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Seven Layers of Defense for Small and Medium Business Networks

on May 23, 2018 11:17:30 AM By | Bruce Waite | Network Security
Over the last several years, the threats to business networks in terms of hacking (denial of service attacks), malware (keyloggers and password stealers), ransomware (WannaCry, Petra, CryptoLocker) and viruses in general have grown exponentially.  And the recent introduction of Spear Phishing, targeted emails from what appear to be trusted sources, make it harder and harder for business to protect their networks and data. 
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Cloud or Local Backups? Why not both?

on May 10, 2018 7:46:56 AM By | Nino Vales | Backup Cloud
A reliable backup does not have to be expensive or complicated. Backup storage evolved from punch cards to using the Cloud. The objective remains the same, protect your data from unexpected data loss or provide recovery from disasters.
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Understanding Office 365 Updates and Channels

on May 2, 2018 8:27:41 AM By | Jason Miller | Office 365
A major benefit to Office 365 application subscribers is the automation of security updates deployment into the products that keeps common applications current and also includes controlled rollout of enhancements and new features into the suite. In this article, we will outline the Office update options available, and we will provide a quick tip that will help you change your Office update settings.
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How much information is shared with your Facebook Apps and how to remove them

on Apr 19, 2018 12:56:08 PM By | Nino Vales | Facebook Social Media
How much do Facebook Apps know about you? Privacy has always been a concern when having a social media profile. Major platforms generally require your Full name, Email Address, and Date of birth before you can sign up for an account. That information will help verify your identity and ensure you are a real person and not a bot account.
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Security Assessment as a Service

on Apr 12, 2018 3:28:51 PM By | James Poirier | Network Security
We lock our house when we go out; we lock our car when we park it; but is our network locked and protected from the bad guys when we are not looking? What about when we are looking?
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Improving Email Delivery with SPF Records

on Apr 6, 2018 7:42:59 AM By | Jason Miller | Emails
One common service request type that our team hears regularly from our customers involves email delivery. Customers report receipt of unsolicited mail from their own domain, or they report that their outgoing mails to external recipients aren't successfully received, or their mails go to the recipients' junk mail folder. And there's a simple fix that helps address both scenarios most of the time.
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Quick Tips to Prevent Ransomware (and what to do if you get hit)

on Mar 26, 2018 2:44:54 PM By | Nino Vales | Ransomware Cyber Security Tips
Over the last two years there has been a growing number of Ransomware attacks happening all over the world. We should learn of the dangers and how to avoid getting affected by it.
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Is it time to regulate Bitcoin?

on Mar 26, 2018 12:19:08 PM By | Glenn Kemp | Bitcoin Blockchain
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of innovative technology. Blockchain, in particular, is fascinating. The promise of a decentralized digital currency has incredible potential for the worlds economies, fundamentally changing the way we can trade and transact. But blockchain currency also has a dark side - one that has increasingly emerged as of late - the power to hold data ransom in exchange for untraceable payment in Bitcoin. The future potential Bitcoin is now being overshadowed by transactions being conducted on the dark web by hackers converting bounty generated from ransomware. The FBI estimated ransomware to be over $1.6 billion US in 2016. Many estimates claim that could be double or triple the volume in 2017.
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Phishing Emails and How to Protect Yourself

on Mar 26, 2018 8:31:13 AM By | Nino Vales | Cyber Security Tips Phishing
Over the past few months, we have seen a significant increase in the volume of Phishing emails being sent globally. The trend is expected to rise and users should be prepared and educated on how to identify emails from what is legitimate or not.
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