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Here’s why your SMB needs a business continuity plan

A variety of untoward events can disrupt the operations of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), including natural disasters or cyberattacks. These incidents can cause SMBS to lose revenue, or in some extreme cases, close permanently. Fortunately, having a concrete business continuity plan (BCP) in place will help your business recover quickly after a disaster. What […]

It’s time to rethink your password strategy

In 2003, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that strong passwords should consist of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. However, the institute has now reversed its stance. Find out why and learn what their new recommendations are. The problem The issue isn’t that the NIST advised people to create easy-to-crack […]

The Increasing Public Risk of Cyberattacks

According to the chief of the UK intelligence service MI5, the public should be wary of increased attempts by sophisticated foreign actors that are seeking to cause political interference, sow misinformation and even sabotage critical infrastructure via subversive cyber operations.

Not-So-Smart Home Security

Smart Home products are all the rage, and have been for the past couple of years, and for good reasons. Forget about the functionality, the usability, or the safety of it for a moment, and simply consider how cool it is to be able to tell a hockey puck sized smart assistant to "lock the door, and turn on the front porch lights" without even having to touch the light switch? It's awesome, and we don't blame any one who gets caught up in the excitement of it all.

6 Ways to enhance your website’s design

Making an outstanding website is not just about aesthetics. It’s also about giving site visitors and customers a great user experience while they browse your products and services. Having a good website is especially important now that people spend way more time browsing and shopping online than ever. To keep your site aesthetically appealing and […]

Here’s what to remember when buying antivirus software

It’s essential to have antivirus software installed on your business computers to protect these against viruses, malware, ransomware, and spyware, among others. However, not all antivirus programs are created equal. If you’re looking for the best antivirus software, consider the following points. Cost There are free antivirus programs in the market, but they only offer […]

Top reasons why business continuity plans fail

In the event of a disaster, businesses must make sure that their servers and data are safe. Many companies, however, wrongly assume that merely having data backups guarantees business continuity. Here are other top mistakes companies should avoid when preparing for the worst-case scenario. Mistake 1: Not considering the small details Once you’ve created a […]

BYOD tips to improve security

Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If you’re not managing your organization’s BYOD policy properly, it can pose a host of security risks to your company. Below are some of the inherent security risks of BYOD. Loss or theft of devices – Employees often bring their personal devices […]

How To Spot Fake Emails

We've all had our run-ins with fraudulent spam emails. They're one aspect existing in our increasingly connected world that is as ubiquitous as it is frustrating, and despite their oftentimes shoddy design and obvious tells-- they're still pretty effective at doing what they're meant to do.

Important iPhone Security Release: Update Now!

Apple has long benefitted from a misconception that makes it seem as though their devices and products are far more secure than that of Windows or Android devices. While one could certainly argue that the "Walled Garden" of the App Store and software environment, as well as meticulous quality assurance make Apple products safer from a cybersecurity standpoint-- all devices have their flaws, and iPhones, MacBooks, and iMacs are no strangers to that fact.