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Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures

For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), an IT network failure can be devastating because they don't have the resources of large corporations to bounce back from such disasters. Preparation against such devastation may be the only course for them to …
For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), an IT network failure can be devastating because they don't have the resources of large corporations to bounce back from such …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/be-proactive-how-avoid-potential-network-failures

WFH: Remote Data Access and Data Security

When your employees are working in your offices, you control their methods of access to company data, but once access goes remote, data security becomes a bigger challenge. It is an issue that you have to consider when evaluating WFH policies.
This may be the single biggest concern you may have to address when looking at WFH. When your employees are working in your offices, you control their methods of access to comp…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/wfh-remote-data-access-and-data-security

Everyday Human Error Can Affect Data Protection

Are you under the impression that data loss is all about putting up firewalls to protect against evil cyberattacks? Some of the biggest sources of data loss include sloppiness, human error, and just plain forgetfulness.
Are you under the impression that data loss is all about putting up firewalls to protect against evil cyberattacks? Some of the biggest sources of data loss include sloppiness,…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/everyday-human-error-can-affect-data-protection

Down the Pipeline

Just as it seemed we might be seeing clear skies ahead in terms of the pandemic, another dark cloud began to rise on the horizon. The Colonial Pipeline breach hit the news and many people began to panic. We were all too familiar with uncertainty of the …
Just as it seemed we might be seeing clear skies ahead in terms of the pandemic, another dark cloud began to rise on the horizon. The Colonial Pipeline breach hit the news and …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/down-pipeline

Business Disaster: What Threatens Small Businesses the Most?

There are many threats to the integrity of a small business, and not all of them are as dramatic as a cyberattack or a hurricane. Every small business needs to do a risk assessment to determine all the threats that exist that could bring harm. External th…
There are many threats to the integrity of a small business, and not all of them are as dramatic as a cyberattack or a hurricane. Every small business needs to do a risk assess…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/business-disaster-what-threatens-small-businesses-most

SMBs: It is Hackers v. You - Don't Let Them Score

Small to mid-sized businesses can be easy and lucrative targets for cybercriminals because they are typically less protected than large corporations and often have valuable information such as credit card information, Social Security numbers, addresses, d…
Selling stolen IDs and other personal data is a lucrative trade for hackers. They are always looking for sources where vital information is stored. As a small to midsize busine…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/smbs-it-hackers-v-you-dont-let-them-score

Understand your cookie to manage it better!

There are 3 kinds of cookies, each having different functions. While cookies by themselves are harmless, cybercriminals can use them as a medium to attack you virtually. So, how do you manage cookies effectively to stay safe?
  Session Cookies There are 3 kinds of cookies, each having different functions. One of them is session cookies. If it weren’t for session cookies, you wouldn&…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/understand-your-cookie-manage-it-better

Ransomware Part I

The daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of your business. One of the most troublesome has been the development of ransomware. Ransomware is a t…
The daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of your business. There …… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/ransomware-part-i

Denial is Not a Solution: Something You Owe Your Customers and Your Employees

Why do so many people procrastinate about making a will? Why is it so hard to get young people to buy health insurance? Because it is one of those “probably won’t happen--at least in the foreseeable future, and I've got more interesting things to worry ab…
Why do so many people procrastinate about making a will? Why is it so hard to get young people to buy health insurance? Because it is one of those “probably won’t h…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/denial-not-solution-something-you-owe-your-customers-and-your-employees

Cyberattacks and the Vulnerability of the Small Business

Hardly a day goes by without news of some big name company or even government agency being hacked and critical data being compromised. What you don’t see in the media is that most of the attacks happen to small firms, and that this is where a lot of the c…
Hardly a day goes by without news of some big name company or even government agency being hacked and critical data being compromised. Cyberattacks have increased by 400% since…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/cyberattacks-and-vulnerability-small-business