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ACS Blog Archives for September 2018
Look at Links Before You Click
September 6, 2018

One of the most popular ways the bad guys use to trick people is by embedding links into websites that bring the user to web pages that are designed get the user to expose important information, or to install harmful software. It’s important for users to aware, and work to review what they click on, and not blindly follow links.

BYOD: Why is This Concept So Attractive to Employees?
September 6, 2018

Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, to work was an idea a few years ago that is becoming a reality very fast.

 

SMBs: It is Hackers v. You - Don't Let Them Score
September 12, 2018

Selling stolen IDs and other personal data is a lucrative trade for hackers.

 

Do Not Disable Your Computer’s Built-In Firewall
September 16, 2018

During my years working with businesses here in Traverse City and throughout Northern Michigan, I’ve needed to turn off the built-in firewall in Windows, dozens, if not hundreds of times. In the past this practice was often commonplace, today it is a severe security risk. 

Business Disaster: What Threatens Small Businesses the Most?
September 18, 2018

There are many threats to the integrity of a small business, and not all of them are as dramatic as a cyberattack or a hurricane.

Do Not Disable the ‘UAC’ Feature on Your Windows Computer
September 27, 2018

Without UAC, User Access Control,  your computer would be installing software, changing settings and potentially doing many other dangerous things without your permission. UAC is there to ensure that what is going on in your computer is precisely what you want going on in your computer.  

Data Protection and Bring Your Own Device to Work
September 28, 2018

BYOD refers to a firm's policy of allowing employees to use their own personal phones, tablets and laptops for all their work applications.