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Scanning Scandal! Cybersecurity Involves More Than Hackers

By: Total Computer Solutions

Chrome Antivirus Tool Scans Private Files

The Daily Mail (among many others) is reporting that a New York cybersecurity expert discovered that a Google Chrome browsing tool was actively scanning private files in a document folder on her Windows PC. Ms. Kelly Shortridge sounded the alarm from the New York-based cyber-security startup, SecurityScorecard, a third-party vendor risk management company.

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Why a Disaster Recovery Plan is Valuable for Small Business

By: Total Computer Solutions

Some small businesses operate under the misconception that they are too small to be the target of cyber-attacks. The reality today though, is that cyber-criminals are most likely to target those businesses which they see to be most vulnerable. Cyber-attacks are much more likely to be directed toward the "low hanging fruit" of marginally secure small organizations as opposed to more elaborate attempts at breaching the data fortresses of large corporations with enormous security resources.

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Private and Public Cloud Concepts for Beginners

By: Total Computer Solutions

Many organizations outside of the tech industry have heard of the terms private cloud computing and/or public cloud computing, but are not necessarily familiar with the differences between the two concepts, or perhaps even what cloud computing actually is and how it differs from an intranet.  

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing services allow organizations to deliver the software applications and data they use over the internet.  By delivering over the internet, it allows companies greater.

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Total Computer Solutions Receives “Best Christian Workplace” Certification By The Best Christian Workplaces Institute

By: Total Computer Solutions

GREENSBORO, NC, March 28th, 2018Total Computer Solutions (TCS) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the “Best Christian Workplace” certification by The Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).  This award makes TCS, the only IT solutions company in the country to have received this award in the current calendar year.

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4 Effective Incident Response Plan Strategies for Your Business

By: Total Computer Solutions

If you think your small or medium-size business is safe from a cyberattack, think again.  According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, more than 60% of cybercrime—including ransomware, malware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were aimed at small businesses last year, up from 53% in 2016.  Those attacks are serious, costing small companies exorbitant amounts of money, and potentially putting them out of business.  Consider, for example, the following metrics:

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What SMBs Need to Know About the New Password Policy

By: Total Computer Solutions

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has had to adapt to many changes since its inception in 1901. This government organization exists to help ensure compliance and standards surrounding technological use. When it was created, for example, it helped the United States manage electrical power grid use. Today, the NIST has much more sophisticated technology to manage, and the organization recently released an updated policy for password creation. 

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What You Need to Know About Cloud Computing for Your Business

By: Total Computer Solutions

The Cloud Provides Versatility Small Businesses Need

Any business tool which can reduce costs while increasing productivity to drive profit margins higher is sure to catch the eye of discerning small business owners. The Cloud has proven itself to be that tool, providing versatility for data storage and access to business information anytime, anywhere, all at a reasonable price. 

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5 Ways to Stay Alert and Safe with Social Media

By: Total Computer Solutions

There are worse dangers on social media than getting friends angry at you. If scammers get their way, you can lose control of your account, let malicious software onto your computer, give a crook your personal information, and lose money. Always stay alert, so you won't fall prey to a Facebook scam like any of these.

Hijacked accounts

A lot of scams start by getting control of a legitimate account. Some people use passwords that are easy to guess, and fake login request trick others. The.

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Hosted Infrastructure: When It Is Time to Make the Switch

By: Total Computer Solutions

Hosted infrastructure is essentially like moving your organization's servers to a rack in a cloud provider's data center. For organizations with aging infrastructure, or for rapidly growing startups with continually expanding IT demands, making the switch from the hardware model to the service model can be a strategic business maneuver which provides a significant ongoing return on investment.

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What to Consider Before Migrating to the Cloud

By: Total Computer Solutions

The Decade of the Cloud

Cloud technology has swept the IT world over the past decade. A recent study by Intuit and Emergent Research predicts that over 80% of small businesses will have moved to the cloud by 2020. An article at searchcloudcomputing.com points out that "migrating to the cloud is often touted as a no-brainer". But looking beyond all the current cloud hype, not all workloads can benefit from the move. The decision to migrate from on-premise servers to the cloud is far from a.

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