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The latest technology news and what it means for you.

What's Your Password Policy?
Mar 14, 2016

If you don’t know the answer to this question, your business could be at risk. In our recent posts, we’ve talked about measures that small businesses can take to protect their information and their assets. Having a strong password policy is one of the most important measures you can take to keep your business safe. +

Latest Malware: CryptoLocker - Protecting Your Business
Mar 02, 2016

Lately, the news has featured reports of the recent malware variant CryptoLocker, which is a particular type of malware known as ransomware. +

To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt? That is the Question
Feb 18, 2016

We've all heard about encrypting files, but what does this mean? And what should be encrypted? In this article, we'll provide you some straightforward answers about encrypting files, folders, computers, devices, and connections.  +

Cybercrime is Costing Small Businesses Big Bucks
Feb 18, 2016

According to a recent estimate by McAfee, cybercrime cost businesses $375 billion worldwide in 2014. That's an astounding number and it speaks to the fact that more businesses, big and small are falling victim to hacking, phishing, and lost revenue due to compromised systems. In case you are wondering, that's the conservative estimate from their study! The actual costs could be much higher. +

6 Tips to Prevent Hackers and Phishing
Feb 18, 2016

Sometimes the weakest link in the IT chain is not the security protocols in place, or the handling of devices, it’s you! Quite often, hacking and phishing — two names for malicious computer attacks — exploit people rather than relying on some complex technical feat. +

Now Georgia Bureau of Investigation Certified
Feb 18, 2016

Coastal Computer Consulting recently became Security Awareness Certified with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI). This certification is for non-criminal justice agencies in the state of Georgia and involves passing the Georgia Crime Information Center’s (GCIC) Security Awareness Training Program. +