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How to utilize Microsoft’s built-in ransomware protection

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 30 years since ransomware first appeared on the PC with the Aids Info Disk/PC Cyborg Trojan.  Since then, cybercriminals have grown fiftyfold more sophisticated with the advancement of technology.  While ransomware became slightly more common in the 2000s, it wasn’t until the early 2010s that the illegal and destructive software became a household name.

Phishing scams: how to spot and avoid them

When the Russian Federation invaded its neighbor Ukraine in late February 2022, it didn't take long for fake donation requests in support of Ukraine to flood popular social media sites, email lists, and fraudulent webpages.  These fake donation requests almost always request the donation via cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, etc.

Protect Yourself from Cybercriminals when Traveling

In a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to just the home or office. It's incredibly important to be prepared, especially when you travel and expose your devices to the world. Check out my top three safety tips to protect yourself from cybercriminals when traveling.

Microsoft Office 365 Backups

Microsoft Office 365 Backups
That stuff's all backed up, right?

Ah - no. The simple answer is no. UNLESS you set it up... There is some confusion around Microsoft 365's data retention policy and the common thought is "It's in the cloud, it must be backed up!"

That is just not the case.

Cloud Data Backup With Datto Backupify

Protect Your Cloud Data with Datto Backupify

Disgruntled employees are not nice people, and when they leave they often make an  "exit statement" and wreak havoc on your network, or their company data and email. In some cases, they might delete their mailbox, OneDrive or SharePoint files, erase Teams history or delete contacts.

Multi Factor Authentication – The New Normal

Multi Factor Authentication - The New Normal
Multi-factor Authentication... This is a pain - I have to put my password in and THEN I get to answer a text and enter a code? OR I have to press another button OR approve a connection???
Why should I use Multi Factor Authentication ?
It's simple - this is by far the best way to stop a hacker from accessing your account - EVEN IF they get your username and password.