Category: Security

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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Aug 10, 2020

Are seat belts and air bags enough to protect your IT?

How safe do you feel driving a vehicle that has seat belts and front airbags?  It’s hard to imagine when those components weren’t even required for a car to be on the road.  Basic safety equipment that is now “standard,” was once considered “state of the art” and was reserved for fully loaded vehicles.  As […]

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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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Feb 07, 2020

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks – They’re Contagious!

“The global threat of the coronavirus has everyone’s attention, and the cybercriminals are already taking advantage of it. The bad guys are using the coronavirus as clickbait so they can spread malware and steal your personal information. They’ve crafted their phishing emails to look like they’re coming from health officials such as doctors or national […]

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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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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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