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Ransomware – the digital kidnapper – how to fight back

Imagine your computer files are precious photos, documents, and memories. Now imagine someone locks them away, demanding a ransom to get them back. That’s ransomware, a nasty piece of malware that can hold your digital life hostage. Here’s how this digital kidnapper works: The good news? You can fight back By being proactive and taking […]

Time for an upgrade – leap to Windows 11

Is your trusty Windows 10 feeling a little outdated? Don’t worry, upgrading to the latest operating system, Windows 11, can be a smooth and rewarding journey. Imagine your computer as a trusty car. Upgrading is like giving it a fresh engine, with new features and improved performance to fuel your digital adventures. Here’s how to […]

Disable unused features for extra security

Ever feel overwhelmed by all the pre-installed features on your computer? You’re not alone Many devices come loaded with options you might never use. But here’s the secret: unused features can be security risks. Think of it like leaving your house with all the doors and windows unlocked – not ideal disabling features you don’t […]

Spring cleaning for your tech

Imagine your computer as a house. The fewer things you have lying around, the harder it is for intruders to hide. The same goes for software. Less software means fewer chances for attackers to exploit vulnerabilities. So, let’s declutter your digital space: Remember: Removing unnecessary software is a simple but effective way to strengthen your […]

Allow automatic software updates

Configure endpoints to receive automatic software updates for operating systems and applications. Keeping software up-to-date is key for patching known vulnerabilities and enhancing your organization’s overall security. Automated updates ensure that endpoints are consistently resilient against the latest security threats without relying solely on manual intervention.

Regularly auditing and updating cybersecurity policies

Given the continual evolution of cybersecurity threats, it’s necessary to regularly audit and update your organization’s cybersecurity policies. This includes policies related to: Ensure that your employees are aware of policy updates, that their practical implications are understood, and that these policies are considered within your periodic cybersecurity employee training.