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Tornados, Floods, and Earthquakes Oh My! Why You Need A Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

Living in Northern Illinois, we face the risks of tornados, flash floods, and even occasional earthquakes. While many organizations have plans to safeguard their employees during these natural disasters, what about the critical data stored on servers and workstations? Mother Nature doesn’t always provide advance notice when she unleashes destruction. However, having a Backup and

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Take the Guesswork Out of Password Management

Keeping track of passwords is a challenge for any business, and it can be especially challenging for small to medium-sized businesses. That’s where a password manager like LastPass can help. First and foremost, using a password manager can help improve security by ensuring that passwords are strong and unique. This is important because weak passwords

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Safe, Reliable And Unique … Like A ’63 Impala

For years now, I’ve told any business owner who will listen to “get different.” If you’ve read my book of the same name, you’ll know that it’s not necessarily the better businesses that attract the most customers – it’s the most different businesses. In an overly saturated market, the name of the game is standing

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Protecting Your Business From Data Disasters

Data is everything to a small business in this day and age – which means if you lose access or control of your data, you lose everything. As dramatic as that might sound, the data backs that up. According to several sources, 93% of companies, no matter how big they are, are out of business

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What does proactive cybersecurity entail?

Most managed IT services providers (MSPs) promise “proactive” cybersecurity consulting. All businesses embrace the idea of preventing cyberattacks and data breaches before they happen, and MSPs themselves would much rather brainstorm safeguards than troubleshoot time-sensitive downtime events. But it’s not always clear what proactive cybersecurity entails, so let’s take a minute to go over it.

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Why using a VPN is more important than ever before

In the past, a simple antivirus software was all you needed to stay safe from online threats. Today, it takes more than that to protect your PC and the information stored on it. Whether you’re sending an important email or chatting with a coworker online, chances are your data can be easily intercepted. This is

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Back to Basics

A lot of time is spent staying protected from the newest type of scam or the newest cybercrimes, but as is true with many things, remembering the basics is the entire foundation of making sure you, your company and your clients remain safe. Everyone in the company or organization should know basic security principles. Security

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