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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 ...

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Weekly Security Tip: What is Social Engineering?

Why are cyber scams so effective? It comes down to social engineering tactics that successful cybercriminals have mastered. In this week’s security tip video, learn some common social engineering tactics used by cybercriminals and some of the red flags you should look out for. Quick Tips Watch out for threatening language during phone calls and emails. Offeri...

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Deep dive into Ransomware and how to prevent it

High in the list of system managers’ nightmares is a message on the screen saying, “Your files on this computer have been encrypted. Please send us payment if you want to get them back.” That means the computer has been attacked by ransomware. Government institutions, hospitals, and large enterprises have fallen victim to it. The costs can be huge, whether you pay the amount dema...

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Anthem Inc pays largest HIPAA fine

Anthem Inc. now holds the unfortunate records of largest #HIPAA fine and most people affected by a #data #breach. After the #PHI of 79 million people was attacked, Anthem Inc. settled on a $16 million fine. Read more about this breach.

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Yale Sued for 10 year old Data Breach

Yale has been sued yet again for their 10 year old #data #breach that affected over 100,000 students. Read more into the matter.