Hackers in the Driver’s Seat: The Future of Automotive Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity isn’t just about computers anymore. As hackers and technology both become more sophisticated, the potential implications associated with a cyber-attack could be significant. One prime example of a vulnerable technology, where the impacts of a large scale hack could put human life at risk are self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles. A pre-planned hack for a Wired magazine article last year …

iPhone 7: It’s Good for Business

Thus far, the iPhone has been widely adopted by both personal and business users, and the announcement of the iPhone 7 seems to signal even greater benefits for professional customers moving forward.  Some notable changes included on the iPhone 7 are  Elimination of the head phone jack. Apple’s new EarPods headphones will connect to your smartphone through the Lightening connector …

The Internet of Things & Cybersecurity

The “Internet of Things” or IoT, as insiders call it, is most certainly gaining ground and has already started to impact the daily lives of individuals and businesses.  And while IoT certainly has the potential to be transformative, as the IoT market and infrastructure increases, so does the “surface area” that is potentially vulnerable to hackers and cyber criminals. The …

SAN Success Story

If you’re like many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), you might have purchased SAN technology 5 or more years ago to accommodate your organization’s storage needs. However, if you haven’t considered an upgrade to your storage system because it is “still new” you could be missing out on improved efficiency and cost savings.   As an example, an ATB …

Wearable Technology

You (and many of your employees) may already use wearable technology, such as Apple Watches and Fitbits, but have you considered the potential impacts that wearables could have on your business? Many IT experts believe that smartwatches are the wave of the future, as some tech savvy corporations are already planning to launch enterprise software for wearables over the next …

Don’t Get Held for Ransom

If you rely on data (and who doesn’t), you’re probably a target for ransomware.  But there are things you can proactively do to help ensure that if or when you do get hit, you have a way to recover relatively quickly and painlessly.  First and foremost, backup, backup and backup.  The only way to outwit the attackers is to have …

The Case for Considering External IT Services  

As a small or medium sized business owner, your top priority should be running your business, not worrying about IT.  So, you’ve decided to hire professional IT services, but how do you make the decision whether to hire an internal IT-focused employee or contract an external IT service?  At an initial glance it might seem like hiring internal staff is …

Still Running Windows 7? A Few Things You Need to Know…

If you’re hesitant to upgrade to Windows 10, you’re definitely not alone.  There are plenty of reasons why users are inclined to stick with the older operating system including: Your computer doesn’t meet the system requirements. You use older or obscure peripherals. You aren’t keen on “forced updates”. You are a regular user of legacy desktop programs such as Windows …

Network Downtime – It’s Probably Costing You More Than You Think

Has your business ever experienced network downtime caused by human error, network failures, application bugs, storage failures or cyberattacks?  The answer is almost certainly yes.  And if you think the answer is no, it might be time to do a little investigating.  Believe it or not, network downtime and/or latency can have significant impacts on your business.  Beyond the immediate …

Malvertising: Why All Digital Ads are NOT Created Equal

When you are browsing the internet, do you think twice before you visit reputable sites such as the New York Times, MSN, Spotify, the Weather Network and the NFL?  If you answered “no” you’re definitely not alone, but in the age of malvertising, it’s important to know that virtually no website is completely safe anymore. Malvertising is an especially sneaky …