What the Chinese Network Equipment Ban Means for Your Business

Chinese Network Equipment Ban

The battle to ban Chinese network equipment and Chinese IT equipment is ongoing and not likely to be resolved quickly. As of the moment, there is a ban in place but it is being challenged by some states and the legal process can take years. So what does that mean for your business? What Is…

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’Tis the Season for Cyber Security: Tech Gift Ideas

Cyber Security Tech Gift Ideas

Yup, it’s that time of year again and you’re wondering what to give to your employees. You could go the food route, or maybe get pens or flash drives or even portable hubs. But why not use the opportunity to show how much you value cybersecurity with one of these tech gift ideas: USB Data…

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Can’t Text or Make Calls? It Could Be SIM Jacking

SIM Jacking

You’ve probably experienced the frustration of a smartphone that suddenly dies; usually following a hard drop or software update. But what if only part of it stops working, like the ability to make phone calls and send texts? The problem might not be your phone at all, but cyberthieves who’ve stolen your phone’s identity through…

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Edge vs Chrome: What Is The Safest Browser?

Edge vs Chrome, What is the Safest Browser?

What is the safest browser? Is there even a difference? When was the last time you thought about your browser?  Most people don’t. They use whatever came with their computer (or smartphone or tablet). Or, maybe they tried a bunch of different ones years ago, picked one they liked and stuck with it. But the…

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Watch for COVID-19 Scams

Watch for COVID 19 Scams

Adding to the list of “Things We Do Not Need Right Now,” various U.S. Government agencies including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service have all advised people to beware of coronavirus and COVID-19 scams.  Email and Online COVID-19 Scams Now, as…

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Venmo Security Issues for Employees

Venmo Security Issues For Employees

Say you go out to lunch or happy hour with your co-workers. That nice guy, Gary, from accounting picks up the tab and everyone pays him back through Venmo. Everybody appreciates how easy it is–especially Gary from accounting.  All good, right? Maybe not. Using Venmo–with co-workers or anyone else–could expose you and your employer to…

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Are You Underestimating the Cost of a Data Breach?

The cost of a data breach

  Small and medium-sized businesses are often under the misconception that they are “too small” or they don’t have anything valuable enough to make them be a target for cyber crime. They sometimes also feel that if a data breach were to occur, it would have a minor impact on the health of their business.…

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Your Money or Your (Company’s) Life? Avoiding Ransomware

Avoiding Ransomware at Your Company

Ransomware is a growing billion-dollar business and hackers have launched high-profile ransomware attacks against nearly every industry from healthcare to higher education to financial services, often with large ransoms and huge restoration costs. Even cities aren’t immune: Baltimore estimates cost of a crippling ransomware attack at $18.2 million. Yes, you read that right, $18.2 million!…

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October 9: 2019 Hatter Addresses Cyber Security for Project Managers in New Orleans

Intrust IT Hatter Fusion19 New Orleans Cyber Security for Project Managers

Attendees at FUSION19 in New Orleans will hear about trends, technologies and processes in service management. Intrust IT’s  Dave Hatter is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, October 9. He’ll discuss how cyber security is critical for project managers. At the annual FUSION gathering, practitioners, thought leaders, executives and solution providers from around the country meet…

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Perfect Storm Cyber Security Breach: A Phishing Tale for All Business Owners

Perfect Storm Cyber Security Phishing Tale

What do you do when almost a half million dollars disappears from your company’s 401k holdings? Panic? Call your attorney? Call your insurance company? Sadly, one local manufacturing company recently had to answer this terrifying question with a cyber security breach. We got the call from a mid-sized manufacturing client: Funds were missing from their…

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