Category: Blog

Oct 05, 2021

Digital Security at Home

As the internet and “cloud” all become more and more ingrained with our day-to-day lives, we may forget to stop and take a minute to think about how we approach digital security with our own personal information. You may think you do not have anything a hacker would want to steal, but remember, most attacks […]

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Jul 08, 2021

5 Tools to Protect Your Small Business Against a Cyber Attack

The recent cyber attack against Kaseya is just plain scary.  Hundreds of small businesses across the world were impacted.  Some of them may go out of business.  Others may have lost years of valuable data, and the confidence of their customers. No single IT security practice or tool will protect you from the growing threat […]

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Jun 21, 2021

Safety Net Among Top Detroit-Area B2B IT Service Providers!

Safety Net Announced as a 2021 Local Excellence Award Winner by UpCity! For more than a decade, UpCity’s mission has been—and continues to be—to help businesses find B2B service providers they can trust. The UpCity Recommendability Rating was developed to determine a service provider’s credibility and recommendability, giving UpCity the confidence to recommend them to […]

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May 25, 2021

7 Ways to Protect Against Spoofing

What is Spoofing? According to the FCC, “Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity.”  Scammers use spoofing to make it appear as though a call is coming from a local number, or a company or agency that you recognize and trust.  If you […]

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May 05, 2021

Password Management: Tell me your password isn’t Password

Prior to working in the IT field, I never took password management seriously. Keep in mind, that was 10 years ago and it wasn’t as important then as it is these days. I heard about password security, but it wasn’t something I was really concerned about. Once I got into the IT Industry, I took […]

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Apr 06, 2021

Microsoft Teams Calling – An Anywhere Phone System

For over a year, Microsoft Teams has been critical to our collaboration, connection, and communication. In addition to company meetings, virtual interviews, and project-specific channels, we also use Teams as our phone system. The numerous calling features and always-available (when you want to be) nature of Teams phones make it a great alternative to traditional, […]

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Feb 17, 2021

Safety Net Named to MSP 500 for Security Expertise

2021 MSP 500 – Security 100 Safety Net, a Managed Service Provider in Farmington Hills and Traverse City, Michigan has been named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that […]

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Jan 12, 2021

Ubiquiti Compromised – Change your Password

Ubiquiti, a well-known vendor of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, said it recently became aware of “unauthorized access to certain of our information technology systems hosted by a third party cloud provider.”  Common Ubiquiti products used in business environments include UniFi wireless access points. As of this morning, they were not aware of any databases […]

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Jan 06, 2021

Man’s Best Friend – The Newest Scam

At Safety Net, we’re big fans of our furry friends and we love having them in our offices (home or traditional) – but we’re definitely not fans of online scams.  Thanks to our security partners at KnowBe4 for sharing this Scam of the Week. With stay-at-home orders in place across the globe, many people are […]

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Dec 07, 2020

“Back to Work” Themed Phishing Scam – Protect Your Credentials!

As some start consider going back to work (in the office), using a fake internal memo from HR, per-user custom-named email attachments, SharePoint Online, and a realistic-looking HR form, this phishing attack has all the ingredients to trick your users. This far into the pandemic, there are groups of users within your organization begging to come […]

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