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Meltdown and Spectre

Meltdown and Spectre

Meltdown and SpectreBy now, you’ve probably read the news about the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities in Intel, AMD, and other CPU vendors. There’s a lot of speculation and confusion surrounding this issue right now, mostly because the chip manufacturers...

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2FA or not 2FA? There really is no question.

2FA or not 2FA? There really is no question.

2FA or not 2FA? There really is no question.You might have heard the term thrown around...but what does it really mean? "Two-factor authentication" (or "2FA") is just a general term that means that you have to do more than just enter a password to access a system....

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Shut it down, or leave it on?

Shut it down, or leave it on?

Shut it down, or leave it on?Shut it down, or leave it on? It's a question we get a lot - should you shut down your work PC at the end of the workday, or leave it turned on? Managed corporate IT environments have scheduled maintenance tasks such as antivirus scans and...

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NIST and Cybersecurity – What you need to know!

NIST and Cybersecurity – What you need to know!

NIST and Cybersecurity – What you need to know!A 2015 report by Price Waterhouse Cooper ranked Florida #1 in the nation for aerospace and aviation industry attractiveness*. To longtime residents, of course, this comes as no surprise. Brevard County is home to numerous...

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CCleaner compromised – What you should know

CCleaner compromised – What you should know

CCleaner compromised – What you should knowMultiple news outlets reported this morning that the widely-used CCleaner performance optimization utility was compromised by hackers earlier this month. Specifically, a Trojan had been piggybacked onto the latest release...

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Preparing for Hurricane Irma and beyond…

Preparing for Hurricane Irma and beyond…

Preparing for Hurricane Irma and beyond…It's difficult enough to manage your household and family in the event of an impending storm. Dealing with the needs of your clients, vendors, and employees adds a layer of complexity and uncertainty. The technology and...

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NotPetya Ransomware Attack

NotPetya Ransomware Attack

Preparing for Hurricane Irma and beyond… As you’ve probably read in the news by now, there is another global ransomware attack that surfaced around 8am EST yesterday. This attack is a variant of the Petya attack that occurred last year. This particular attack, like...

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WannaCry

WannaCry

WannaCryGood morning, Beginning Friday morning, multiple news outlets reported outbreaks of a new ransomware attack known as “WannaCry” that is spreading globally, exploiting a vulnerability in Windows. The British Nation Health Service was the first known major...

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