Author Archive for Marissa Wehman

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

With the leaves falling and Pumpkin Spice Lattes selling, a lot of folks are getting ready for Halloween. However, there’s something spookier lurking in everyone’s lives. It’s the growing risk of a cyber-attack! Good thing that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCASM). Started by the Dept. of Homeland Security in 2004, the NCASM campaign […]

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Drive Encryption: What You Need to Know

What is drive encryption? Drive encryption is a way to keep your data private by encrypting (or scrambling) the data on your hard drive. It can only be read with a key. The key decodes the data, making it readable (also known as decryption). Why you should encrypt? We all want to keep our data […]

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Happy National IT Professionals’ Day!

We’ve built a team of the great IT Professionals, and we’re proud to celebrate their hard work! Our clients also have great things to say about them. “Kevin was super to work with today – he stuck with the issue until it was resolved and was able to check-in with me to verify things were working […]

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4 Keys to Reliable Data Backups

Employee delete a folder of client data? Ransomware encrypt all your files? Data loss happens. Your backup solution should ensure that your data is safe and recoverable. Reliable data backups save you time, money, and your reputation. However, not all solutions are the same. This article aims to give you the best practices for your […]

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What is a Security Operations Center (SOC)?

If your firewall and antivirus are the locked doors of your IT, then a Security Operations Center is the alarm system and the police who respond to a break-in. It is a mix of tools, processes, and people looking for threats in order to quickly stop them and prevent damage. Essentially, it’s real-time threat detection […]

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Why You Should Use Multi-Factor Authentication

For years, you’ve used strong passwords to protect your data. Your IT team even set up policies to prevent the use of weak passwords like “password123”. This kept the bad guys out. However, with the evolution of threats, you can’t only rely on usernames and passwords. Cyber criminals easily steal passwords. Most often, a phishing […]

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Critical Security Alert: Windows 10 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft issued critical security patches for Windows 10 on August 13th and is warning all users to update their operating system immediately.  Microsoft discovered multiple vulnerabilities that can allow machines to spread malware without any user interaction. If WorkSmart manages security patches for your workstations, these patches are being deployed through our normal process. To […]

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WorkSmart Named one of TBJ’s Best Places to Work

The Triangle Business Journal just named WorkSmart one of the area’s top 50 Best Places to Work. Every year, the Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) recognizes companies who demonstrate the belief that happy employees produce successful and thriving businesses. WorkSmart believes in helping our people reach their full potential. Therefore, making TBJ’s Best Places to Work […]

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How to Onboard a New Hire

Retaining quality employees begins with a solid onboarding process. The key is to make a great first impression as it’s your first engagement – technology makes that easy! Here are some tips to onboard a new hire from an IT point of view. Automate for success. Use an HR tool like Sapling or ADP Onboarding […]

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Prepare for Your New Hire [IT Checklist]

Prepare for your new hire to make a great first impression. This requires a well-defined onboarding process and having the right tools ready to go so they feel valued! Afterall, 1/3 of new hires quit within the first six months. Get the tech ready. Before they arrive for their first day, work with  IT to […]

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