Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Update

The Department of Defense under the Secretary of State has recently created the new CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) program. This program was begun in response to the high amount of government contractors with access to CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information) who have not achieved DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) compliance.

Lessons learned from 2019 cyberattacks

Despite the ongoing efforts to educate businesses and users about cyberattacks, many still fall victim to such attacks. 2019 saw businesses and entities from different sectors be devastated by hacks, and this trend is expected to rise in 2020. Here's are some of the biggest cybersecurity issues of 2019, and what we can learn from them.

Windows 10 tricks for a more productive new year

Just like 2020, the end of support for Windows 7 is fast approaching and many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are making the transition to Windows 10. For some, using this new operating system (OS) may seem scary at first, but what they need to understand is that Windows 10 is faster and more efficient compared to Windows 7. This OS comes with a variety of features that can help you and your employees be more productive in the coming year.

New year’s resolutions business owners must commit to for a profitable 2020

With 2019 coming to a close, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are starting to craft their new year's resolutions for 2020. The new year will allow you to address issues in your business that you never got around to doing. This may include taking advantage of the newest technology trends, focusing more on your customers’ needs, or finding ways to make your employees more productive.

Why moving from Windows 7 to 10 before the new year is a must for your business

Is your business still running on Windows 7? If so, you should be aware that in a few months Windows 7 will officially come to an end. By January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software updates, and security patches for Windows 7.

If you continue using Windows 7 for your business, you’re putting your company at risk because without security updates and any form of network support, the chances of your computers being hacked significantly rises.

Moving on from Windows 7: What are your options?

When Windows 7 reaches its end of support date on January 14, 2020, all technical support, software updates, and security patches will no longer be available for the operating system (OS). This means that any device running on Windows 7 will become vulnerable to cyberthreats such as malware, phishing, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, among others.

The security risks of rooted smartphones

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have become beneficial not only to employees but also to business owners. Not only do these allow users to finish tasks from a device they own, but companies also save money by eliminating the need to buy equipment.

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.

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