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Think your password is secure? Think again

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe, including using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance. Find out why and what this means for you. The problem The issue isn’t […]

4 Important factors about HIPAA and your IT

Doctor filling in medical document with electronic database Medical records are private and their exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects these data and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more […]

Simplify note-taking with OneNote

OneNote, the hidden gem of Microsoft Office, has your digital note-taking needs covered. This software is essentially a digital notebook that allows you to organize or visualize your ideas using text, video, audio, and other multimedia sources. Here’s how you can get the most out of this powerful app. Organize your digital notebook While both […]

Easy tips to design an effective website

In a recent survey by Vistaprint, 42% of the 1,800 participants said that it was “very unlikely” for them to purchase from “ugly” websites. That’s not so surprising, given that there are plenty of visually appealing and user-friendly competitors’ websites that they can visit instead. If your business website fails to make a critical good […]

Want a faster Windows 10 PC? Try these 4 simple tweaks

Windows 10 has no shortage of performance improvements over previous versions of Microsoft’s desktop operating system, but it can be further optimized. Learn how to speed up your computer by making these four simple tweaks. Prevent programs from launching at startup Windows makes certain programs readily available by loading them at startup. While Microsoft likely […]

Consider these points when purchasing antivirus software

If you think cybersecurity protection is only for large enterprises, think again. More and more cybercriminals are targeting small- and mid-sized businesses because of their lack of proper cybersecurity solutions. Viruses, ransomware, and other types of malware are also becoming more dangerous. This is why using antivirus software is more important than ever. If you’re […]

5 Business continuity errors to avoid

Business continuity plans (BCPs) are designed to protect an organization’s critical data in case of a crisis. But there is more to BCPs than securing data; it also entails making sure employees are safe during a disruption. If you want an infallible business continuity plan, cover every base and avoid the following mistakes. Mistake 1: […]