Tag: IT security

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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Jul 18, 2018

7 Things to Remove from Your Network ASAP

Everyone wants a network that is less vulnerable to cyberattacks and that functions at an optimal level.  To achieve both of those goals, we recommend removing these items from any machine on your company network: Windows XP – Microsoft stopped supporting the Windows XP operating system (OS) in 2014. It’s hard to believe that as […]

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Feb 08, 2018

Are Facebook Quizzes Safe or a Security Risk?

Safety Net Senior Network Engineer Jeff Mertz was recently interviewed by Traverse City NBC affiliate TV 7&4 on the question of whether social media quizzes are innocent enough to fill in. We know you’re dying to identify your inner-Disney Princess or figure out which dog breed is best for you based on five simple questions.  […]

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Aug 24, 2017

Two-Factor Authentication: What is it? Why should you care?

What is it? Have you ever received a code on your phone that you had to enter on Google or Amazon to finish logging in? That’s a form of multi-factor authentication. Entering only a username and password is considered single-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication requires another level of protection, more than just a password, to access […]

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Jun 27, 2017

Yes, there’s another one! What you should know about NotPetya

You may have already heard in the news about another widespread ransomware attack taking down large companies, hospitals, and transportation systems around Europe and the U.S. Labeled “NotPetya” by security authority Kaspersky Lab, it uses the same Windows vulnerability that the Wannacry ransomware did just a few weeks ago. The Safety Net team, including Senior Security Engineer Jeff […]

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