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You love the short commute and the casual dress code, but don’t get too comfortable: Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the current circumstances with email scams targeting remote workers. It’s easy to see why the dispersed office is so enticing to bad actors.  Imagine this scenario: You’re working in your physical office building and…

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Cyber Security Classes

Catch the Replay! Free cyber security classes and more Take time at lunch to learn something new; from Microsoft Teams for remote workers to email productivity to the latest in cyber security. We promise no bulleted lists of boring statistics: These cyber security classes are chock full of new insights and offer best practices, helpful…

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192K coronavirus scams reported

Intrust’s cyber security consultant, Dave Hatter, told viewers on Fox 19 recently that coronavirus scams are growing exponentially. According to Check Point, a cyber security software system, 192,000 scams have been reported in a one week stretch during this pandemic, Hatter said. “I think it’s fairly mind-blowing because again, that number is just from Check…

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Working at home with Alexa Intrust IT

For most people, part of working at home involves online conference calls, phone conversations with co-workers and logging into work via wi-fi. Intrust cyber security consultant Dave Hatter raises some concerns about confidential information, Amazon Alexa and working at home. Who’s Listening and When? Hatter recently told Reader’s Digest that smart speakers like the Echo…

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With network security, firewalls are the least of your concerns

With Network Security, Firewalls Are the Least of Your Concerns Remember when network security was all about creating an impermeable wall around your office network? Now, your focus has to go beyond fancy firewalls.  As Help Net Security explains, that “perimeter” around your organization has, for all intents and purposes, vanished. Just think about how…

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What-is-cyber-security-insurance

Life, home and auto insurance have been around for decades. Even a gecko can explain what these policies cover. Cyber security insurance, which is relatively new, helps an organization or company recover from a cyber crime. Because it’s not as established, what it covers can vary from insurer to insurer.  When buying cyber security insurance,…

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no-layoff-pledge

It is an unprecedented time for manufacturers across Ohio, the United States and the world.  Many businesses are forced to make – or at least consider – drastic measures to shore up a rapidly changing and eroding economy.   Like nearly every company, the team at Intrust IT has felt the financial impact of COVID-19.…

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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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Email phishing scam targets shark tank host

Recently, you may have seen on the news that businesswoman and Shark Tank television show host, Barbara Corcoran, was a victim of an email phishing scam of approximately $380,000. Luckily for her, there was a happy ending: Corcoran’s bank was able to freeze the wire and prove it was a scam before the money was…

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