State of Cybersecurity Summer 2016

The technological world is changing and transforming every single day. With constant software updates, new innovations and platforms and advanced systems, there are infinite ways for hackers to infect, threaten or break into your company data. This summer, keep a watchful eye out for the following cybersecurity threats. https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2015/05/15/14/38/computer-768608_960_720.jpg Ransomware Ransomware has been identified by the FBI as one of the biggest threats for businesses and individuals in 2016. Unique from traditional cyber hacks or viruses, ransomware is the term given when a hacker accesses professional or personal information and demands a ransom (money, gift cards, bitcoin or goods) in order to keep corporate data private. An easy way to…

Security Standards Rise as More Information Goes on the Cloud

With more information moving from devices to the cloud, security is a constant concern for businesses of all kinds. By sticking with the basics, a company can improve its online security. Photo: Pixabay     Requiring a strong password. A strong password is essential to protecting information. If companies are using a weak password or one that includes personal information, chances are someone can guess it. Google’s guide to creating a strong password illustrates that a random but memorable phrase is the best source for a password. Google gives the example of sPo0kyh@ll0w3En as a strong password.   Shorter expiration cycle. Having a strong password is important, but so is…

Easy Tips to Keep Data Safe From Hackers and Crashes

When it comes to technology, there are few things more important than the security of your information. And whether it is an external breach that exposes your data or an internal crash that destroys it, you want to be sure that you are taking every step possible to avoid those stressful situations. Fortunately, backup and security solutions don’t always have to be so complicated. Check out our suggested tips and tricks to help minimize the possibility of these threats. https://pixabay.com/en/blogging-blogger-office-business-336376/ Use a Password Manager We’ve written in the past about the dangers of repeated or outdated passwords. It is always good practice to update your passwords annually, or even more…

Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Comprehensive Technology Solution

From smartphones and tablets to laptops and PCs, in today’s digital world, people are always connected. In fact, according to a Gallup Panel survey, in the U.S. most people have their smartphone near them around the clock and over half surveyed check their device at least a few times per hour or more. With this comes a great opportunity for companies to position themselves in front of their employees and customers alike now more than ever. Although many companies have evolved with modern technology, many still do not have a comprehensive online presence. The nonprofit sector is one such industry struggling to stay up-to-date with the rapidly changing tech scene.…