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Alert Your Team – USB Devices, Login Prompts, and Apps

Warn your users about three ways attackers continue to exploit the COVID-19 crisis:

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Information that You Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

California’s CCPA act went into effect on January 1, but you have until July 1, 2020 when it is enforced. Get started now. First, you need to

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Adobe Flash Stops on December 31, 2020. Are You Ready?

For more than 20 years, Adobe Flash helped websites deliver video content to your screen. However, attackers use Flash to inject ransomware and other malicious code into computers. The bad actors are usually one step ahead of security patches.

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Remember to Give Your IT Pros a Holiday Gift

Your IT Team pours out so much time and energy. If you aren’t already, you can brighten their holidays by giving them a gift. The work they do is often so complicated, yet they make it look easy. Unless you are a high-tech executive, it can be difficult to appreciate how sometimes your team accomplishes […]

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Good News for Windows 7 Users

Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. If you are not going to upgrade, there are options.

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Protect Your Network Even when Attackers Trick Your Users

A business contacted our office last week because a bad actor tricked an employee to give them full access to their computer. The bad actor immediately took over the network and started performing highly illegal activities that appeared to come from the victim’s systems.  User training is not enough. It is essential to take additional […]

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Protect your Company from the Imminent Threat called Eternal Blue

In 2017, the NSA made headlines after developing a hacking tool called Eternal Blue. The NSA did not notify Microsoft of the stockpiled vulnerabilities, so Microsoft didn’t know what holes to seal. The hacker group called Shadow Brokers acquired this powerful hacking tool developed by some of our nation’s best and brightest.

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Attackers are Targeting High Net Worth Individuals

An experienced high-level executive shared his concern about how attackers are investing more time targeting high net worth individuals.

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Happy Computer Security Day!

November 30th is Computer Security Day. Today is a great day to remind your team members to continue to be extra vigilant as they watch for spam email messages. 

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Updated: Forward these 7 Minimum Security Requirements for Your Small Service Providers

Many organizations outsource to service providers that are not cyber-secure. It is common for companies to experience a significant security breach that originated at a third party. Just ask Target. Forward this request to your small outsourced providers asking them to do these seven things.

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