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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It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we cheerfully pay Uncle Sam what we owe. Unfortunately, not only do we have to deal with the stress of filing taxes, we have to watch for ways cyber criminals can take advantage of us. Here are tax security tips: Phishing in HR and Accounting Throughout…

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NKY Chamber Virtual Lunch Series

See Dave Hatter speak on the cyber security panel On Friday, April 3rd the NKY Chamber hosted their first Beyond the Box Virtual Lunch Series. Our own Dave Hatter had the opportunity of being on the panel. At this session, they discussed how businesses and employees can protect themselves online from cyber attacks when working…

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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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your 2020 technology roadmap

It’s 2020: Do you know how much you’ll spend on tech for your company or organization this year? How about in 2021? 2023?  It doesn’t take a psychic to figure future tech needs out, what you need is a good technology roadmap.   Technology Roadmap Basics  A technology roadmap is an action plan that shows the…

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