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Due Diligence is Essential When Selecting a Managed Services Provider

Due Diligence is Essential When Selecting a Managed Services Provider

Outsourcing professional and technical services is viewed as an effective way for businesses to procure the expertise they need on a pay-as-you-go basis without the complexity and overhead costs of doing it themselves. Professional services that are commonly outsourced to Managed Service Providers (MSP) include payroll, accounting, billing and legal. Technical services that are commonly […]

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Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are notorious for their lack of security features, making them attractive to hackers who can use them as soft access points to reach critical systems on the wider corporate network. In addition, these devices may be invisible to corporate IT administrators. For these reasons alone, companies should forbid employees from […]

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Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that is used by cyber criminals to infect computers and encrypt files until a ransom is paid. After the initial infection, ransomware attempts to spread to connected systems, including shared storage drives. If the ransom is not paid, the files will usually remain encrypted and unavailable to the victim. […]

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How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

When browsing the web you have probably noticed that many sites have a padlock next to the browser’s address bar. This indicates that the website has been issued a security certificate. If you click on the padlock, you can verify that the website connection is secure and view the source of the certificate. You might […]

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Effective Protection Against Google Account Hijacks

Effective Protection Against Google Account Hijacks

If you’ve ever been locked out of your Google account, you know how time-consuming and frustrating it can be to regain control of your email and apps. Most hijacking attempts of Google accounts originate from automated bots that access third-party apps with breached passwords, but they can also result from phishing and targeted attacks. Google […]

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What is Two-Factor Authentication?

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, adds a second layer of security to your website. It requires an authorized user to not only enter their password, but also a second piece of information only they have access to. An account protected by 2FA is virtually impossible to compromise. Even if an attacker somehow discovers your username and […]

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