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Why Cybersecurity Must Be a Top Priority for Small & Midsize Businesses

Jun 06, 2019

The big companies may be grabbing all of the headlines and attention when it comes to cybersecurity breaches, but did you know that SMBs have the most to lose in the aftermath of a data breach? From Target to Yahoo to LinkedIn to Equifax, it seems ...

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Getting Ready for Teams to Replace Skype for Business!

May 23, 2019

Did you know that Skype for Business Online is going away?  If you’re on Office 365, you may have already received an email from Microsoft notifying you of your impending upgrade to “Teams”.  Don’t fret.  It’s fairly painless.  And Teams adds a ...

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Dual Factor Authentication Really is a Must Have

May 09, 2019

After last year’s record-setting rate of cybercrime and data breaches, login security is becoming more and more critical for every business. However, not many business owners or key decision makers know the difference between using a single-sign on ...

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5 Key Mistakes LA Businesses Make with their Technology

Apr 25, 2019

I think we'd all agree that technology can have a make or break impact on a business. Great technology can lead to more streamlined processes, more efficient output, and faster execution - which only leads to increased profitability.  At the same ...

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What To Do If Someone Hacks Your Email Account

Apr 11, 2019

Oh no!  You think your email's been hacked.  What do you do?  Before we jump into what to do, we first need to start with how do you know for sure? What I mean by this is - how do you know for sure if your email account has been hacked?  Finding out ...

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How Windows 7 End of Life Will Affect You

Mar 28, 2019

Well, it's almost here! While Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, "extended support" is now officially scheduled to end January 14, 2020.  So, what does this mean to all the faithful Windows 7 users out there? If ...

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7 Critical Reasons Why You Need to Backup Office 365

Mar 14, 2019

When it comes to backing up your business' data, these days there's no excuse for failing to do so — whether you use on-site servers or cloud solutions. Backups ensure that you have a copy of your data and files available should the unthinkable ...

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What's A Password Management System & Why You Need One

What's A Password Management System and Why Do You Need One?

Feb 28, 2019

Simply put, one of the most impactful, yet least talked about, cybersecurity user habits is when users reuse the same password across multiple accounts.  In fact, more than eight out of 10 Americans are guilty of doing just this according to ...

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A New Phishing Attack To Be Aware Of

Feb 18, 2019

How do you know if a website asking for your credentials is fake or legit to login to? Do you check first to see if the URL is accurate? Do you check first to make sure the URL is spelled right? (ie: faceb00k vs. facebook) Do you check first to make ...

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Business Continuity - Risk vs. Impact

Feb 14, 2019

I believe everything in life is a learning opportunity. I also believe all facets of our lives are interconnected. So, if something happens in my personal life, I tend to think about how it relates in some way to my professional life.  Case in point ...

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The Impact of Cybersecurity on Being a Trusted Advisor

Jan 31, 2019

I've been doing this a long time - 27 years and counting. And it still amazes me by the laissez faire attitudes I get when I discuss the value of securing a business' network. When I initially speak with most people, all too often we're discussing ...

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