Tips to Spot a Phishing Scam

What is a phishing scam? Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target is contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate member of an institution in order to trick targets into providing sensitive data such as banking and credit card details or passwords. This fraudulently obtained information is then used to access the target’s …

6 Steps to Keep Safe Online

We all use the internet, and nothing is going to change that. But can we all use it safely? Avoiding sketchy websites used to be the key to protecting yourself online, and for the most part, it was rather easy to do. But now, avoiding malicious websites is only part of the gig. You can be infected with viruses, spyware, …

Avoiding Distractions at Work

Always getting off track at work? Try out these 4 tips to minimize workplace distractions.   1. Commit to improving your focus. The first step to improving your workplace focus and minimizing distractions is committing to the process – you won’t succeed at staying focused if you don’t really want to! Think about what it is that you’re struggling with, …

10 Small Business Tech Trends of 2021

By Andrew Martins, for Business Daily News Everything from advancements in AI to development of more 5G technology will help shape the future for small businesses. Read more about the 10 predicted small business tech trends of 2021 here.    

How to Use Two-Factor Authentication

Better than the best password: How to use 2FA to improve your security By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report | January 20, 2021 — 13:07 “Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication, a crucial security measure that requires an extra step when signing in to high-value services. In this post, I explain how to set up 2FA and which …

Device Security: Physical Theft

For those of us who work primarily off of laptops, tablets, or cell phones, having our devices stolen can be a very real fear. There are some steps that you can take to reduce the chances of theft, like never leaving your devices in your car or unattended in a public place. There are some other steps you can take …

The State of Software Today

What is the real cost of poorly maintained software systems? According to the Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ), roughly 2 trillion dollars a year!⁠ Learn more about the hidden costs of outdated software with this great article by The Register. Buggy code, fragile legacy systems, ill-conceived projects cost US businesses $2 trillion in 2020.    

The Ultimate IT Security Checklist January 2021

In the U.S., 3 out of 4 jobs require employees to work on a computer. Technology is vital to our economy and especially vital to the work that you do, which is why you are reading this resource guide. Computers are one of the most valuable tools in your business, and consequently, the most vulnerable to attack. Does that sound …

Cybersecurity Tips for the New Year

Small businesses can be attractive targets for hackers and other cybercriminals. Most small businesses hold the same important customer information that large businesses do, but have less network security and tech resources. Read this full article by the U.S. Small Business Association and learn how to protect your business here.