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Cyber Criminals Are Actively Exploiting a WordPress Plugin Zero-Day

Cyber Criminals Are Actively Exploiting a WordPress Plugin Zero-Day The Fancy Product Designer plugin — commonly used to configure visual products on WordPress, Shopify, and WooCommerce — has been compromised. Cybercriminals are actively looking for sites that use...

Could A Colonial Pipeline-Style Cyberattack Disrupt Your Business?

Could A Colonial Pipeline-Style Cyberattack Disrupt Your Business?

Could A Colonial Pipeline-Style Cyberattack Disrupt Your Business? The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack garnered national headlines after hackers caused widespread gasoline shortages along the Eastern U.S. seaboard. Among the hardest hit, North Carolina saw more...

How to Reinstall macOS on Your Computer

How to Reinstall macOS on Your Computer

How to Reinstall macOS on Your Computer If your Mac has been having problems or behaving erratically as of late, it might be time for a fresh install of macOS using Recovery mode and Disk Utility. A new install may also be useful if you have plans to give away or sell...

Understanding the Role of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Understanding the Role of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Understanding the Role of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are rising in popularity as more people discover their importance. These tokens come with unique metadata and identification codes, making it easier to distinguish individual tokens....

Key Insights From Cybersecurity Trends and Stats for 2021

Key Insights From Cybersecurity Trends and Stats for 2021

Key Insights From Cybersecurity Trends and Stats for 2021 Cybercrime is a hot topic that makes news headlines and attracts the corporate world and individuals’ attention. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there was a 75 percent increase in...

Here Is Why Windows Virtual Desktop Is Better Than Traditional Virtualization Solutions

Here Is Why Windows Virtual Desktop Is Better Than Traditional Virtualization Solutions

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) allows your business to leverage either a multi- or single-user Windows 7 or 10 experience. The service also incorporates Office 365 ProPlus. You can count on WVD to help centralize monitoring and management functions. On the other hand, your organization’s system admins can use Azure Cloud to deploy and manage your company’s Windows servers, desktops, and apps.

Transfer or Backup Google Authenticator in Few Easy Steps

Transfer or Backup Google Authenticator in Few Easy Steps

Transfer or Backup Google Authenticator in Few Easy Steps Two-factor authentication (2FA) plays a critical role in mitigating cybersecurity risks posed by bad actors. This method bolsters access controls by requiring a two-step identity verification when signing into...

How to Onboard Remote Employees More Efficiently

How to Onboard Remote Employees More Efficiently

How to Onboard Remote Employees More Efficiently As more companies switch to remote work, employers need to embrace the best onboarding practices to enhance new hires’ experience. Alignment involves updating various tools and processes to ensure seamless onboarding....

How To Have a Successful Zoom Call

How To Have a Successful Zoom Call

How To Have a Successful Zoom Call When the world went into lockdown, it effectively shut down business for a little while. In the legal world, however, you can’t just stop. This led to law firms and courts using Zoom to conduct hearings and trials. Naturally, this...

Inclusive Work Environment Is Vital for Digital Transformation

Inclusive Work Environment Is Vital for Digital Transformation

Inclusive Work Environment Is Vital for Digital Transformation As an ever-increasing number of companies implement a digital transformation, decision-makers need to adopt viable ways to transition successfully. Creating an inclusive work environment is undoubtedly one...

Has Your Organization Been Breached By Solar Winds Malware?

Has Your Organization Been Breached By Solar Winds Malware?

Has Your Organization Been Breached By Solarwinds Malware? Although mainstream media coverage of the massive Solarwinds hack seems to indicate the danger is over, the sophisticated hackers may still be hiding in plain sight. Microsoft recently uncovered at least three...

Can You Automatically Record Microsoft Teams Meetings?

Can You Automatically Record Microsoft Teams Meetings?

Can You Automatically Record Microsoft Teams Meetings? If you’ve ever been annoyed by the fact that every time you start a new meeting with Microsoft Teams, you have to manually enable the program to record the meeting for later use, you’re not alone. A quick Google...

SOC 2 Type 1 vs. Type 2: Here Is What You Need To Know

SOC 2 Type 1 vs. Type 2: Here Is What You Need To Know

SOC 2 Type 1 vs. Type 2: Here Is What You Need To Know Cybersecurity continues to occupy a prominent spot in companies’ priority lists. As such, companies commit substantial amounts of money to bolster cyber defenses. Norton’s 2019 data breach report revealed that bad...

The Need for Your Business to Set Up Network Security Is Urgent

The Need for Your Business to Set Up Network Security Is Urgent

The Need for Your Business to Set Up Network Security Is Urgent In the early 20th century, if a crook wanted money, they’d rob a bank or steal a woman’s purse on the street. Real masterminds might devise an elaborate heist to hold up a Brink’s truck or befriend a...

Key Executive Positions Added at IT Services Leader

Key Executive Positions Added at IT Services Leader

HAUPPAUGE, NY (March 1, 2021) — Custom Computer Specialists Inc. (Custom), an information technology service leader in the Northeast, announced two key additions to its executive team, Bruce Latman, Chief Financial Officer and Eliud Custodio, Vice President of...