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By Erik Briceno

Zoom Has Touched Up Its Security. Will You Benefit From It?

Video conferencing programs, such as Zoom, are all the rage right now. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. It’s a great piece of technology, and being forced to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly elevated these tools, in particular this platform, to a stature that it’s never seen before. Unfortunately, Zoom was never quite prepared for this level of popularity. This became immediately apparent when Zoom-bombing began showing its ugly face in all the worst ways. Hackers are even posting Zoom user account credentials on the Dark Web.

The good news is, Zoom finally bumped up its security. But these improvements are not without a few bumps of their own.   Read more

The Expected Evolution of Cybersecurity Threats

By Erik Briceno

The Expected Evolution of Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity threats are evolving to a point many of us thought we wouldn’t see within our lifetime. Have you heard of Moore’s Law? In simple terms, it states that the processing power of computers will double every two years. This law came out in the 1970s and since then, you can see how far technology has come. However, malicious users can also make use of this technology, which means that threats can grow exponentially in a very literal sense. Here’s a brief overview of what we are already starting to see the early stages of, and how they’re expected to get worse over time.   Read more

Data Breaches, Scare Fatigue and the Case for Vigilance

By Erik Briceno

Data Breaches, Scare Fatigue and the Case for Vigilance

In this year alone, data breaches are occurring at such frequency that it’s now become almost commonplace. When we hear it in the news, we simply shrug our shoulders and say, “Oh great, another one.”

The fact that it happens so often should not soften the severity of it. If anything, it should raise our state of alarm even higher. The problem is, we’ve become so fatigued by alarm. How do you remain vigilant despite this fatigue?   Read more

VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet

By Erik Briceno

VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet

We all love the freedom of the open internet — the endless information, the ability to access it anywhere and anytime, for business and personal use.

But when you connect directly to the internet, that means your data, from business emails to banking transactions, is exposed to the possibility that someone else — we’re talking about hackers and other cybercriminals — can see it, exploit it or steal it. So how can you protect yourself and your business?

That’s where a VPN comes in.   Read more

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity

By Erik Briceno

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity

When it comes to doing business, the internet can be your best friend — for reaching customers, increasing productivity and reducing costs. But if you’re not careful with cybersecurity, it also can become your worst enemy.

Whether you’re simply using email, maintaining a website or migrating your operations to the cloud, following cybersecurity best practices should be a core element of your business plan.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud

When it comes to budgeting for IT, three key surveys of IT leaders predict companies will continue to increase their spending to keep their businesses running smoothly and securely, with many moving operations to the cloud.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

VoIP 101: The Top 4 Benefits for Businesses

When it comes to telephone communications, the times are changing — along with the options businesses have for not only keeping up with those changes, but also using them to increase productivity and profits.

As technology advances, there are many emerging options for communicating over the internet that can improve business efficiency and cut costs. That’s where VoIP comes in. This technology lets you connect calls via the internet, offering a range of benefits for businesses and agencies that start with cost savings and employee flexibility.   Read more

Privacy Primer: 4 Key Things to Know About Protecting Your Privacy Online

By Erik Briceno

Privacy Primer: 4 Key Things to Know About Protecting Your Privacy Online

Online privacy continues to be a hot issue for individuals and businesses who use the internet. As our reliance on the internet grows, the topic just keeps getting hotter. But the right IT tech support from a managed services provider can help you control the impact on your company.   Read more

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Zoom Has Touched Up Its Security. Will You Benefit From It?
The Expected Evolution of Cybersecurity Threats
The Expected Evolution of Cybersecurity Threats
Data Breaches, Scare Fatigue and the Case for Vigilance
Data Breaches, Scare Fatigue and the Case for Vigilance
Secure Internet Gateway: 3 Ways a SIG Guards Your Business
Secure Internet Gateway: 3 Ways a SIG Guards Your Business
VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity
Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud
VoIP 101: The Top 4 Benefits for Businesses
Cybersecurity Basics: 3 Best Practices for Creating Rock Solid Passwords
Cybersecurity Basics: 3 Best Practices for Creating Rock Solid Passwords
Privacy Primer: 4 Key Things to Know About Protecting Your Privacy Online
Privacy Primer: 4 Key Things to Know About Protecting Your Privacy Online