Business Productivity Tools: Google G Suite or Microsoft 365?

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If you’ve ever done any research into business productivity tools, then you’ve definitely come across Microsoft 365 and Google G Suite. You may be using one right now. Perhaps you’re like most, and have used both, but still have no idea what they do, or why they even matter to a business. If that’s the […]

How do I Protect My Data on Google Drive?

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Imagine that your internal bookkeeper manages invoices via Google Sheets since they’re free and easy to share. After a year, he or she decides to leave the company and you remove their G Suite account. You sign in the next month and notice that all of your invoices from last year are gone! Unfortunately, Google […]

How to Prevent Malicious Bots and Worms from Network Scanning

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Network scanning is the use of computers or other devices to gather information in order to compromise your network. Your business’ network is likely being scanned by internet worms and bots over 100 times a day. These bots and worms scan your network to help hackers find vulnerabilities and gain access to some of your […]

Network Vulnerabilities: Stay Ahead of Hackers

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Majority of the time, the resolution of a mystery story is to “think like the bad guys.” In true Sherlock Holmes style, applying attention to detail while putting yourself in the shoes of the hacker helps prevent bad things from happening. Coincidentally, this strategy is particularly applicable to apply to your business’ network security. To stay […]

Remote Access VPN: How To Protect Your Data With a Remote VPN

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Do you know who’s watching or tracking your every move when you’re on public Wi-Fi? More than likely, there are bad actors (hackers) out there without you knowing. Think about how many times you connect to a public Wi-Fi at the library, school or even a coffee shop without protecting your computer and data. Be […]

What is a VPN and Why Should You Be Using It?

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What’s a VPN? A virtual private network, also known as a VPN, gives online users the ability to securely connect to the internet by utilizing a provider’s protected server system. Just as an armored car service wouldn’t drive away from the bank parking lot with the back door open, neither should you by transmitting sensitive […]

Protecting Your Router from Hackers: Need a Reboot?

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One of the most important devices in your home or business may be one that you never see or think about. In most cases, it’s the first line of defense in your network security. If it’s vulnerable, your whole network is at risk of being compromised. I’m referring to your routers and nation-state hackers are […]

Firewalls for Small Businesses: What you Need to Know

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Most small businesses are aware that viruses and malware threaten their business, but the response is limited to installing antivirus software. While this software recognizes and quarantines infections, it doesn’t prevent viruses and malware from reaching employee devices. A firewall is a much better first line of defense that proactively blocks attacks. In this article, we will […]

Guide to Securing Your Business’s Network from Attacks

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Imagine that a someone walks into your small business office, sits down at an unlocked computer and starts downloading files onto a USB thumb drive. You would probably immediately unplug the thumb drive and call the police! The reality is that criminals are showing up at thousands of small businesses every day to do the […]