Coronavirus: A Threat to Your Staff, Cyberthreat to Your Operations

Coronavirus: A Threat to Your Staff, Cyberthreat to Your Operations
COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been a major global health concern over the past couple of months. At this point, it is clear that this disease could have serious impacts on the workplace. We wanted to provide a brief rundown of good workplace and network health practices, as well as a few pointers on how you can handle health-based employee absences. How to Minimize General Exposure in the Office Based on what is currently known about the coronavirus, the Centers...

The End for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Just Days Away

The End for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Just Days Away
Microsoft is just days away from officially retiring their Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. If your business is, for whatever reason, still using this software, you will need to upgrade by January 14 or face using unsupported software that could quickly become a security problem for your business. Let’s take a look at your options. Option #1 – Purchase New Hardware and Migrate Your Data The first option is the most expensive; and,...

Hack of Capital One Exposes Information on 100 Million Customers

Hack of Capital One Exposes Information on 100 Million Customers
Capital One is one of the largest credit card issuers in the world. On July 29th 2019, Capital One made an announcement, confirming it is the victim of one of the largest data breaches in financial sector history, as a former software engineer for Amazon has been indicted on charges related to the hacking. Here’s what we know: Capital One has admitted that the personally identifiable information (PII) of over 100 million American and Canadian credit...

Alert: Microsoft is Retiring Two Major Operating Systems

Alert: Microsoft is Retiring Two Major Operating Systems
Windows is a great operating system, but unless you’re keeping track of which version you have, you’ll be in for a rude awakening when it comes time to upgrade. In just six short months, there will be two Windows End of Life events for major technology solutions: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. You need to start thinking about upgrading now before it’s too late to do so.The End of Support date for these two titles is January 14th, 2020. If...

ALERT: Make Sure Your Business is Safe from Meltdown and Spectre

ALERT: Make Sure Your Business is Safe from Meltdown and Spectre
Intel recently found itself (once again) in hot water, mere months after many flaws were discovered in the firmware that enables all of their chips to do their job. This time, the issue could have potentially caused a permanent dip in the CPU’s capacity to function properly. This has come to be known as the Meltdown vulnerability.This issue was first reported in a blog maintained by an unknown user identified only as Python Sweetness, who summed up what they...