The cybersecurity threats facing businesses today are more persistent and costly than ever.  But one of the best defenses remains simple: having good passwords in place. Here’s a reminder of some common practices you should be avoiding. Practices to Avoid –Don’t use your family name (or your spouse or kids’ first names) –Don’t use important […]

windows 365

Microsoft offers two main suites of software that millions of businesses around the world use: Office 365, its online version of Office applications, and Windows, its operating system (the latest version being Windows 10). Microsoft 365 is relatively new offering that combines Windows 10 and Office 365 as a single, online-accessible subscription product.  Microsoft 365 […]

mobile phones

If your business doesn’t have a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution in place, now is the time to get it set up.  MDM software allows your business to manage network access and safeguard private data as your employees use their personal mobile devices for work. MDM software can be set up in a way that […]

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In the news last week were widespread reports of Visa cards not working at millions of businessess throughout England and Ireland. Given the frequency of ransomware attacks and data breaches, many naturally assumed the outage was the result of a hack. Not so, says Visa. The cause was ‘hardware failure.’  According to the company ‘[t]he […]

cyber liability

Cyber insurance (also known as cyber liability insurance) has become a more and more popular product over the last ten years–especially for small and medium-sized businesses. The increasing cost, frequency and legal liability associated with data breaches is driving the rise.  (It’s also being driven by companies requiring their third-party contractors to have it.) Cyber […]


The recent (and ongoing) malware attack on the City of Atlanta has gained a lot of attention recently. It’s been notable for how much interference and disablement it’s caused for a major city government. For more than 8 days now, Atlanta has been fighting off the attack.  Some government officials continue to do work with […]