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How to Perform a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment in 5 Steps

Today the biggest, most damaging, and widespread threat facing many organizations worldwide is the threat of cyber-attacks. Recent studies reveal cybercrime is up 600% due to the COVID-19, and the increased adoption of remote working has introduced new vulnerabilities. Notably, experts are now warning a ransomware attack will occur every 11 seconds in 2021, up from 19 seconds a year ago. No organi...

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The 8 Most Common Tricks Used to Hack Passwords

Last year the United States saw more cyberattacks on businesses, individuals, and the government, than ever before. By targeting weak spots in your online security, these attacks can put your business at serious risk. Some attacks with target clients and customer data, while others may be used to access your financial records. Whatever the purpose of the attack, a single cyber attack can cost a sm...

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What Is Bloatware? How to Identify and Remove It

There are some expectations a person has when they purchase a new device, whether it be a smartphone or a new computer. It needs to perform better than your old device, and it should run the top-of-the-line programs without any problems. Unfortunately, it seems brands like Samsung and Microsoft never got the memo. When you purchase one of their new, top-of-the-line products, you also end up with a...

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How to Identify a Scam or Phishing Link

Cybercrime takes many forms. It’s crucial for an individual and an organization to always take extra precautions to protect their assets. Below are some examples of cybercrime you need to be aware of, along with some information on how to protect yourself better. Phishing Do you know that phishing is the most common type of cybercrime? About 74% of organizations experienced successful phishi...

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Microsoft Teams: New Innovations and Integrations Your Business Will Love

With the boom in working from home, Microsoft Teams has seen its user base hit an incredible 145 million daily active users. That’s more than the population of France and Germany combined! What makes Microsoft Teams the go-to choice for business owners? How can it help a contractor or a team of employees with task management? Let’s dive in and find the answers. 1. Microsoft Makes Task ...

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6 Internet COVID Scams to Look Out For

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, more and more people are becoming victims of various scams. These scams come in the form of phishing and business scams that leave people worried about the information they’ve given hackers access to. If you’re worried about falling victim to one of these online scams, we’re here to detail some of the scams you should be on the lookout for ...

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Behind the hack: See how easily your business can be hacked

Watch as a certified ethical hacker breaks into 3 computers in just minutes One of the greatest risks to your business these days is hackers trying to break into your IT systems. Thanks to automated tools, all businesses are being targeted by all hackers, all the time. They want to steal your data, your logins – or worse, hold your data to ransom. We asked a certified ethical hacker...

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4 tweaks to help improve your Video Calls in 2021

Video calls like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet are here to stay for the long haul, especially in 2021. With just a few minor steps, you can have better video calls. We’ll show you what to do and how to do it, in our brand new video.

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Cyber Security Matters: 20 Most Common Passwords Found On The Dark Web

The Internet is one of the most useful tools that has ever been invented. Unfortunately, it also comes with its share of risks. Major cyber security threats exist in the form of hackers who prey upon Internet users, and they often congregate on the dark web. We’ve put together a list of the 20 most common passwords that hackers have access to, so it’s in your best interest to avoid using any of th...

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2021: The Year of the Remote Worker

Is It Time to Go Remote? Last year saw an increase in remote work across a wide spectrum of industries-from the office, internet dependent jobs to the small business professionals working from home. The work force will likely double this year as more employers see the benefits of remote work. A Diversity of Abilities Are you tired of missing out on specialists’ because you only use ...