Cloud computing policyDoes Your Company Have a Cloud Computing Policy?

If your business uses cloud services, it is a good idea to have a cloud computing policy. It can help ensure that the cloud services are being used appropriately and productively. With so many different types of clouds (e.g., public, hybrid, private) and cloud services (e.g., data storage, email, backups), there isn’t a one-size-fits-all policy […]

Password RecommendationsThese Password Recommendations Might Surprise You

Password recommendations have been pretty standard for a long time. But the most recent findings show that it may be time to re-think! It’s time for a pop quiz. Is the following statement true or false? It is best for businesses to require that employees create long, random passwords that include mixed-case letters, numbers, and […]

Security Alert: Your Website Might Display This Warning Starting July 2018

In July 2018, Google will publish release 68 of its Chrome web browser. Unlike prior releases of Chrome, this version can significantly affect your website traffic and possibly affect your company’s reputation. Chrome 68 will include a security check to detect whether your website is encrypted. If it is not, Chrome will immediately display a […]

WordPress websiteMake Your WordPress Website Harder to Hack

Small business websites were attacked an average of 44 times per day during the last three months of 2017. That is what security researchers at SiteLock discovered when they analyzed 6 million websites in an effort to identify trends in hacked websites. One trend they found was that the WordPress website built using content management […]

email scamBusiness Email Scams on the Rise

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks — sophisticated email scams designed to con companies out of money and sensitive data — are on the rise. Researchers at both Agari and IBM have seen notable increases in the number of BEC attacks. This is not too surprising given that cybercriminals like to use this type of attack […]

Cloud computing policyGet the Biggest Bang Out of Your Cloud Services Buck

Businesses have whole-heartedly embraced the cloud. Ninety-six percent of companies now use at least one cloud service, according to RightScale’s 2018 “State of the Cloud” report. Companies often turn to the cloud to save money. However, many businesses spend more than they need to on cloud services. Analysts have found that companies overspend by an […]

Data BreachHow to Keep Your Customers After a Data Breach

Bad things can happen to good companies — and one misfortune that businesses might experience nowadays is a data breach. This type of cybercrime is increasing at an alarming rate. In the United States alone, the number of breaches rose 45% in 2017 compared to 2016. A data breach can erode customers’ confidence in a […]

Keyboard ShortcutsNew Chrome and Firefox Tech Scam

A new Chrome and Firefox tech scam has surfaced that business owners need to be aware of. Digital con artists are freezing web browsers in hope that users will panic and call a bogus support line for assistance. The scam has been seen on primarily on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox running on Windows devices. […]

artificial-intelligence3 Ways Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is not just for corporate giants anymore. Innovative offerings are making AI accessible for even the smallest of businesses. Vendors are developing AI-based business solutions and offering them as services. As a result, companies that do not have the resources or expertise to develop AI-based solutions on their own can still take […]

Tech Hardware4 Signs Your Tech Hardware is Holding Your Biz Back

Using older tech devices saves money, but there is a point at which it can hurt business operations. Here are four signs that it might be time to update or replace some tech hardware. Small businesses usually have limited tech budgets, so it’s common for them to continue using their devices as long as possible. […]