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Lose something?

Data Backup and Recovery is an important topic because, well, people lose things. Humans delete files by accident. Servers fail. Storms damage offices. All we can do is create a plan to recover quickly and get back to business. Read on about what losses you should consider. And check out this visual snapshot to help […]

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Don’t let an end user ruin your day

You’ve set up your organization’s cybersecurity—considering firewall, anti-virus, DNS and web filtering, your wireless network… and on and on. You’ve made all the difficult IT security decisions to protect your business, but just one well-meaning end user that clicks one malicious link in one little email can open the door for a hacker to defeat […]

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Pssst: Our Password Protocol Advice

Let’s start by clearing the air: It’s normal to have a love-hate relationship with passwords. It’s hard not to love the very things that keep your information safe, ensure private conversations are kept private, and give you peace of mind to go about your business. But passwords also come with their fair share of headaches. […]

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Patching the Spectre & Meltdown security vulnerabilities

You may have heard about the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities recently. While there’s no evidence of anyone exploiting the security flaw, we want to make sure our clients are aware of how it’s being resolved. Microsoft has developed a security update patch that repairs the vulnerability. However, testing revealed that this patch can cause incompatibilities with antivirus programs. These […]

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Cyberattacks target schools, too.

NBC News recently shared this report about schools in Columbia Falls, Montana that were targets of a cyberattack. Hackers accessed students personal data—social security numbers, phone numbers—and threatened to release that data and hurt children unless a ransom was paid. The hackers also accessed school security cameras and could watch everything going on. This school district […]

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How to set “Active Hours” so Windows updates don’t keep interrupting you

Get ready for a big update from Microsoft for Windows 10 On October 17th Microsoft will release their latest service pack for Windows 10 called the “Fall Creators Update.” The update will be downloaded and installed on applicable Windows 10 machines automatically. It is a large update and may take around 30 minutes to complete after your computer is […]

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