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Power Down to Boost Security

One simple thing you can do to protect yourself is to power off your computer when you are not using it. If you don’t want to power it down, at least disconnect from your network.

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Two Tips to Make Your Online Meetings Better

Everyone is concerned about video conferencing security, and they should be. But when the hardware and software are not working right, safety seems like a distraction.

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Video Conferencing – Avoid Installing Meeting Programs When Possible

CEOs and Executives: Avoid installing video conferencing software on your computer just because some other company tells you to. When you launch video conferencing programs, many of them ask you to install a program or app on your computer or device. What if the program is a virus?

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Zoom Security Issues – Protect Yourself

Every business is concerned and should be, about cybersecurity during online meetings. Due to its popularity, Zoom is an attractive target for the bad actors. There are hundreds, maybe more, people working all the time to break Zoom’s security.

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Zoom Security – Follow Along to Set Security Settings

Update: The information in this video is applicable and useful now. As of April 27, Zoom v5.0 is making security improvements and moving settings. Once Zoom’s settings are stable, we’ll update this video. The video applies to the paid version of Zoom. Login to the Zoom website to set your security settings. This video is […]

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Alert Your Team – USB Devices, Login Prompts, and Apps

Warn your users about three ways attackers continue to exploit the COVID-19 crisis:

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Information that You Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

California’s CCPA act went into effect on January 1, but you have until July 1, 2020 when it is enforced. Get started now. First, you need to

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Adobe Flash Stops on December 31, 2020. Are You Ready?

For more than 20 years, Adobe Flash helped websites deliver video content to your screen. However, attackers use Flash to inject ransomware and other malicious code into computers. The bad actors are usually one step ahead of security patches.

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Remember to Give Your IT Pros a Holiday Gift

Your IT Team pours out so much time and energy. If you aren’t already, you can brighten their holidays by giving them a gift. The work they do is often so complicated, yet they make it look easy. Unless you are a high-tech executive, it can be difficult to appreciate how sometimes your team accomplishes […]

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Good News for Windows 7 Users

Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. If you are not going to upgrade, there are options.

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