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  • Invasion of the IoT: Your Kid's Toys Can Spy On You
    The Internet of Things is intended to make life easier by getting all of our devices interacting and working as a team. Our devices even collect data to learn our preferences so they can better suit our needs. It's a wonderful, magical symbiotic interaction in a perfect world environment. But our world isn't perfect and there are plenty of people who wish to use this tangled web of con...
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  • Restaurant POS Terminal Business Continues to Boom Globally
    Restaurant Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems are no longer the simple registers of days old. The new systems integrate mobile devices, assist with inventory and staff management, and operate in the cloud. McDonald's is even introducing a POS with a customer facing interface allowing customers to input their own orders. With the new trend towards quick service dining, or fast casual, an outda...
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  • Move Over Ransomware, Wiperware Is Coming to Town
    We've talked a lot about ransomware this year. The WannaCry attack was certainly the most notable, recently. Ransomware is a nasty piece of code that takes your system hostage until you pay the hacker whatever they demand. Then, most people assume, you get the pass key and regain control. However, it's often advised to not pay the ransom because there's little guarantee that the data w...
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  • 5 Principles of Protection for Your SMB
    Small to Mid-Sized Businesses (SMBs) are natural targets for the criminally minded. SMBs have limited resources and are more likely to have gaps in their security because there just aren't enough funds to spread around. The flip side of that issue, though, is that these smaller operations often represent the entirety of the owner's assets, which makes loss and theft potentially catastr...
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  • Digital Forensics Finds Criminal Evidence in Auto-Correct
    We live in a world where almost everything we do leaves a digital footprint. We use our phones to help us find where we're going, pick a restaurant for dinner, find a doctor, read the news, shop online, and a million other things. Then we tell our friends about those things via text, email, and social media. As we type in all these queries and messages, our phones learn what words we p...
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  • Ransomware Attacks on Hospitals becoming an Epidemic
    Ransomware is not a new thing. The first newsworthy attack occured almost 30 years ago, shockingly. So why is it making headlines now? The greatest strength of hackers is their ability to evolve. Every time we figure out how to prevent a data breach, they come up with a new twist on an old scam. In the last year and a half, they've taken ransomware to a new level by taking medical data...
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  • Hubs and Switches and Routers - Oh My!
    The world of office IT can be a scary and intimidating one if you don't understand the terminology. There is no shortage of complex machinery involved in the simple act of connecting people to the internet and to each other. But don't be overwhelmed! Here's a simple explanation of what each is and what functions they perform.
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  • The Single Most Effective Deterrent to Ransomware
    Are you tired of hearing the warning bells about ransomware yet? It's in the headlines everyday, it seems. But, this isn't just some internet hoax or overinflated issue gabbed about for the sake of news. It's a legitimate and growing problem that is proliferating, despite the fact that internet and email users should know better by now. While savvy users can generally spot a malicious ...
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  • FBI Urges Businesses to Be Vigilant Against Cyber Threats
    Ransomware and cybersecurity are big news right now, and not without cause. There have been several major breaches in the last few months that have set everyone on edge, and there's zero likelihood we've seen the worst of it. In response, major agencies are publishing articles to help educate businesses and citizens on what to look for and what to do in response to an attack. The FBI r...
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  • How to Choose an Online Backup and Recovery Solution
    Your company's data is your most valuable asset, and it is in constant peril. Whether the threat comes from malware or a negliglent employee, the resulting impact of data loss is the same: lost information, lost time, lost money, and lost customers. There are many ways to protect your data, but the most effective one is regular data backup. No matter what disaster occurs, natural or ma...
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  • Is Your Open Office Setup Hurting Your Productivity?
    As the 90's ended and the internet (and tech startups) exploded, the limitations of the cubicle-filled office were decidedly outdated. The walls came down and the age of "open space" work environments was born. No more walls to separate us, no more doors to keep us out, now simply a community of employees working together, sharing ideas, sharing space, sharing... everything. But, did w...
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  • The 3 Most Common Plotter Problems
    Plotters are complex pieces of machinery used for complicated jobs. The more complex a machine is, the more likely that issues will arise. While there are many models of plotters available, most wide-format printers run into the same main issues. Most require an expert to address, but some you may be able to take on in-house.  Here are three of the most common plotter problems, fr...
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  • Thermal Printer Maintenance Tips You Can Use
    Thermal /TTR Printers are leading the growth of print in areas such as manufacturing, distribution, and retail sectors, mainly for labels, barcodes, and tags of all types. The healthcare industry, an industry that will only continue to grow as populations increase and people are living longer, have also found that thermal printers are a great way to keep patient records organized an...
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  • Helpful Tips for Setting Up a Small Office Network
    Whether you're starting a new business, or your current one is in a growth period, a well-constructed office network is going to be a boon to your productivity. Your computer network needs to be built with your particular requirements in mind. There isn't a great one-size-fits-all solution. Best practices for SMB network setup say you need to start with a thorough plan. Here are some i...
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  • Affordable & Effective Data Backup Options for SMBs
    In business, your data is just as valuable as your income. In small to medium-sized businesses, this is just as true for you as big business, if not more so. Customers are trusting you over larger operations that have more resources. But, just because you don't have a huge budget, doesn't mean you need to sacrifice the security of your data. There are a wide range of storage options wi...
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  • 5 Tips for Buying Your Next Laser Printer
    Buying office equipment is never fun or glamorous. But, it's an investment that needs careful consideration nonetheless. While electronic documents and email have greatly reduced the need for physical printers, they are still a necessary piece of hardware for most office environments. There are many options available in the laser printer category and you need to ensure that you find th...
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  • 3 Simple Reasons SMBs Need MSPs
    Small-to-Mid-Sized Businesses (SMBs) are like the little engine that could. While they may be outgunned in terms of financial resources compared to larger competitors, they keep chugging along and making it work. SMB owners are, more often than not, jacks of all trades. If they want something done in their operation, they do it. That's a mindset that's hard to shake because they're use...
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  • FTC Publishes New Resource to Help SMBs with Cybersecurity
    We're seeing increasing reports of data breaches on businesses of all size. Big businesses can afford to hire their own IT security professionals and dedicate resources to prevention, detection, and remediation. But, according to the National Small Business Association, more that half of SMBs are victims of cyber attacks. The Federal Trade Commission is seeing the impact that cybersecu...
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  • Outdated Windows Platforms at Risk for "WeCry" Ransomware
    Last Friday, yet another large scale cyber attack made headlines. Known as "WeCry", "WannaCrypt", "WeCrypt0r", or "WannaCrypt0r", this latest attack was aimed primarily at enterprises, not the general public (like the Google Docs phishing attack a few weeks ago). How did the attack occur so quickly and what can be done to prevent it from reaching you?  
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  • VPNs - Are They the Natural Next Step in Cybersecurity?
    Since the beginning of time, humans have sought out new ways to make their lives easier. Early man invented simple tools to help him survive. Modern man invented the internet. It is arguably one of the most useful tools ever created because it can be used for practically every aspect of our lives and we are increasingly able to use it whenever and wherever we want. But, while this limi...
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  • Death, Taxes, & Data Breaches? How to Manage Cybersecurity Risk.
    There used to be two certainties in life: death and taxes. We think it's time to update the saying and include cybersecurity breaches. While computers and the internet have undoubtedly improved our productivity, they have also made us more vulnerable to data theft. Here are some suggestions on how to best mitigate those risks. 
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  • Cybersecurity News: Google Doc Phishing Issue Follow Up
    Yesterday was a bad day for some Google users. News spread quickly about a phishing attack within the Google system. Estimates now say only 0.1% of users were affected. But, at a billion users, that still equates to a million people that had their data security violated. Phishing attacks are nothing new, why is this one such big news?
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  • May the Fourth Protect You - It's World Password Day
    The 4th of May has been celebrated by Star Wars geeks for several decades. When spoken, the date bears a strong resemblance to the saying, "May the Force be with you." This year, there's another holiday worth geeky celebration occuring on the same date - World Password Day. 
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  • What is Cyber Liability Insurance? Do I Need It?
    Cyber Liability Insurance is a service more and more insurers are offering, but is it just a waste of money? The word insurance makes people cringe. It presents the age old dilemma: Are you risk averse enough to pay for something you’re not sure you’ll ever actually need? Is it a scam? Or is it worth it?
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  • HIPAA Breach Leads to $400,000 Settlement
    In the 2017 Experian Data Breach Industry Forecast*, healthcare is highlighted as one of the top 5 data breach trends for 2017. “Healthcare organizations will be the most targeted sector with new, sophisticated attacks emerging.” They emphasize the need to act: “Healthcare organizations of all sizes and types need to ensure they have proper, up to date security measures in place, inclu...
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  • Earth Day 2017: Sustainability Tips for the Workplace
    In honor of Earth Day, we'd like to share some tips on how to ensure your workplace is operating in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. We've taken a few of our favorite tips from our blog posts and the web and compiled them here for you. 
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  • Top 5 Questions About EMV Chip Cards Answered
    EMV use in the US has finally taken over. We are behind many countries in adoption, but we're getting close to catching up. Almost every POS system now has a chip reader, although they aren't all functional yet. There has been a huge merchant and customer learning curve, but we're getting the hang of it. Lots of people don't know much about that little chip on their credit card. Here a...
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  • Fake Emails to Ignore to Protect Your Cybersecurity
    Hackers can be very clever, there's no doubt. They prey on uninformed email and internet users in the hopes of getting their malware into your network. Savvy users can spot the majority of spam emails and pop-ups pretty easily. But, sometimes we all get tricked. Here is a sample of the most recent email scams we've seen.

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