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IT Security Tip #23: If You’ve Ever Said This, You’re ASKING to be Hacked!
Want to know what every hacker hopes you believe? “We’re small…nobody wants to hack us.” This is the #1 reason why people (companies) get hacked. They dismiss the importance of IT security because they’re only a “small business.” This is a lazy, irresponsible excuse.
One thing is for certain: NO ONE is immune to cybercrime. In fact, one in five small businesses falls victim to cybercrime and that number grows every year. Plus, half of all cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses BECAUSE they make themselves low-hanging fruit with sloppy or non-existent security protocols.
And one more critical point to ponder: If YOU aren’t giving IT security the attention it deserves, how do you think your CLIENTS would feel about that? If for no other reason, you need to do it to protect your clients’ data, even if the only information about them you store is an e-mail address. If YOUR system gets compromised, hackers will now have access to your CLIENT’S e-mail and can use that for phishing scams and virus-laden spam. I’m sure your clients want you to be a good steward of their information and privacy, so stop lying to yourself and get serious about putting essential security practices in place.
Excel: Fill Cells in a Flash
Spend less time typing with Flash Fill.
Just start typing in a column to the right of your data. For example, type Smith, then North. Excel then did its magic and gave suggestions for the rest of the cells. To accept the suggestions, press Enter, and you’re good to go.
Shortcut of the Week
Zoom in and out on a web page, word document, excel spreadsheet, etc. by holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling up on your mouse to zoom in and scroll down to zoom out.
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!
- 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