How to Send an Encrypted Email in Microsoft Outlook

By Byron Martin | July 28, 2022
You’ve probably heard about email encryption and maybe you’ve even wondered when it’s necessary.

How to Transfer Microsoft Authenticator to a New Phone

By Byron Martin | June 2, 2022
  Using multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the easiest and most successful ways to increase the security for your accounts. This can prevent..

Washington State Attorney General 2021 Data Breach Report Findings

By Byron Martin | June 1, 2022
In the last year, businesses and agencies sent a record 6.3 million data breach notices to Washingtonians.

Small Businesses are More Likely to be Targets of Cyber Attacks

By Byron Martin | April 19, 2022
Researchers at Barracuda Networks analyzed millions of emails across thousands of companies in 2021 and found that on average, an employee of a small..

5 Ways to Keep Your Dental Practice Safe from a Data Breach

By Byron Martin | March 23, 2022
According to IBM’s 2021 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the healthcare industry suffered the highest average cost of a data breach for the 11th year in..

Microsoft 365 Price Increase March 15th

By Byron Martin | February 25, 2022
Prices are going up. Are you prepared?   Update: Microsoft just extended the grace period to lock in Feb 2022 pricing. March 14th is the last day to..

Why SOC 2 Certification is Valuable

By Byron Martin | February 16, 2022
Let’s face it, our world is filled with regularly occurring data breaches and cybersecurity events. Organizations need assurances that the companies..

How to Move Google Authenticator to a New Phone Without Losing Access

By Byron Martin | February 9, 2022
If you use Google Authenticator for multi-factor authentication the authenticator settings are not transferred across devices for security purposes...

Uptime Podcast with Teknologize: Cyber Resilience

By Byron Martin | December 28, 2021
Cyber Resilience. Can companies like Vestas, which had a ransomware attack on November 19th, rebound from a cyberattack? Watch Now!

Understanding Cyber Insurance

By Byron Martin | December 20, 2021
The threat of a cyber-attack is too high, and the consequences can be devastating. At this point, it's important for all businesses to have cyber..

The Future of Cyber Insurance

By Byron Martin | December 7, 2021
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) saw a 69% increase in the number of cybercrime reports it received in 2020 compared to 2019. On..

Why Cyber Insurance is Critical

By Byron Martin | November 29, 2021
The cyber insurance market is getting stricter and for many organizations, it’s getting more challenging and expensive to secure coverage.

Threat Hunting. Who is Hiding in Your Network?

By Byron Martin | November 10, 2021
Who is hiding in your network?

Connect Magazine - Technology

By Byron Martin | October 15, 2021
By Byron Martin | HFG Trust Connect Magazine - October 2021 | View Article When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, in some ways the timing was a blessing.

Benefits of Using Microsoft SharePoint

By Byron Martin | August 26, 2021
Microsoft SharePoint celebrated its 20th birthday on March 27th, 2021! And it’s come a long way over the past 20 years.

Benefits of Partnering with a Microsoft CSP

By Byron Martin | August 11, 2021
We’ve witnessed a shift in how we work to that of a hybrid workforce, a blended workforce comprising of both remote and in-office work. As such,..

Endpoint Security vs. Antivirus Software

By Byron Martin | August 3, 2021
Hackers initiate 2,244 attacks per day. Every link clicked, email opened, app downloaded, and network joined is an opportunity for hackers to..

OneDrive vs. SharePoint. What’s the Difference?

By Byron Martin | July 20, 2021
Microsoft announced in its latest quarterly earnings release that the number of Microsoft 365 subscribers has increased to 50.2 million from January..

Cybersecurity is not Information Technology (IT)

By Byron Martin | June 23, 2021
Your cybersecurity has to win every time, but the attacker only needs to win once.

Must Have Google Workspace Security Configurations

By Byron Martin | June 8, 2021
Migrations to the cloud are moving faster than ever.   78% of businesses will be run almost entirely on SaaS Applications.

Must Have Microsoft 365 Security Configurations

By Byron Martin | June 2, 2021
1 in 4 businesses reported ransomware attacks on cloud data.

IoT Medical Device Security

By Byron Martin | May 25, 2021
Forbes estimates 646 million IoT devices were used in hospitals, clinics, and medical offices in 2020.   The Internet of Things has transformed the..

Hacked Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack Forces Shutdown

By Byron Martin | May 13, 2021
The shutdown has caused panic in many southeastern states.

5 Cybersecurity Questions to Ask Your IT Company

By Byron Martin | April 15, 2021
60 percent of small businesses that are victims of a cyber-attack go out of business within six months.

21 Cybersecurity Horror Stories and Stats!

By Byron Martin | April 9, 2021
Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world. And Most companies take nearly 6 months to detect a data breach, even major ones.

The Microsoft Exchange Attack Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

By Byron Martin | March 25, 2021
Estimates put the number of servers compromised by the attack in the hundreds of thousands globally. 

HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

By Byron Martin | March 17, 2021
642 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were reported in 2020, according to HIPAA Journal. That equates to 1.76 data breaches reported..

Microsoft Exchange Hack. Patch Now!

By Byron Martin | March 10, 2021
Urgent patching necessary. Microsoft continues to see increased attacks targeting unpatched systems by multiple malicious actors beyond Hafnium..

7 Reasons Why Spear Phishing Attacks are Successful

By Byron Martin | March 2, 2021
Phishing/social engineering is the #1 cause of data breaches and the primary delivery method for ransomware.

Why You Need Spam Email Filtering

By Byron Martin | February 18, 2021
According to Help Net Security, 90% of successful cyberattacks occur through email-based attacks.   Additionally, 1 out of every 8 employees shares..

Technology Doesn't Have to be Frustrating

By Byron Martin | February 12, 2021
54 percent of SMBs report the increasing complexity of IT as the main reason for outsourcing their IT. 1 in 4 SMBs lost revenue due to IT-related..

Teknologize and Uptime Podcast on IT and Cybersecurity for Wind Farms

By Byron Martin | February 5, 2021
Interesting conversation around the IT and Cybersecurity demands of the modern wind farm and the critical technology running behind the scenes. ..

Data Breach Notifications Laws for Oregon State

By Byron Martin | February 2, 2021
What does Oregon law require you to do, and who are you required to notify? What happens if you don’t notify anyone?

Email Security: 4 Simple Tips to Keep Your Business Email Secure

By Byron Martin | January 29, 2021
There are over 300 million fraudulent sign-in attempts to Microsoft cloud services every day.

Business Continuity: How to Be Prepared for Downtime or an IT Disaster

By Byron Martin | January 28, 2021
Flood. Power outage. Cyberattack. Supply chain failure or a disgruntled employee. Disruptions to your business can happen at any moment causing..

BYOD: Let’s Talk about Mobile Device Management

By Byron Martin | January 26, 2021
87% of companies are dependent to some extent on their employee’s ability to access mobile business apps from their personal smartphones. (Source: ..