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7 Easy ways to prevent data loss in Microsoft 365

Microsoft understands the value of business data and the costly repercussions of losing it. That’s why they’ve released a slew of security and compliance tools for Microsoft 365 subscribers. But given the increasing sophistication and frequency of data breaches, these cloud security solutions aren’t enough to protect your files. You’ll need to follow these seven […]

Why Having IT-Competent Employees is Critical to your Business’ Survival

It’s been a rough few months for businesses across the globe. We’ve been dealing with lockdowns, civil unrest, and overall chaos, so it’s understandable that IT security might not be on the forefront of most people’s minds. With that being said, the amount of cybercrime that has been occurring since the lockdowns began in March has been unprecedented – clearly, cybercriminals are using this chaos to their financial advantage.

Can private browsing keep you safe?

Privacy is a precious commodity in this era. Every website you visit or app you download leaves a digital footprint that can be tracked by anyone. Fortunately, most — if not all — web browsers offer private browsing features to keep your internet activity a little bit safer from prying eyes. What is private browsing? […]

Dress your website for success

When people visit websites, first impressions count. Wow your audience by following our tips. Make a statement with professional photographs Before site visitors read what’s on your website, they assess it by checking out your images. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words, but are those words truly what you want to convey to […]

A guide to disabling Windows 10’s invasive settings

Do you feel like your online activity is being spied on? That’s because it probably is — but not by cybercriminals as you might think. It’s more likely that it’s your operating system that’s doing the spying and giving away information about you. Learn more about Windows 10’s not-so-private settings and how to fix them […]

Monitoring your employees online: Is it a good idea?

The question of monitoring your employees’ computers is a tricky one. Some say such a practice is unethical. But it can also be a way to prevent data breaches. Find out the pros and cons of monitoring your employees’ online behavior by reading this blog. And should you decide your business needs employee monitoring, we […]

How to Prepare for the Approaching Fall Lockdown

You may have heard multiple sources reporting on governors and mayors across the country warning that we may never return to normal until a vaccine for COVID-19 is made. As far as Illinois is concerned, this is especially true, and we know this thanks to a recent quote from Governor Pritzker: "Until we have a vaccine, or an effective treatment, or enough widespread immunity that new cases fail to materialize, the option of returning to normalcy doesn’t exist.

What You Must Know About State-Sponsored Cybercrime

FBI Reports on Cybercriminal Trends

A recent statement released on fbi.gov addresses how Beijing has been connected to several recent cyberattacks on United States businesses. Additionally, they detail how the CCP employs an intelligence collection strategy of employing hackers to gather as much information of foreign intellectual property, banking information, and other forms of personal data.