Understanding the Firewall: Your First Line of Defense

Computers communicate with each other to send and receive information — without this communication, you wouldn’t be able to do the things you want to do on the web: login to a website, perform transactions, transfer files, receive email, open files, etc. Making this all happen requires that computers send and receive data “packets” from […]

4 Common Cyber Security Threats to Your Business

From the WannaCry ransomware attack to the Equifax security breach, 2017 has been a rough year for IT security. Things aren’t looking stellar for the foreseeable future, either — it’s estimated that cyber crime damage costs will hit $6 trillion annually by 2021, causing unfilled cybersecurity jobs to more than triple. In 2015, IBM President […]

Steps to Protect Your Privacy and Data on Public WiFi: For Macs & PCs

Free WiFi is available almost everywhere — from your local coffee shop all the way to your favorite department store. With so many opportunities to get work done away from the office or home, it’s hard not to take advantage of it. However, take caution: working on public WiFi, or even password-protected WiFi (like one […]