How to Update Your Computer’s Software

Updating your computer is one of the three essential components to keeping it and your data safe from hackers and viruses. Updates fix holes in the software that make it easy for hackers and viruses to get in. They also (usually) make things work better. There are two...

How to backup your business computers

Reliable backups of your data and systems are critical to you staying in business. Sound a little strong? Consider: Even if you can reconstruct all your data and systems from other sources, how long will that take, and how will rebuilding from scratch like that affect...

Set appropriate user permissions

That’s solid advice for bustin’ paranormal chops, but bad for keeping your computer safe. Lemme ‘splain: Bad guys with good permissions When your computer gets infected (or hacked, or…), the malware runs with the same permissions that you have....

How to harden your computer’s operating system

“Hardening” your computer’s operating system makes it more resistant to viruses and attackers. Sound like a good thing? Read on to learn how to do it! Close all the windows; lock all the doors First, a little explanation: Your computer talks to the...

How to baseline your business computers

Creating a baseline of your business’s computers, software, and mobile devices is the first step to getting your cyber security in hand. Why create a computer baseline? A baseline is like an advanced inventory. It tells you what computers exist, what operating...

How to set up antivirus software at home

Antivirus software is a fundamental piece of your cyber security setup. Traditional antivirus software is designed to recognize and stop bad software — “malware” — from getting on your computer. This includes things like worms, malicious...