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Do You Really Need A Penetration Test?

The short answer is probably not. But let’s start at the beginning. To truly answer whether you need a penetration test, you need to know why you need one. Are you uneasy about the security of your environment? Is a third party recommending you consider it? Do you need one to comply with certain regulations…

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Bits Bots & Bytes: June Newsletter 2019

It’s hard to believe it’s June already, I feel like just yesterday it was snowing. Oh wait, maybe it was? This has been the craziest spring weather I ever remember. Everywhere I look there are jokes, my favorite is this one: Click Here To View .PDF

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Bits Bots & Bytes: May Newsletter 2019

I’d like to start by thanking everyone who came to our Cyber Security Event. We started the day with some real-life examples of how quickly even the most basic hacker can find your password or get you to click on a link. We ended the day with some of the most sophisticated hacking schemes you…

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Risky Business: Defining 3rd Party Vendor Risk

Hiring third-party vendors to provide services at an affordable rate has gained traction as a major trend among businesses, and exponentially so for businesses in need of IT support. Paying a trained team by a flat monthly fee or the hour in lieu of hiring new full-time staff for an empty role can definitely make business…

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Petya: Latest Global Ransomware Attack

A new ransomware attack hit computers around the globe last Tuesday. It targeted government organizations and businesses in Ukraine but also affected companies in the UK, US, France, Norway and Denmark. It is confirmed that this ransomware took advantage of the same vulnerability in old operating systems as WannaCry. A supermarket in Kharkov, Ukraine was…

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Technology Movements Making Waves In Your Industry

Moving to the Cloud Is Your Data Secure in the Cloud? Cloud computing has taken the business world by storm, pun intended. Thousands of corporations across every industry are using Cloud-based platforms to store and process their company and client data. What these companies don’t realize, however, is just how easy these platforms are for…

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Bits Bots & Bytes: April Newsletter 2019

I still remember the first time I got the call. I was in the middle of a meeting and a number I didn’t recognize came through my cell phone (this was before we knew not to answer numbers we don’t recognize.) “Hello, Is this Hillary Spear?” “Yes….” “Did you just buy something from Kohls in…

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Bits Bots & Bytes: March Newsletter 2019

Notice something different? That’s right… no more Propellerhead hat or name! We are now Bits, Bots, and Bytes. Love it? We do, too! Don’t worry—our content will still be the same fun and interesting material, but we had a very important reason for the change. Click Here To View .PDF  

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