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Yet Another Exposed Database Found

Researchers said they have found a publicly accessible database containing almost 28 million records—including plain-text passwords, face photos, and personal information—that was used to secure buildings around the world. Researchers from vpnMentor reported on...

Ransomware and malware attacks have more than doubled

Multiple state and local governments have been set back this year onto their heels by ransomware. With attacks like the RobinHood ransomware attack in May that the city is still recoring from, ransomware attacks have been an almost daily part of the news. According to...

48% of Employees Have More Access Than Needed

A new study of over 700 full-time US employees revelead that 48% of employees have access to more company data than they need to perform their jobs. 12% of employees said they have access to all company data. You may have complete trust in your employees but mistakes...

HIPAA Basics For Providers

What's HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules protect the privacy and security of health information. The blog post below will help you understand the HIPAA Basics your business needs to...

What is a vCIO?

IT complexity is a growing challenge for all businesses, regardless of size. The reason is that IT is now integral to virtually every business process. Every company now needs a plan, devised by professionals, for support, security, data protection, business...

4 Things To Know About Securing Your Small Business

Greater Risks for Small Businesses Small businesses often experience a greater risk from hackers, malware and other security threats. We've all seen the headlines, things like 'Data Breach', 'Small vendor a key tool used in a bigger attack' and others. Small...

Automatic Printing of Attachments in Outlook

Outlook can be configured to automatically print attachments from incoming emails. To do that you need to add a script in Outlook by following the instructions below. Once you've performed all of these steps, Outlook will automatically print attachments from incoming...

Value of IT Security in Business

The Problem Business leaders do not always see the value when it comes to IT Security. They often do not see it as a competitive advantage either. Even though high-profile cases (hacks, ransomware attacks etc.) help, the vast majority continue to operate under the "it...

Protecting your business email account explained

Background Over the last year, cyber criminals have continued to increase their use of social engineering rather than automated exploits, scaling up people-centered threats and attacks that rely on human interaction. They have found new ways to exploit “the human...

Business Password Security Checklist

Business Password Security Explained Protecting your business from data theft and malicious attacks doesn't have to be hard. Simply following the password security checklist (further down in this post) can greatly improve the security of your business at no cost to...

Millions Using 123456 As Password

Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study. An analysis by the UK's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) found 123456 was the most widely-used password on breached accounts. The study helped to uncover the gaps in...

The Cloud? Businesses Making The Move

Businesses moving to the cloud If you’re a business owner, you always want to cut down the costs and actively focus on growth, who doesn't? That’s why it makes a lot of sense to move your business to the cloud. In the past decade cloud computing has continually...

Importance of performing business network and security audits

Your company is always processing new information, contacting new clients and completing various tasks. But as time goes by, some tasks might end up bringing in security issues and other similar problems. This can be extremely problematic because you can end up losing money if your business info is stolen and sold by hackers. So it’s crucial to perform a business network and security audit from time to time.

Find Polycom VVX IP Address

Finding the IP address of your Polycom VVX phone may be needed for provisioning or troubleshooting your phone. You may find the IP address of your Polycom VVX phone by performing the following steps: Press the Home button Select the Settings option and hit OK Select...

How to Generate CSR with certreq on Server 2016

Trying to generate a CSR on your Windows Server 2016? There is no reason to install OPENSSL or install IIS just to generate a CSR, simply use the built in certreq.exe with an INF file to generate a CSR using the guide below.   Create an INF file with the...

List of Companies Attacked with Ransomware

Even with ransomware attacks down across the board this year compared to 2017, a lot of companies and government entities are still being targeted and infected with ransomware. The main reason for this decline is that targeted ransomware attacks are becoming more...

Ransomware Reports

Ransomware has been on a decline due to the increase in specifically targeted attack vectors as described in our List of Companies Attacked with Ransomware. Just because there is less ransomware going around doesn't mean your company should stop worrying about the...

Installing Let’s Encrypt on cPanel

The guide below will allow you to utilize free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt on your cPanel Server. Yesterday we discussed the Importance of SSL certificates and today we're giving you one of the many ways your business can implement SSL certificates for all of...

Importance of SSL Certificates in Business

I've always researched companies around the area where I live as well as around the area of our current office in Bensenville, however, I recently noticed that a lot of companies are still not utilizing SSL certificates on their company websites and decided to write a...

Best Small Business Server

Business owners and key decision makers often wonder what the best server for a small business is. Most people would agree that choosing the right server for your small business can be a difficult process. We’re here to help you choose from a variety of options to...

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