Device Safety 101

When you think of technology viruses, you usually just think of computers. That isn’t the case anymore. Your smartphone, tablet, USB drive, and other forms of technology are susceptible to viruses. By taking ten minutes out of your day every once and a while to verify that your devices are meeting these guidelines, you are […]

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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 Much Would a Data Breach Cost You?

No one wants a data breach. The results can be permanent and devastating to your company and your budget. According to InfoWorld.com, data breach recovery costs have jumped 23% in the last two years, and you can be sure that cost will only go up in the future. Calculating exactly how much this could cost […]

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Tell-Tale Signs That You’ve Been Hacked

Your computer can be hacked at any time. There are several warning signs that can tell you if someone has unauthorized access to your accounts. Online/Virtual Breaches You’ve been locked out of your account. Emails about changes to your account that you did not authorize. Password changes. Check-ins on different computers. Activity at abnormal times […]

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Celebrating Apple: Our Top Mac Hacks Revealed!

Happy Apple II Day!  On this day in 1977, Apple II was released. This home computer came in two forms. You could buy it fully functional, including a monitor (in color!), power supply, keyboard, and protective case. Your other option was to purchase only the circuit board, giving techies the ability and joy of building […]

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Are Your Employees Putting Your Business At Risk?

Sure, you trust your employees, but could they be unintentionally be putting your business is danger? Purposefully or not, your employees may be making your company a target for trouble. We all want to avoid business risk, but before we dive in, you have to first ask yourself these questions:   Does your company allow employees […]

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Reducing the Digital Divide in Our Own Backyard

Happy World Telecommunications Day! This day was established in 1865 to recognize the founding of the International Telecommunication Union, and is now seen as a day to raise global awareness of societal changes resulting from new technologies and the Internet with a focus on reducing our world’s digital divide. Heart is doing our part to help […]

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LifeLine Pilots Wins Great HEART Give 2015!

Congratulations LifeLine Pilots, our Great HEART Give 2015 winner! LifeLine Pilots’ mission is to facilitate free air transportation through volunteer pilots for patients and their families who require specialized medical care but are experiencing financial hardship and cannot afford the cost of lengthy transportation. In addition, LifeLine Pilots complete humanitarian missions in times of disaster by […]

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Great HEART Give 2015 Voting This Friday!

In just four short days, Great HEART Give 2015 will be under way! This year’s new approach means that votes will be collected only on May 8, from 6AM–6PM. This year’s nonprofit finalists include (listed alphabetically): Big Brothers Big Sisters Illinois Capital Region Common Place LifeLine Pilots Meadows at Mercy Creek Neighborhood House   You […]

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