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Why You Should Use Multi-Factor Authentication

For years, you’ve used strong passwords to protect your data. Your IT team even set up policies to prevent the use of weak passwords like “password123”. This kept the bad guys out.

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Critical Security Alert: Windows 10 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft issued critical security patches for Windows 10 on August 13th and is warning all users to update their operating system immediately.  Microsoft discovered multiple vulnerabilities that can[...]

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WorkSmart Named one of TBJ's Best Places to Work

The Triangle Business Journal just named WorkSmart one of the area's top 50 Best Places to Work.

Every year, the Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) recognizes companies who demonstrate the belief that[...]

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How to Onboard a New Hire

Retaining quality employees begins with a solid onboarding process. The key is to make a great first impression as it’s your first engagement - technology makes that easy! Here are some tips to[...]

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Prepare for Your New Hire [IT Checklist]

Prepare for your new hire to make a great first impression. This requires a well-defined onboarding process and having the right tools ready to go so they feel valued! Afterall, 1/3 of new hires qu[...]

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Spend Money on PCs to Make Them Cost Less

With the end of support for Windows 7 on the horizon, you are likely finalizing your plans for replacing older computers.  Do you need to replace just a few?  Or are you looking at a much larger[...]

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A Security Operations Center for your organization

By now, you know how important cybersecurity tools are as part of your IT plan. And you know that even with many layers of security, a hacker may still find a way in to your network. In fact, hackers[...]

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Do you need security policies?

When most folks think about cybersecurity, they think about the tools—firewalls, anti-virus software, web filtering, etc. That’s smart. We always recommend a multi-layered approach to security.

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Q: How does your firewall protect you from ransomware?

A: It doesn’t.There are critical tools every organization needs in place to protect against cyber threats. Firewalls, anti-virus software, managed DNS, and encryption are a few you may already be[...]

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Time to check the backups

It's January, and like every month of the year we're thinking about cybersecurity and ways to make sure all our clients are protected as security threats evolve. Before you do anything else this[...]

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