Warning over Windows 7 EOL

The FBI says companies running Windows 7 systems are now in greater risk of getting hacked due to a lack of security updates. Information Courtesy of ZDNet The Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent a private industry notification (PIN) on Monday to partners in the US private sector about the dangers of continuing to use Windows [...]

2020-08-06T16:08:10-06:00August 6th, 2020|

Common Tricks for Hijacking Microsoft 365 Accounts

The hunt for Office (Microsoft) 365 accounts Courtesy of Kaspersky Daily The current surge in remote working has raised cybercriminal interest in Office (Microsoft) 365, one of the most common cloud collaboration platforms. Please Note: As of April 21, 2020, Microsoft has officially changed the name of its productivity suite from Office 365 to Microsoft 365. The [...]

2020-07-08T15:42:50-06:00July 8th, 2020|

Key Cyber Security Terms

Defining Cyber Security Cyber Security is: the state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. Small businesses in particular have become the prime target of cyber attacks, and 60 percent of SMBs go out of business within 6 months of a breach. Defining cyber security terms [...]

2020-06-29T13:39:18-06:00June 29th, 2020|

How Scammers Target SMBs

Common attack schemes targeting SMB employees Courtesy of Kaspersky Daily Online scammers are forever trying to trick not only unsuspecting users, but also company employees. Sure, it’s usually far harder to dupe a business than a retiree, but the potential rate of return is far higher in the former case. Therefore, attempts to get SMBs (Small-Medium Businesses) to [...]

2020-06-19T13:58:12-06:00June 19th, 2020|

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that provide an alternative way to do something that you’d typically do with a mouse. General Shortcuts - cut, copy, paste, lock, and more Windows Logo Shortcuts - open or close start, display, quick access, and more Virtual Desktop Shortcuts - open task view, switch desktops, close, [...]

2020-06-19T14:01:04-06:00June 3rd, 2020|

Avoiding Risks as a SMB

Top Security Risks to Your Small Business Original Article Courtesy of The Hartford, Small Biz Ahead Target’s 2013 data breach cost the company $250 million in damages after hackers managed to steal around 40 million customers’ credit and debit card numbers. But the true overall cost can be hard to measure when you consider the bad press, the [...]

2020-05-27T08:45:27-06:00May 27th, 2020|

Remote workers increase ransomware threats

Ransomware is an even greater threat Original Article Courtesy of Kaspersky The world has been turned on its head, and the universal shift to remote working has radically altered the threat landscape. Among other things, the people responsible for corporate cyber-protection now need to consider two new factors: the geographical distribution of the office network, and the [...]

2020-07-27T08:55:52-06:00May 26th, 2020|

14 Tips for Microsoft Teams

Using Microsoft Teams Whether you are new to using Microsoft Teams or are an experienced user, here are helpful tips and features to enhance your team collaboration. #1 - Stay Organized Stay in touch anywhere you are, get files, have online meetings and calls, and chat with your team members. #2 - Set up a Channel [...]

2020-05-05T14:04:01-06:00May 6th, 2020|

Videoconferencing Security Problems

How secure are the most popular videoconferencing apps? Original article courtesy of Kaspersky Choose the app that suits you best There is no such thing as a perfectly secure videoconferencing app — or any other kind of app, for that matter. Choose a service whose downsides are not problematic for your business. And remember, choosing the right [...]

2020-05-04T09:35:42-06:00May 4th, 2020|

13 Tips for Using Zoom

Use Zoom Like A Pro Whether you are new to using Zoom or are a seasoned member, there are helpful and fun tips and hidden features you can find to enhance your video chatting experience. #1 - Change Your Background Navigate from the Millennium Falcon, join the Brady Bunch family, or anything else you can image - [...]

2020-05-21T14:38:03-06:00April 30th, 2020|

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