Category: Network Security

4 Ways to Stay Safe on Public Networks

Just about anywhere you go these days there seems to be plenty of available public Wi-Fi. And while this is massively convenient if you’re away from your home or office, there can be harmful security risks lurking on the other side of the access form. Make sure you’re prepared the next time you need to […]

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Stay protected against the WannaCry ransomware virus

You may have heard by now, ransomware is in the news again. This strain, known as the “WannaCry” or “WannaCrypt” ransomware virus, claimed over 200,000 victims in 150 countries, including factories, hospitals, small businesses and schools. Organizations in Europe and Asia were seriously affected, but according to The Guardian, an anonymous “accidental hero” halted the […]

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4 E-mails you should never open

No matter how secure we make your network, you and your employees can still invite a hacker in if you click on a link or open an attachment in an e-mail sent by a cybercriminal. Some spam is obvious, but others are VERY cleverly designed to sneak past all the filters and trick the recipient […]

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Holiday Inn Hacked!

Another company is added to the list of data breaches for 2017. News of the breach was released last Friday by Holiday Inns parent company IHG. Holiday Inn Express locations in Keene, North Conway and Durham were identified in an April 14 consumer alert. Here you will find a full list of properties effected. According to […]

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Quest Diagnostics Hacked!

Yet again, another business is making headlines! I am sure you are familiar with Quest Diagnostics, most doctors offices I have been to were all clients. Quest Diagnostics is the latest is a long list of companies being hacked this year (NY Times article here). And guess what, now they are working on beefing up security […]

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New Device? Check Your CyberSecurity!

Last month, we talked about how you can minimize your risk of identity theft and malicious cyber activity while doing your online holiday shopping. In this month’s issue, we’ll focus on another aspect of the holiday season: that new device you get or give during the holidays. Whether it’s a smartphone, laptop, desktop, tablet, or […]

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FBI Issues Warning on New Malware leveraging the IoT

FBI Issues Warning on New Malware to Spur Large-Scale Cyber Attacks “The exploitation of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IOT) to conduct small-to-large scale attacks on the private industry will very likely continue due to the open availability of the malware source codes for targeting IoT devices and insufficient IOT device security,” the FBI’s Task Force […]

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Data Breach effects MASS medical practice

Baystate Health announced Friday they have been the target of a data breach exposing 13,000 patient records. Once again the cyber criminals targeted humans! Humans are the weakest link in any companies security system. Many CIOs, business owners, IT Directors focus solely on implementing IT systems and solutions for protection, which is absolutely needed. BUT, there […]

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