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Microsoft Now Recommends Third-Party Antivirus Over Security Essentials

For years, Microsoft Security Essentials (also known as Windows Defender) was one of the most powerful antivirus programs available. However, Microsoft has lessened its grasp on the program throughout the years, and ...

Dangerous Cryptolocker Ransomware Threatens Individuals and Small Business

If you don’t know what ransomware is, consider yourself lucky – it’s something you don’t want to contend with, whether it targets you personally or your small business. Nevertheless, a new type of ransomware ...

Planning Through the 4 Seasons of Business

New and veteran businesses experience the different seasons of existing. Some may not make it through all seasons; others hover between only two, ...

4 New Improvements in Windows 8.1 Update

Windows 8 was a radical change from prior versions, gearing the operating system to touch screen devices and making a platform to appear the same on multiple devices. The changes were so ...

Tips to Create Noticeable Facebook Posts

Facebook is setup to govern what is seen in a users’ new feed. The idea is to show posts that get the largest amount of engagements (likes, clicks, comments, shares). An individual ...

Did You Lose Your Smartphone? Here are Some Apps to Help You Find It

If your phone is lost underneath your couch or the low battery has forced it to turn off while it’s sitting on your kitchen counter, that’s one thing. That just means your ...

Ala. Student Sues Best Buy’s Geek Squad After Circulation of Nude Photos

According to ABC News, a University of Alabama art student has filed a lawsuit against Best Buy and their Geek ...

Microsoft to Cease Windows XP Support in 2014

If you use Window XP, it might just be the time for you to upgrade (or at least start planning to upgrade) as Microsoft has announced plans to pull the plug on Windows XP support in 2014. While that may ...

Is Your Backup HIPAA Compliant? Free HIPAA Assessment

As many of you know we have spent the last several months partnering with HIPAA experts to make sure we had policies and procedures in place to make sure we are protecting ourselves and our clients. This is a result of the ...

VanGuard Team Member Earns HIPAA Certification

VanGuard Education and Medical specialist Ken Trumbull recently became certified as a HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP). This certification is the culmination of many months ...

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