Business owners who spend a lot of time on the road, like during a commute or on a business trip, understand how difficult it is to use smartphones while driving. Despite the fact that it’s illegal in many places, some people refuse to put down their phones and concentrate on the task at hand: driving. Doing so puts not only themselves, but everyone else on the road at risk of an accident, which can lead to expensive insurance payments and vehicle maintenance costs.
Kevin here. Bob mentioned my trip in the recent newsletter so I thought it would be appropriate to follow up and just give a quick recap of why I went. If you didn’t know, we base a lot of our security model around Sophos's suite of products.
Security is a hot-button issue for all types of businesses, but cyber security is such a complex subject that it’s difficult to jam-pack its many intricacies into one blog article. Sometimes understanding just a few ways to improve your business’s security practices can be a significant benefit for your organization.
It’s nice to do something and feel good that you’re the one doing the work. This DIY approach provides you the satisfaction that you’re doing the job yourself, and that you’re doing it right. If you’re the kind of person who gets nervous about others handling tasks, you fully understand how stressful it can be to have someone you don’t know or trust working on important initiatives; particularly working with your company’s technology.
Many students are taking advantage of online education, yet there are some pitfalls that can hold students back; namely, the lack of face-to-face interaction and assistance from the instructor. Now, artificially intelligent teaching assistants might be able to offer some reprieve to this issue.
If you use an Android mobile device, you know that it’s a great asset that’s always releasing new functionality with Google applications. One of the latest changes in functionality comes in the form of Google Translate and its Tap to Translate feature.
Time hasn’t been kind to the password. It’s continuously put down as one of the least secure methods of protecting systems. It’s not due to any fault of the password, though. People just have a hard time remembering long and complex passwords. To aid in security, it’s recommended that you use some sort of multi-factor authentication.
Open House yesterday - What fun!
A great big thank you to everyone who came out to our Ribbon Cutting & Open House yesterday! We had quite a warm welcome to the City of Stow and the Stow-Monroe Falls Chamber of Commerce.
In true Simplex-IT fashion, we couldn’t cut a normal, everyday, run of the mill red ribbon… nope, we had to use a crime scene ribbon!
The mayor couldn’t make it, so we had a fun little competition for the best reason why she could not attend.
FREE Executive Seminar
Presented by Simplex-IT with Sophos Security
July 13th 12:00pm-2:00pm
Critical IT Security Protections EVERY Business Must Have In Place NOW To Avoid Cyber-Attacks, Ransomware, Data Breach, Lawsuits, Bank Fraud and Compliance Penalties
Recently, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of small and medium sized businesses falling victim to cyber criminals, hacking, viruses, malware and all manner of nasty security threats.
Have you upgraded your business’s workstations to Windows 10 yet? If not, you should ask yourself why you haven’t done so. However, if you have upgraded, you’re one of the 25.3 percent of people using Windows 10. Windows 10 seems to be a great hit among end-users, but Microsoft’s new browser, Edge, isn’t so fortunate.