Category: Blog

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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Sep 21, 2018

Cyber Security: How to Protect Your Business

In the first half of 2018, over 760 million data records have been breached in cyber-attacks in the U.S. alone.  High profile attacks, such as the Facebook breach, have shown that even the largest organizations face significant cyber security challenges. DATA PROTECTION Data loss has a significant impact on your business, in the short and […]

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standardize
Sep 14, 2018

Does Your Business Need Standardized Email Signatures?

Standardized email signatures are valuable.  They convey more about your company than you may realize.  We’ve all heard the saying, “Consistency is key.”  Email signatures aren’t any different.  Having your communication ducks in a row can set you apart from the competition. What Standardized Email Signatures Do Indicate you value professionalism, which is sometimes lost […]

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Sep 06, 2018

Quick Email Spam Test | How to Approach a Suspicious Email

Phishing attacks are one of the most frequent ways malicious hackers gain access to confidential information and subsequently, entire business networks.  It’s far easier to trick you into sharing your credentials than it is to hack through servers and firewalls.  In the past, emails with infected attachments were a large problem.  Now, the most common […]

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Aug 28, 2018

Windows 7 End-of-Life Coming Soon

Windows 7 launched in late 2009 with a 10-year commitment from Microsoft to provide product support for the operating system. The end of this support commitment is fast approaching, with an official end-of-life date set at January 14, 2020.   What End-Of-Life Means What does it mean if your computer runs on Windows 7 after that […]

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Aug 23, 2018

Safety Net Spotlight: Proactive Network Administrator

You’ve likely heard the term Network Administrator or Net Admin.  A less common role is that of the Proactive Network Administrator (PNA).  Tyson Acosta explains the difference well, it’s about “finding something is wrong before it becomes a problem.”  PNAs focus on addressing things proactively to prevent them from causing frustration or inconvenience for the […]

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hotel wi-fi
Aug 08, 2018

Hotel Wi-Fi: Should I Use It? – 7 Things to Know

Free hotel Wi-Fi. It’s an amenity most of us “click” as required in a hotel search. But should it be? Safety Net’s own Certified Ethical Hacker, Jeff Mertz, says absolutely not! 2 Reasons Not to Use Hotel Wi-Fi Often, hotels don’t own or support their wireless networks. Wi-Fi service is generally brought in and managed […]

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Jul 27, 2018

Adobe Acrobat – A Comparison of 3 Versions

Our Support Services team fields a lot of calls from Your Net Managed Service clients who need help installing Adobe Acrobat.  It comes as a surprise to many that there are different versions of Acrobat with different functionalities. No Frills, Free Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program that allows you […]

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