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Hacktivists Say Hello

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – learn more from https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect   Last Friday you may have noticed something was afoot with the internet. The largest, full scale cyber attack ever launched was underway and the main target was the United

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Tip # 6 – Fine tooth comb

Continuing from yesterdays post Tip # 5 – Maintain your systems. Update update update we are going to segue into another important security task – monitoring. Let’s explain the term monitor: in this context, to monitor means to actively watch on

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Tip # 2 – Stop using Internet Explorer

  CERT (United States Computer Readiness Team) has on more than one occasion released the following information to system administrators and the general public:  Stop using Internet Explorer. Why? What’s wrong with the big blue E?  Security issues.  While IE

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Study: 43% of companies had data breaches in past year

An annual study of on data breach preparedness by the Ponemon Institute has found that 43% of companies have experienced a data breach within the last year, up 10% from the year before. Despite the rise in breaches in 2014, 27% of

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Business Security Symposium

  We’ll be at Lassen Ale Tuesday March 18th 12-1:30 presenting on the subject of computer data security and backups. A summary of items discussed: SmallBizSecurity.

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Have you been Targeted?

Today Target began sending out the obligatory “we’re sorry” emails to the estimated 110 million (up from the original 40 million) customers that have been affected by the security compromise in November and December 2013. A quick recap of what

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Security Recommendation – MalwareBytes

Due to increased malware / virus / trojan activity, and specifically some ransomeware named Cryptolocker, we are now strongly advising all clients to purchase MalwareBytes Professional for all Windows based computers that attach to your networks. MalwareBytes Professional (at this

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JAVA Security Alert – Suggested to disable until updated

Due to new found security vulnerabilities in JAVA, and with a patch not coming out until at least this coming Tuesday the Department of Homeland Security along with the majority of anti-virus companies are recommending disabling the software until the security update is available.

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