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Cybersecurity Attack Trends In 2023

By Lilly Ice | December 25, 2022

The new year is just beginning, offering a time of renewal as we all plan for the possibilities to come in 2023. Now also represents a time when companies should plan for resiliency in the face of ever-present cyberattacks. Sixty-eight percent of surveyed business leaders believe that cybersecurity risks are getting worse. They have a…

6 Steps To Get A Business Phone System

By Lilly Ice | December 15, 2022

Your company is big enough to need a business phone system! Great! Ok, how does that work? What all do you need? You look at an overwhelming business phone provider’s sales page . . . and put it off for a different day. We’re here to help. Office Phone vs Softphone First question is whether…

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Don’t Set Yourself Up to Fail: Tips for Safer Home Security Setups

By Lilly Ice | December 12, 2022

The global home security market has been growing by leaps and bounds. By 2026, experts expect the market to expand at a rate of 20.1%. This is on top of an expected increase of 21.6% from 2021 to 2022. From Ring doorbell cams to entire home security systems, consumers want these solutions. Watching your front…

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7 VoIP Setup Tips For Business

By Lilly Ice | December 9, 2022

The global pandemic showed us the need to run a business from anywhere, with employees scattered everywhere. Effective remote employees need cloud solutions in order to stay connected with their teams. These cloud applications include collaborative platforms such as Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. But along with these new applications came something revolutionary. VoIP (Voice…

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Changes In The Cybersecurity Insurance Market

By Lilly Ice | December 6, 2022

Cybersecurity insurance still represents a pretty new concept for many SMBs. This new kind of insurance started in the 1990s to provide coverage for large enterprises to cover things like data processing errors and online media. Since then, the policies for this type of liability coverage have changed radically. Today, cyberinsurance policies cover the usual…

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5 Frustration Free Solid Authentication Protocols

By Lilly Ice | December 5, 2022

Balancing productivity and security in offices represents a constant struggle.  Give users too much freedom, risk increases beyond control.  Add too many security gates to watch productivity dwindle as users get frustrated. The line between these two is razor thin, but achieveable. Companies must recognize the importance of both factors, instead of sacrificing one for…

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Simple Setup Checklist for Microsoft Teams

By Lilly Ice | November 15, 2022

Microsoft Teams is a lot of things. It’s a video conferencing tool, a team messaging channel, and a tool for in-app co-authoring, just to name a few. During the pandemic, the popularity of Teams skyrocketed. User numbers for MS Teams jumped from 20 million in November 2019 to 75 million in April 2020. As of…

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7 Tips To Avoid Computer Buyer’s Remorse

By Lilly Ice | November 10, 2022

Have you ever bought a new computer and then suffered buyer’s remorse a few months later? Perhaps you didn’t pay attention to the storage capacity and ran out of space. Or you may have misunderstood memory specs and experienced constant freeze-ups. Investing in a new PC isn’t something to take lightly. Doing your research ahead…

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Create A Smooth BYOD Program

By Lilly Ice | November 9, 2022

Bring your own device (BYOD) as a  concept took hold after the invention and wide adoption of the smartphone. When phones became computers, software developers began creating apps for those phones. As of now, mobile device use has overtaken desktop use at work. According to Microsoft, mobile devices make up about 60% of the endpoints…

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Advantages of Using Conditional Access

By Lilly Ice | November 8, 2022

Passwords have presented a major security concern as long as they’ve existed. Eighty-one percent of security incidents occur due to stolen or weak passwords. In addition, employees regularly neglect the basics of good cyber hygiene. For instance, 61% of workers use the same password for multiple platforms. 43% have shared their passwords with others for…