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Don't Go 'Cold Turkey' On Data Security This Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 20, 2017 at 3:47 PM

You are probably mentally preparing for Thanksgiving. Going over what to make, worrying about guests, travel plans, etc. But this is no time to go 'cold turkey' on your data security. Poor excuse for a pun aside, I'm here to tell you that from Turkey Day to Black Friday to Cyber Monday, your data security doesn't take a vacation.

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Topics: data security

Avoiding Tech Support Scams

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 16, 2017 at 4:36 PM

If you’ve been the victim of a tech support scam, you’re not alone. The good news is that this dire situation can be resolved. The key is learning to spot them right away.

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Topics: tech support scam

Data Breach Response Plan: Step By Step

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 13, 2017 at 2:48 PM

When you suffer a data breach, you feel violated. Your most important info, maybe even your most precious memories, have been compromised. Every single organization that stores, processes or transmits personal data will need a step-by-step data breach response plan.

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Topics: data breach, response plan

Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 6, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Cyber security is no longer a luxury item for small businesses. Phishing, ransomware, data breaches, lions and tigers and bears, oh my! It shouldn’t come as a shock anymore that hackers are attacking business websites in various ways, all in order to create operational disruptions and snatch sensitive info.

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Topics: cyber security, small businesses

Getting the Most Out of Your Cloud Storage

Posted by Sean McCabe on November 3, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Getting the most out of your cloud storage can be easy to achieve if you are paying attention. Options to cloud storage are available everywhere, and we are talking about more than just your ordinary file storage and photo location. Making your work life easy is something you should always strive for.

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Topics: cloud storage

Looking Out For Phishing Scams

Posted by Sean McCabe on October 23, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Looking out for phishing scams is now a day-to-day experience for anyone who uses the internet. How cyber-criminals are finding ways to trick consumers into divulging sensitive information (e.g. bank or credit card account numbers or passwords) isn’t much of a mystery. They send their victims an email, an online popup, or call and claim that they represent a business and need you to update or confirm or validate private account info. If they are very aggressive, they may even threaten “legal consequences” if you don't divulge your info. Phishing allows criminals to dig into your personal information by simply using phony email messages and fake websites to steal. This is the kind of garbage that leads to identity theft. If you let them.

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Topics: phishing, how to prevent phishing

Google's 'Advanced Protection' for Email Security

Posted by Sean McCabe on October 19, 2017 at 3:11 PM

Google is adding a set of brand new, much stronger privacy settings for its accounts, specifically to combat cyber-crime. This new feature can now lock down your accounts like never before. And while some might complain about the inconvenience of it all, Google is a firm believer in better safe than sorry.

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Topics: email security

Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan

Posted by Sean McCabe on October 16, 2017 at 3:47 PM

It’s already happened to you. You’ve suffered a data disaster. What comes next for you and your organization can make all the difference in the world. Recovering from a loss of data is never an easy process. That’s why you must create a disaster recovery plan before it happens; or unfortunately in some cases… before it happens again.

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Topics: data recovery

Importance of Data Backup for Medical Professionals

Posted by Sean McCabe on October 12, 2017 at 3:50 PM

The importance of data backup for medical professionals can’t be taken for granted. It’s an essential part of any health care organization’s technology strategy. Since no one can predict the next crisis, consider it a cyber-healthy way for doctors and hospitals to survive.

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Topics: Backup for Businesses, Data Backup

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