February 2021

Two new versions of Office were announced last week, a consumer 2021 version and Office LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel) for commercial customers. This next Office is for those that are not ready to make the move to Microsoft 365. Both will be available later this year for Windows and macOS. Similar to Office 2019, this release is designed for companies and individuals unable or unwilling...

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If you are a medical professional, you have more than likely heard the term “HIPAA compliance”. Most relate it to the protection of patient health information (PHI) within the office, but HIPAA compliance extends beyond  internal communications. Ensuring email is HIPAA compliant is one of the most overlooked components of HIPAA compliance. A common misunderstanding is that an email is secure when you are sending...

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If you look back a few years ago, you could witness the corporate offices with hardware computer systems. A desktop monitor, keyword, mouse, and a workstation. Back then, considering virtual offices were just a thought, or a amenity that not every business could afford. The scenario was different at that time. Only businesses where remote working was inescapable could make use of virtual desktops. However, with...

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ransomware

A new malware strain has been identified. Nicknamed Babuk Locker, the strain is aimed squarely at corporate networks. Based on an analysis of the code, security experts have concluded that the malware was designed by mid-level hackers. It's a bit of an amateur effort, but the malware is proficiently designed, and the encryption function is rock solid, so if you fall victim to this ransomware, there's no...

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