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Essential Cybersecurity Tips for 2021

As we move further into 2021, it’s become increasingly important to update your business cybersecurity strategy. 2020 showed an increase in online attacks that threatened businesses and organizations. Hacking techniques are always becoming more sophisticated, so it’s essential that your cybersecurity is up to the challenge.

With that in mind, here are some things that you should keep in mind to ensure your business’s cybersecurity will keep you protected in 2021.

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How COVID-19 Has Changed Business IT Priorities

The coronavirus pandemic has had a serious impact on almost every industry. Businesses are having to adapt the way they work and do what they can to hold on, while also protecting their employees.

As a result, businesses are adjusting their priorities. Technology, in particular, has been a significant area of investment for businesses of all sizes. 

How has the pandemic changed business IT priorities, and what does the future hold? We explore the issue in more detail below.

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Multi-Factor Authentication: The Best Password Protection

In today’s technology-driven world, businesses need to continually improve digital security systems to protect their important data. It’s essential to have the right tools available for password protection to make sure your business doesn’t become a victim of cyber attacks. 

Multi-factor authentication is one of the best ways to provide more security for your business right now. Here are some of the key things you need to know about this security method.

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Why Businesses Are Switching to Microsoft’s Modern Desktop

In the age of remote work, people are looking to simplify their IT. In line with this desire to simplify, Microsoft rebranded Office 365 to be called Microsoft 365 in April of this year. Microsoft’s Modern Desktop is essentially what runs these apps and other Microsoft tools from Windows 10. Modern Desktop keeps systems more secure and more easily manageable.

Running your business using the Windows 10 operating system Microsoft 365 on the cloud can improve cost, productivity, and security, in addition to the many other benefits businesses gain from using Microsoft’s productivity tools and systems.

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5 Ways COVID-19 Has Been an IT Wake-Up Call

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life, and the business world is no exception.

Although some organizations were more prepared for the virus than others, all businesses had to make adjustments to adapt to new business conditions. The rapid changes made necessary by the pandemic were an IT wake-up call to many businesses as they realized what was lacking in their infrastructures and capabilities.

These are five areas that have been affected by the pandemic where business owners have recognized the need to update and improve their IT:

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How Does Microsoft Teams Work?

As remote work continues as the current business norm, Microsoft Teams has become one of the most-used business tools in recent months. It had over 75 million daily users in April 2020, and it has likely gained even more in the months since.

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps professional teams stay organized and communicate remotely. It includes channels that can be used for on-the-spot meetings, to share files, and numerous other processes. If you haven’t started using it yet, here are some basics to know.

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Cybersecurity Practices Your Remote Team Should Be Following

In the first weeks and months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a dramatic fivefold increase in the number of cyber attacks directed at its staff. It also warned the public to beware of the rampant cyber attacks and phishing scams that attempt to take advantage of pandemic panic.

Many other businesses and organizations are facing the barrage of these increased attacks, but because of the necessity of remote work, they are confronting these cyber threats with weakened out-of-office cybersecurity measures.

So, as many businesses look to make remote work a more permanent solution, one of the most important things they need to do is to protect their digital systems, assets, and communications.

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Guide to an Effective Long-Term Remote Workforce

Due to COVID-19, many businesses have had to quickly transition their employees to remote operations.

Under normal circumstances, businesses would usually have set up explicit processes and policies before switching employees to at-home work. However, quickly changing health guidelines and lockdown measures left some businesses scrambling as many employees who were working as usual one day were quarantined at home the next.

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