Should Our Company Have a Network Just for IoT Devices?

Should Our Company Have a Network Just for IoT Devices?

Just like “the Cloud,” the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from an alien concept for many small businesses to an integral part of their operations. New smart gadgets are being added to company networks at a rapid pace. From IoT sensors and security cameras to wireless printers and locks, internet-connected devices are becoming a […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Big Microsoft Exchange Hack

Here's What You Need to Know About the Big Microsoft Exchange Hack

The last 12 months have seen a major increase in cyberattacks, with the FBI reporting a 400% increase in cybercrime reports last spring. The pandemic was seen as a big opportunity by criminals and phishing scammers to take advantage of COVID fears and disruption. So far, 2021 doesn’t look to be any better, and cybersecurity teams are going to […]

Online Password Keepers & How They Work

Online Password Keepers & How They Work

One problem that’s been around ever since the very first password was needed to log into a website has been the use of easy-to-hack passwords. The average person has to juggle 70-80 different passwords between home and work logins, and trying to remember all those passwords, much less strong passwords for each, is pretty much impossible. So, […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hide Your Wireless Access Point / Router In a Closet

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Hide Your Wireless Access Point / Router In a Closet

One of the common appliances in a home or office in today’s world is a wireless access point (AP) or wireless router. Not having a wireless internet connection is seen as an anomaly these days, and for businesses, being online is an absolute necessity. If you want to bring everyone out from their rooms or […]

Do I Need Data Destruction When I Recycle My Computer?

Do I Need Data Destruction When I Recycle My Computer?

Depending upon how you use your computer, most will last somewhere between 3-5 years before you need a PC replacement. So, throughout someone’s life, that means a lot of old computers piling up unless they’re recycled. Many local IT providers will offer PC recycling. Some people also might give an older computer to someone they know […]

5 Big Data Migration Errors Users Make (and How to Avoid Them)

5 Big Data Migration Errors Users Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Moving data from one place to another is a part of life when you work with technology. Computers and servers wear out, necessitating to need to move everything from an old to a new device.  Companies also move to new cloud applications frequently, which means they need to take all the information in one app […]

Where Should We Target IT Security Upgrades to Stay Secure in 2021?

Where Should We Target IT Security Upgrades to Stay Secure in 2021

One of the most important areas of a technology infrastructure is cybersecurity. It’s an area that’s always evolving to match new and emerging threats and if IT security is not kept updated, a company could suffer a devastating attack. The average cost of a data breach for a small business is between $120,000 to $1.2 million. Because […]

2008 R2: Should We Update Our Server Software or Move to the Cloud?

2008 R2: Should We Update Our Server Software or Move to the Cloud?

If your business is still running a server with Windows Server 2008 R2, then you’ve been taking a big risk nearly all year. That operating system (OS) officially lost support on January 14, 2020.  When a Windows Server OS loses support, reaching end of life, it means there are no more: Free security updates on-premises Non-security updates […]

How Could Amazon Sidewalk Impact Business Network Security?

How Could Amazon Sidewalk Impact Business Network Security?

Amazon is trying out a brand-new concept which is to create a shared neighborhood network that extends Wi-Fi availability to certain devices in outdoor areas.  This new network is called Amazon Sidewalk and it’s going to be powered by device owners sharing their bandwidth (either willingly or unwittingly). IoT devices like doorbell cameras and voice […]

What Software Should I Choose for Video Conference Calls? How Can I Make Sure It’s Safe?

What Software Should I Choose for Video Conference Calls? How Can I Make Sure It’s Safe?

A side-effect of the global pandemic has been that meetings are now mainly online rather than in person. This has led to a surge in popularity of video conferencing tools and also a surge in privacy concerns on the platforms. Over the last 6 months, Microsoft Teams use has risen more than 50% and Zoom has reported […]