Tips to Identify Scams/Scammers & How to Avoid Being a Victim

Malware and ransomware attacks continue going up. In 2020, ransomware attacks increased 485%, and during the first half of 2021, they’ve risen another 151%. Cyberattacks have become one of the biggest risks to an organization. Falling victim to one can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in remediation costs. This makes IT security defenses a…

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2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Month: A Message From Our CEO

Hello Everyone, Bad guys have reached an all-time low and we see a quadrupling of deliberate targets and people in QC organizations. We now strongly recommend all our customers use a form of end-user training – we use and support KnowBe4, which we see allows employees to recognize baddies and reduce mistakes in opening “bad”…

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How to Use Email Encryption to Protect Sensitive Communications

A plain text email is about as secure as a postcard. Any hacker or unintended recipient that intercepts a non-encrypted email can easily read it with no special skills or software needed. What’s even more eye-opening are the types of messages that employees send by unprotected email. They’ll send confidential customer information, passwords, and even…

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Zero-Day Exploits and How to Defend Against Them

When reading about ransomware attacks or data breaches in the news, you’ll probably run across the term “zero-day exploit.” This type of attack is often at the heart of many widespread attacks because it’s one of the most difficult for traditional cybersecurity methods to detect. A recent example was the breach of the Microsoft Exchange…

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Layered Security Services

Protecting your data, your processes, and your investment Companies across the globe took a new approach in 2020 to doing business, including moving more to the cloud and using virtual workflows for the first time. This opened the door even wider to cyberattacks. Cybercriminals look to businesses of all sizes, not just big businesses. Don’t…

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Year-End Technology Purchases That You Can Use for Tax Write-Offs

2020 has been an unpredictable year for many companies. But one thing that has not changed is that businesses will be paying their annual taxes in the not too distant future. One of the standard year-end activities accountants will often recommend is to make business equipment investments by December 31 that can be written off as…

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Tech Trends for 2020: the effect on your business

  Implementing new technology trends always brings new challenges. Which trends for 2020 will be influential and become the top IT priorities for your company in 2020? Top areas to think about will be in the areas of cloud computing, collaboration, security, disaster recovery, and managed services.

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