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13 Stats that should concern you about Cyber Security awareness.

The Pew Research Center, located in Washington D.C., is an organization that studies many issues facing Americans to provide information that informs us on topics such as politics, policy, Internet, science, technology, religion, and more. Recently they released a ...

How Real is a Ransomware Attack Threat?

“Have you heard about the lonesome loser? He’s a loser but he still keeps on trying!” The Little River Band made these lyrics famous in 1979. But as great a song as that was, today I want to talk ...

So, you’re thinking of managing your own network security.

Many business owners wear more hats than can usually be considered safe. They are often managers, supervisors, trainers, accountants, bookkeepers, maintenance, drivers, and all too often IT support. There’s an old adage that goes: “he who is a Jack of ...

Phishing isn’t about Trout Season Opening Day

A new Pew Research Center survey titled "What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity” revealed some startling statistics about how little most Americans know about cybersecurity. While most Americans understand the need for strong passwords and know public Wi-Fi hotspots are ...

Ransomware!!! Run for the hills! (not really, but you should concern yourself about this.)

Having your business data, all of your business data, become worthless over night is a real problem. Ransomware does just that. This problem however is becoming more of a problem. The BBC reports "'Alarming' rise in ransoware tracked".

Email security is important

Ars Technica has a fascinating article around Hillary Clinton and her Email woes as Secretary of State. During her time, she struggled to get through the spam filters at the State Department. She was unable to communicate with them from ...

Did you know Microsoft bought LinkedIn?

I awoke one day in early June to learn that Microsoft bought LinkedIn. I will tell you the news surprised me a little. I’m not sure why my initial reaction was surprise, however as the news settled in I came ...

BBC declares “Huge spam and malware network goes offline” what does that mean for us?

It doesn’t mean much. The article (click here to read) lets us know that the “Necurs botnet” has gone silent. This particular botnet happened to be distributing the worst kind of virus, Trojans and ransomware. The botnet actually went silent ...

Security and your smart device

As anyone who has met with me for our ACS Secure reviews knows, I have been working to educate my customers on some best practices surrounding their online banking. We basically recommend all banking happen on a computer that is ...

Why do we recommend managed security for everyone?

I can hear you saying it "I only check my email, do some banking and read the New York Times, the free virus protection I have on my computer should work just fine!" I'm here to tell you, YOUR ...

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