A Behind the Scenes Look at Antivirus Software

We hope it’s safe to assume that you’re already running some form of antivirus software on your personal and business computers (if you’re not, stop what you’re doing and give us a call immediately), but if you’re like many of our clients, you may not understand how these programs work. We’ve recently gotten a few questions about the backend functionality ...

Data Privacy – What You Need to Know

With all the talk about GDPR and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, data privacy has been in the news a lot lately. But how much do you really know about data privacy concerns and how they can impact you? What is Data Privacy? While data privacy is about who you share what information with (both in digital and analog formats), for ...

GDPR: A New Age for Consumer Privacy

By now, unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the acronym GDPR thrown around and have seen a significant influx of privacy policy updates in your email inbox from companies you frequent (and many that you probably had forgotten you’d ever even interacted with). But if you’re like many internet users, you’re probably wondering what does GDPR mean? ...

New Microsoft 365 Email Features

If you’re currently a Microsoft 365 user, you may have noticed that the program made some changes and added on new features in early May, particularly to the Outlook email platform. In the latest software update, Microsoft unveiled a number of upgrades to its Outlook desktop app, Outlook for iOs/Android mobile apps, and the Outlook.com webmail service – and almost ...

Browsing with Biometrics. Are you ready?

Now that latest edition smartphones have a variety of biometric authentication features built in, such as fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, it should come as no surprise that an increasing number of software, operating system, and browser platforms are embracing the idea of authentication technology. Your bank and other financial apps likely already have incorporated this functionality into their apps ...

Do Your Customers Feel Safe?

In a world where a new data breach seems to be in the news every day, it isn’t just IT professionals and business owners who are stressed out by cybersecurity concerns. Consumers are also overwhelmed by a host of technology-related issues – specifically how to know if a given business or website is safe to share information with. And beyond ...

Next Generation Malware Infection: Watering Hole Attacks

Just when you think you’ve wrapped your head around how to best protect your computers, servers, and networks from phishing attacks, cybercriminals have developed a new, more sophisticated and effective, method to penetrate your systems. This new way of spreading malware and stealing personal or proprietary information is known as a watering hole attack. Unlike phishing, which relies on a ...

Blockchain and SMBs – It’s about more than Bitcoin

If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “blockchain” the first thing that comes to mind is probably Bitcoin or more broadly, cryptocurrency. And while Bitcoin has been the most visible and widely used example of blockchain technology thus far, the concept of blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the way SMBs do business moving forward. But before ...

Private Browsing: Does it really keep you safe?

Almost every browser has some variation of private browsing such as the “Incognito Mode” in Chrome or “InPrivate Browsing” in Edge and Internet Explorer. And while these private browsing sessions certainly do offer some significant benefits, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that it’s a silver bullet that will automatically keep all of your online activity safe and private. ...

What a Difference a Letter Can Make: The Importance of the “S” in HTTPS

Whether you are browsing the internet or your business has a public-facing website (especially one that collects or shares any sort of personal information or login credentials), understanding the importance of HTTPS is critical to ensuring online security. To fully appreciate why HTTPS is becoming a best practice, let’s start at the beginning and understand what the “S” represents. HTTPS ...