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BlueDoom: Thought last week’s Virus Outbreak was bad?

BlueDoom: Thought last week’s Virus Outbreak was bad?

Unfortunately for business owners that may still be scrambling to get computer security patches installed to protect against last week’s quick spreading ransomware attack, called WannaCry, there has been an increase in attempts to abuse the same Windows exploit in the past few days.

5 Tips to Avoid The Effects of Ransomware

5 Tips to Avoid The Effects of Ransomware

It’s one of the hardest things in my line for work. Having to tell a business owner they are SOL (crap outta luck) after they’ve been hit by ransomware or some other Cyber-Threat. Even worse when I’ve met with them previously and made recommendations to help them avoid the problem to begin with however they decided to roll the dice and take their chances.

Mission Possible – Lessons Learned from Buzz Aldrin

Mission Possible – Lessons Learned from Buzz Aldrin

Not many people can say they have met and talked with an Extraterrestrial, however I recently had such an opportunity when I met former Astronaut Buzz Aldrin.  Buzz was a part of the Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon just 66 short years after the Wright brother’s historic first flight and became the second man to walk on the moon, existing the spacecraft just minutes after Neil Armstrong’s famous “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” broadcast.

Best storm preparation is communication

Best storm preparation is communication

There is nothing worse for a company and its customers than being forced to close because of inclement weather. And with winter almost upon us once again, now is a good time to make sure your business continuity plan is prepared for anything and everything mother nature is looking to throw your way.

Security rules to keep your business safe

Security rules to keep your business safe

How secure is your business’s network? If your organization lost access to all data for 48 hours due to a cyber attack, could you still operate? Today, small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly targeted by hackers. If your security isn’t up to par, you could suffer a drop in profits and a damaged reputation, and could even potentially go out of business.

Get more work done with these Outlook tips

Get more work done with these Outlook tips

Millions of business users around the world use Outlook to manage their email communications including contacts, schedules, calendar, and more. While Outlook is an indispensable tool for your company, many people only use it to send and receive emails without learning about its more advanced features.

4 IT traps that hurt your business

4 IT traps that hurt your business

Technology can be a blessing or a curse. It can lead to more business growth and productivity, or it can become a stumbling block that leads to downtime and distracted employees. So what are some of the biggest ways technology can hurt your business? Let’s take a look at four technology traps that every business owner should be aware of.

Bug in WhatsApp leaves users exposed

Bug in WhatsApp leaves users exposed

Popular mobile instant messaging app WhatsApp was at the center of a recent security breach which saw the information of as many as 200 million users potentially exposed to the mercy of hackers and malware. The threat, which affected the recently launched web-based version of WhatsApp, was detected by an IT security firm in Israel and patched up before news of it became public.

Productivity myths and fixes

Productivity myths and fixes

Staying productive is crucial to keep up in today’s competitive business environment. But while it’s one thing to acknowledge the idea, actually keeping productivity high is another story entirely. And while you might seek expert advice, the truth is that a lot of it doesn’t in fact work.