Do I Need a Guest WiFi?

Every store, doctor’s office, fitness center, and establishment from here to Timbuktu seems to have a guest WiFi network. Should your business have one as well? Take this quiz to find out: Now that you know if you should or shouldn’t think about a guest WiFi, here are some helpful bits of information you’ll want […]

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Defining Your Cloud Strategy

If you’re planning on implementing cloud services, having a defined strategy for cloud usage is imperative to ensuring your organization’s cybersecurity. Regardless of what type of cloud you are using, improper use of clouds can cause major issues for your career, for your clients, and your organization. Cybersecurity is not something people take lightly. With […]

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How a VPN Can Increase Your Cybersecurity

A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a method often used by corporations to “add security and privacy to private and public networks, like WiFi Hotspots and the Internet.” To easily explain this idea, check out the video below: NOTE: Heart Technologies does not endorse or promote the usage of SumRando company, but is simply using […]

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IT Goes Mobile: Top Apps for IT Staff

There’s an app for that. Remember those commercials? That campaign was launched in early 2009, and while Apple (and everyone else) is so over that phrase, it still rings true. Now, IT staff and administrators can take their work with them thanks to mobile apps. We’ve compiled a few awesome apps just for your IT […]

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Uncovering Shadow IT

It’s on your computers. It’s on your smartphones. It’s on your devices. It’s shadow IT , and it could be lurking in your office. Shadow IT may not be the scariest sounding thing, but trust that it’s capabilities can cause great problems–or great success–for your company. First thing’s first, what is shadow IT? Shadow IT […]

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Getting Schooled in IT Managed Services

If your school is looking into expanding its technology efforts, then IT managed services should be high on that list. Utilizing a company’s IT managed services offers full support options for scalable technology solutions at a fraction of what it would cost for your school to implement the same services independently. Schools have so many […]

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What Your Antivirus Software Isn’t Telling You

A good antivirus software will mean that my system is safe. True or False? FALSE. Like firewalls, antivirus software is just one piece of the online security puzzle. Many moons ago, antiviruses may have been the only solution required for safety, but as the technology world has evolved, so have attackers, creating malware threats that […]

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Can Firewalls Leave You Running For Cover?

Firewalls protect against all cyber attacks. True or False? FALSE. So many companies believe that this is all that’s required for cybersecurity, and it’s a costly mistake. Firewalls filter traffic and act as a barrier to many harmful viruses that your computer or other devices may have otherwise received. However, firewalls are not the end […]

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Data Breach–Now What?

Data breaches are no walk in the park. Unfortunately, 43% of companies in 2014 experienced data breaches,  resulting in billions of dollars in losses and recovery expenses. Once it happens, what do you do? Here are some tips: Isolate Your Network Change your account information for all servers and online accounts that contain important and/or […]

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How Employee Assessment Can Enhance Your Company’s Security

In our last blog, we stressed the importance of employees only having access to what he or she needs to better ensure company security. Something important to keep in mind, however, is that over-securing your information can result have negative side effects to your business. If an employee doesn’t have access to something he or […]

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