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Firewalls – What Are They and What Do They Do

Firewalls in buildings stop fires from spreading from one part of a building to the next so what do they have to do with computers? Your network does what it says, it connects different people from different departments so they can communicate and work effectively. A hacker is motivated to…

Ransomware – 7 Facts You Need to Know

Mac Viruses

Ransomware is the name given to a cyber-attack by cyber-criminals where they attack your system and network and encrypt your files making them inaccessible. They then demand a payment for a passcode so you can get back into your system and files and get working again. Here are the top…

Tech Tips for Businesses

As your business continues to grow, it’s important that your IT and technology solutions grow with it. Consumer grade equipment and solutions simply don’t cut the fast-paced world of business, and so it maybe time to consider these tips to help your business grow even more. Upgrade to a Business…

Mac Computers – The truth about Viruses

Mac Viruses

We hear it daily, “Macs don’t get viruses” or “I’ve never had protection on my Mac”. While this may have been true in the past, the Mac operating system is vulnerable to infections, especially as more and more people switch from Windows to Mac. MacOS is more difficult to exploit…

Five things every business should be doing

Testing BackupsYour backups won’t do you much good if you can’t restore the data. It’s even worse when the right data isn’t being backed up. Every month you should run a sample restore of your data. This ensures you can rely on your backups in an emergency. If you’re using cloud-based…

Invest Well in Your IT Security

IT Security

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is a common and useful rule for many business owners. It serves to protect your business against unnecessary costs and unneeded downtime. While protecting your business against many types of danger, it poses an outright threat when it comes to IT security. Security…

What Hackers Target In Small Businesses

Business Security

Hackers today have many ways to attack small businesses and business owners. Many attempt to use technology to send malware, viruses, or phishing attacks; or use information to con owners and employees into handing over more information than they should.   One or more of these techniques can be combined with…

Why annual tune-ups are essential

Computer tune-up

Remember when you first bought your computer or laptop? You’d hit the power button and it was ready to go waiting for you. Fast forward a year or two, it doesn’t seem as quick does it? That’s because computers need regular maintenance in order to keep them running at full…

Protecting A Business from Internal Threats

Protecting business in IT

When considering IT threats to your business many articles focus on hackers, viruses, and attacks from external threats. These dangers are real, constant, and easily identifiable. In many cases, however, the largest threat to a firm comes from inside the business itself. People inside the firm often pose the largest…

Protect Your Firm Against Zero-Day Attacks

Protecting your business against the latest IT threats should always be a top priority. Updating antivirus and patching your operating system is a great way to start. What happens, however, when a threat appears at your door before security firms have had a chance to catch it? A security threat…