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What happens if you keep using Windows 7 past its support date?

There’s been a lot of talk online about the impending demise of the Windows 7 operating system (OS) on January 14, 2020. After 10 years of support, Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on Windows 7 and recommending users to upgrade to more modern systems like Windows 10.

F1 Solutions has been proactive in getting users in North Alabama to move away from Windows 7 through our extensive upgrade services.

5 Things you can do to ensure regulatory compliance for your business

There aren’t many business leaders who would say they like regulatory compliance and all the high expenses and reams of red tape that come with it. But there’s also no denying that it’s the glue that holds business operations together in an age when they’ve become so reliant on digital data and, therefore, potential targets of the next big cyberattack.

What to do if you suspect an email is a phishing scam

Phishing is a method of stealing account information such as login credentials and credit card details by pretending to be a trusted individual or firm in an email and other electronic communiques — remains popular among cybercriminals. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), phishing was responsible for 32% of confirmed breaches as well as 78% of cyber-espionage incidents in 2018.

Everyone is vulnerable to phishing attacks, therefore it’s important to know what to do in case you or your employees encounter an email that might be a scam.

The best email security tips you need to know

Email will always be an essential communication and collaboration medium in your business. However, it also enables cybercriminals to devise sophisticated phishing attacks.

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails claiming to be a legitimate entity such as a trusted company or an individual in order to acquire login credentials and steal personal and financial information.

Confusing technical jargon businesses should be familiar with

It’s never easy learning about technology, and its rapid development isn’t helping businesses understand it any further. However, it’s important for everyone in your organization to be familiar with tech jargon. Once you learn the language, you can take advantage of technology better to not only keep a competitive edge, but also ensure maximum profits, high employee morale, and happier customers.