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Offboarding an Employee: What Happens When Someone Leaves Your Company?

Whether they’re leaving on good terms or involuntarily, an employee departure is always a precarious time for a company. The exit of someone who was once deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of your business can present a very real threat to your cybersecurity, but by developing a thorough IT offboarding policy and rigorously following

2018-10-29T21:52:26+00:00October 29th, 2018|General IT, Security|

IT Policy: How Often Should You Change Your Passwords?

Anyone who’s ever created a login has no doubt bumped up against seemingly arbitrary and annoyingly complex password composition rules. For digital citizens, one of the most frustrating hoops to jump through is the forced inclusion of special characters. But wait, not THAT special character… or that one… or that one… or that-- okay, a

2018-10-19T00:21:23+00:00October 19th, 2018|Security|

The Truth About Spam

We’re not referring to the delicious potted meat you’ve grown to love (or hate), though it’s certainly named for its ubiquity. Spam in its most loathsome form — the unsolicited, commercial email sent indiscriminately and in bulk, rarely for non-nefarious purposes — is serious business. On the Seriousness of Spam Anyone who gets spam a

2018-09-21T19:32:16+00:00September 21st, 2018|Articles, Security|

Does your company have a “Shadow IT” department?

“Shadow IT” can be defined as IT solutions deployed within a business without the knowledge or approval of the IT department. It is put into place by employees who are looking for ways to be more productive and find going through the proper channels to get IT services approved to be cumbersome and time consuming. Employees

2018-07-10T22:56:53+00:00July 10th, 2018|Security|

“F” Is For Phishing: How To Identify The Fake, False, Fraudulent Emails Already In Your Inbox

It’s 2 AM, and you’re sound asleep. A sudden DING slaps you awake. In a sleepy haze, like a moth to a flame, you fumble for the glowing screen. A new notification floods your bedroom with light:  an email from your boss. That’s odd, she’s never awake at this hour. Your finger hovers over the

2018-06-22T23:11:12+00:00June 25th, 2018|Security|

Website Security: SSL and making your website safe for your customers

How safe is your company’s website? If the URL starts with the letters HTTPS, that is a good start. But there is another important element your website needs to ensure it is safe for your visitors and customers. Please read on for important reasons why you need the right SSL certificate and what that means

2018-06-13T17:20:48+00:00June 12th, 2018|Security|

Inexpensive and Easy to Implement Secure e-mail using Office 365

Why is it that so many companies and people still send credit card numbers, bank information, social security numbers, patient data, IT passwords, and other private information via email without basic security in mind?  The answer is -- because it’s easy! When you press the send button, your email is routed through a maze of

2017-09-20T18:51:33+00:00July 12th, 2017|Articles, Security|