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How Do You Know You’re Safe? IT Infrastructure Security is Constantly Changing.

IT Infrastructure Security is Constantly Changing.
Security is like insurance.  You may not want to think much about it, but if you actually need it, you are very glad you have been paying the monthly premium.

When you experience a security breach, or are the victim of any type of cybercrime, things can go very wrong, very […]

3-2-1 Backup Rule

3-2-1 Backup Rule
Hard drives will fail and, if you don’t make appropriate preparations, data can be lost. Implementing a proper backup system allows recovery of data in the event of a hardware failure. A good rule of thought for backups is the 3-2-1 backup rule.
So what exactly is the 3-2-1 backup rule?

Keep 3 copies […]

Microsoft Windows Problem Steps Recorder

Microsoft Windows Problem Steps Recorder
How to Use Microsoft Steps Recorder:

Search for “Steps” in the Start Menu
Select “Record Steps to Reproduce a Problem”
Launch Application
Click “Start Record”
Record Process
When finished click “Stop Record”

Have you ever tried to describe a Microsoft Windows-based task to a colleague or friend, such as how to change […]

Many small businesses aren’t prepared for cyber attacks

Many small businesses aren’t prepared for cyber attacks
From 9 News – “The majority of small businesses are not prepared to combat cyber thieves, according to a new survey conducted by Nationwide insurance.

In fact, eight out of 10 small businesses do not have a secure plan in place, which makes them vulnerable to cyber thieves, according […]

Krebs on Security

Krebs on Security
For in-depth security news and investigation, visit: krebsonsecurity.com

Office and the iPad Pro Get Along Better Than You Think

Office and the iPad Pro Get Along Better Than You Think
Office works with the iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2. We’ve developed a number of new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Translator to take advantage of these enhancements. Read up on the official Office Blog to learn about multitasking, inking, intelligent […]

Taking a screen shot

Taking a screen shot
How do I take a screen shot in Windows or Mac? Taking a screen shot can be helpful when trying to troubleshoot a problem.  Error codes can be copied and sent in to assist in resolving the issue.

In Windows, press the Print Screen (PrtScn) button on the keyboard.  Then you can PASTE […]

Considering Cloud Computing? What’s the Right Choice for You?

Considering Cloud Computing?
What’s the Right Choice for You?

Cloud computing is a sensible business solution. It increases efficiency while improving cash flow – a veritable win-win.

If you’re considering moving to the cloud solutions, there are two options you want to consider:

Software-as-a-service (SaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-services (IaaS)

Let me shed a little light on the advantages of each.

SaaS uses the web […]

Fraudulent emails that are targeting businesses and non-profit organizations

Fraudulent emails that are targeting businesses and non-profit organizations
There has been a recent uptick in fraudulent emails targeting businesses and non-profit organizations. The perpetrators send emails posing as a leader in the organization, usually a CEO or Executive Director, to someone in the financial department of the organization requesting a wire transfer of some dollar […]

Things to consider for security and safety

Things to consider for computer security and safety

Never give out login credentials (over the phone, in person,or by email).

When using public Wi-Fi, refrain from sending or receiving private information. Report any loss or theft of your company issued smartphone/tablet/laptop immediately to IT.

Choose strong password with letters, numbers, and special characters to create a mental image or […]