My Email Was Hacked – Now What?

If you get a call from your coworker asking about a weird email that you’ve sent – and you definitely did NOT send them anything – it’s likely you’ve been hacked. Don’t panic! There are a few basic steps you need to take, but it doesn’t have to be a disaster.   Contain the Breach Before anything, change your…

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Quick Ways to Speed Up Your Old Computer

If you can speed up your computer, that often means improving your overall work performance as well. As your computer ages and as you use it more, it’s natural for it to seem slower than it did when you first bought it. Before committing to buying a new computer outright, though, there’s some things you…

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Coronavirus Phishing – Don’t Be Fooled by New Online Scams

COVID-19 has cyber-attacks on the rise: Email phishing attacks have spiked over 600% since March 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. Hackers will routinely take advantage of current world events, and the coronavirus is no exception. Last year, the median small business received 94% of its detected malware by email. [1] Now more than ever, you need to be on your toes when checking unsolicited emails.  Coronavirus-themed phishing has come…

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Get down to Business by Getting your Website UP

With businesses starting to slowly reopen in Kitsap and Clallam County, everyone is scrambling to market and get their business back up off the ground. Now more than ever, YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE MATTERS.  Consumers are asking a number of questions before deciding who to bring their business to. Questions like:  Are they open?  Is their office…

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Why Your Employees Need Security Awareness Training

Did you know that your network can STILL be hacked even if you have firewalls and other security measures set up? User error is one of the most common ways criminals gain access to business systems and data. Even if you pay good money for network security, if you or one of your employees clicks on a bad link, opens…

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Back to Work? Prep Your Computer!

  With COVID-19 restrictions around the State slowly lifting, many businesses are gearing up to get back to work. Unfortunately, many of us have let our computers and software fall out of date simply because we’ve not been in the office using them!   On top of that, general computer hygiene for those of us who have been working from home…

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Checklist for Remote Work

What do you need to consider before you can effectively set yourself/your employees up to telework?  With lock-downs happening all across the United States there is a growing need to work from home. We have provided a checklist of items to consider in order to determine how you and your staff can work remotely:  1) Email Can your employees access their email via…

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Technology Tools to Easily Work From Home

A lot of businesses are using home computers to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is a very affordable option, it does present some security risks to a company. Unfortunately, hackers are not taking a break during this global pandemic, so online security is more important than ever!  We’ve put together a list…

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5 Tips for Safe Online Tax Filing

Tax season is upon us again! No doubt all of us will be sorting through piles of mail and frantically searching through our inboxes for those important documents. During this time of year (and always, really), it’s good to be aware of how and where you’re filing your taxes and your storing important information. Here…

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Top 3 Password Managers – From an IT Pro’s Perspective

If you’re like me, you both abhor and lament having to change your password. Let’s face it, remembering 15 different passwords that are constantly changing is a task simply not suited for our monkey brains. I know all this may sound a bit like an oxymoron coming from an IT guy, but you can take comfort in the fact that the professionals have just…

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