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Ransomware, Lately

If you’ve followed our blog for any length of time, you probably remember us bringing up the topic of ransomware. Despite our efforts, we’re still shocked by the caviler attitude many business owners have about the threat of ransomware (not to mention cybersecurity in general).

In the third quarter of 2018, ransomware was among the top three in malware trends for digital business threats.

Cyber Threats – A Digital Business Walk Through

Think about walking around the grounds of your office for a moment. Consider the sights and sounds that you’d encounter strolling up and down the halls into the various departments as you go about your workday.

Hopefully, this exercise brings up some good memories and reminds you of some professional accomplishments.

Cloud-Migration Considerations for Businesses

Winter is coming, and while we don’t like to borrow cheesy puns from Game of Thrones, the ominous warning from the fiction world that George R.R. Martin created does have some relevance in this reality.

For our purposes, we’re going to take spread that warning for businesses who have not yet made the decision to migrate their company data to a cloud network.

Training Your Employees About Cyber Security

In our latest newsletter, Continuous CEO Jason Silverglate and CTO Ross Brouse wrote a little about the importance of training employees on information security best practices. (You’re already subscribed, right?) In addition to outlining some of the risks that come with inattentive or outright malicious employees, they also offered a few tips for onboarding new staff and retraining current team members.

Traditional Telephony to VoIP: A Case Study

You remember how those curly cords on old telephones would invariably end up mangled after a few years of use, all of the coils starting to twist the wrong way and forming into clumps that foreshortened the distance you could stretch the receiver from the cradle?

Well, someday soon complaints about the drawbacks of traditional telephony as a whole will sound just as dated.

Getting Ahead of Tech Trends for 2019

Whether or not you tend to celebrate the turning over of the calendar with excessive libations, for most of us the New Year’s hangover is a fact of life.

In reality, December 31st and January 1st are just days like any other, but the arbitrary significance we assign to the passing of a year provides an opportunity for reflection.

Are You Falling for Tech Support Scams?

Scams are nearly as old as commerce itself. When you think of iconic scams, you might consider the image of the “3-Card Monte” dealer on the corner of a busy city intersection. These are examples of verified scams, but have you considered more “legitimate” forms of con artistry?

How about those games at the state fair that seem so easy but are commonly understood to be rigged? Or a huge bag of potato chips that end up being only half full when you open them up.