September is National Preparedness Month!

by Kevin Pelton, CISSP® Shareholder Although this isn’t a Hallmark greeting card occasion, it is a time for us each to consider our business’ state of readiness in the event of a disaster. How confident are you that your organization is…

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Update on Internet Explorer Vulnerability

On Monday, April 28, the Department of Homeland Security advised using an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer until the company fixed a security flaw. On Thursday, May 1, Microsoft released an update that included this fix. If you are using…

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Using Internet Explorer? Read This!

Microsoft has announced a vulnerability in its web browser Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6-11 that could allow hackers access to computers or networks. IE is a popular web browser utilized by more than half of computer users. On Monday, April 28,…

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You – Yes, You! – Are a Target

You may think you're just an ordinary person. You live in an ordinary house, have ordinary stuff, you're not too rich and not too poor. But to a cybercriminal, you have tremendous value! Your computer could be used to hack…

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Are There Zombies on Your Computer?

We told you about this last August, but it's worth a reminder . . . You might have an issue with the walking dead if your computer still runs Windows XP, which is set to retire on April 8, 2014.…

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What is CryptoLocker and Why Do You Care?

What would you do if your network files were suddenly encrypted? Would you have a good backup to return to, or would you suddenly be unable to conduct business? That's what happened to a Charlotte, NC law firm when their…

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Beware of Phishing Attacks!

Cybercriminals often target the financial accounts of owners and employees of small and medium-sized businesses in order to steal their personal information and login credentials. They use various attack methods that enable them to issue counterfeit checks, impersonate the customer…

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