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Monitoring and Automation Make for a More Secure System

May 7, 2018 7:38:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, Automation, Managed IT Services

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Information technology, in many ways, is a necessary evil. Sure, modern businesses more or less require it to remain competitive, but it also opens up your business to a multitude of threats. Maintaining your security is made much easier with automated monitoring tools. Today, we’ll discuss how to use these tools to protect your business.

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Three Give-Aways that Your Security Approach Needs a Change

Apr 6, 2018 7:58:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, Best Practices, Network Security

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It only makes sense that you would want only the best security for your organization. It’s natural to want to eliminate risk entirely. However, this simply is not a realistic viewpoint to take where your security is concerned, and it can even contribute to greater security issues as a company holds out for the best solution.

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Encryption Helps Keep your Smartphone Secure

Mar 30, 2018 6:30:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, Privacy, Smartphones

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These days everyone has a smartphone; and, they can do some pretty incredible things. One place that the average smartphone may seem to be a little loose is in the arena of data security. Today’s smartphones do, in fact, come with encryption by default, so there is some semblance of device security on every device. What does this mean? We’ll break it down.

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Preventing Identity Theft Should be a Priority, But Do You Know How to Handle It?

Mar 26, 2018 5:25:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, Privacy, Identity Theft

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The more people use technology, the more they have to deal with the negative aspects of doing so. One of the most prevalent problems users experience today is cybercrime that leads to identity theft. What can you do to prevent this from happening to you?

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Android Ransomware Kits on the Rise

Mar 23, 2018 5:22:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, Android, Ransomware

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The do-it-yourselfers of the world have enjoyed the autonomy that the Internet brings into their lives. They can now look up how-to guides and YouTube videos on how to do just about anything. However, the Internet has also given hackers and other cybercriminals access to all sorts of technology that makes using malware and other threats easier than ever before--even for inexperienced users.

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Email Attachments are Schrӧdinger’s New Cat

Mar 19, 2018 1:47:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, Email, Malware

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Have you ever heard of the physicist Erwin Schrӧdinger? He is most well-known for explaining a paradox related to quantum physics which involves a cat. Even though the theory behind Schrӧdinger’s cat is meant to explain something quite different, it can still be applied to a lot of different concepts. In particular, when explaining email security.

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How to Spot Three Forms of Phishing Attacks

Mar 16, 2018 1:37:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, Malware, Phishing

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One of the crazy things about hackers is that they will do whatever it takes to ensure that they steal as much information and sensitive data as possible. One of the more innovative ways that hackers spread threats is through spam. Unwanted messages have grown from simple annoyances, to the spread of unwanted software and malware, all the way to sophisticated attacks on targeted individuals known as phishing attacks. Do you have ways to secure your business?

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IRS to CPAs - Hackers are Targeting You

Mar 12, 2018 1:16:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, Hackers, Accountants

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The IRS has issued a warning to tax professionals to step up their cyber security to prevent sensitive taxpayer information from being stolen. CPA firms, large and small, are being targeted by hackers and identity thieves, especially during the high traffic tax season.

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Why Your IT Toolkit Should Include a VPN

Mar 9, 2018 1:09:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, VPN, Data Protection

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Have you ever felt like someone was watching you while you’re doing your work from somewhere outside of your business’ infrastructure? If you’re working from a remote location, this situation might not be far from the truth. If you’re not using a private connection, onlookers could see everything that you’re doing or steal data. How can you keep your business secure while working out of the office?

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Tip of the Week: How to Avoid Spam Emails

Mar 7, 2018 1:07:00 PM / by Chad Sublet posted in Security, Email, Tip of the week

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Would you just give your bank account information to anyone who called you up and asked for it? Probably not. For the same reason, you wouldn’t just download attachments from your email messages without a second thought. This can be a dangerous practice, as some of the most common threats nowadays spread themselves via unwanted email attachments. It’s important that you can identify when it’s the right time to download an attachment, and when it’s best to just leave it be without exposing your business to unnecessary risk.

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