard task. When you got something like the example below, it was a simple analysis. ‘Please send me all your identifying information and we will send you money’.  Or more likely empty your bank account if you were foolish enough to do what they asked.

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As I have been teaching security awareness classes I have been updating clues about determining if you have received spam or not. The list used to include: Look for bad grammar or obvious spelling mistakes. Were you expecting this email? Is the attachment type one you normally get?

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How Fake News Can Influence Business

How Fake News Can Influence Business

Information is one of the most valuable assets available to businesses, but to be fair, there’s an awful lot of falsified information found on the Internet. Due to the increased focus on data acquisition and dissemination, false information is more harmful and easy to manipulate than ever before. The thing about this is that “fake news” is actually reliant on technology to work.

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A DDoS Attack Hits Your Productivity and Profits

A DDoS Attack Hits Your Productivity and Profits

How quickly could your business recover if it were suddenly hit by a Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attack? Are you protected against the effects they could have on your operations? If asked these questions, most businesses should want to say yes, but in reality, over half lack the means to defend against DDoS.

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Without These Tools, Your Network Isn’t Secure

Without These Tools, Your Network Isn’t Secure

Your business might have a limited budget, but this shouldn’t hold you back from implementing the best and strongest security solutions. However, security isa complicated process for any business. This is problematic, especially since common threats and vulnerabilities show up frequently in the business environment. We’ll walk you through some security basics so that you can optimize your organization's protection.

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