Why multifactor authentication is so important

When it comes to protecting data, slapping on a password is the typical first tactic that comes to mind.

But what if we told you that 81% of hacking-related breaches were due to weak or stolen passwords? At the same time, though 91% of people deem reusing passwords as poor practice, 59% do so anyway.

6 Best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Rochester

St. Patrick’s Day is one of New York City’s oldest celebrations — and one of the best. You’ll never run out of things to do during this Irish festival, where culture and fun abound. If you want to get in on the fun but don't want to travel all the way to the city, Capstone IT has compiled the most authentic and most exciting experiences in Rochester for you! Make this year’s St. Paddy’s Day ultra memorable by checking out these events:

Irish dance performance by the Rochester Academy of Irish Dance Music
St. Patrick’s Day is a source of pride to Irish immigrants in New York, and what better way to celebrate it than getting in touch with Irish culture? On March 15, two days before St. Patrick’s, head over to the Penfield Public Library at 1985 Baird Road to witness an authentic Irish jig performance.

What are the recommended computer specs for businesses?

Computers come in all shapes and sizes to serve different purposes. Generally speaking, the greater the capabilities of the machine, the pricier it will be, so a preliminary question you need to ask yourself is what your staff members will be using your machines for in the first place.

Tips for increasing employees’ job satisfaction

The best employers know that paychecks only go so far to motivate their employees, and that happy employees are more productive, take less sick leaves, and project a prestigious corporate image to the outside world. If staff members do not like the company culture, feel unseen, unheard, and neglected, and cannot see themselves growing any further, then they’ll look for another company that will grant them greater satisfaction.

Why more businesses are switching from Google Suite to Office 365

With the introduction of Google Suite in 2006 — then called Google Apps for Your Domain — many businesses and institutions took great interest in this collection of productivity tools and software and moved away from the household brand, Microsoft Office.

Essential IT Considerations When Merging Or Acquiring Another Business

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a common move in the business world — often among larger companies — in which two firms create a new, joint organization, or one entity takes over another. Some of the biggest M&A deals of the last decade include Disney and 21st Century Fox, Sprint and T Mobile, and AT&T and Time Warner, boosting each company’s net worth by the billions.

Why Wi-Fi security matters to SMBs

Cybercrime is a billion-dollar industry in the United States alone (with damages reported to be upwards of $6 trillion worldwide); making a well-rounded, quality cybersecurity strategy a must for any business.

While large enterprises may seem like obvious targets, don’t make the mistake of equating small businesses to unlikely prey.

Coolest outings in Rochester and Buffalo for Valentine’s Day 2020

Any day you get the chance to celebrate your love for that special someone is always something to look forward to. With Valentine's day fast approaching, couples everywhere are planning as early as now. However, some might find the traditional flowers and chocolates and candle-lit dinners a bit cliché and want something fresh and exciting for Valentine's Day.

What is a document management workflow?

A workflow is a set or standard sequence of steps for fulfilling a task (such as creating a product, providing a service, or processing data) from beginning to completion. One of the simplest examples of this is the Input-Process-Output workflow in IT.

To illustrate, imagine entering search terms in a web browser.

Real-world phishing email attacks and what you can learn from them

Phishing scams never go out of style. In fact, along with other social engineering schemes, they remain the top concerns for security professionals and they’re also regarded among the most dangerous threats to businesses, whether you’re a large corporation or a small- to medium-sized business (SMB).

In the first half of 2019, a phishing campaign called Heatstroke showed how phishing techniques have evolved over time — from mimicking legitimate websites to using multiple, more complex methods like business email compromise (BEC), which involves the impersonation of CEOs or C-suite executives, government organizations, among others.

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