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ACS Blog Archives for August 2018
5 reasons why you should buy a business grade computer for your business.
August 6, 2018

Periodically I like to review the consumer retailers and what they offer for PC’s, laptops, and other consumer devices. I do this, so I can stay on top of all the options available for my clients. I want to make sure I can best guide my clients in making the best business decisions regarding IT.

Severe Vulnerability for HP Inkjet Printers
August 7, 2018

HP announced a severe vulnerability for 166 models of HP inkjet printers. By severe, they describe it as “9.8 out of 10” on the CVSS 3.0 Base Metrics.  The full list of affected printers can be found here.

Data Security: A People Problem
August 8, 2018



Phishing Scams – A People Problem. There are some things that only people can fix.




Multi-Factor Authentication – The Fastest Way to Secure Your Business Online
August 17, 2018

Multifactor Authentication, what is it? 

Multi-factor authentication is a digital security feature used on websites and apps that does exactly as it sounds, it brings several factors to the authentication process—bringing more to your digital security than a simple password. This is often described as “something you know, something you have, or something you are.”

What is Ransomware and How Can it Affect your Business?
August 17, 2018

This cyberattack scheme hasn't garnered nearly as much attention as the usual "break-in-and-steal-data-to-sell-on-the-Internet version," but it can be even more debilitating.


Don’t assume because you’re in Northern Michigan you’re safe from phishing or scamming
August 21, 2018

On the internet you are nothing more than an IP address (, Facebook profile, LinkedIn profile, or a name on a website. Scammers don’t know or care that Traverse City is a small town. Scammers don’t know or care that you are only “a small business.”

Data Breaches are a Question of When, Not if
August 22, 2018

You hear on the news all of the time about big cyber attacks on large corporations, and even government agencies.


Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Testing Your Business Network
August 31, 2018

Hearing “all of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable, we know this because...” is bad news, but whatever follows the ellipses determines just how bad.