How To Prepare For The Windows 7 End Of Life

Posted by Integrity Staff on November 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM

If you’re still using the Windows 7 operating system, it’s time to prepare to switch to an updated version.

Microsoft has revealed the end-of-life date for Windows 7: Jan. 14, 2020.

Let’s take a look at what it means when a software product reaches its end of life, as well as what you can do to prepare for this deadline.

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Gone Phishing: 6 Tips for Verifying Identity When You’re Asked For Data

Posted by Integrity Staff on November 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM

More Americans experienced a data breach in 2017 than ever before. The results of a study conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research show that 16.7 million Americans had their identities compromised, resulting in a loss of $16.8 billion.

The study also found that consumers are losing trust in institutions, shifting “the perceived responsibility for preventing fraud from themselves to other entities, such as their financial institution or the companies storing their data.”

One of the biggest trends the study found is that account takeover tripled over the past year. Victims pay an average of $290 out of pocket and spend 16 hours on average to resolve the situation.

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How Open Book Management Boosts Efficiency In Business

Posted by Integrity Staff on November 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM

How can you boost efficiency in your business?

One way is through a system called open-book management.

Open-book management is great for companies the emphasize transparency. In this system, everyone can see the company’s books. Therefore, everyone shares an interest in the workings of the business.

By seeing, tracking, and forecasting key numbers, everyone gains an understanding of what is driving the business forward—or causing it to lose steam.

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What’s Next? 5 Cybersecurity Threats to Watch Out For in 2019

Posted by Integrity Staff on November 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM

More than 7 out of 10 companies in the United States have suffered a data breach over the past few years, according to Thales.

With seemingly more stories of data breaches popping up, business leaders must decide whether to adopt new technology and risk things going wrong or wait while competitors potentially get ahead.

To help businesses, Security Forum has developed its Threat Horizon 2019 report. It looks at nine threats caused by technology change that organizations may face over the next three years and how to address them.

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Are You Ready to Put Your Passwords to the Test?

Posted by Kirt McReynolds on October 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Using a password manager is a must in today’s world where we have so many passwords, credit cards and online accounts at risk of getting hacked.  It’s also becoming no longer acceptable to only use a password manager.  A password manager should help us be proactive about our passwords and let us know if we have an account at a company (website) that has been breached.  What if the password that you used at this compromised site was also used at other sites?  How do you know or remember that?

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6 Common Questions About Cloud Computing

Posted by Integrity Staff on October 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM

You may be asking yourself several questions about cloud computing the more you hear about it.

After all, a RightScale survey shows enterprises are leveraging multiple clouds to do business.

There’s a lot of buzz around cloud computing, and rightfully so. Let’s take a look at the most common questions about cloud computing.

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Social Engineering: Is Your Company at Risk?

Posted by Koffi Koudite on October 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Social Engineering is a tactic used by cyber criminals to manipulate individuals to gain confidential information such as social security number, credit card number, passwords, etc.

In the cyber security world, the weakest link in the security chain are the users, which is why people are the target when it comes to social engineering. It doesn’t matter how many security measures you have in place. You can have locks on your doors, an alarm system, the latest firewalls, and network or security monitoring tools; all it takes to hack into your network is to trick a user into clicking on a malicious link they think came from a social media site.

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Why Security Awareness in Healthcare is Critical

Posted by Integrity Staff on October 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Security Awareness training and programming is important for every industry. Security Awareness in healthcare is especially critical. The healthcare industry is responsible for the safekeeping of highly sensitive medical data. HIPAA tries to ensure that security is tight and materials are handled correctly, but that only goes so far. Any breach of a medical organization's network or data can be highly damaging to the practice in question. HIPAA violations come at a steep cost and a lost reputation is something that may never be recovered. Every organization in the healthcare industry needs Security Awareness training. This is why:

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Which Type of Cloud Solution is Right For Your Business?

Posted by Integrity Staff on October 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Deciding on a cloud solution can be difficult.

If you think you have a choice on whether you’ll be migrating to the cloud, think again.

Enterprise cloud adoption has doubled in the past two years. Roughly half of respondents to a cloud business intelligence survey said they were using cloud BI. Additionally, fewer respondents said they had no plans to use these services. The 2018 survey showed the most significant rise in adoption levels in the seven years this survey has been conducted.

Cloud adoption is all but inevitable.

This begs the question: which cloud solution is best for my business?

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Getting the Full Potential from Your Smartphone

Posted by Kirt McReynolds on October 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM

As the number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019, manufacturers are continually looking for ways to enhance smartphone usage. Even with larger devices, smartphones, and tablet computers for that matter, are often used for content consumption rather than content creation. I suspect that many of us struggle with accurately creating long or detailed documents or emails on our smartphones. The concept of “docking” your smartphone like you would a laptop computer has been around for some time. As more mobility features have been introduced into computing over the last few years the options are better than ever to turn your smartphone into a true desktop PC experience.

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