Category: Blog

data breach protection
Jan 17, 2019

Data Breach: Protect Yourself from Incidents Like Collection #1

“Collection #1” Data Breach The Collection #1 data breach exposed over 770 million email addresses and 20 million passwords.  More than 1.1 billion email/password combinations were included in an extensive list that was published online for hackers to access.  Those numbers are staggering. What Does This Mean For You? We predict you may see an increase in […]

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cyber insurance
Jan 11, 2019

Cyber Liability Insurance – A Business Need

Cyber liability insurance for businesses is no longer optional.  A single successful cyberattack that compromises your network or protected information can be catastrophic.  After an unpredictable event, adequate insurance coverage is a must if an organization wants to recover. How Much Can You Afford to Lose? The average cost of a data breach in 2018 […]

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Jan 07, 2019

We Can Handle Phishing. Can You?

Due to an increase in phishing attempts, you may have recently been contacted by your credit card company, bank, or credit union warning you not to click on links in emails that appear to be from them.  Phishing (fake email) messages can be made to look very real.  Unfortunately, following the instructions in these messages […]

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Dec 21, 2018

2018 – What a year it’s been!

“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages boxes or bags! And he puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”  – Dr. Seuss, How the […]

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Dec 14, 2018

Intentional Technology for Startups

This article originally appeared in the December 2018 edition of the Traverse City Business News. I’ve been there. There are probably only a couple of you and only so many hours in a week. I vividly remember watching Saturday parades go down Front Street from the window upstairs, our baby boy napping in his Pack […]

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Dec 10, 2018

4 Ways an IT Managed Service Provider Reduces Stress and Increases Productivity

Imagine a life where you don’t lose sleep over IT problems at the office.  You work on strategic goals without the interruption of multiple IT support requests or an issue with your network.  You spend more time with your family and friends, doing the things you love. That world doesn’t have to exist only in […]

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Nov 26, 2018

Disposable USB Thumb Drives

“That’s right, disposable USB drives, a.k.a. thumb drives.” “Wait, isn’t that environmentally un-friendly?” “Yes. So is throwing away latex gloves in hospitals, but aren’t we glad they do?” “Wouldn’t this cost money?” “A lot less than a security breach!” It amazes me how many organizations, especially hotels and conference centers, still instruct people to bring […]

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dashboard data reporting
Nov 13, 2018

How to Choose a Data Reporting Solution

Everyone can appreciate a report that is clear, concise, and comprehensive.  Finding a data reporting platform that can generate that report and meet all of the organization’s criteria can be a challenge. Decide on “Wants” for your Data Reporting Solution Once the need for a new data reporting solution was established, two of our experts, […]

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Oct 16, 2018

“Apple Care” Vishing Attacks

One of our partners, KnowBe4, recently warned of vishing attacks (like phishing, but by phone).  Each of us needs to be protective of our personal information.  In this case, if you use Apple products, please be especially vigilant, as a new scam is underway. As shared with Safety Net by KnowBe4: KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: […]

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Cyber Security Awareness Month
Oct 11, 2018

Latest Hacker Scam – Posing to be Your Vendors

Hackers have found a new target – trusted relationships between your organization and your outside vendors.  Homeland Security issued an urgent appeal to businesses across the country to be more vigilant about access to sensitive information. Please share this blog with all your coworkers who may answer a call or email, so they’re prepared to […]

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