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Cyber Attacks (and Cyber Attackers) Are Getting Smarter

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Cyber attacks are evolving, employing smarter techniques and exploiting human vulnerabilities more than ever. With breakout times decreasing to just over an hour, and attackers bypassing traditional security measures like 2FA and MFA, businesses must adapt quickly to these sophisticated threats.

3 Lesser-Known (but Powerful) Apps in Microsoft 365

3 Lesser-Known (but Powerful) Apps in Microsoft 365

Many businesses subscribe to Microsoft’s cloud-based office suite, Microsoft 365, because it’s the best way to keep up to date with some core Microsoft apps, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Chances are, your company does, too. But what you may not know is that Microsoft has been steadily adding new apps to Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365, and just Office Professional before that) for going on a decade now. In fact, it’s added so many new tools so quickly, that many businesses don’t use more than half of them.

The Chip Shortage Explained: How It Happened and What It Means for Your Business

The Chip Shortage Explained: How It Happened and What It Means for Your Business

Have you heard about the global chip shortage? It’s a serious problem, affecting everything from cars to iPhones to the equipment you need to keep your business running smoothly. But unless you follow tech news on your own time, you may not have heard about this problem or know what the ramifications might be at work. Here’s what you need to know about the global chip shortage, how we got here, and what your business needs to do to stay equipped.

OneDrive: Built-in Mobile Scanner

OneDrive the mobile scanner

OneDrive: Built-in Mobile Scanners https://youtu.be/Uh18cZ_OVUE Working from home comes with a lot of great conveniences like time flexibility and better productivity. Being able to get things done on your time frame is great until you realize you do not have access to the office scanner! You may not know it but you may already have […]

MileIQ: An automatic mileage tracker

Mileage tracker app

MileIQ: An automatic mileage tracker https://youtu.be/gf_dnAHHNJs Tracking your teams mileage can be a hassle. Check this app out that may help you take some of the pain out of keeping up with your record keeping. And you probably already have it, as it’s part of Microsoft 365. Here are the details. For businesses that rely […]

Keep a look out for these malware traps

Phishing and other scams

Keep a look out for these malware traps https://youtu.be/ywVpy3Zfgb8 With email being the number one place for cyber-criminals to break into your system it is very prudent to keep up with the newest scams. But email is not the only place. Here are some other malware scams to look out for.

How safe are your staff’s passwords?

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How safe are your staff’s passwords? https://youtu.be/srcEAJZ3OYU Unique randomly generated passwords by a password manager are the safest passwords.  Staff can dislike this type of passwords because they are difficult to type in when not using a password manager. Weak passwords leave your company and staff open to easy attacks such as brute force. In […]

How to protect remote workers at home

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How to protect remote workers at home https://youtu.be/Y2Ta-j6q6XU Working from home can be a major security risk. Using the proper tools can help keep data and users secure. Check out this week’s video to find out how.