A Surprising Ransomware Statistic

Update (August 18, 2016). We just assisted a company with a ransomware attack. Check out our “Lessons Learned“. Security Magazine recently reported that 40% of businesses had experienced a ransomware attack in the last 12 months. Even worse is the fact that a third of those businesses lost revenue, and 20% experienced a complete business ...

An easy way to find hidden malware on your computer

An easy way to find hidden malware on your computer
Malware is coming at us from every direction these days. No longer can you just install system patches and an antivirus or anti-malware application and expect to be protected. All of the above is indeed following best practices, but these methods of protection do not address everything, such as zero-day exploits. These exploits are so ...

How to disable Microsoft Office Macros

How to disable Microsoft Office Macros
When macros became available for Office, most of us were excited because it added automation and power to the suite of products. But it soon became apparent that the misuse of macros and the associated power would be problematic. In fact today this is one of the favorite methods hackers use to compromise systems with their malware ...

27: Lock Up Your Thumb Drive

27: Lock Up Your Thumb Drive
This is episode 4 of our 4 part series on everyday encryption in your business. Today we tackle why, and how, you would encrypt your USB thumb drive with VeraCrypt. Download Download episode transcript (PDF) Links eSecurity tutorial using VeraCrypt to encrypt a thumb drive. DISCLAIMER: We have no connection to this site or its ...

26: Lock Up Your Email

26: Lock Up Your Email
We’re back! After a summer sabbatical, the podcast is back, with part 3 of a 4 part series on encryption in your small business. This week: what to know about email encryption: important terms, compliance, and tips for encrypting the important stuff. Download Download episode transcript (PDF) Links Episode 25 of the Tech Tip Podcast ...

25: Lock Up Your Docs

25: Lock Up Your Docs
Do you keep sensitive information in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint docs? What about Adobe PDFs or AutoCAD files? If so, then you probably need to encrypt those documents. This week we’ll talk about when you should consider encryption for your documents, and cover some tools and techniques for easily and cheaply encrypting your files. ...

24: Lock Up Your Laptop

24: Lock Up Your Laptop
What happens if you lose your laptop, or worse yet, what happens if it is stolen? Are you protecting your data? This week we start a series on encryption, starting with encrypting your laptop’s hard drive. We’ll cover Windows and Apple encryption tools, along with open-source alternatives. Download Episode Transcript (PDF) Links Using Bitlocker Without ...

23: Get Back On Task

23: Get Back On Task
A good project management app will help you and your team get back on task. In this episode we’ll take a tour of our favorite project management app. Download Episode Transcript (PDF) Links Asana home page Add tasks by email Asana offline access Listen Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe in Google Play Listen on Stitcher

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 22: Server Backups

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 22: Server Backups
This is part 3 in our series on backups. Last episode we talked about workstation backups. This week, it’s server backups. Use Microsoft’s built-in backup tool to perform full server backups and recovery. It’s free! Download Episode Transcript (PDF) Purchase Buffalo TerraStation 8TB NAS – Amazon* Buffalo TerraStation 16TB NAS – Amazon LG Portable DVD ...

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 21: Back It Up Part 2

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 21: Back It Up Part 2
In our last episode we introduced the 3-2-1 backup stratgy. This week we’re digging deeper into workstation backups. We’ll talk about repair disks, USB vs. network storage locations, system images, and more! Episode Transcript (PDF) Purchase Buffalo TerraStation 8TB NAS – Amazon* Buffalo TerraStation 16TB NAS – Amazon LG Portable DVD Burner – Amazon Links ...