Category: Blog

Sep 10, 2020

Scams Today and How to Avoid Them

Scams are everywhere, and cyber criminals are smart.  They look for ways to exploit trust and goodwill in the rest of society, and then they attack. When it comes to personal information, always remember it’s yours to know and yours to protect. The same is true for your technology – whether at home, school, or […]

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Jun 11, 2020

4 Steps to Change Your Password While Working Remotely

  As a Safety Net client, your systems are set up to require password changes on a regular schedule. It’s one of many pieces of the security puzzle that’s so important.  When you’re working at the office, on the company network, you are prompted to change your password. You follow some basic steps, and you’re […]

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Apr 27, 2020

Remote Work with Microsoft Teams: Connect & Collaborate Wherever You Are

Microsoft Teams is an integrated component of Office 365 that you may have on your computer right now, but are you using it?  Did you know associates across your organization can connect and collaborate, no matter where they’re physically located? With this series of tutorial videos, we’ll show you how we use teams here at […]

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Apr 22, 2020

Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our thoughts are with those who are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are doing all we can to flatten the curve and encourage you to do the same.  In a time when we’re surrounded by difficult news, it’s important to acknowledge and appreciate the good around us, too. Success despite COVID-19 […]

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Apr 13, 2020

To Zoom or Not to Zoom?

Wondering if you should be using Zoom, since it’s been in the news? Here’s the word from our security engineers as of right now. If you can’t feasibly switch to a business-grade platform like Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting or Cisco Webex, we recommend taking the following steps to help make Zoom more secure. Make sure your […]

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Mar 24, 2020

Connecting to your Business’ Network from a Home Computer is a Really Bad Idea

Cyber security incidents are rough. They force business systems and files to be shut down, sometimes for several days, while IT teams contain and remediate the problem, and the authorities investigate the breach and possible crime. Having seen businesses go through this and suffer (and in line with one of our core values, “Security is Paramount”) our team is committed to preventing these situations however possible.   […]

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Mar 13, 2020

How to Safely (and Easily) Move your Computer

Based on recommendations from the CDC and Michigan Department of Health, many organizations are asking their staff to work remotely.  We certainly understand the chaos that can surround wrapping up in the office and getting settled into a home office. Here are some helpful tips to consider when making the move to a remote work […]

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Mar 11, 2020

Cloud Computing – Are you Taking Advantage?

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – servers, storage, software, network devices – over the internet. In the past, software was downloaded from a disk or website directly on to a computer or server that was physically located in a building. With the evolution of the cloud, those downloads are often no longer […]

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Jan 23, 2020

Text Scams: Be Aware and Protect Yourself

As if you weren’t already bombarded by junk email and annoying calls about your vehicle’s warranty expiring, now we’re seeing text scams. Text Scams in the News A recently reported text scam has started to hit large companies like FedEx.  You may receive a text message that says “Hello <insert name, or generic term>, your […]

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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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