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How Often Do You Really Need To Replace Your Hardware?

There has been a lot of debate as to what your hardware refresh cycle should look like. The answer tends to fall somewhere in the 2 – 4 year range, with recommendations from hardware manufacturers leaning more towards a shorter cycle. But there is no one right answer to this question. There are actually a […]

Hackers Can Spy and Take Screenshots with New Mac Virus

A recently-discovered virus targeting Mac computers is also being characterized as “backdoor spying software,” and which can covertly grab confidential data from computers, is codenamed “Mokes”. Discovered in January of this year by Stefan Orloff of Kaspersky Labs, Mokes was revealed to be a quite sophisticated cross-platform malware strain which also works on Linux and […]

Yahoo Data Theft –A Good Reason to Regularly Change Passwords

In case you needed another reason for regularly changing your passwords, the recently-uncovered Yahoo hack of 500 million accounts is probably the reason of the decade so far. The hack and subsequent data theft involving half a billion Yahoo accounts is the largest of its kind – ever. Granted, it is Yahoo, where most people […]

Is Your IT in the Cloud?

Understanding the Differences Between MSP and CSP and Why Your Small Business Needs Both Cloud-based IT resources have been growing at a rapid clip as businesses of all sizes face the ongoing threat of cybersecurity attacks. Many businesses are now utilizing the cloud as an indispensable option for providing the necessary backup required in an […]

Email Phishing Schemes to Suffer with DMARC Authentication

Email phishing schemes have a powerful new enemy on their hands in DMARC, or Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance. It will also be an enemy to email marketers – even the white hat ones – because it will filter out any email message that cannot be verified as being sent from an owned domain. […]

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Office 365 Migration

There are many ways beyond just moving to the cloud to maximize the benefits from your Office 365 migration. Many are aware of the basics in terms of benefitting from moving to the cloud-based service of Office 365, but were you aware that you won’t just be enjoying the improved security, convenience and consolidation of […]

Using Two-Factor Authentication to Address Workplace Cyber Threats

Two-factor authentication (2FA) – or, Multi-factor authentication (MFA), as it’s becoming increasingly known – is perhaps the most directly effective way to combat password hacking and the unauthorized access to company data, software, and devices. Password hacking is becoming more prevalent in the workplace, due to cyber thieves becoming smarter and, conversely, companies and employees […]

Hacker Exploits Extend to iPhones and iPads, Can Access Your Data and Location

iPhone and iPad vulnerabilities, or zero-days exploits allow hackers to access any and all data, know your location by GPS co-locating, and also be able to use your camera to spy on you. Although Apple released the patch in the form of iOS update 9.3.5, the security vulnerability still runs rampant out there for any […]

Digital Transformation: 4 Ways SMBs Can Profit From It

Four ways businesses can profit from digital transformation. Digital transformation allows SMBs to rub elbows with the large businesses they could one day become. However, many SMBs don’t have an honest game plan when it comes to taking advantage of a digital transformation. With this being said, here’s a look at four ways SMBs can […]

Why IT Security for the Manufacturing Sector is So Vital

The manufacturing sector of our economy at large presents many challenges for business owners who plan on keeping data regarding proprietary information on goods and production methods safe and secure. Consumer goods in particular are big business, but can also present a major liability in terms of data center and networking security, compliance issues, and […]