Cybersecurity

Do I need a password manager?

By Davis Merrey

If you’ve listened to IT professionals at all in the past ten years, there’s a decent chance you’ve heard advice like, “Your password needs to be longer,” and “Change your password often.” Do any of those sound familiar? Well, if you’ve tried to follow any of that advice, you may have sticky notes on your…

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Your secure password is too complicated

By Davis Merrey

Secure passwords help you keep personal information safe, prevent someone else from accessing your various accounts online, and protect your files, emails, and photos. For years, cybersecurity experts have been providing guidelines on how to keep your passwords secure. They recommended uppercase and lowercase characters, special characters, and even completely random passwords. The catch is…

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How to avoid hackers

By Davis Merrey

If you’re not careful (and sometimes even if you are), it’s easy to fall victim to hackers, especially when browsing online. Hackers are constantly looking for entry points into your online accounts and other ways to profit from your reliance on the digital world. So how do you avoid falling victim to hackers? Social media…

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Tips to avoid phishing attacks

By Davis Merrey

Ever had someone gain access to one of your online accounts? It can cause major problems and be a challenge to get cleaned up. While it could have been a password leak at a company you have an account with, there’s also a decent chance it’s a result of a phishing attack. Let’s take a…

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Benefits of LastPass for password management

By Davis Merrey

I’ve previously shared that our team tested LastPass for almost a year after it came out and found it to be dependable and extremely productive. Put simply, LastPass is a password management system. It helps you generate, retrieve, and keep track of secure passwords for multiple accounts. Here are a few benefits of LastPass you…

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Security audits can save your business

By Davis Merrey

That might sound like a sensational headline, but it’s true. A security audit can, in fact, save your business.  According to a report from Verizon, 58% of malware attack victims are categorized as small businesses. And according to a 2017 report by Ponemon, cyber attacks cost small and medium-sized businesses an average of more than…

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Assessing your IT infrastructure

By Davis Merrey

Your IT infrastructure includes all of the information technology that keeps your business running—hardware, software, and security. That means the various computers used by your team, the different programs they have installed (or that they access online), and the firewalls, spam filters, malware protection, and other things in place to protect you and your company.…

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What’s at stake during an IT outage?

By Davis Merrey

Most of us have been there: a server crashes or the network goes down and productivity throughout the office slows to a snail’s pace. Or maybe it’s just you and your aging laptop that finally decided it wasn’t going to turn on today. It’s frustrating when that happens, but your patience isn’t the only thing…

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Why cybersecurity matters

By Davis Merrey

When talking about cybersecurity issues, many people jump straight to thinking about hackers and ransomware. But studies have shown that anywhere from 50% to 95% of security incidents are due to human error. That’s a pretty staggering number!  So what does that mean? It means every business, large or small, is potentially at risk. For…

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Does cloud storage make anti-virus obsolete?

By Davis Merrey

For years, viruses have been a realistic aspect to owning and operating a computer. If you want to keep your computer up and running, you need to have anti-virus software installed and kept up-to-date. But what if you’re using cloud storage to back up your files? In that case, are your files safe from the…

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