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What is Multi-factor Authentication and Why You Need it Now

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 8/5/20 12:06 PM

If there’s one security feature you must absolutely implement right away it’s multi-factor authentication (MFA). Yes, you could make a case that your firewall, anti-virus, or user management system is the number one security measure. It’s true that you need some of those before you can even get to MFA, but nobody can debate the effectiveness of MFA. 

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Topics: Security threats facing small businesses, IT security, network security, IT Cyber Security, IT Password Security, managed cybersecurity services, cyber security tools, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment, multifactor authentication, security tools, two factor authentication, security features

Dreaded Deadlines April 15 “Taxes” and April 8 “End of XP IT Support”

Posted by Scott Persechino on 1/19/14 11:22 AM

The deadline we are typically concerned about in April is the 15th – Tax Day.  Here in calendar year 2014, business owners, IT personnel, and IT outsourcers are also preoccupied with another deadline, this one on April 8th – the end of Microsoft XP Support.  If you have not already heard, on April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will officially end Windows XP operating system’s life cycle. Microsoft has stated that it will no longer sell or support Windows XP and Office 2003.

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Topics: End of support for windows XP, Windows XP, End of Windows XP Support, End of 2003 support, Security threats facing small businesses

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