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What’s Compliance Got to Do with It? A Look at Two Hacks Posted on Oct 13

What’s Compliance Got to Do with It? A Look at Two Hacks

Imagine you’re leaving for a weeklong vacation. Would you leave your doors unlocked when you left the house? Probably not — this would put your possessions at risk of theft. Just locking your doors could deter potential thieves. The same logic applies to computer systems.   …Continue Reading What’s Compliance Got to Do with It? A Look at Two Hacks

Where’s My Data? 10 Simple Tips for Securing Your Business’s Data Posted on Oct 11

Where’s My Data? 10 Simple Tips for Securing Your Business’s Data

As a business owner, you can protect your employees, business, and customers from hackers. MassIT shares 10 tips to help IT departments at companies big and small create a security plan to keep their data safe. Identify Sensitive Data — Know where sensitive personal information, including   …Continue Reading Where’s My Data? 10 Simple Tips for Securing Your Business’s Data

Understanding Malware — What It Is and Types to Know Posted on Oct 6

Understanding Malware — What It Is and Types to Know

The term malware is everywhere these days, but what exactly is it? Malware is short for malicious software. It can be used to manipulate your computer and steal your information. There are several types of malicious software, which can be broken down into broad categories,   …Continue Reading Understanding Malware — What It Is and Types to Know

How Strong Are Your Passwords? Posted on Oct 4

How Strong Are Your Passwords?

One of the biggest challenges facing computer users today is creating — and remembering — their account passwords, which are required for practically all online transactions. Many people use the same password for multiple accounts — putting their data at risk — simply because it’s   …Continue Reading How Strong Are Your Passwords?