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Security vs. Convenience

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What’s better, security or convenience? The truth is, you don’t want to sacrifice one for the other. Discover why you need to find the balance between security and convenience when it comes to your cybersecurity. Contact Us to learn more about how we can be your cybersecurity partner.

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“My IT company handles my security.” The importance of verification.

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If you have a managed service provider (MSP) you are already doing the right thing. We have written in the past that in business, it is a good idea to stick with what you are good at and pay someone else for specialties work. You pay for lawyers.  you pay for accountants.  Pay for IT in the same way.  But just as with all of those professions, it pays to periodically check on your MSP to make sure they are doing the job that you are paying them to do. What am I paying for? Many MSPs will help set your…

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Simple Steps to Stay Safe on Cyber Monday

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Today is the biggest Internet shopping day of the year in the United States, Cyber Monday. During this day you will be tempted to visit a plethora of online storefronts, hunting for the huge deal on your next TV, computer, article of clothing, etc. Here are a couple tips to remember to keep you safe on Cyber Monday: Secure Browsing. Many e-commerce websites use SSL (https:// in front of the web address instead of http://) to encrypt the transmission of sensitive data to and from their storefront. The reason for this is that if you are surfing on a public Wi-Fi or hotspot,…

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I’m Not a Target, I’m Just a Little Guy

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These words represent a common mindset we hear from owners and IT professionals in small to medium sized business.  It is troublesome, to say the least.  It is easy to fall into a false sense of security with all of the high-profile news about big companies being compromised.  But we at Alpine Cyber Solutions want to remind everyone that there are very important reasons to be vigilant in the defense of your network, no matter your size. A primary attack vector for intrusion into a larger company is to take advantage of smaller partner companies that may not have the same standards as…

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