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March 25, 2021 @ 12:00am

Multi-Factor Authentication

Imagine you have a house which you want to protect from intruders. You would lock the door to keep them from entering. If you wanted to be extra secure you may lock the door handle and then lock the dead bolt. In this example the door lock is your password and multi-factor authentication is the dead bolt. In most cases the door lock will work fine, but if an intruder really wants to get in, the dead bolt may be the only thing keeping the door from being kicked in.

January 25, 2021 @ 12:00am

Office Meeting

Businesses today require more work in less time with fewer resources. But fortunately, with smart office technology employees can work smarter and more productively, and not cut into valuable family time. Smart offices are an opportunity to improve production, employee morale and provide a competitive edge for your business.

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00am

Password Protection

The worst passwords are the most common passwords, which are therefore the least secure. 56% of breached passwords were not unique. The easiest thing you can do to protect yourself from hacks and breaches to your accounts is a strong, unique password.

November 24, 2020 @ 12:00am

Video Conference

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency has the top tips for safely using videoconferencing to ensure employees are only using approved tools and that their home networks are secured.

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00am

Telework

After rapidly adopting wide-scale remote work practices in response to COVID-19, organizations have started planning for more permanent and strategic teleworking postures. An organization’s executive leaders, IT professionals, and teleworkers all have roles to play in the shift from temporary to long-term or permanent telework strategies.

June 23, 2016 @ 12:00am

IT Guide

As an Information Technology professional in charge of your organizations’ network infrastructure, you are responsible for the day-to-day communication path from your users to the applications they use every day. This brings a unique set of challenges that pull you a hundred different directions. 

October 09, 2020 @ 12:00am

Cyber Secure

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year we are focusing on educating and preventing cyber attacks like phishing, malware, and social engineering, from computers to smart devices, read on to learn more and stay protected.

March 31, 2017 @ 12:00am

World Backup Day

Not really sure what a backup is? Don’t worry you’re not alone, over 30% of people never backup their files. A backup is a second copy of all your important files. Instead of storing it only on your computer, you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe, at an off-site location.

March 20, 2019 @ 12:00am

ransomware

More and more, ransomware has emerged as a major threat to individuals and businesses alike. Ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts data on infected systems, has become a lucrative option for cyber extortionists. When the malware is run, it locks victim’s files and allows criminals to demand payment to release them.  

June 04, 2019 @ 12:00am

Windows 7 Support Ending

All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. But you can keep the good times rolling by moving to Windows 10.

April 29, 2021 @ 12:00am

Spear Phishing Scams

Don't fall for another phishing attack. More than 96% of phishing attempts arrive by email. Phishing is a threat to every organization across the globe.

October 02, 2019 @ 12:00am

cyber secure password

The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet.

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00am

social engineering

Since October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we would like to dive deeper into some of the topics we have covered this month, specifically, social engineering and what the different types of social engineering attacks are, so that you can avoid being a victim. We will also discuss some things you can do if you think you are a victim of any of these attacks.

December 03, 2019 @ 12:00am

Consumer Theft

What is the dark web and how do you protect yourself? The dark web is a place where criminals buy and sell stolen personal information, such as credit card numbers, bank account passwords, and even Social Security numbers. Unfortunately, like most things on the internet, once the information is out there, it can’t be erased.

March 11, 2020 @ 12:00am

COVID Scams

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. 

May 15, 2020 @ 12:00am

CEO Cybesecurity

As technology continues to evolve, cyber threats continue to grow in sophistication and complexity. Cyber threats affect businesses of all sizes and require the attention and involvement of chief executive officers (CEOs) and other senior leaders. To help companies understand their risks and prepare for cyber threats, CEOs should discuss key cybersecurity risk management topics with their leadership and implement cybersecurity best practices.

July 15, 2020 @ 12:00am

Data Breach

Small businesses like yours are important. They create jobs, support a competitive marketplace, and lift up local communities. As a small business owner, you’ve worked hard to start your business and make it into something you can be proud of. That’s why it’s important to know how to protect your employees and customers from a range of cyber and financial threats.

May 01, 2020 @ 12:00am

Cybersecurity at home

Remote work is not new but may be unfamiliar to some employees, leaders and businesses. With significant rise in temporary work from home, it is important to think about security and keeping your home network security as strong as the office network security.

October 08, 2019 @ 12:00am

Cybersecurity at the office

Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber attack occurs. In 2018, the U.S. business sector had the largest number of data breaches ever recorded: 571 breaches. Cybercriminals often rely on human error—employees failing to install software patches or clicking on malicious links—to gain access to systems.

July 23, 2019 @ 12:00am

windows server

On January 14, 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation.

July 15, 2019 @ 12:00am

Office with desk and printer

If technology gives your organization a competitive edge, you are familiar with how expensive it is to keep it current. Now, consider that at times, the purchase price of your technology is only a fraction of the cost of the total cost of ownership.

May 14, 2019 @ 12:00am

Business Continuity

Data is essential for all types of organizations today, so ensuring access to mission-critical applications and data following a disaster is critical. However, business continuity and disaster preparedness are about so much more than that. 

May 08, 2019 @ 12:00am

Data Recovery

Disasters can happen to any business at any time and the downtime they cause is truly catastrophic, many of which never recover. The strength to avert disasters and effectively handle the ones that occur starts with knowledge.

April 02, 2019 @ 12:00am

cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the protection of networks, computers, programs and data from attack,damage or unauthorized access. Cybersecurity is essential in today’s world for all businesses, small and large alike, due to the rising number of cyber attacks. 

October 31, 2016 @ 12:00am

Cyber Crime

Malicious emails coupled with a general lack of employee cyber security training is the leading cause of a successful ransomware attack. Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computer systems, restricting users’ access to the infected systems and has become the most prominent global threat to business cyber security today.

May 12, 2015 @ 12:00am

Windows Server 2003

Did you know that the applications you use every day, from payroll to invoicing, could be running on Windows Server 2003? Microsoft is ending support for the 2003 version of Windows Server on July 14, 2015 and it's time to find out if your business is at risk.

February 29, 2016 @ 12:00am

computer technology

Is technology at the top of your priority list? At Rhyme we help businesses develop their technology strategy, implement that strategy and then support it through its lifecycle. Our goal is to help your business grow by increasing profits and lowering risk. Evaluate these five risks to decide if your technology needs more attention.

September 30, 2016 @ 12:00am

Managed IT

Technology is great until it breaks. It not only causes unpredictable headaches and expenses, but it can also impact your time, financials, efficiency, productivity, image. Instead of fixing technology as it breaks, take a proactive approach to prevent downtime, headaches, and unpredictable costs.

June 14, 2021 @ 12:00am

Managed Service Provider

Small businesses are faced with difficult technology questions every day, like what technology should I invest in, what technology should have a priority over another or what gives my business a competitive advantage?