The new Microsoft operating system has been available for one year now. Should you take advantage of the free upgrade offer now or wait until later? Keep these time-based factors in mind.read more
Lots of people talk about moving to the cloud, but what is a cloud service, really? Learn the benefits that come with a true cloud solution. Don’t let your servers get stuck in the fog!read more
How prepared is your business for an emergency—a power outage, a hurricane, or, heaven forbid, the sudden absence of its CEO? All sorts of scenarios could damage your business if you haven’t proactively planned for them. Here’s what to consider for disaster recovery and business continuity plans.read more
The average person visits 25 password-protected sites on a regular basis. To actually remember that many different passwords though, it’s like you need a superhero’s memory. Here’s how to create strong passwords that are easier to remember.read more
If you think just having cyber liability insurance is sufficient protection for your company, think again. Here are common reasons you might not be covered.read more
The FDIC recently advised banks and financial service institutions how to respond to the growing sophistication and number of cyber attacks. Whatever industry you’re in, all companies should benefit from the government’s free advice regarding cybersecurity.
The cybersecurity principles for banks apply to you too. Most small or medium-sized businesses don’t take the initiative to implement cybersecurity policies. However, these businesses are still targets—especially because they have shorter sales cycles than banks. Here are ways to protect your company and minimize business risk.read more
In October 2015 Toby Musser and the MNS Group were featured in an article called “Humanizing Technology” by I95 Business. The article emphasizes our key message, that “we are people helping people—and using technology to do so.” Read the article to get a behind-the-scenes description of our company, and learn more about why we consider ourselves “The Human Cloud.”read more
If large entities such as the Office of Personnel Management, Target, and CareFirst have all been victims of cyber attacks, what hope does a main street business have to secure its data?
The Cost of Inaction: Today the risk and cost of a data breach are overwhelming for small and mid-size business owners. Many owners don’t take action, largely because of these reasons:read more
You probably heard it in the news last year—the private information of celebrities and other significant people has been leaked onto the Internet.
A primary reason this happens is because individuals respond to emails that seem to be valid. However, they inadvertently end up going through a password change process. In response to this, many manufacturers and service providers have instituted what is called “two-step verification.” What is this, and why should you use it?read more
If you have a one-person IT department, what happens if he suddenly leaves? Or get’s sick?
We have seen IT professionals suddenly leave for a better job, have an accident, have a heart attack, or exhibit a change in behavior that forced dismissal. All of these scenarios pose threats that can seriously disrupt your business.
Will your business experience a long-term disadvantage if your IT department cannot show up for work tomorrow—or ever again? You are probably buying insurance for risks that are less likely to occur than this. Learn how to protect your business.read more