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Why hackers target small businesses

One of the assumptions of small-to-medium business owners is that they fly under the radar of most hackers. It's easy to assume that hackers are looking for the biggest payout by targeting the biggest companies. There are several reasons this is simply not the case:

Corporations are getting their acts together
Spending on business security has more than doubled in the last decade.

Updating vs. upgrading

This complex issue often boils down to risk vs. cost

If you're suffering from a recurring computer issue, you've probably wondered whether to update or upgrade. As with any business decision, cost is a major factor. And as with most business decisions, there is more than one cost to consider.

Phishing lures

What is phishing?
Phishing is a social engineering strategy that imitates a reputable source requesting sensitive information. And these requests are not always direct. One phishing attack we see fairly often is the Office 365 password reset request. The reset email tells the user that their password has expired, and directs the user to what looks like the Microsoft 365 login page.

Happy birthday, goodbye to Windows 7

Windows 7 is turning ten years old later this month. At the same time, it has just over one hundred days until it will be no longer be eligible for technical assistance or software updates from Microsoft. As Microsoft committed to supporting Windows 7 for ten years from its initial release, this was not surprising.

Security does not have a finish line

It's hard to talk about information security without sounding alarmist. The cost and frequency of breaches is on the rise, and a breach is almost as likely to originate from a system glitch or human error as it is from something more sinister.

Security does not have a finish line.

5 IT investment mistakes to avoid

Business owners aren’t perfect. They’re human and sometimes make costly mistakes. If you want to succeed as a business owner, learn from others and try to avoid making bad moves. Be wary of the things you purchase and think twice before parting with your hard-earned money. Here are five mistakes to avoid when investing in […]

Represent your business properly on social media

Social media accounts for businesses are invaluable tools enterprises use to reach out to their client bases to fully understand their needs and wants. Make sure your social media manager understands the proper way to interact with people online, especially those with bad things to say about the company. Online reputation management mistakes As long […]

A complete guide to juice jacking

Smartphones have become such a vital component of the modern lifestyle to the point that we are always glued to them. And as our time with our gadgets increases, the need to recharge them while we’re on the go also increases. When you’re nowhere near your charger and your juice runs out, that public charging […]

Back up your data with these solutions

Today’s businesses rely heavily on data to run their day-to-day operations. They use it for everything from building client relationships to developing marketing strategies and so much more. But without data backups, businesses stand to suffer from major losses and even end up closing up for good should any natural or human-made disaster occur. With […]