September 2015
In this issue

> 5 Easy-to-Fix Tech Troubles You Can Solve Yourself
> A Word About Passwords
> Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck as a Small Business Owner
> Ransomware: When Cybercriminals Hold Your Computer Hostage
> How To Safely and Securely Use USB Memory Sticks
> Inserting and Using Drop Down Lists in Excel
> Business Continuity Tip 
> Cartoon/Quote

Business Continuity Tip

Non-Weather Related Threats

While all disasters pose a serious threat, sometimes it�s the ones we least expect that cause the most damage. Specifically, non-weather related disasters including burst pipes, theft, chemical spills, arson, pest infestation and more can have a serious impact on your organization. To help you prepare, check out Agility�s Isolated Events Whitepaper to learn:

♦ How to think about and plan for the unexpected
♦ Types of disruptions you might experience
♦ Case studies from companies that have successfully responded to isolated incidents

Anticipating and planning for these types of events can make all the difference. Get started and prepare your organization!

Databranch can help provide a solution for your company�s business continuity and disaster recovery needs. If you would like to learn more, please call us today to speak with an Account Manager, or visit www.databranch.com/Data-Disaster-Recovery.

 
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5 Easy-to-Fix Tech Troubles You Can Solve Yourself
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

Technology issues are a thorn in the side of many businesses. Even an action as simple as opening and printing out an email attachment can come with its fair share of bumps in the road. And the whole process of calling for support and waiting for service�that can often be as painful as the issue itself. Wouldn't it be great if you could just fix these problems yourself? Well, sometimes you can. Here are DIY solutions to five all-too-familiar tech problems:

Problem #1: You can't open an email attachment

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A Word About Passwords
used with permission from FTC Business Center Blog
by Lesley Fair


On the old game show "Password," the host whispered a word to contestants, who then gave clues to celebrities. The first to guess correctly advanced to the Lighting Round. The loser went home with a year's supply of car wax.

The legacy of "Password" lives on, but in the 21st century version, hackers use tidbits they know about your employees to guess their passwords.

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Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck as a Small Business Owner
used with permission from Microsoft for Work

Companies are always looking for places to save money without really cutting corners, but in a lot of cases, it's smarter to make investments up front that will pay dividends for a longer period of time. At other times, the best way to save money is to control expenses by buying only what you actually use. The seven tips below concentrate on different technologies and how they can save you money in the short and long term.

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Ransomware: When Cybercriminals Hold Your Computer Hostage
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs


Ransomware is a form of malware that will lock files on a computer using encryption. Encryption converts files into another format, like a secret code and can only be decoded by a specific decryption key.

Types of Ransomware

Ransomware can present itself in two forms.

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How To Safely and Securely Use USB Memory Sticks
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs


You may have noticed growing reports in the media about the dangers of using USB memory sticks. It is true, they are susceptible to being exploited like everything else, however, and these exploits aren't terribly easy to carry out by hackers. Mostly because an attacker needs physical access to your computer in order to infect it.

What Can a "Bad" USB Stick Do?

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Inserting and Using Drop Down Lists in Excel

A helpful tool when working in Excel spreadsheets is the drop down codes. These can be used a variety of ways. For this example we'll use a spreadsheet with names and address that we are tracking for how a customer was contacted.

In the Status column I want drop down choices for the following:

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Quote of the Month

"I attribute my success to this -
 I never gave or took any excuse.

Florence Nightingale


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