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Raymond Payne

Are Your HIPAA Compliance Efforts Healthy?

Let’s address the (ahem …) hippo in the room. HIPAA compliance continues to be a real challenge for small and midsized businesses. HIPAA is an acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which has very specific rules and

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Raymond Payne

Security or Flexibility: Which Matters More?

Business is all about making tough choices. One such choice is whether to value IT security or business flexibility more. Unfortunately, you can’t have the best of both at once. While having absolute security or flexibility may sound good, neither

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Raymond Payne

Are Registry Cleaners a Good Idea?

You have likely been alerted by popups while browsing the web.  These, often flashing, advertisements claim your computer has more than a thousand errors requiring urgent attention to fix.  Perhaps helpfully, these popups offer a solution to cure your computer

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Raymond Payne

3 Steps to Securing Cloud Data

Businesses are no longer confusing “the cloud” with those puffy white things in the sky. For many, the cloud is a backbone business tool. Yet, some worry about storing their data on the Internet using cloud technologies. Consider these approaches

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Computer

Running the Best Security Software Most computers today run at least some form of basic antivirus.  In the modern day however, threats have evolved to be more sophisticated, more damaging, and much more common.   Ransomware, malware, phishing, and zero-day attacks

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How to Tell if You’ve Gotten Hacked

Being hacked is the single biggest fear of most computer users.  Many believe the first sign of strange behavior or errors on their PC is a sign hackers have taken control.  But are hackers really inside your machine, stealing your

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Protecting Shared Computers for Work from Home

Protecting Shared Computers for Work from Home Many families today have a shared home computer to help with day-to-day activities. A teen can search for a job and stream shows. A parent can check work emails, pay household bills, and

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The True & Unexpected Costs of Being Hacked

There are the normal costs everyone associates with a breach, like getting your own server and computers fixed up, with maybe a little downtime. But really, most businesses view the possibility of getting hacked as more of an inconvenience than

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