Category: Blog

Mar 21, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Watch – Productivity Tool or Cool Gadget?

Like all of us I have many roles in life.  I’m a businessman, a techie, a family man, an outdoorsman, and an avid cyclist to name a few.  When I started looking into smartwatches a couple of years ago, I was really intrigued by how one might benefit me in my daily life.  A discreet […]

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Mar 08, 2019

Vulnerability Exposed – Urgent Update of Chrome Browser Required

A security vulnerability has been identified in the Google Chrome application. To put it simply, hackers can use a little hole Chrome’s software left open to gain access to your computer.  Our security engineers have deemed the risk serious enough to justify asking everyone who has Chrome installed on their computer to take action, ideally no […]

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Mar 08, 2019

How are “You’ve Been Naughty” Emails Getting to my Inbox?

For several months now, hackers have been sending emails that might make some people nervous. They claim to have compromising images or video of you that they’ll distribute if you don’t send a bitcoin payment within a specified time frame. Some include reference to a password you would recognize, which lends to some sense of […]

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Mar 05, 2019

Partner Spotlight: The TM Group

We’re thrilled to introduce the Partner Spotlight to highlight fantastic Safety Net partners!  We work with some great businesses and would like to introduce you to them.  We’ll try to shine a light on products or services that could benefit your organization, and other educational and interesting facts about these organizations doing great things. “Large […]

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Feb 22, 2019

O365 – 3 Tips for Outlook

I remember using Word 25 years ago.  Things have certainly changed!  When I started working with the programs in Office 365 (O365), I was both confused and amazed.  There are quite a few new features that increase efficiency, but it can be a challenge to discover them. Here are three tips that can help you […]

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mental illness
Feb 06, 2019

Casual for a Cause 2019-2020: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Safety Net associates voted in January and chose National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as our Casual for a Cause partner for this year and next. Each Friday, employees can wear jeans and make a small donation. The company will match each donation dollar-for-dollar. We will also meet with representatives from NAMI to learn how […]

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spotlight
Jan 31, 2019

Our Clients Deserve the Spotlight

We are so fortunate to be the IT partner to hundreds of organizations that make a big impact on individuals, entire communities, and even the world.  We shine the ‘spotlight’ on one client in each of our newsletters. September 2018 Spotlight: Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics We get to work with some AMAZING companies who inspire […]

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Jan 29, 2019

Microsoft Teams: An Introduction to Secure Collaboration

I’m writing this blog from the safety and comfort of home as the wind blows outside my windows in a dangerously cold, real-life snow globe.  Many organizations have the policies and processes in place to allow their staff to work remotely when life requires it.  Tools that keep your team together, even when they’re physically […]

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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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