Hiring seasonal staff? Here are a few things to consider from the IT perspective

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In many industries, there are seasonal spikes in business around specific times. For example, CPAs/Accounting firms, though busy all year, generally see a spike in business around the time of tax planning, IRS return filing, etc., the retail industry sees a boom around the Holiday Season, and so on. During such peak times, it is common practice in the industry …

Ransomware emails: How to identify and steer clear of them

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Ransomware attacks have suddenly become more prevalent. Each year sees more of them. Hospitals, NPOs, shipping giants, etc., have all been victims of ransomware attacks. Your business could be too! Did you know that emails are one of the most common gateways for ransomware to get into your systems? In this blog, we tell you how you can stay safe …

How good is your password?

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Did you know that having a weak password is one of the biggest security risks you face? This blog focuses on the best practices related to passwords that you can follow to ensure passwords are not your weakest link. Avoid sequences and repetitions: How many times have you used passwords like dollar12345 or $$$BobMckinley. Passwords containing sequences and repetitions are …

Keeping your data safe: Access Control

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Cyberattacks are a commonplace today. Malware such as viruses, worms, and more recently ransomware not only corrupt your data or hold it hostage, but also inflict irreversible damage on your brand and business. As a norm, most businesses these days do invest in anti-virus/cybersecurity systems. But, is that really enough? The answer is–NO. Because they often overlook one important aspect–access. …

Smaller firms less likely to keep up to date on the basics that protect them

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On the never-ending problem of cybersecurity, small firms often do not have any/much in-house IT support. As a consequence, they may be less likely to be able to make sure their software is consistently updated to reflect any patches released by the product’s maker. This simple oversight, deliberate or not, is a major source of data breaches and ransomware attacks. …

Cyberattacks and the vulnerability of the small business

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You cannot go a day without reading about some big-name company or even government agency being hacked and critical data being compromised. What you don’t see in the media is that most of the attacks happen to small firms and that this is where a lot of the cybercrime is occurring. What any business, but especially a small business, needs …