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Use an encrypted USB drive to secure sensitive files

As over 20,000 USB memory sticks are lost each year in the U.S. alone, it’s a wise idea to protect any data you might keep on one with encryption. There are two ways you can do this. You can buy encrypted USB drives that use hardware to protect whatever you store on them, or you […]

Be wary of insecure websites

There are still a lot of websites out there that haven’t made the switch to secure connection. It’s easy to spot these if you check the URL before going to the site. Look at the prefix in the address bar; if it is “https://” then you’re safe. If it’s “http://” it means the site is […]

Turn on your router’s Wireless Network Encryption

Encryption refers to the process of converting data into secret code so that outsiders can’t read the information if they were to access the communication. In other words, it keeps your information private. Most Wi-Fi routers have built-in encryption services that can be accessed in the settings. Log into your router’s settings and select the […]

What is a website security certificate?

A website security certificate is also known as an SSL, an HTTPS certificate, and an SSL server certificate. It allows websites to display that padlock in the web address bar. There are two elements that signify that a site uses: one is a closed padlock, which, depending on your browser, may be positioned in the […]

Safeguard your small business transactions with an encrypted chip reader

Small businesses increasingly need digital payment methods to satisfy their customers. Hardware, like digital chip readers, are bridging this gap for business owners. To protect transactions, look for a chip reader with end-to-end encryption built into the device.

When going paperless, be sure to use a proper DMS

Many businesses are digitizing their records to streamline workflows, improve productivity and make important documents easier to retrieve. Most importantly, digitizing physical documents is a great way to ensure they don’t go missing. To do so securely, use a document management system (DMS) to store important files in one cloud setting. A good DMS can […]