Online Holiday Scams & How to Protect Your Data

December is the busiest shopping month of the year with several gift giving holidays within. Companies send out more email volume during this time to past purchasers or potential buyers and hackers are aware of this busy shopping season and will attempt to steal your information.

4 Misconceptions about Tech Support Scams

Despite being common, there are many misconceptions about tech support scams. Not knowing the truth can result in falling victim to this type of fraud. Here are four misconceptions set straight.

Is the Desktop Computer Becoming Obsolete or Is It Here to Stay?

The fate of the desktop computer has been the topic of debate for several years. Knowing both sides of the argument can be beneficial when you need to purchase new computing devices for your business. Will desktop computers be joining electric typewriters, rotary phones, floppy disks, and cassette tapes in the technology graveyard? This question has been the subject of …

10 Tips on How to Identify a Phishing or Spoofing Email

Tip 1: Don’t trust the display name A favorite phishing tactic among cybercriminals is to spoof the display name of an email. Return Path analyzed more than 760,000 email threats targeting 40 of the world’s largest brands and found that nearly half of all email threats spoofed the brand in the display name. Here’s how it works: If a fraudster wanted to …

California Has a New Consumer Privacy Law Similar to GDPR

Following the European Union’s lead, California passed a law that gives its residents some of the strongest data-privacy protections in the world. Even though this legislation is not as far-reaching as EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses need to know about it. By looking at the 5 Ws — what, who, why, when, and where — you can get …

5 Reasons Why IT Outsourcing Works Best for Businesses

Security. Support. Expertise. Strategy. Information Technology (IT) is a major support function for any business. But all too often small to medium-sized businesses overlook IT as a critical business component, mainly because of the cost to develop and maintain an IT department. However, the growing trend of IT outsourcing can bridge the gap.  In fact, analysts expect global Information Technology (IT) outsourcing …