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14Jul2020

Strengthen Your Security

We’re probably as normal as we’re going to get with working at home, and that will put more pressure on businesses and employees to step up security. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have been around for a while, but we’ve never been completely sold on them. They can give you a false sense of security. As
  • 14 Jul, 2020
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • authentication app, business-grade VPN, data security, Network Security, two-factor authentication, Wi-Fi connectivity,
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20Aug2019

Who’s Your Office 365 Partner?

As an Office 365 administrative partner for almost all of our clients, we have extraordinary access to your systems – and a huge responsibility. You depend on our honesty and competency to keep your systems running and protect you from breaches. Some of our colleagues are not as good about this. Microsoft finally provided some
  • 20 Aug, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • 2FA, Microsoft, Network Security, Office 365, security, two-factor authentication,
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12Mar2019

Neglect – The Silent IT Killer

We saw all the signs of classic neglect when we started with a new client who had been dissatisfied with their previous service provider. The fact that updates were never installed was horrifying because the client was in a financial services field. We can’t say if there was willful or accidental neglect, but the lack
  • 12 Mar, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • IT, Network Security, technical support, updates,
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12Mar2019

Password Problems Revisited

To take our discussion of vanishing passwords one step farther, some recent service calls for clients who’ve been hacked – some multiple times – have provided still more reasons to move on to newer technologies. We are getting numerous calls from clients to help them set up Dashlane, including one client who has been hacked
  • 12 Mar, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • biometrics, data security, Network Security, password manager, strong passwords,
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08Jan2019

How Secure is Cellular Data?

We know public Wi-Fi networks can be unsecured, and we’ve tailored our use to deal with those problems. But now, hacking cellular networks may be a growing danger as more cracking devices and techniques become more available.
  • 8 Jan, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • 2FA, cellular, cybersecurity, data security, EFF, GSM, Network Security, online security, public wifi, SS7, two-factor authentication,
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13Dec2016

Network Strength and Costs

With more and more devices in our homes – more than you think – you need to strike a balance between speed and cost. Keeping your network strong and secure is a given, but you should look at what you can hardwire into your gateway to maximize speed and free up wireless capacity for devices
  • 13 Dec, 2016
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • data security, IoT, Network Security, network speeds, performance, remote devices, router, security, WiFi, wired,
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10Mar2015

Network Security More Vital Than Ever

In helping a new customer work through some set-up issues, we found an outdated Wi-Fi security system. With more hackers finding more ways to get into more systems for more personal information, it’s just plain stupid not to make sure you have a secure Wi-Fi system and a strong password. Let’s start with a secure
  • 10 Mar, 2015
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Network Security, WiFi, WPA-2,
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