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Accucom has been serving the Norwest Business Park area since 1988, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

You Need to Address Your Employees’ Cybersecurity Knowledge

You Need to Address Your Employees’ Cybersecurity Knowledge

It's remarkable, but if you were to assess the greatest threats to your business, your users would likely rank high on that list. Human error poses a significant challenge to your security because cybercriminals exploit your employees' fallibility and proneness to mistakes.

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Three Variables to Address to Fix Your IT Budget

Three Variables to Address to Fix Your IT Budget

Concerns over operational expenses, particularly regarding technology, weigh heavily on many business owners. For some, these expenses can spiral out of control, leading to financial problems in vital areas of the organization. Every business needs to ask how it can rectify its IT spending to bring on a culture of overall improvement.

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How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Tactics

How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Tactics

One of the most dangerous types of threats is the many phishing scams you and your employees could fall victim to. While it might be tempting to poke fun at the people who succumb to seemingly obvious phishing attacks, the reality of the matter is that some phishing attacks are anything but, and they are only growing more sophisticated over time.

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Here’s a Useful Password Cheat Sheet

Here’s a Useful Password Cheat Sheet

Passwords are the main line of defense between your data and the myriad of people who want to use it for their own benefit. Knowing the major threats is important with so much pressure on your passwords. Today, we’d like to provide a cheat sheet to help you manage your passwords more effectively. 

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Protect Your Tech to Protect Your Dreams of Success

Protect Your Tech to Protect Your Dreams of Success

In business, the worst thing you can do is take your eye off the prize. Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to do. There are a litany of reasons that business owners can get distracted and lose focus. In this week’s blog we thought we would go through three technology-related issues that many businesses run into that can put your business in jeopardy.

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5 Things to Consider When Planning Cybersecurity Training

5 Things to Consider When Planning Cybersecurity Training

One of the most effective ways to reduce cyber risks is through comprehensive employee cybersecurity training. You protect your organization by ensuring that your workforce has the knowledge and skills needed to identify and thwart potential threats. Here are five essential considerations for implementing successful employee cybersecurity training programs.

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Three Aspects of Network Security You Should Make a Priority

Three Aspects of Network Security You Should Make a Priority

With so many new and emerging threats to worry about in today’s cybersecurity landscape, it’s no wonder that some businesses and employees might be operating from a knowledge deficit regarding network security. We’re here to change that with a quick overview of the three biggest overarching threats your business must face and prepare for.

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Have Problems with Cybersecurity Training? You’re Not Alone

Have Problems with Cybersecurity Training? You’re Not Alone

You might wonder how your business can possibly stand up to the countless cybersecurity threats out there, as even with training for your employees, it seems likely that something bad will happen eventually. This defeatist attitude isn’t necessarily productive, and it’s actually one that your team might embody if you don’t frame your training in the right way. Let’s look at some ways you should not bring up cybersecurity training and why you might be inadvertently sinking your successes.

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Multi-Factor Authentication Isn’t Fool Proof, but it is Useful

Multi-Factor Authentication Isn’t Fool Proof, but it is Useful

Data security is an ongoing challenge, given the evolving tactics of hackers and scammers. IT administrators face a complex situation as these threats become more sophisticated. Employing security measures such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) has emerged as an effective means to enhance organizational data protection. In this discussion, we will go into the advantages of this approach while acknowledging its limitations in providing comprehensive security.

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It Pays to Ensure Your Cloud Services are Configured Properly

It Pays to Ensure Your Cloud Services are Configured Properly

The cloud is a great tool for a modern business, provided the resources a business is using are properly configured. Otherwise, the business is sitting on a potential security breach. Let’s talk about why this is, and what can be done about it.

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Suspicious Links? It’s All In The Period

Suspicious Links? It’s All In The Period

We’re always telling people to avoid clicking on suspicious links, but the bad guys are making it harder to tell the difference between a legitimate URL and a suspicious one. We’re going to try to simplify it for you, and have you focus on the placement of a single punctuation mark in a link to tell if it might be safe or dangerous.

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With the Right Help, Even A Kidnapped Santa Claus Isn’t Hard to Fix

With the Right Help, Even A Kidnapped Santa Claus Isn’t Hard to Fix

Most of us know that Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, but fewer know that he’s specifically built his big castle and workshop someplace called the Laughing Valley. There, he and all the elves, sprites, pixies, and fairies that help him make his toys live and work to give the children of the world their presents each year.

All that being the case, even Santa and his team need a little help every once in a while.

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Remote Work Demands Zero-Trust Policies

Remote Work Demands Zero-Trust Policies

Against all odds, remote work has been gradually accepted, but regardless of how your organization does it, it would be imprudent to overlook the obvious cybersecurity risks presented by remote work. Let’s take a look at the essence of zero-trust security and explore why it has evolved into the standard that organizations of all sizes should adhere to.

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Mobile Device Management is an Effective and Powerful Solution for SMBs

Mobile Device Management is an Effective and Powerful Solution for SMBs

Mobility takes center stage for many businesses that want to improve productivity. This necessitates a Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool that can help organizations keep tabs on devices within their networks. Let’s discuss some of the biggest selling points of today’s Mobile Device Management tools.

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Protecting Yourself Starts with Understanding Scams

Protecting Yourself Starts with Understanding Scams

While many businesses are actively formulating operational plans and marketing budgets, it's imperative to acknowledge the significant challenges that could lead to substantial losses and extensive expenses if proactive measures aren't taken.

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How to Secure Your Transactions

How to Secure Your Transactions

The Internet allows online transactions to take place, but they must be properly protected so that hackers and cybercriminals don’t make off with your sensitive data. Here are some simple ways you can ensure that your business is protecting its online transactions.

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Are Your Concerns in Line with Those of Global Organizations?

Are Your Concerns in Line with Those of Global Organizations?

Cybercrime is a concern for businesses of all—and we mean all—sizes, from the small mom-and-pop shop down the road to the multinational enterprises, and it’s a concern for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that these massive businesses worry about cyber incidents and see if there isn’t some common ground.

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Cyberattacks are No Joke… Here’s How to Protect Your Business

Cyberattacks are No Joke… Here’s How to Protect Your Business

If you read our blog regularly, you probably saw the post we shared the other day talking about the various cybersecurity issues that your business could very well be damaged by without the right precautions. We wanted to build on that conversation, so what follows are the measures to help you take these precautions.

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Use this Cyberthreat Checklist to Adjust Your Security Infrastructure

Use this Cyberthreat Checklist to Adjust Your Security Infrastructure

Cyberattacks are horrifically dangerous to any business, especially for small ones that might not have the resources to protect themselves with top-dollar solutions or preventative solutions to bounce back afterward. Today, we want to explore what really causes cyberattacks and how even slight changes to behaviors and situations can be indicative of danger.

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Could Watermarks Help Users Navigate AI-Related Threats?

Could Watermarks Help Users Navigate AI-Related Threats?

Many individuals are concerned about the future of AI, including the White House, which encouraged companies like Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI to commit to helping with the management of artificial intelligence. Other companies, including Adobe, Cohere, IBM, Nvidia, Palantir, Salesforce, Scale AI, and Stability, have joined in this pledge to maintain “the development of safe, secure, and trustworthy AI,” according to the White House.

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