signs of malware on your computer

Malware. The very word is enough to send a shiver down the spine of computer users everywhere. The thought of an infected computer is both frustrating and angering. Most people are doing nothing wrong when they are infected with malware. They might simply end up on a website that is infested. It could be from an email account they open that then leaches the malware onto their computer. It could be from opening a pop-up window that says they need to update their Adobe settings. However, malware might strike, once it does it is important to track down and kill every last infected file on the computer. But how do you know there is an issue in the first place? Here are some of the top signs of malware on your computer. (more…)

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how to secure customer data

When a customer purchases goods or services from you they expect their financial data to be safeguarded from external threats. However, most do not actively consider what kind of security measures you implement in protecting their financial information. Despite this, as soon as they make any kind of transaction they provide you with their credit card information, name, and potentially their home address, telephone number, email address, and maybe even banking and routing numbers. This all depends on the method of payment you accept. Holding onto and protecting this information is a great responsibility on your part. (more…)

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ways to prevent ransomware

Ransomware is a serious threat to any personal computer. However, if you run a small business the risk jumps infinitely. With a home computer, if ransomware infects the system it can shut the computer down and lock you out. If you run a small business and this happens, it not only may lock you out of your entire business network but it can potentially siphon off confidential documents. This could include financial records of both your company and your customers. (more…)

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SharePoint tips and tricks

Microsoft SharePoint is a powerful tool your small business can take advantage of. It is easy to use cloud-service that helps connect you to your office and, more importantly, the files stored within the office network. You can do this whether you’ve logged onto a computer at work or on your phone while traveling. However, SharePoint has several features the average user doesn’t know about. These are small features that can make a world of difference in your productivity and work effectiveness. Instead of going out and signing up for an in-depth Microsoft SharePoint course, here are just a few of the SharePoint tips and tricks you and your business can take advantage of. These tips will help no matter the size of your company or what industry you specialize in. (more…)

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data protection in healthcare

Whenever dealing with a person’s medical records your data protection in healthcare needs to be second to none. This goes beyond the network security measures taken for financial information or other personal info. The loss of medical records through a leak, breach, or any other way can leave patients exposed and completely vulnerable. It also can lead to that patient leveling lawsuits against your practice. Not to mention the temporary loss of your practice’s ability to provide medical services until you correct the security problem. (more…)

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