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Windows 7 Has Officially Reached End Of Life

Windows 7 has officially reached End Of Life (EOL) on 14 January 2020, including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft is offering  extended support with Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) at an annual subscription for Windows 7 users. What does End of Life mean? Every operating system and every software has …

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New Jersey Healthcare provider Hackensack Meridian hospital paid ransom to hackers to stop a cyberattack

The targeted ransomware event at Hackensack Meridian Health brought the computer network systems down last week, resulting in interruptions across its IT network, including Carrier Clinic in Montgomery and three sub-acute facilities. The Edison-based healthcare company said it had insurance to help cover the costs associated with cyberattacks, including payment, remediation and recovery efforts. The …

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Key findings of 2019 state of ransomware report a growing threat

Our partner’s (Datto) Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report is comprised of statistics pulled from a survey of 1,400+ managed service providers (MSPs), it’s partners, and clients, around the world. The report provides unique visibility into the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel and their SMB clients who are dealing …

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15 Tips to Make Sure Your WiFi Doesn’t Let You Down

Is it time to upgrade your WiFi?  How to save time, money, and ensure a great WiFi experience. 1. Research your current WiFi conditions Gather feedback from ALL employees and customers about their WiFi and network experience. As the business owner, you likely know how the systems are working for you and the employees you …

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Recommendations for ensuring recovery and continuity in the face of the growing cybersecurity threats to SMBs

Businesses must prepare the front line of defense against ransomware attacks: your employees. Today’s companies must provide regular and mandatory cybersecurity training to ensure all employees are able to spot and avoid a potential phishing scam in their inbox, a leading entrance point for ransomware. Businesses must leverage multiple solutions to prepare for the worst. …

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How many of your employees don’t understand cybersecurity?

Did you know that in the U.S. 70% of employees lack a basic understanding of cybersecurity best practices? Vulnerabilities in your organization can lead to a major fallout in case of a cyberattack. Cyberattack simulation and invocation and test of incident response protocols  help businesses and regulators practice an effective coordination in the event of …

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SSL – what it means, how it works and where it is used.

If you want to run commercial transactions, or process your website’s data online securely, you need an SSL certificate for your website. Basically, it gives you the valid encryption for the website – and if you ever wondered what is the difference between domains that have http:// or https:// in the URL, this is it: …

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