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Technology Privacy Tips – The Glass Room

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A recent article on Yahoo describes a temporary location that was set up late December in New York to help demonstrate to everyday people what very little privacy they have when it comes to technology. We are surrounded by technology everywhere you turn, and oftentimes we don’t really consider the risks of using this technology. At the end, we’ll give you a few technology privacy tips to help reduce the virtual threats of living in today’s modern world. The Glass Room – Privacy Shock Several artists participated in the Glass Room project. One of the displays entitled “Forgot Your Password?”…

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Hacking and rumors of hacking have been scattered all over the news and social media since the election came to a conclusion. No matter who you voted for, hacking is a legitimate concern for every individual or business plugged into the internet or other network. To top it off, there’s been a new wave of fake Amazon delivery emails going out which can increase your risks of being hacked (or scammed!) Here are some basic tips to prevent hacking: Four Tips to Prevent Hacking Use advanced passwords and 2-step authentication-– This is a no-brainer but one that is commonly overlooked….

Keep Your Data Safe – 9 Password Security Tips

Password Security Tips

A recent BuzzFeed News article was recently released advising everyone who had a Dropbox account in mid-2012 to change their passwords immediately due to a hacker security breach. Hackers often publish information publically or sell the information on the black market, so it’s important to take steps to protect your accounts. Here are 10 password security tips to help keep your data safe. 9 Password Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe Choose strong passwords. For help on how to create strong and memorable passwords, check out this blog post. Change your passwords often. Set up reminders and don’t repeat…

5 Must Haves for Small business IT Support in Portland (Or Wherever You Run Your Business)

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Whether you’re just beginning, or reevaluating your small business’ digital infrastructure, there are some things you’ll want to consider adding to your checklist before signing an IT support contract. Here are 5 must haves for small business IT support in Portland (or wherever you run your business). Must-Haves for Small Business IT Support in Portland Customized Solutions. Does the company you’re considering only offer one-size-fits-all solutions? This gives little wriggle room for budget considerations. We think your IT support should be tailored for what you need. Fast and Friendly 24/7/365+ Tech Support. Every minute of downtime during a technical crisis…

5 Myths About Small Business Security Threats

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With more stories always popping up in the news about a security breach with big business, you might be led to believe that hackers only have interest in targeting bigger business. You might be surprised to learn that small business security threats are very real, and if you happened to you, you may not be able to recover as easily as the big guys. 5 Myths About Small Business Security Threats “My business is too small to be targeted.” Wrong, so very, very wrong. Cyber criminals are interested in quality data, not quantity, meaning that if you process credit cards,…

Reduce System Downtime in a Disaster

Reduce System Downtime in a disaster

If your network were to suddenly go down, are you prepared? Do you understand how long it will take to recover your data from backup, restore it, and how much it could potentially cost your business if your backup system isn’t fine-tuned and your employees are left with nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs? Perhaps it’s time to get a better understanding of what a network crash could cost you and explore different ways you can reduce system downtime in a disaster. Reduce System Downtime in a Disaster – What’s it Going to Cost Without a Plan Let’s say…

Business Computer Network Security Tips – Pt II

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Our last post touched on the first five business computer network security tips for protecting your business’ digital data. You can read Part I here. 5 More Business Computer Network Security Tips Use a password manager. Password managers act as a vault to store your passwords and can add an extra depth of security by auto-generating random, difficult to de-code passwords (as long as you don’t forget your master password). Never store any of your passwords digitally on any computer or server. Be warry of free Wi-Fi Hotspots. Often in crowded public places, free Wi-Fi hotspots will appear in your…

Business Computer Network Security Tips – Part I

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Like many in business computer network security is an important part of keeping your clients, customers and business data safe. Educating your administrative staff about in-house business computer network security policies goes a long way to make sure your security risks are minimized. Here are 5 Business Computer Network Security Tips Purchase a reputable antivirus software to be installed on the network, and install updates as soon as they are available. While this might seem obvious to most, many smaller businesses see this as an expense they can cut out when the budget is tight. Sadly, small businesses are no…

Ways to Reduce Data Breach Risks

Ways to Reduce Data Breach Risks

News about corporate and business data breaches have become commonplace in our newsfeeds. As the relationship between businesses and technology continue to streamline, it makes sense why hackers and cyber criminals would target corporations and small businesses alike. The large batches of sensitive information that is transmitted is a potential goldmine. As a business owner, you have an obligation to find ways to reduce data breach risks to protect your clients’ sensitive information. What Are They Looking For? The top three types of information that hackers and cyber criminals are looking for are: real names, Social Security numbers/government IDs, and…

Secure Password Protocol for Business Network Security

Implementing effective password security protocol is critical for any small business.  A strong password requires a unique letter-number combination, punctuation marks, and variation between capital and lower-case letters.  A strong password is an effective way to increase network security.  Steer clear of birthdates, maiden names, or passwords you frequently use on other devices. Ensuring that your employees select safe and secure passwords, however, is not all you can do to improve the safety of your information.  Oftentimes individuals become comfortable with a memorized sequence of numbers, letters, caps and punctuations.  This kind of complacency opens up your business for unwanted…