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8 Simple Steps to Maximize your Wi-Fi Security

May 14, 2021 by Kyle Joyce
When is the last time you checked your Wi-Fi security settings? If your answer is "not since the day I bought my router", you should probably keep reading. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work. Employees and managers around the world have realized that we don’t necessarily need to be tied to a physical […]
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Prevent a WordPress Hack in 5 Easy Steps

April 21, 2021 by Kyle Joyce
WordPress is the most popular content management system out there today. Of the 1.3 billion websites in existence across the internet, over 455 million of them are using WordPress. A user base that large attracts cybercriminals. Hackers who are aiming to use your website to distribute malware, gain user data, send spam emails, and redirect […]
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CMMC Compliance: Focus on the 7 Proven Phases

April 14, 2021 by Holly Sagstetter
Do you need help with CMMC compliance? Guess what - so do tons of other US Government contractors. In fact, over the next few years, 300,000 businesses will be required to dramatically improve their IT and cybersecurity due to CMMC. We’re receiving requests every day from companies who need help with CMMC compliance. And we […]
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Can You Spot The Signs of Ransomware? Follow This Simple Guide To Protect Yourself In 2021

January 18, 2021 by Kyle Joyce
The number of reported ransomware attacks exploded in 2020. This guide will give you the knowledge to identify the signs of ransomware, respond to an attack, and implement methods to protect yourself in the future. What is Ransomware and Why Should You Care? Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts and holds hostage user […]
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CMMC vs. NIST 800-171: What US Government Contractors Need to Know

January 11, 2021 by Holly Sagstetter
CMMC and NIST 800-171. Every day we receive emails and phone calls from companies that need help with compliance. Preparing for CMMC certification is a huge undertaking, and you should start preparing NOW if you haven't already.  The NIST 800-171 deadline was December 31, 2017, and CMMC is rolling out now. If you’re a government […]
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The 21 Most Common CMMC Technology Projects

December 30, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Are you getting ready to start down the path of getting your CMMC certification? Based on our recent NIST 800-171 / CMMC projects, here are the 21 most common technology projects that we see companies needing to implement in order to comply. Windows 10 on all PCs where possible.  In-support versions of all server OS […]
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5 Free Windows Cybersecurity Tips

December 30, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Here are five free Windows cybersecurity tips.  Take a moment and do these right now! These will help you with your HIPAA compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use BitLocker, Microsoft’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can get instructions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028713/windows-10-turn-on-device-encryption Take a screenshot to prove your […]
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5 Free Mac Cybersecurity Tips

December 30, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Are you a Mac user?  Check out these five free Mac cybersecurity tips.  They're quick and easy, and something you should do right now. These will help you with your cybersecurity compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use FileVault, Apple’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can […]
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Third-Party Vendor Risk Management: A How-To Guide

December 22, 2020 by Holly Sagstetter
Third-party vendor risk management, or the process of reviewing your third-party vendors, is getting more and more important. Believe it or not, you can blame Target!  I’m sure you remember the Target breach which ended with the CEO being fired, the CIO resigning and 40 million customer accounts being exposed. Not to mention the millions […]
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Ransomware Playbook: 31 Critical Questions to Build Your Own

December 20, 2020 by Josh Ablett
Are you worried about ransomware? You should be.  Ransomware is hitting companies of all sizes, sometimes with disastrous results.   Many companies need to put together a specific plan for ransomware, known as a “ransomware playbook.”  We think even small firms should spend some time planning what they will do if they're hit.    When ransomware hits, […]
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