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5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2024 You Should Plan For

Cybersecurity is a constantly evolving field. There are new threats, technologies, and opportunities emerging every year. As we enter 2024, organizations need to be aware of current and future cyber threats. Businesses of all sizes and sectors should plan accordingly. Staying ahead of the curve is paramount to safeguarding digital assets. Significant changes are coming…
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Your Action Needed: Quickbooks Desktop Changes for 2024

Hello! Please grab a coffee (or a bottle of wine?) and familiarize yourself with the 2021 (subscription) changes, as well as the not-yet-public 2024 (stop sell) changes that Intuit is making to their Quickbooks Desktop software. This one’s a doozy! Lake Cook Solutions and our sister company Kinetic Process are here to help you with…
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Secure Travels: Safeguarding Your Laptop During Holiday Adventures

As you set out on your holiday escapades, your laptop transforms into an indispensable companion. Recognizing the significance of its safety, we’ve compiled some friendly tips to ensure your laptop remains a steadfast travel ally throughout your journey. 1. Sturdy Laptop Bag: Equip yourself with a specially designed bag to securely cradle your laptop during…
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Safeguarding Your Business: Mitigating the Aftermath of Successful Fraud Phishing Attempts

In today’s digital age, businesses face an ever-growing threat of cyberattacks, with phishing being one of the most common and successful methods used by attackers. Once a successful fraud phishing attempt has occurred, your business becomes even more vulnerable as cybercriminals may continue to exploit varied avenues to infiltrate your systems and steal valuable information.…
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Don’t disconnect IT equipment without first engaging your IT provider

In today’s digital age, IT infrastructure has become the backbone of businesses across various industries. From small businesses to large enterprises, IT equipment such as network switches, routers, firewalls, and servers are crucial for daily operations. However, it’s important to note that disconnecting IT infrastructure equipment without engaging your IT provider can lead to unexpected…
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Why You Should Consult Your IT Service Provider Before Changing Your Broadband

In today’s fast-paced business world, technology plays a crucial role in day-to-day operations. Reliable internet connectivity is an essential aspect of this technology, which is why it is important for clients to understand the potential consequences of changing their internet or broadband provider without first consulting with their IT service provider. Many providers ‘proactively’ reach…
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Password Considerations from an IT Consulting Firm

Passwords, what a hassle right? Which one did I use here, which symbol this time, etc. Hopefully it can become a little easier, but you need to change your thinking about passwords. Let’s start with a great comic that describes complicated passwords with special characters vs. longer ‘passphrases’ and why they’re better: I find this…
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Be Skeptical of Facebook Ads!

As consumers, we are constantly bombarded with ads on social media platforms like Facebook. These ads often feature products that seem too good to be true – ones that promise to solve all our problems, make our lives easier, or give us the perfect body in just a few weeks. While it’s tempting to click…
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