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Coronavirus Impact: Business Strategies for Staying Productive

This week the World Health Organization officially recognized the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic. Each day brings us news of more school closures, containment protocols, and event cancellations. The situation is having significant impacts on both individuals and businesses.

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Aligned Technology Solutions Recognized on CRN’s 2020 MSP500 List

Aligned Technology Solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named Aligned Technology Solutions to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This popular list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on investments […]

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Webinar – Cybersecurity Tips for Nonprofits and Associations on February 26th

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Register now If you’ve been following the latest news in cybersecurity, you know that attacks have only continued to grow in both size and sophistication. In an industry where exposure could lead to liability, tarnished reputations, or putting vulnerable beneficiaries at risk, protecting yourself from […]

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5 Ways to Protect Against Ransomware

Ransomware can take different forms, but in its essence, it is a particularly nasty type of malicious software that denies access to data or a device until a ransom is paid. In the United States, it is estimated that ransomware attacks costs businesses more than $75 billion per year.

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The Reality Behind 7 Cybersecurity Myths

Cybersecurity is a topic that comes up on a daily basis when we talk with our clients. This comes as no surprise with the increase in cybercrime across the world. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime is predicted to cost $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. As cybercrime becomes more common […]

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Aligned Technology Solutions Announces Participation in the 2019 ASAE Technology Exploration Conference

Aligned Technology Solutions, an award-winning IT services provider for Associations and Nonprofits in the Washington DC region, announced its plans to exhibit at the ASAE Technology Exploration Conference (TEC). The two-day event, for association and non-profit technology executives, is tailored to the needs of an increasingly technology-driven community where attendees can find all the education, […]

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a growing trend which refers to a company’s policy of allowing employees to use their own personal devices – such as mobile devices, tablets, and laptops – to access corporate data and applications. While implementing a BYOD policy brings certain competitive advantages to employers, especially a small business, it […]

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5 Fraud Trends and How to Avoid Them

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held every October, reminds us of a category of crime that continues to inflict taxpayers and companies with damages amounting to billions of dollars annually. So far 2019 is currently on track to be the worst year yet for data breaches.

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Tips for Detecting a Phishing Email

Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send emails masquerading as a legitimate entity and attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details. There are many different phishing techniques used by cybercriminals today to obtain sensitive information.

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