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02/05/19

Stop Phishing on National Clean Out Your Computer Day

Starting in the year 2000, The Institute for Business Technology began sponsoring a seemingly silly holiday called “National Clean Out Your Computer Day.” But unlike “Groundhog Day,” this tradition could actually help you protect yourself from harmful elements. With Spear Phishing attacks becoming more common and complex, February 11 is the perfect day to take a moment to make sure
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11/30/18

Understanding Blockchain for Business

Have you heard about blockchain? By now, most business owners have, but that does not mean they know whether to build it into their IT strategy or not. If it’s challenging for you to find the time to keep up with the latest IT buzzwords, you’re not alone. Many, even most, small-to-medium sized business owners are focused on the day-to-day
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11/02/18

Are Passwords Leaving Your Network Unlocked?

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. With Thanksgiving around the corner and Black Friday sales emails flooding your inbox, you may not notice when a hacker poses themselves
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09/10/18

New Threats you should know…. and be concerned with!

Is Your Business Ready To Face The Threat Of Ransomware Attacks? Ransomware can be very profitable — if you’re a hacker. For example, according to a report by the security firm Sophos, the SamSam ransomware attacks, which target healthcare providers, have net the creator of this ransomware $6 million. The largest ransom paid so far was $64,000. Could your business
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Tech Support Scams and what to watch out for!
06/01/18

Tech Support Scams and what to watch out for!

Don’t Get Fooled by Tech Support Scams   Are your employees trained to recognize tech support scams? These nefarious phishing attacks attempt to play on the trust you have established for reputable companies and scare you into giving up sensitive information.   Tech support scams are extremely common. Do you know how to recognize the signs?   It usually starts
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05/04/18

Are Mobile Devices Putting Your Company at Risk?

Are Mobile Devices Putting Your Company at Risk?   Did you know that mobile malware attacks are on the rise? According to Symantec, mobile malware variants have increased by 54% in just the first four months of 2018.   As their screen size, speed and performance have increased, smartphones have begun to replace devices like laptops and desktop computers. Hackers
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