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When traveling, it’s always temping to hop onto a hotel, coffee shop, or other free public WiFi to get online and possibly get some work done. You need to be careful, however, to make sure your information and security isn’t compromised along the way.
Windows 10 is loaded with data-tracking tidbits and hooks into a variety of Microsoft’s online services. While there are certainly benefits to having those hooks enabled (OneDrive integration and Cortana’s back-end, for example), you don’t have to be thrilled about the idea of Mcrosoft’s operating system calling home or looking over your shoulder. Here’s how you can disable these integrations.
We’ve heard a common theme from many small business owners: “Hackers aren’t after me – they only go after the big guys.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. Your small business is as much of a target as the big guys, and we would argue even more so than the big guys.
2015 has come and gone, and a security research firm has published their annual “Worst Passwords” list. Based on leaked password data that has gone public through the year, they have published the 25 worst passwords – is yours on the list?
You can have all the protection you want, but keeping yourself and your company’s data safe online comes down to following some basic security precautions in the way you use the internet, your email, and your computer. In partnership with Microsoft, we have put together a quick 10 question quiz that you can print out to test your employees to make them think about their online actions. While we still encourage a multi-pronged approach that includes managed anti-virus, good backups, strong firewall and content filtering, the last (and most important) line of defense is the user. Print up and pass this quiz around the office, and see how your employees do.