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Tech tips to make your holiday merrier

Whether you’re celebrating the holidays at home or managing a business through to the new year, quality tech is vital to ensuring smooth communications, transactions, and online activity. Investing in the proper tools not only helps you better meet customer demands or family obligations, but also protects your data from cybercriminals taking advantage of online holiday activity.

Finally Shed The Old This Year It’s Costing You Much More Than You Think

New year, new technology! If your practice is still relying on older and aging technology, it’s time to think about updating that technology. As it ages, the effort to keep it running comes with many hidden costs. While it may seem financially savvy to keep older hardware and software running, you may be setting yourself up for major costs down the road.

How to shop safely online this Black Friday

Black Friday is just around the corner, and with most people likely to do their shopping online because of the pandemic, cybercriminals will have plenty of potential targets. So it’s important to be aware of common fraud and phishing tactics and ensure all your online transactions are adequately secured.

What is a phishing attack, and how can you avoid it?

Out of all types of cyberattacks, phishing scams take the lead as the most common and most effective. In fact, they comprise 95% of all attacks on enterprise networks and impact 85% of both large and small organizations. This is why it pays to know how to spot a phishing attack, its potential effects, and what your business can do to curb them.

Why multifactor authentication is an absolute necessity

In an age of rising cybercrime, companies must put greater effort into keeping their data secure. This involves enforcing stricter security policies, having more than mere antivirus software, and implementing multifactor authentication (MFA).

As its name implies, MFA is a security mechanism that verifies one’s identity using other factors beyond simple username–password combinations.

Establishing a successful BYOD policy

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies govern the practice of allowing employee-owned devices to access corporate-owned data.

With smartphone users now comprising over 275 million of the US population, a BYOD policy can help an organization save on hefty equipment costs and improves staff satisfaction by letting them choose the devices they’re most comfortable or familiar with.