The 1 “Don’t” and 3 “Do’s” When Sending Sensitive Info

September 7, 2017

Mortgage lenders, medical assistants, engineers, legal secretaries, benefits administrators and HR generalists. What do these professions have in common? They all regularly handle sensitive information.
Whether it’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) like a client’s Social Security number, intellectual property like drawings of a proprietary product, or your company’s bank account



Two-Factor Authentication: What is it? Why should you care?

August 24, 2017

What is it?
Have you ever received a code on your phone that you had to enter on Google or Amazon to finish logging in? That’s a form of multi-factor authentication. Entering only a username and password is considered single-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication requires another level of protection, more


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Yes, there’s another one! What you should know about NotPetya

June 27, 2017

You may have already heard in the news about another widespread ransomware attack taking down large companies, hospitals, and transportation systems around Europe and the U.S. Labeled “NotPetya” by security authority Kaspersky Lab, it uses the same Windows vulnerability that the Wannacry ransomware did just a few weeks ago. The Safety Net team,


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Fiber Internet Benefits Businesses

June 5, 2017

“I already have wi-fi in my office, cable internet at home, and 4G on my smartphone.  Web pages load most of the time, and my weekend Netflix binges usually go off without a hitch!  Why does our area need fiber internet?”

What is Fiber Internet?
Think of a fiber


Wannacry Ransomware Update

May 15, 2017

If you follow the news, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Wannacry. This ransomware has affected over 200,000 individuals and organizations worldwide. The vast majority are in Europe and Asia.
Wannacry takes advantage of a Windows operating system (OS) vulnerability. Luckily, Safety Net had already pushed out a Microsoft patch during our regular


Safety Net Spotlight: Network Engineers

March 27, 2017

A few months ago, our blog introduced you to several roles in the Support Services team at Safety Net that help to provide great service to you, our great clients! This time, we’re focusing on our network engineers, who are part of the Deployment group. This team of professionals has


Local Businesses Under Siege from Cyber Threats

December 14, 2016

2016 has been the year of the cyber attack. Businesses are being bombarded constantly by cyber threats from every direction. The attacks are more sophisticated and more frequent than ever before. At Safety Net, we’ve managed 22 incidents for Michigan-based clients this year, 7 of which involved ransomware. As we head into 2017,


Veterans in tech – Skills learned in the service benefit employers

November 10, 2016

At Safety Net, we’ve found that the skills gained in the military often provide a great foundation for veterans in tech. In observance of Veterans Day, we’d like to share the stories of our team members who have served our country.
Jonah – Learning to Work as a Team


Can Your Backup Plan Protect Against These Common Threats?

October 27, 2016

Every business understands the importance of having good backups in place for critical IT systems, but not every company has taken the time to create a comprehensive backup plan. Here are common threats to your business data that every plan should address.
Natural Disaster
Your business doesn’t have to be


Security Alert – Firefox Bug

October 14, 2016

This week, we’ve seen several instances of the Trojan.kotver virus infecting client computers. This infection is caused by an unpatched vulnerability in Mozilla’s Firefox browser. If a user browses to a compromised website, they may receive a pop-up window asking them to install a critical update. This is actually the