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Technology and Employees: 7 Tips when an Employee Leaves

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When an employee terminates employment with your organization or company, certain procedures are part of the exiting process. It is imperative to have steps in place to ensure that your IT is secure and all of the employee's ties to your systems have been severed. Work with your IT professionals in coming up with a good checklist and enforcing it. Here are some steps you should take. 

10 Tips For Your Internet Safety: How to Stay Secure While Browsing the Internet

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We have written numerous blog posts on Internet safety, but the ever-increasing amount of cyber attacks and malicious ransomware require that we keep you up to date on how to keep you and your business or organization safe. Ransomware is the most dangerous and growing threat today. We have seen clients without a good BDR (Backup Disaster Recovery) crippled or severly hampered by ransomware.

Cyber Crimes: What the SMB needs to know

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It was recently reported that a California hospital (The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles) was hit by a ransomware virus and forced to pay hackers $17,000 in bitcoins (the currency used in cyber attacks, where companies or individuals buy the bitcoins to pay). The hospital fell victim to the virus, because an employee opened an email attachment that contained malicious software in a Microsoft document.

Not Again! Locky: The Newest and Meanest Ransomware

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There have been many reports in 2016 of devastating malware, but the most recent, called Locky, could be the scariest yet. It may have a silly name, but it is a seriously threatening ransomware. Like similar ransomware viruses we have seen, this one is received in the form of an email with an attached "invoice" that is a Microsoft Word file.

Viruses and your IT: The Importance of Education

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This month, we wrote a blog post on Ransomware 32, a ransom virus that is similar to the Cryptolocker Virus. We have also seen the Le Chiffre virus infecting businesses. We have had many customers and potential customers seek our help or advice on all of these viruses. The problem is not going away. 

Watching the Storm, Watching your IT

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With today's Nor'easter going into Friday, please be aware that there could once again be power outages and internet outages that could impact your daily business activity. Email services could be affected due to power outages along the northeast corridor, which could also cause disruption to the Internet. 

Just When You Thought You Were Safe - The Newest Ransomware of 2016

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The New Year has barely begun, and we already have a new ransomware, known as Ransom32, very similar to the Cryptolocker virus and just as devastating. What makes this ransomware unique is that it is the first JavaScript ransomware that can affect Windows, Mac and Linux. It is being sold on the "dark web" as a ransomware-as-a-service in exchange for a 25% cut of the ransom profits. 

Tech Gifts for the Holidays

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Here it is - Our annual recommendations of holiday tech gifts. Whether for business, home or pleasure, these gifts should be at the top of your list. 

Upgrading Your Hard Drive to SSD Technology

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Until recently, most businesses have had no other choice than using the traditional HDD hard drive for file storage for their laptops, desktops, etc. Solid State Drive (SSD) was first introduced on ultrabooks, but it is now a choice for all desktops, laptops and ultrabooks and is becoming increasingly popular. Why make the switch? Here are a few points to consider.

Updates on the Cryptolocker Virus and More: How to Protect Your Business

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Over a year ago, we wrote a blog post on the infamous Cryptolocker Virus (see blog post) and how to take precautions against it. Since then, the virus and others have morphed and continue to wreak havoc on businesses.

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