Mobile Device Management & HIPAA Compliance: What you don’t know could cost you.

Mobile technology has infiltrated just about every aspect of the modern workplace, and that includes the healthcare industry. And while hospitals, doctors’ offices, patient clinics, and other care facilities have been slower to move towards a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment than businesses that aren’t regulated by HIPAA, the reality is that BYOD is beginning to crop up across ...

New IoT Botnet Threat: Hide & Seek Malware

We’ve been talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) for some time now, and although the possibilities associated with IoT are ever growing, so are the risks. Although IoT botnets are nothing new – remember when Hajime single-handedly took down numerous popular websites such as Amazon, Twitter, and Netflix across large swaths of the United States and Europe – there’s ...

Wiped Clean? Read this before you sell or donate a smartphone!

It’s time to update your mobile technology, but before you get too excited about your new smartphone, don’t forget that something needs to happen to your old device. Assuming it still works, you’ll want to wipe it clean before you sell, donate, or even dispose of your mobile phone. Here are a few key steps to follow to ensure data ...

Virtualization for SMBs – Fact vs. Fiction

Are you a small business owner? Have you avoided virtualization software because you think it’s only for large corporate enterprises or because you’ve heard it’s too expensive, unnecessarily complex to implement, or less secure than traditional server technologies? There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding virtualization out there, and we’re here to help you understand fact vs. fiction. You’ll probably ...

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 ...