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 ...

Gone Phishing: Email Fraud is Still Rampant as Ever

Although we’ve been talking about email fraud and phishing scams for more than a decade now, it hasn’t become any less prevalent – instead, the bad actors have just gotten better at their malicious craft. And perhaps we’ve all gotten a little careless and lazy too because we expect improved software technology to catch these things before they ever show ...

Lessons for Small Businesses from the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

By now you’ve probably heard about the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach, and while you might have some concerns about your personal information and whether or not it was exposed, have you stopped to consider the implications something like this might have on your small- or medium-sized business? For starters, you can be certain that many people are going to re-evaluate ...

Security Breach Disclosures

As a consumer in the digital age, it is likely that your personal information has been compromised as part of a security breach somewhere. Some notable corporate breaches in recent years have included companies such as Home Depot, Yahoo, and Equifax, but the reality is that there are many more that you probably haven’t heard of unless your personal information ...