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Your small business: target for a breach? No...

Small businesses make easy, lucrative targets for ransomware and malware that harvests Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Employee, customer and vendor data can provide cybercriminals with enough information for fraudulent activities, but there ar…
Maybe you think that as a small business, your risk of a data breach is low because larger companies are bigger targets and therefore more desirable to cybercriminals. Think ag…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/your-small-business-breach-target

Remote Workforce - Tips for Employers

Enabling employees to work remotely can be offered as a perk, be a contingency plan or a bit of both. Technology provides many tools that simplify remote work, but plan your implementation to protect your business and maintain a sense of team.
The current Coronavirus pandemic is making it necessary for most to consider remote-enabling their workforce. Fortunately, technology makes this easier than ever, but that ease…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/remote-workforce-tips-employers

Mobile Devices: Convenient and Useful, but Present Special Risks

Most of us use smart phones for business and our personal lives, and uses are growing. However, due to their size, rendering of content often obscures information that would more readily identify malicious content. Here are tips to make your use less pron…
Who doesn't have a smartphone? We conduct business from them, run our homes, shop, bank and track our health from them. How many have given up landline phones and only use thei…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/mobile-devices-convenient-and-useful-present-special-risks

Keeping your data safe: Access Control

Protecting your data is achieved by a combination of practices. Are you covering all the bases?
Cyberattacks are commonplace today. Malware such as viruses, worms and more recently ransomware not only corrupt your data or hold it hostage, but also inflict irreversible damag…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/keeping-your-data-safe-access-control

Loss of Data: Causes and Prevention

The time and resources that technology saves are invaluable, but this convenience has a very ugly side. This convenience brings costs, which could include irreparable financial, professional, and social damage. The technology that is designed to make life…
The adoption of technology from the simplest of matters to the most complex problems has rendered us heavily dependent on it. We love paying our bills minutes before they are due…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/loss-data-causes-and-prevention

BYOD: Why is This Concept So Attractive to Employees?

BYOD, to work started as an occasional thing several years ago, but has quickly become a pervasive reality. To use your personal smartphone, tablet or laptop for work seems increasingly natural. Employees are embracing this concept without any serious res…
Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, to work started as an occasional thing several years ago, but has quickly become a pervasive reality. To use your personal smartphone, tablet or…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/byod-why-concept-so-attractive-employees

Mobile Threat

The majority of us aren’t doing what needs to be done in order to secure our personal and professional information. In fact, 45% believe that their companies were rushed to mobilize remotely, and therefore have had to sacrifice security in order to “get …
Verizon recently released their 2021 Mobile Security Index report, and in it they summarize their research findings by looking at 856 IT professionals.  These are the peop…… https://customcomputer.me/blogs/mobile-threat

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