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The Cost of Old IT Equipment

When it comes to your business, watching expenses is crucial. Each and every cost needs to be understood and assessed regularly. In today’s world, we know that IT is a necessary expense, but there’s a hidden cost many businesses may overlook – the cost of using old IT. When I meet with a client, it’s Continue Reading

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Having a Business Class Firewall is Critical to Business IT Security

Businesses today rely on internet connections to perform vital daily operations. Business owners and executives need to ensure their internal networks are protected from the many external threats that exist. The first line of defense is knowing when it’s okay to use a router and when a business class firewall is needed. When I am Continue Reading

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Email Scams and Security Awareness Training

Early on, email scams were simple. You may receive an email saying something to the effect of “your long, lost rich uncle who lived in another country passed away and you needed to send your bank information to receive an inheritance.” The emails contained numerous spelling and grammar mistakes and the email composer didn’t speak Continue Reading

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Technology End-of-Life Guide

Technology end-of-life is an important aspect of your network and should be managed closely. If software or hardware is in its final stages of existence, or has already expired, it needs to be replaced. Once it reaches end-of-life, the manufacturers of the software/hardware will no longer offer any type of support, leaving your network vulnerable Continue Reading

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Windows 7 Extended Support Expiring

Does your PC still operate on Windows 7? If so, it’s time to start planning. In 2015, Microsoft stopped mainstream support for Windows 7. This means it stopped offering free phone and online support as well as non-security related updates. Since that time, Microsoft has continued to offer security updates for the operating system. This Continue Reading

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Social Engineering Phishing Email Affects Woolwich Family

Phishing email scams are a constant threat to anyone with an email account. These email scams have evolved over the years from simple tactics to much more sophisticated plots using social engineering. In August 2018, one family in Woolwich fell victim to an email scam that we should all be aware of. While in the Continue Reading

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Phishing Attempts Continue to Rise

Phishing Emails to Watch Out For We’ve seen a lot of recent email phishing attempts that we’d like you to be aware of. Phishing emails try to convince you to open links that could be harmful to your computer and/or network and your personal identity. Remember to always think before you click. Never click on any links or Continue Reading

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FBI urges internet users to reboot their routers to stop Russia-linked malware

PLEASE NOTE: This does not apply to Sonicwall or Cisco Routers. The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office Continue Reading

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Keep Mobile Devices Safe During Summer Travel

Now that summer is finally upon us, thousands of vacationers will be traveling throughout the United States and beyond. Here are some simple tips to keep your mobile devices safe and secure while you travel: The guidelines below provide core principles and recommendations for more secure use of digital devices and the Internet. Keep software Continue Reading