Category: Blog

Jan 14, 2020

Microsoft Security Certificate Vulnerability

We are aware of and actively monitoring a recently identified security certificate vulnerability affecting Windows 10, Server 2016, and Server 2019.  As of this post, the vulnerability is not known to have been exploited. A patch to resolve the issue was just released by Microsoft.  After internal testing, we will push the patch to our […]

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Jan 09, 2020

Why Email instead of Call for IT Support?

Our people, processes, and tools are what make Safety Net a first-class Managed Service Provider (MSP). Unless you’re in an urgent situation, reaching out for support electronically will get you great service in the time frame you request. Email vs. Call When you email support@safetynet-inc.com, a ticket is automatically created and appears in the Support […]

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Dec 31, 2019

Cyber Security Information and Trends

This collaborative piece on cyber security was skillfully written and originally published by Oneupweb – an awesome digital marketing agency based in Traverse City, Michigan! Cyber Security Trends and Information from Oneupweb and Safety Net The internet is built upon the beautiful idea that everyone can have access to information and share ideas, thoughts, dreams […]

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Dec 20, 2019

Internet of Things (IoT) – What you Need to Know

The IoT is the system of devices that connect to the internet and to each other through wireless networks. It is comprised of everything from your smart thermostat, to the camera that records activity on your front porch, to the dishwasher you control from an app on your smartphone. Any “thing” that connects to the […]

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Oct 31, 2019

Nastiest Malware of 2019 according to Webroot

Originally published by Webroot on 10/29/19 (https://community.webroot.com/news-announcements-3/nastiest-malware-2019-340824) As National Cybersecurity Awareness month comes to an end, we thought it appropriate to share this valuable information about malware from our IT security services partner, Webroot.  If, after reading about the biggest online threats of 2019, you are concerned about your organization’s security, take some time to […]

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Oct 18, 2019

Your Online Safety: Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  This year’s theme, as determined by the National Cyber Security Alliance is “Own IT.  Secure IT.  Protect IT.” Over the past decade, and increasingly each year, our online lives have become an integral, almost inseparable, component of our every day lives.  From banking and shopping, to reading books […]

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Oct 03, 2019

How to Add Outlook to your Mobile Device

The easiest way to access your Outlook email and calendar on your mobile device is to download the Outlook app. If that isn’t an option for you, you can add your account by following these steps: Android Settings (gear icon) > Accounts and Backup > Accounts > Add Account > Exchange iPhone Settings > Accounts […]

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Aug 16, 2019

Business Continuity Plan: Can Your Company Survive a Disaster?

No business owner expects their company to face a debilitating crisis.  Most successful businesses are led by optimistic people who are confident in their ability to overcome problems.  But when disaster strikes, optimism just isn’t enough.  Trying to figure out a recovery plan after you’re already in crisis mode isn’t going to do the trick, either.  Enter […]

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Aug 09, 2019

When Should we Hire a CIO?

Before you can decide it’s time to hire a Chief Information Officer (CIO), you will want to have a thorough understanding of the role they’ll play in your organization and what benefits they’ll provide the company. What is a CIO? A CIO is a businessperson – an outstanding communicator with financial awareness, strategic thinking skills, […]

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Aug 02, 2019

Phishing Attacks: The #1 Reason We Say “Don’t Click Links”

Phishing attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication.  This is an update of a blog originally posted in 2015.  Included in the update are some examples of phishing messages sent to Safety Net team members. What is Phishing? Phishing is an email attack attempting to trick you into either opening an attachment that contains a […]

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