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The Anatomy of Comprehensive Ransomware Protection

The average downtime for a ransomware attack (defined as “material interruption” to operations) is 22 days. In DC, the average lawyer’s billing rate is $380 per hour. Multiply that by the number of attorneys in the firm, and multiply that by 8 hours and by 22 days… and you can

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How to Block Spam Emails in Microsoft Outlook

  Spam! Those annoying, useless email messages that clutter up your Inbox. Even if you have a spam filter in place, a few spam messages are bound to slip by. Fortunately, Microsoft Outlook makes it very simple to block spammers and prevent them from sending you more emails.

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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Social Engineering Hacks

Did you know that 95% of all successful cyberattacks begin with a phishing scam? And that’s just one type of social engineering, a hacking method that puts us, our families, and our businesses at risk on a daily basis. The unfortunate truth is that our personal information has a hard

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