Home Network Security: A Guide for Remote Workers

Working from home is on the rise in the United States. According to a FlexJobs & Global Workplace Analytics report, there has been a 159% Increase in Remote Work Since 2005. If you work for a company that has instituted a remote work policy on a full or part-time basis, it is essential to put security measures in place on your home network, just like how you would in a traditional office environment.

Cyber-crime is increasing as well as users move their work home. Security experts predict a 30-40% increase in cyber-attacks as remote work increases. Protecting your system is an intimidating task to take on for the majority of Americans, but there are some simple steps you can take to secure and encrypt your data. The first step to take is to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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Searching for “Managed IT near me?” Here’s what to look for

Here at SumnerOne, since it’s early in the year, we’re thinking a lot about trends for 2020—and beyond—and how they’ll affect our customers in the small business and corporate spaces alike. We recently wrote about making time to create business resolutions and how to implement a mobile workplace strategy. There are several technology solution trends that we’ll be discussing in later blogs, but two trends that are exciting us right now are metamorphic design and corporate burnout.

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5 Benefits of Implementing a Mobile Workplace Strategy

4.7 million employees now work from home at least half the time. In fact, working from home has grown by 173% since 2005, 11% faster than the rest of the workforce and nearly 47x faster than the self-employed population, says a frequently updated trend report from Global Workplace Analytics. With such large growth, the numbers clearly speak to mutual benefits for both workers and employers. But what are some of those benefits? And, can you just send your employees away from the office—armed with smartphones and laptops—and say, “Go forth, mobile workforce! I’m sure you’ll be fine!” No, before employees and organizations can benefit from flexible working, certain tools need to be put in place to implement a mobile workplace strategy.

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Microsoft Windows 10 Security Flaw: What You Need to Know

New year, new ways for sophisticated cyber actors to exploit the vulnerabilities in our programs. Yesterday the National Security Agency (NSA) released a statement that they'd found a major security flaw in Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019.

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5 Reasons 2020 is the Year of Managed IT

It’s still early enough in January that people are making and keeping resolutions. While a lot of individuals are busy pledging to make changes for their growth and development, business owners sometimes neglect to make plans for positive changes that will affect their business for the year ahead. Yes, it’s easy to get bogged down with the day to day concerns of running a successful business, but neglecting the health of your organization can come with detrimental side effects.

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Top Notch Cybersecurity Policies and End User Education

Innovation, leadership, and culture writer Max McKeown once said, "All failure is failure to adapt; all success is successful adaptation." Staying up to date on contemporary technological changes is key to maximizing efficiency and maintaining adequate security in your small to midsize business.

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Microsoft Products End of Support: January 2020

As you may know, there are some Microsoft products that will no longer be supported after the new year, most notably Windows 7 and its associated programs. If you haven’t made the switch to Windows 10, there’s no reason to despair, Windows 7 won’t disappear from your computer on January 14, 2020. It will no longer be supported by Microsoft, however, which will cause some problems for you, your teams, and customers.

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