What Is Phishing? And How Does It Work?

Not all cyber attacks involve a brute force attack. While brute force attacks are responsible for countless intrusions and, subsequently, data breaches, there are other ways for hackers to infiltrate an otherwise protected network or database, such as phishing. As a small business owner, you should take precautions to protect against phishing. First, however, you’ll…

5 Ways to Speed Up a Slow-Running PC

Does your PC take forever to boot up and load or execute programs? Assuming you use it for work purposes, a slow-running PC can take a toll on your productivity. With its sluggish performance, you’ll spend more time using your PC while producing less work in the process. Before replacing it with a faster PC,…

How to Improve Your Laptop’s Battery

Laptops offer an unparalleled level of convenience and versatility when compared to desktop computers. Whether you’re sitting in your office, riding on a bus or even vacationing by the pool, you can use a laptop to perform computer work. If you don’t have access to an electrical outlet, though, you’ll have to rely on your…

6 Cybersecurity Tips When Traveling

Does your business require you to travel? According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Americans make over 405 million business-related trips each year. Whether you’re traveling within the United States or outside the country, though, you may want to bring a laptop or tablet computer. While bringing a device can improve your productivity,…

The Pros and Cons of BYOD for Small Businesses

More and more businesses are allowing employees to bring and use their own device from home. Known as a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, it’s become increasingly popular in recent years. In fact, statistics show over half of all U.S. businesses now support BYOD. Of course, there are both advantages and disadvantages to BYOD.…

Ransomware: Should I Pay the Ransom?

If your small business’s information technology (IT) has been crippled with ransomware, you might be wondering whether you should pay the ransom. With its ability to restrict you from accessing files on your business’s affected computers and devices, ransomware is troublesome to say the least. However, you should think twice before giving in to the…

How a Cyber Attack Can Disrupt Your Small Business

Because of their small size — typically 100 or fewer employees — small businesses often assume they won’t be targeted by a cyber attack. Statistics show, however, that roughly half of all cyber attacks involve small businesses. In fact, hackers often target them because of their insufficient or nonexistent cybersecurity measures. If this occurs to…

Comparing the 3 Primary Cloud Computing Services

Cloud computing services have become increasingly popular in recent years. According to a report by Forbes, 83% of all computing workloads conducted by businesses will occur on the cloud by 2020. Cloud computing eliminates the need for expensive on-premises equipment, making it a smart investment for businesses. But there are different types of cloud computing…