Password Tips to Keep You Secure Online

  1. Create strong passwords

Strong passwords, by definition, have at least eight characters, with a mix of uppercase letters, lowercase letter, numbers, and symbols. They also avoid the use of personal information, such as birthdays, first, middle, or last names.

  1. Use a different password for each account

Using a different password for each online account is important because, if you share passwords across accounts, one compromised password can be used to log into another account. This is especially important regarding online banking and financial accounts.

  1. Get a password manager

Password managers, like LastPass or 1Password for example, can help you store multiple passwords, often in an encrypted manner, for easy access. Typically, they will require one master password with additional layer of authentication to access the stored passwords.

  1. Turn on multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security on top of your standard password. For example, an app may require you answer a security question, input a unique code, or use a fingerprint scanner on top of using your password. Check the security settings of your favorite apps and passwords to see if multi-factor authentication is available.

However, good online security isn’t just about password strength. Here are some additional AZCOMP resources to help you keep you more secure:

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Technology Issues Every Business Must Plan For

 

Managing a business is difficult enough without technology issues complicating the way of operations. Here are a few common issues that have been known to cause problems for businesses more than they should.

Data leaks and security issues: Considering the vast number of businesses with valuable data out there to steal, many decision makers fall into a false sense of security by thinking that their company will be overlooked on account of its size. As a result, these companies may have substandard or outdated security solutions put in place that simply are not adequate protection for the data they have.

These companies are often prone to have their data compromised because of their lax security, damaging their reputation and, by extension, the business itself. After all, if you were doing business with a company and they allowed your credit card information to be compromised, would you feel inclined to continue doing business with them?

Inadequate hardware and software: It only makes sense that many companies will put off buying hardware until they absolutely to. However, this strategy is risky, and will much more likely end up costing these companies more over time.

Not only is it more difficult to repair older hardware, as the components involved will become harder to find and more expensive to purchase, but it becomes dangerous to neglect updating software. This is because software is regularly updated by its developers to resist newly discovered vulnerabilities and other serious issues, and without these updates, your systems will still be exposed to these dangerous vulnerabilities.

Also, while a software developer might provide tools and or instructions for moving from an older version of their application to the next, it may become drastically more difficult to pull your data over from a more ancient version that is several iterations behind.

No backup: It’s amazing how much damage lost data can do to a business. 60 percent of small business that suffer from data loss have to shut down within six months, and only 57 percent of medium-sized businesses reopen after experiencing a major data-loss incident.

These outcomes could be mitigated with a properly managed backup solution, but too many companies either find it to be an unnecessary, expense or simply aren’t as diligent in taking a backup as they need to be. The best backup solutions are those that each day and store the data offsite.

We also firmly believe that an unmanaged, unmonitored backup is about as good as no backup at all. If your backup isn’t being regularly maintained and tested, you have no idea if it’s even doing its job.

Insufficient IT support: Consider how many people you currently have on your staff as an IT resource. Chances are, if you wanted them to work on projects to drive business forward and properly service the equipment in your office, you might find your current in-house resources aren’t enough. The simple answer would be hiring more IT staff, but this isn’t a reality for many companies.

Fortunately, there is an option that can fulfill all these needs and then some–a managed service provider. A good MSP will ensure that your infrastructure and software solutions are optimized to your needs, and maintain your security as well as your backup solution in case of emergency. With an MSP, you will never be short on support for your IT needs.

AZCOMP Technologies can be that MSP for you. Give us a call at 480-730-3055 to get started today!

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Automating Payments in Medisoft

Eliminate the headaches and save time by automating your Billing and Payment Systems with the new StoredPay and PlanPay!

In this segment from our Medisoft-U Training series, we will be reviewing how to use StoredPay and Planpay in Medisoft.

 


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ICD-10 Lookup Tool Overview

With more than 68,000 codes to sort through, identifying the correct and most specific code might seem a bit like finding a needle in a haystack.

With the new ICD-10 Lookup Tool in Medisoft, you can now locate those tricky ICD-10 Codes without needing to open a book or browse the internet!

In this segment from our Medisoft-U Training series, we will be performing an overview of the new Medisoft ICD-10 Lookup Utility.

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Technology Tip: Google Maps Parking Assistant

Google Maps is the Parking Assistant You Didn’t Know You Needed!

We’ve all been there before: you’re walking out into the parking lot, in a hurry to get somewhere, and cannot for the life of you remember where you parked. While this used to be a time-wasting problem for many, Google has added a feature to Google Maps that allows you to avoid the desperate race against the clock to get to your vehicle in time to get to your next destination.
Adding on to the parking availability feature that Google rolled out recently, you can now save the exact location of your parking space for future reference, taking notes or even pictures to better remind you where you left your vehicle.

 

 

To use this feature:

  • Open Maps on your mobile device
  • Tap the Blue Location Dot on the displayed map
  • Select Save your parking

Doing this will not only save your car’s current location, but will also remind you via your notification pane. As we mentioned before, it also allows you to snap some photos and jot down a few notes to help remind you of where your car is located. If your car is by a parking meter, you can even add a timed alert to make sure you don’t run over and wind up with a fine.

So, what do you think? Will this feature save you some time and stress?

Medisoft Support Tip: Windows Within Medisoft Not Opening Properly

What to do when windows within Medisoft are not properly opening

The Medisoft support department at AZCOMP Technologies typically resolves around 1000 unique support cases for hundreds of customers every month. A question we get frequently has to do with a Medisoft user not being able to find windows that are opened within the program.

For example, if a Medisoft user were to launch the Transaction Entry portion of the Medisoft program, the window for Transaction Entry would disappear, or the user couldn’t find it. Has something like this ever happened to you?

The problem is that the window was automatically “minimized” within Medisoft, making the open window difficult to find.

This is a very easy solution, and we decided to explain it with a quick video.

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We hope the video helps!

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You Need More Than A Power Strip

You Need More Than a Power Strip to Protect Your Company’s Computers, Server, and Other Equipment What would happen if you were in the middle of working at your computer, and the office suddenly lost power? Too many workers would find themselves staring blankly at an equally blank screen as their infrastructure suddenly goes dark. However, […]