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If You Get Hacked, Do Not Email Anyone About It

You’ve trained your users to be vigilant for symptoms of cybersecurity issues. Now teach them to share their concerns confidentially.

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Be Smart and Avoid This Comforting Belief

Someone told me today, as is common: Attackers are only interested in hacking large businesses.

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A Hacker Profile – Who Are They?

I experienced a presentation by the US Secret Service last week, and they provided the common background they’ve identified in attackers:

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Your Work From Home Users are Like a Box of Chocolates

Because of so many work from home users, the Internet is like a box of chocolates for attackers.

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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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Make your Zoom Secure

Tomorrow (Friday) morning, expect a completed guide that is quick for you to implement to lock down your Zoom security. Get started now on a few settings:

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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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Plan Now for Slow Internet and Dropped Phone Calls

Prepare now for slow Internet speeds and dropped mobile phone calls. Some customers report that their remote workers experience slow Internet speeds. The sheer number of people working from home, and others watching videos at home, is causing the Internet to experience slowdowns similar to traffic during rush hour.

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Executives Appreciate it when IT Professionals Communicate Effectively

Today, an IT Guru called to gather more information as he prepared to meet with his executives. His methodology was impressive, and executives might want to forward this to your IT professionals. IT professionals want to do a great job of communicating with executives and they welcome guidance for communication. A while ago, the executives […]

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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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