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How to prevent data loss in Microsoft 365

Did you know that Microsoft 365 does NOT guarantee against data loss? In fact, their Services Agreement recommends backing up with a third-party app. Section 6b says, “you may not be able to retrieve your content or data that you’ve stored.” Fortunately, there are several things you can do to keep your data safe. Backup […]

Does your company have a business continuity plan (BCP)?

Do you know why some small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) succeed while others fail during the first five years of operation? Poor leadership is one reason, the lack of capital is another. Another big reason is they didn’t prepare for major disruptions, such as natural disasters, pandemics and cyberattacks, that can bring their business to […]

New Year’s Resolution: Do a network security audit

One step in the network security cycle you should never skip is a security audit — doing so puts your business at risk of cyberattacks and data loss. Read on to understand how security audits can make or break your system integrity. Auditing and the security strategy Audits are necessary to maintain system integrity and […]

Curbing your Risk Appetite in the New Year

The holidays are behind us now, and many of us have made (and possibly broken) resolutions to reign in our appetites and make better decisions regarding our personal health and fitness. This New Year is also a great time to assess your company’s IT fitness, curb your “Risk Appetite,” and resolve to tighten up loose […]

Upcoming Windows updates and services in 2021

Microsoft is set to release major improvements for Windows 10 in 2021, along with new services designed to enhance performance, accessibility, and user experience. Let’s take a look at what these changes are and what they mean for Windows users. What’s new on Windows 10? Microsoft tends to release major updates followed by several smaller […]

Two-step and two-factor authentication: What’s the difference?

Every business should have a strong cybersecurity posture to keep cybercriminals from infiltrating their network. One way to do this is by implementing a strict authentication process using two-step or two-factor authentication. These two processes are so similar that many confuse one with the other. Learn the difference between the two and how you can […]

Choosing the right computer for your small business

With the rise of eCommerce and remote working, the importance of computers in business has never been more apparent. But what kind of computers does your small business need? Should you invest in desktops or laptops? Consider the following when weighing your options. Portability The pandemic has driven the majority of businesses to adopt remote […]

Your company needs a cybersecurity expert

With the prevalence of cyberattacks on companies of all sizes these days, businesses cannot afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of their budget priorities. When it comes to cybersecurity, even small businesses should partner with a managed IT services provider (MSP). Here’s why it’s crucial to partner with an MSP that can implement robust […]

The Year in Review – Cybersecurity in the Year of the Pandemic

2020 was a year like no other in recent memory. For years, regulators have required that annual Risk Assessments include rating the risk of pandemics… now we know why. Banks, like all businesses were largely caught by surprise with minimal plans in place when the shutdown happened. Because banks are required to provide essential services […]