How Ghost Users Can Lead to a Network Breach

Whether you’ve experienced a change in staff due to the Great Resignation or necessary budget cuts during COVID-19, it isn’t a unique situation to have fewer people on your payroll and network. Are you sure that’s the case, though? Perhaps ...

How Internet Explorer Users Will be Affected June 15

A browser that once reigned, and was many of our introductions to the World Wide Web, is finally retiring 27 years later. Internet Explorer's end of life is scheduled for June 15, 2022, version 11 being its last. While it ...

Why Chromebooks Don't Last Forever

We have been promoting Chromebooks for years now! They're inexpensive, lightweight, and great for hybrid work. We use them here at Partners Plus, even! Bill always has one in his bag, ready for client visits, and our Marketing Assistant uses ...

The Dangers Lurking in Shadow IT

There is an unfortunate reality in which IT tech support is difficult to get ahold of or put systems in place that make it difficult to do your job. Therefore, it may seem beneficial in the moment to make some ...

Cyberattacks: A New Norm for Military Invasion

Updated March 25th, 2022. Similar to the global impact of the chip shortage (read about it here and here), we are now seeing the global impact of a nation with malicious intentions, utilizing not only military force but also cyberattacks. It, ...

Why You Can't Just Rely on Cyber Insurance

Some mindsets have become dated very quickly due to the pandemic. With the rise of ransomware attacks over the last few years, you no longer can think, “I’m just a small business, it won’t happen to me,” or “I’ll just ...

The Differences between the Surface Web, Deep Web & Dark Web

As you read this article, you are browsing on what’s referred to as the Surface Web. You may not know it, but the Surface Web is what everyone uses daily for casual browsing. Regardless of whether you prefer Chrome, Safari ...

Firewall: An Essential Tool to Manage and Protect all Traffic

One of our go-to analogies when explaining the ins and outs of IT to prospects and clients is the layout of a castle. Game of Thrones fanatic or not, you can envision the scene. A moat, surrounding the castle and ...

Our Suggested Mobile Device Etiquette

Your mobile device can be both your greatest asset and your greatest liability. With great power, comes great responsibility. Therefore, take these steps to optimize your phone’s performance and security. Your phone is simply a useful tool--let’s keep it that ...

Network Segmentation Boosts Security and Traffic Control

Network segmentation is a vital practice both at home and in the office. It will increase your security and productivity. Before we get to that, let’s get into what it is exactly. Network segmentation is essentially divvying up every smart, ...