Category Security

Take Advantage of the New Year to Communicate Future System Updates

To staff, it can seem like there’s always a program or operating system pinging them to update. We know it’s dangerous to put off upgrading, but to others it may feel like a time-consuming task. Take advantage of the coming new year to communicate to staff any updates you know of coming in the next […]

Benefits of Flying Your Company to a Cloud

Your IT manager requires another employee and two new servers in the budget for next year. Your company grew by 20% this year, and your IT department scrambles every day to keep up. Your sales department complains about the software downtime caused by a server malfunction. Customer service sat at their desks twiddling their thumbs […]

Follow Up: iOS 11.1 Update Patches KRACK Vulnerability

While the world prepared for the launch of iPhone X, Apple rolled out another useful product this week: an update to iOS 11. Originally launched in September, this iOS upgrade has been updated five times. Though iOS 11.1 is not a major update (that will be iOS 11.2) it does feature some useful fixes and […]

How to Block the Cyber-Bandit

How often do your employees open the door for a bandit? More often than you realize even if you’re a small to medium business. Your salesperson can’t resist clicking on the email from a highly regarded company indicating interest in your product. Except that email isn’t from that prize company, it’s from a cyber bandit. […]

Refresh Your Approach to Wi-Fi to Protect from KRACK Attacks

Recent research has brought to light a vulnerability in WPA2, the security certification commonly used alongside WPA. Key reinstallation attacks (KRACK) can bypass WPA2 to access wireless attached devices and gain personal information like passwords and credit card numbers. This can also extract sensitive data that was assumed to be encrypted and inject malware or […]

Equifax Data Breach Impacts 143 Million Consumer and Business Credit Reports

This week national credit bureau Equifax announced it experienced a massive data breach from May to July 2017. An estimated 143 million U.S. credit holders are impacted, with financial experts saying that basically if you have a credit history there’s a good chance your data was effected. Hackers gained access to social security numbers, names, […]

U.S. Lifts Laptop Travel Restrictions

Late last week, the United States Department for Homeland Security lifted its restrictions on carrying personal electronics larger than a smartphone in the cabin of planes traveling from certain airports to the U.S. The restrictions effected aircraft from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Travelers are now again allowed to carry on […]