Most of us will be happy to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror. Despite the challenges, 2020 did provide some clarity for IT priorities moving into 2021. It shone light on some obvious shortcomings and reinforced the need for the average small or midsized RIA to stay on top of emerging technologies.
It’s good to have an IT team and/or a third-party partner like a managed services provider (MSP) that helps keep your RIA protected against cyberthreats. It is even better to have all stakeholders involved in preventing data breaches. Here’s how everyone can be proactive when it comes to cybersecurity.
Boost your Mac’s speed with these 5 tips
Even Macs aren’t immune to slowing down, but this problem is usually something you can resolve with a tweak or two. In this post, we offer five tips to keep your Mac as speedy and efficient as you need it to be.
Make the most of Microsoft Word with these tips
Microsoft Word remains the word processing software of choice for most RIAs. With Word, you can create a wide variety of documents, from reports to invoices to brochures. Word also has a number of features that, when utilized properly, could greatly enhance your productivity and efficiency at work.
Email security is always important for RIAs. But we’re human and it’s easy to make mistakes as scammers get better and more sophisticated. Phishing emails increasingly look like they are coming from a credible source. It may look like an email from your boss asking you to send a wire to a new account.
Most of us get a handful of spam in our email inboxes every day. While spam can be a nuisance, it only takes a few minutes to delete or block it. But if you receive tens of thousands of spam all at the same time, not only will it take you time to deal with it, but they might actually be hiding telltale signs that you’re being attacked by cybercriminals. This tactic is called distributed spam distraction (DSD), and here’s what you need to know about it.
What is DSD?
A look at why it’s essential to encrypt emails, especially for RIAs that regularly use email to communicate sensitive data. Read more.
A lot of RIAs look for an email archiving solution to meet their compliance requirements. But the right solution will also help you deliver better service to your clients and make life easier for staff.
Compliance is just one of the reasons your RIA should have email archiving.
Securing your RIA includes a lot of small (but important) steps and multi factor authentication (MFA) is one of them. Security attacks that target weak or compromised login credentials are becoming more common and pose significant risk to many businesses.
The Android operating system (OS) relies on an open-source code that allows users and manufacturers to modify their phones’ or tablets’ OSs. The problem is Android’s open-sourced nature also makes it susceptible to cyberthreats. Recently, security experts found DEFENSOR ID — a new type of Android malware exploiting the system's Accessibility Services.