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Top 4 password mistakes and how to avoid them

While it is true that multifactor authentication (MFA) significantly improves account security, it is no excuse for people to be lax with their passwords. For instance, if a cybercriminal steals the smartphone you use to receive one-time passcodes, then MFA won’t trip them up at all

In short, it still pays to use strong passwords in conjunction with other cybersecurity measures to keep unauthorized users at bay.

Here’s why Kansas City businesses need AI-powered cybersecurity

Individuals and organizations in Missouri and across all states are inundated with cyberthreats every day — more than any IT security team can handle by their lonesome. Sure, they have a lot of tools already at their disposal. Firewalls keep unauthorized people away from networks, antivirus software destroys known malware, and even Google helps out by blocking hundreds of millions of spam daily.

Unfamiliar with VoIP’s benefits? You’re probably enjoying them without even knowing it

What do Zoom, Viber, Skype, Messenger, Google Meet, and FaceTime all have in common? Unbeknownst to most people, these video calling apps and features use one underlying technology: Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP.

In a nutshell, VoIP is the transmission of data packets over the internet to facilitate online communications such as video calls, voicemail, and chat messages.

How MSPs can guide you to success

Modernizing your business with IT can be very fruitful. For instance, the internet allows you to reach more customers, marketing software lets you hone in on the highest-quality leads, and customer relation management software allows you to quickly and efficiently respond to clients’ questions and concerns.

The status of Black representation in big tech

Given how large tech firms employ tens of thousands of Americans, one would think that the composition of their workforces would more or less mirror the US population. However, despite Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter promising in 2014 to increase diversity among their hires, it appears upon first glance that the needle hasn’t moved very much for Black representation in six years*.

Let’s look at the numbers

According to the population estimates and projections of the US Census Bureau in 2017, non-Whites will make up over 21% of America by July 1, 2020 — with Blacks comprising over 12 percentage points.

The 5 pillars of data security

Business owners in Kansas City know the importance of data security, but so much uncertainty surrounds what actually comprises a sufficient cybersecurity system. Especially now with COVID-19 making cybercriminals even more vicious and forcing companies to tighten belts, spending the right amount on cybersecurity is critical for business survival.

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