Cyber-crime is happening more frequently and with greater consequences. Here are eight things that will help protect your computer. Buy and register legitimate software. Unregistered software can’t receive the updates designed to protect computers from outside attacks. Install updates as soon as you are notified of their existence. Invest in an Antivirus program with a… Read More


What? EMV Card?? EMV (the original name for this technology) stands for “Europay, MasterCard and Visa” (the three companies that developed this card with the chip). It is a global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions. These cards have a small metallic square containing an integrated circuit (computer… Read More


It probably began in the early 1970’s with the gas shortage – when we learned to pump our own gas – “for our convenience”. Today we do SO much more ourselves from self-service checkouts at stores to making appointments online. We are always told it is for our convenience – and perhaps for a growing majority it truly… Read More


Tis the season of organization! For the past month, store ads have been touting racks, bins, boxes and software that will help us eliminate clutter and accomplish more – rather than spending time looking for things. We know it is not always easy to make sure things stay organized. Finding information easily is one reason we suggest… Read More


What is Encryption and Why Do We Need to Care About It? Encryption is the process of encoding a message or information so that only authorized parties can read it. In our industry we handle Personal Health Information (PHI) which is protected under the HIPAA-HITECH laws, and also credit card information. In certain instances we… Read More