Blogs

Avoid being a victim of a gift card scam.
July 13, 2020

How Gift Card Scams Work and How to Avoid Being a Victim

Gift card scam is a form of impostor scam — currently the most common type of fraud in the US, which preys on unsuspecting businesses and regular individuals. According to a Federal Trade Commission fraud report, almost 2 million people in the country fell victim to fraud in 2019. Around 648,000 of them were victims […]

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June 30, 2020

To Click or Not To Click: Tips to Know if a Link is Safe

For many years now, email has been the most common way for cybercriminals to infiltrate networks, plant ransomware, and steal data. In fact, in 2019, Verizon reports that 94% of malware was delivered by email. And while email security certainly has come a long way, cyberattackers are adapting to the changes as well. Because it’s […]

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Managed IT services can help you with your remote work problems.
June 15, 2020

How Managed IT Can Help Your Company Overcome Remote Work Challenges

Most companies were not prepared to enable a wide-scale remote work operation, much less without a definite end date like the current COVID-19 quarantine period.  Managed IT services are among the essential services allowed to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, managed service providers (MSPs) have contributed significantly in helping companies make work-from-home […]

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June 2, 2020

Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ways You Can Help and Tools You Can Use

The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying. People are gearing up for it and are getting ready to help in any way they can.  Chances are, you want to help out, too! Especially if you’re in the healthcare industry, you want to tell as many people as you possibly can about what COVID-19 is, […]

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May 18, 2020

Cybersecurity & COVID-19: Your Biggest Remote Work Problems and How to Fix Them

Working from home using our personal computers certainly invites security risks and challenges. But given our situation with the coronavirus pandemic, this is perhaps the most practical option to keep our employees safe while somehow keeping our business afloat. While doing their part to flatten the curve, your whole organization should also be mindful of […]

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A blue and silver stethoscope on clinic documents
May 12, 2020

Why Small Medical Practices are Major Targets for Cybercrime

Hacking and other cybercrimes have been the stuff of movies for more than five decades now. But if there’s one thing that these movies have been incorrectly implying, it’s that cybercriminals are only interested in toppling down large, powerful institutions—governments, banks, casinos, business corporations, etc. This has unfortunately led many small institutions, particularly in the […]

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May 4, 2020

Working Remotely? A Good Password Won’t Be Enough

If you’re working from home because of the coronavirus outbreak, you’ve made yourself safe from the disease, but you’ve also opened your computer system and work accounts to new vulnerabilities. Google surveyed 3,000 consumers and found that 51% of them use the same passwords for both work and personal accounts. With you and your employees […]

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Doctor holding a stethoscope while using a computer
April 26, 2020

3 Must-have Remote Working Tools for Your Practice

For the longest time, working remotely was seen as a trend, a perk, or a lifestyle. But a lot has changed in the past months. In fact, working from home may be the direction that many US businesses are heading toward in response to the health, safety, financial, and business operation challenges brought about by […]

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April 20, 2020

The New Normal? How Cloud Services are Rescuing Businesses from COVID-19

If you asked business owners about cloud computing a few years ago, some would dismiss it as just another technology fad with no long-term utility for their business—just like how some dismissed the internet as well as  many other innovations that they thought they couldn’t optimize.  Now, most of these business owners have either eaten […]

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April 14, 2020

Out to Infect: Common Ways Cybercriminals Exploit the Coronavirus Crisis

While the whole world is busy looking for ways to battle the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), cybercriminals seem to be quite busy looking for ways to capitalize on the crisis. Many of them appear to be especially interested in taking advantage of healthcare facilities including practices like yours. By exploiting vulnerabilities, cybercriminals are capable of hijacking […]

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