Computer login? You might be surprised to know that there are business computers out there that don’t have log-in prompts- anyone is free to use them! One way to help stop would-be criminals from accessing your private data on your PC’s is to simply enable log-in only access. It’s possible (and sometimes default) for all…

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Why two factor authentication? Simply put, it’s very effective against people who try to to break into other’s accounts’ by figuring out or knowing their passwords. This two-step authentication method has helped curb account theft significantly. More than one factor authentication is very important in helping keep your online accounts safe. Single factor authentication is…

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Dumpster diving, in cyber security terms, appears to be possibly an outdated way to go about initially “hacking” into a business. But… One common way for cyber criminals to get sensitive information is to go digging through an individual’s or business’s trash. YES! This does happen! This is a tried and true method called ‘dumpster…

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secure hard drive erase

A secure hard drive erase – an additional piece of mind if your gear get’s stolen! A well equipped cyber criminal can retrieve deleted data with ease as these data retrieval software tools are easy to acquire or even make. Those deleted financial documents you deleted? Most likely still exist on your computer. Those employee…

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A small business backup strategy is what you need if you are to survive a business disrupting cyber attack, especially one where you lose your business or customer related files! Making backups of files is of utmost importance. If your computers or devices built-in storage media malfunctions or stops working, as most of them eventually…

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Preventing computer theft can be as simple as ensuring that people can’t easily take the common action of grabbing and stashing your computer equipment on the way in and out of your business. To help deter physical and data theft of your devices, companies often physically put locks on their laptops and desktop computers, as…

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This tip is one of several ways to prevent computer theft that you can use for your small business. Preventing your computers, as well as your other data storage devices and documents, from being stolen is the foundation of solid cyber security. Using locked cabinets and document safes (recommended) to decrease the possibility of data…

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Strong password security questions are lacking when a website attempts to verify you are who you say you are while attempting to recover your password. An account password recovery Q&A process is a very common way for a cyber attacker to break into your online accounts. Have you ever encountered a popular website that you…

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