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Phishing Attack on Office 365 Users

SECURITY ALERT!   We knew it wouldn’t be long before hackers began to target Microsoft’s Office365 platform directly. We have been informed about a new email Phishing attack, called “PhishPoint” focused on users of the Office365 platform, specifically related to the use of OneDrive and SharePoint.   The scam will, and does, look very authentic to you and your users – so much so that many [...]

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Phishing, Security|Tags: , , |

Why Passwords Are One of the Weakest Links in Your System

We got three of our team member’s together for a discussion on this week’s technology topic. James Harrell, Kyle Kelley, and Cody Muncy gave us their insight and expertise on why employees and their use of passwords can be one of the weakest links in your system. James, Kyle, and Cody explained that weak links [...]

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Data Breach, Phishing, Security|Tags: , , |

FTC Issues Alert on Tech Support Scams

Here at The IT Company we are always looking out for your security.  This means making sure you are aware when we become aware of security alerts that may arise.  The FTC has recently issued an alert that we believe is important to you.  Follow the link below to find additional information and guidance regarding [...]

July 19th, 2018|Categories: Security, Technology|Tags: , |

Recent Data Breaches- Interview with John Wood

“If you have shopped at these 15 stores in the last year, your data might have been stolen,” an article written by Dennis Green, was released in early July, informing people of data breaches with common retailers such as Adidas, Sears, and Best Buy. http://www.businessinsider.com/data-breaches-2018-4 We met up with John Wood, attorney from Egerton McAfee [...]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Data Breach, Interview, Security|Tags: , , |

VPN Filter

This week’s technology topic is a quick Q&A with The IT Company’s own Kyle Kelley. We asked him to help our readers better understand a form of Malware, known as VPN Filter.   What is VPN Filter?  VPN Filter is a form of Malware that affects the operating system of many consumer Routers and Wireless Access Points. [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Malware, Security|Tags: , , |

Follow Up on Big Data

A few weeks ago, you heard from James Harrell about what Big Data is, whether or not you can hide from it, and what you can do to protect yourself. This week we will be following up on this topic and expanding on what is being done with the information collected.   The information being collected is making companies vulnerable. Company information [...]

June 12th, 2018|Categories: Security, Technology|Tags: , , |

How Is Big Data Affecting Our Privacy?- Covered By James Harrell

“You’re being tracked in places like department stores just by having your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on. You don’t even have to be connected to their network for access to your information to be granted. It is scary how much they know about you. It really is.” -James Harrell   At the 2018 Knoxville BSides conference, James Harrell from [...]

May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Security, Technology|Tags: , , |

5 Things Every Healthcare Provider Must Be Doing To Protect Themselves From Cyber Criminals

Five things every healthcare provider must do to protect themselves against cyber criminals: In today’s healthcare environment technology has become the critical backbone to the daily delivery of services, but providers in the healthcare space have historically done a poor job of keeping up with and properly securing and managing their IT systems. Cybercriminals know [...]

April 24th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare, Security|Tags: , , , , , |