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Work-At-Home WARNING: If You Already Set Your Team Up To Work From Home WITHOUT Implementing The Right Cyber Security Measures, You’re Now MORE VULNERABLE To A Cyber-Attack!

Business owners today are recognizing the benefits of allowing their employees to work remotely from home. Their team gets more done at home. While the owners can also save quite a bit on overhead. Problem is, too many business owners sent their employees home without even considering cyber security.

The #1 Mistake Companies Make With Their IT

If you’re like many businesses today, there’s a good chance you’ve made this one mistake with your IT security: you don’t budget for it.

Or if you do budget for it, it’s not enough to really protect your business.

Time and time again, business owners decide NOT to invest in IT services.

Cybercriminals Are Out In Full Force In Today’s Crazy Times — Here’s How To Stop Them

In the past couple of months, just about everyone has been forced to shift priorities. If you’re like many business owners, you are intently focused on pivoting your business to accommodate today’s “new normal.” In fact, you are probably investing so much of your time in trying to retain your customers and generate new cash flow that you barely have time to even think about cyber security.

How To Quickly Shift To A Work-From-Home Business Model To Maximize Productivity In Today’s Coronavirus Environment

As a business owner today, you are now facing unprecedented challenges to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic. You are asked to self-isolate and practice social distancing to “flatten the curve.” You are asked to allow your employees to work from home to reduce possible exposure and slow the spread of COVID-19.

These are all reasonable requests, however.

How to Deal With “Shadow IT”

Shadow IT (unauthorized IT systems) can be incredibly frustrating to IT managers and other executives. It can be equally frustrating to employees. Generally speaking, people look for better ways to do their job. Humans are wired to be efficient. So when we go out of our way to research a better solution, find that solution, implement it, and even have success with it, it is frustrating to say the least when IT walks in and rips it out from under us.

2 Places You Should Never Cut Corners With IT

Today’s technology empowers business owners in ways that would have seemed incredible even 10 years ago. With a humming network connecting your team to the rest of the world, and with just a few simple keystrokes, your organization can complete tasks that used to take days.

Skimp On Data Protection And Pay The Price

We’ve said it time and again: Today’s cybercriminals are using more advanced technology than ever. And those malicious tools are becoming even more sophisticated at a breakneck pace. To top it all off, new software developments are enabling these criminals to cast wider and wider nets, targeting businesses that, before, would have flown under their radar.

Hire Slow, Fire Fast

I don’t remember where I first heard that expression. Some people swear by it. Some are offended. Here’s my quick two cents.

Unchecked, my tendency is to do the exact opposite. When I hire, it’s because I need someone. There is a job not getting done, and that’s a problem I can’t live with.

Master Computing: Security Evangelists

I’ve got to get this off my chest: I’m sick and tired of watching organizations get hacked and making the 5:00 news when it was 100% preventable.

Now, I’m not saying that security measures can ever prevent 100% of breaches. But I am saying that MOST breaches are 100% preventable.