Category: Useful Tips

Feb 10, 2021

4 Ways to Stay Secure While Working From Home

It’s been nearly a year since millions made the move to a home office.  Working from home (WFH) has become the new norm for many, and it’s hard to tell when, or if, that will change.  Staying secure online is important, regardless of your physical location.  When you’re not on your company’s network, you’re more […]

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Dec 01, 2020

Giving Tuesday – How to Give Safely

Giving Tuesday is a great idea for organizations and people to give back to people in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this causes concern for an increase in charity scams to arise. The Better Business Bureau provided some helpful tips to help anyone wanting to donate wisely and make the most of their generosity […]

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Nov 25, 2020

Stay Safe (Online) for the Holidays!

The holiday season is officially underway. Cybercriminals are known to exploit the vulnerabilities that come with challenging times, and 2020 has been nothing short of that. As we share our wish lists with family and friends, online shopping is likely to be more popular than ever. Phishing attempts that appeal to our desire to be […]

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Nov 06, 2020

I’ve been Phished. What do I do now?

In an online world, the odds are you regularly receive legitimate emails from utility companies, subscription services like Hulu or Netflix, delivery services like DoorDash or FedEx, even your bank or auto insurance provider. Cyber attackers recognize these companies as a great way to sneak into your device or capture your personal information. They’re using […]

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Oct 15, 2020

8 Questions to Ask Before Connecting Smart Devices

In light of it being cyber security awareness month (the 17th October in a row!) we thought it would be a good time to take a look at smart devices and your home network. As many of us work from home, now more than ever, we need to be vigilant about the new and fun […]

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Sep 24, 2020

ITSupportPanel for Efficient, Easy Support

ITSupportPanel epitomizes the Safety Net way – excellence through people, process, and tools. After extensive research and testing, we recently rolled out this insightful application to Your Net managed service clients as part of our standard toolset. ITSupportPanel offers the ability to log a support request (ticket) within seconds, check the ticket’s status, communicate with […]

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Sep 10, 2020

Scams Today and How to Avoid Them

Scams are everywhere, and cyber criminals are smart.  They look for ways to exploit trust and goodwill in the rest of society, and then they attack. When it comes to personal information, always remember it’s yours to know and yours to protect. The same is true for your technology – whether at home, school, or […]

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Jun 11, 2020

4 Steps to Change Your Password While Working Remotely

  As a Safety Net client, your systems are set up to require password changes on a regular schedule. It’s one of many pieces of the security puzzle that’s so important.  When you’re working at the office, on the company network, you are prompted to change your password. You follow some basic steps, and you’re […]

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Apr 13, 2020

To Zoom or Not to Zoom?

Wondering if you should be using Zoom, since it’s been in the news? Here’s the word from our security engineers as of right now. If you can’t feasibly switch to a business-grade platform like Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting or Cisco Webex, we recommend taking the following steps to help make Zoom more secure. Make sure your […]

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Mar 24, 2020

Connecting to your Business’ Network from a Home Computer is a Really Bad Idea

Cyber security incidents are rough. They force business systems and files to be shut down, sometimes for several days, while IT teams contain and remediate the problem, and the authorities investigate the breach and possible crime. Having seen businesses go through this and suffer (and in line with one of our core values, “Security is Paramount”) our team is committed to preventing these situations however possible.   […]

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