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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Steve Jobs

IT Security Tip #20: You’ve Been HACKED! What’s the First Thing You Should Do?

No matter how diligent you are about security, there’s always a chance you can get hacked. That’s why you need to put a plan in place NOW to protect yourself and your CLIENTS, so damage is minimized. But what should you do if you find out you’ve been hacked?

First, contact your IT department (us) IMMEDIATELY. The faster we can address the attack – and determine the extent of the data, applications and machines compromised – the better your chances are of preventing much bigger problems. We’ll go to work on containing the attack and conducting a full scan of your network.

Based on what we discover, we may advise you to contact the local FBI office and your attorney. Your legal responsibilities depend greatly on the type of data accessed. For example, if medical, financial or other confidential records were stolen or accessed, you are legally responsible for notifying those individuals that their data was compromised (your attorney can best direct you on what you need to do and how to do it). 

Write, Create and Share Directly with Word Online

To quickly start a document that your colleages can contribute to, go to word.office.com, which opens Word Online, the browser version of Word.

Choose a blank page, or select a template with starter content.

To invite others, click the big blue Share button at the top of the window. You’ll see the changes they’re making when they’re editing with you.

Everyone you share with can open the document in Word Online, or in their Word app, whichever they prefer.

Word Count Window

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Did you know that you can highlight all or a portion of text in text editors or programs by simply using the Shift key and your mouse? Try clicking at the beginning of the text you want to highlight and then holding down the Shift key, scroll to the bottom, and click at the end of the text. You’ll see this highlights your desired selection.

The Computer Center’s Weekly Webinar Series

Take advantage of The Computer Center’s webinar series that helps you learn how to protect your small business and your employees without leaving your office!

  • May 16 – What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Security
  • May 23 – The End of Windows 7: Is it Really an Issue for Your Business?
  • May 30 Practical Cyber Security for Your Small Business or How to Keep the Bad Guys Out Without Breaking the Bank
  • June 6 – Free Productivity Enhancing Tools Included with Office 365 That You Probably Aren’t Using in Your Business
  • June 13 – Protecting Your Business and Employees from ID Theft and Phishing Scams
  • June 20 – The End of Windows 7: Is it Really an Issue for Your Business?

And then at the end of June, please join us for an in-person Seminar

  • June 27 – Cyber Security Seminar

Follow the link to register for more information.

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at http://computer-center.com/tidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.


James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
One Parker Pl, Ste. #655
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524