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Patching Best Practices

September 27, 2017

Patches are essential for your cyber security, your performance, and reliability. All platforms release patches with new features and increased security. With as many platforms as the average small business employs, patches can be a lot to keep up with, but they are crucial to maintaining an efficiency and secure network. There are two problems with patches – sometimes their application in a system is delayed by the IT department, and othertimes they are not applied at all. When an IT depar [...]

7 Simple Tips to Improve Data Security

September 20, 2017

Everyone knows security is no joke, but just to put it into perspective, the average cost for a small business that suffers a cyber attack is $9,000, according to the National Small Business Technology Survey. If that sum would threaten your small business, use these 7 simple tips to protect yourself. Antivirus & Antispyware Make sure each of your organization’s computers has antivirus and antispyware. If you have even one weakness in your organization, you are putting all your [...]

More than Storage: Explore the Cloud

September 14, 2017

The cloud is for more than storage. Although it remains a mystical unknown land to many small business owners, it’s really quite simple. Cloud storage is data stored on the web in secure locations. On-site data storage is slowly but surely being fazed out as the more agile and reliable cloud storage takes center stage. So what else can the cloud do besides store your data? Check out these four major benefits: Share, collaborate, and edit With all your files on the cloud, collaborating with y [...]

The Best Tech Tools for your Small Business

September 13, 2017

Since 2009, small businesses created more new jobs than larger corporations (those with 500+ employees). Because of small business’s significant place in our economy, there are now tools designed just for small businesses. These tools range from accounting, marketing, and communications to project management and operations. Employing these platforms can increase a small business’s efficiency, employee engagement, and team collaboration. We highly recommend choosing tools to aid your small bu [...]

4 Security Vulnerabilities You Aren’t Even Worried About

September 7, 2017

For your cyber security defenses to be effective, you must be constantly updating and testing your network. Since 71% of cyber attacks target small business, it has never been more important. You must stay vigilant for your cyber security to stay effective and it can be exhausting. There are 4 common vulnerabilities you may not be regularly testing for or defending against. Your Employees Unfortunately, human error is still the biggest weakness in your network. People make mistakes. If one of [...]