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Cloud Server Vs. Dedicated Server: Choosing What Works For Your Business

Setting up the IT component of any business presents its challenges and requires a great deal of planning. The first (and maybe most important) consideration is whether to go with a locally-housed dedicated server or a cloud-based solution. The Difference Between A Cloud Server And A Dedicated Server Each system has its advantages and disadvantages …

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Why Your Small Business Should Use a VPN

The internet is an essential but dangerous tool, especially for small businesses. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report, 58% of malware attack victims are categorized as small businesses, and over 70% of cyber attackers deliberately target small businesses. This isn’t a scare tactic, it’s a reality. Every small business owner needs to do …

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4 Ways Cyber Criminals Attack Small Businesses (And How To Avoid Becoming A Victim)

Cybercrime is on the rise, and there is an increasing number of cyber attacks on small businesses. In fact, according to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report, 58% of malware attack victims are categorized as small businesses, with over 70% of cyber attackers deliberately target small business.  There are a number of ways attackers can …

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How To Secure A Business Wi-Fi Network: 15 Things You Should Do

Whatever business you’re in, today’s world dictates that technology is the backbone of that business. Your important and sensitive data lives on your servers and systems.  But how secure is it, and why should you worry about it? Make no mistake—there are bad actors out there who would love to get their hands on that …

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What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)

Smishing is a new form of phishing that uses text messaging instead of email. It’s a growing problem worldwide, happening over 30 million times per day! Smishing scammers try to trick you into giving personal information by pretending to be a trusted person or business. They might ask for your name, email address, credit card …

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Why Should Your Business Have a Needs Assessment Done?

For us Nerds, the reasons for a Needs Assessment seem almost self evident: the client is not entirely happy with their technology situation and is seeking guidance. I have a client who is contemplating merging part of their infrastructure with one or two other organizations. This client sees the value in doing a Needs Assessment …

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The anatomy of a targeted email account hack

\”OMG! My email is hacked!\” This is a true account of an email hack we\’ve just witnessed and helped a client through. It all started with one of our client\’s bank account manager calling our client (will call him Bob in this email): Bank: Bob, Happy New Year! We have received an email from your …

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