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02/27/2020

When it comes to how your company is being represented online, aesthetics and volume of content are not the only significant factors in how “accessible” you are. Website accessibility should be approached similar to the way an architect needs…

02/10/2020

Every second Monday in February the National Day Calendar reminds us that it is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. This is an official reminder to take inventory of our hardware, software, documents, and apps and channel our inner…

01/08/2020

When you’re trying to figure out how to speed up your WiFi, we always suggest starting with this oh-so-timeless IT advice:Try turning it off, waiting 10 seconds or so, and then turning it back on again. Believe it or…

01/02/2020

One of the leading providers of cybersecurity solutions worldwide, Check Point Software Technologies, released what they think is a 2020 cybersecurity cold war brewing and what that might involve. What they came up with is a shortlist of the…

12/20/2019

You carry your smartphone with you everywhere you go.Cashless payments are becoming part of our everyday spending habits. We pay bills online, and we carry credit and debit cards as our primary method of payment on-the-go. It’s no surprise…

11/29/2019

Read this before you do any more shopping this season! This year we encourage you, more than ever, to commit to holiday cyber safety. We’ve put together a shortlist of tips to serve as your guide. Be prepared to…

11/21/2019

Business owners and IT managers come to us all the time before buying a laptop to find out what we would recommend for their team. As with many technology decisions, the answer is not the same for every person…

10/18/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 6: 10 Tips for Cyber Safety In this episode of Tech Tips from CoopSys we walk through our 10 tips for cyber safety list, which offers some simple tactics to help members of…

08/15/2019

At the end of the workday, you have an important decision to make: Should you turn your computer off or leave your computer on? Each option has its own set of pros and cons, and there are a number…

05/16/2019

When it comes to smartphone etiquette, we are probably all guilty at one time or another. There are certain social “rules”, if you will, that we should not break in order to be respectful of others and present in…

03/28/2019

Whether we’re talking cyber security for your personal life or cyber security for business, we know how daunting it can be to figure out your best options. That challenge is largely the product of our digital life and how…

03/22/2019

Facebook announced today that during a “routine security review” in January they uncovered a huge security issue: Well over 200 million users’ passwords were being stored in a “readable format” – plaintext – within their data storage systems. That…

03/06/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 1: Avoid Tax Time Cyber Crime Tax season is upon us, which means tax time cyber crime is back with a vengeance! The deadline is approaching and about 90% of Americans will file…

01/18/2019

Cooperative Systems joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in the global efforts to support Data Privacy Day (DPD) by becoming a 2019 champion! This is an internationally recognized effort made each year on January 28. It is intended…

12/12/2018

No business is immune to data breaches, whether big or small. We know we sound like a broken record on this one, but it’s true. We see the high-profile companies like Equifax and Uber experiencing massive cyber attacks often…

11/29/2018

We are seeing a huge, definitive shift toward more technology-driven businesses in the modern IT world we are coming into now. More and more businesses are bringing in cloud as a component of their operations strategy, using web capabilities,leveraging…

11/08/2018

Most of us have a virtual personal assistant that lives in our pockets, internet connected devices in our homes to make our lives easier, and we’re having lengthy customer service conversations with chat bots. Technology has gotten more sophisticated…

05/24/2018

Summer 2018 has arrived! Warmer weather means families are spending time enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, bike rides, and beach days. With less time in the office comes more time on other devices, especially wearable technology like Apple Watches…

05/10/2018

Passwords today are like spare keys that have been given out to too many friends and neighbors. Common password content like birthdays, favorite sports teams, or names of children or pets are easily found on social media accounts. Cybersecurity…

11/20/2017

Online shopping opens the potential for you to be phished and scammed into losing control of your information. Here are 3 keys to successfully safe online shopping this season!…