Here’s What’s Happening

Security Awareness Training for Kids

Kids are the most vulnerable online population and the most likely to be unaware of the potential online dangers. Security awareness is not only vital to adults, but to  anyone who has access to device. The IT Company’s partner KnowBe4 is now offering a children’s cybersecurity activity kit to the public- and there’s no cost! [...]

February 1st, 2019|Categories: KnowBe4, Security Awareness Training|Tags: , , , , |

ALERT: FaceTime Bug

We wanted to alert you all that there has been a bug discovered in FaceTime. The bug allows anyone to call you and hear the audio from your phone, regardless of if you answer the phone or not. In some cases it has been reported that video can be seen as well. Apple is working [...]

January 29th, 2019|Categories: Privacy, Security|Tags: , , , , |

Employee Interview- Macy Brink

Macy Brink here! Each week I have the opportunity to produce The IT Company’s blog. Part of my role at The IT Company is devoting time to interviewing customers, partners, and employees, researching and gaining knowledge on current technology topics, and seeking to have constant awareness of any news about important security alerts. Often putting [...]

January 29th, 2019|Categories: Employee Interview, People|Tags: , , |

CIS Control 5

Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers- CIS Control 5 is one that a lot of companies fall short of, due to the difficulty to stay on top of it. However, CIS Control 5 is the biggest step in beginning to look at just how mature you want your company’s security [...]

January 22nd, 2019|Categories: CIS Controls, Security, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare

Healthcare organizations have been a large target for cyber criminals for many years. Recent studies are showing that while healthcare organizations continue to be a target for attacks, there is a downward trend in the number of attacks on the healthcare industry. This trend is seemingly positive news, but healthcare organizations (of all sizes) should [...]

January 16th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Secure, Healthcare|Tags: , , |

2019 and Beyond

It's hard to believe it's 2019, and another year in the 21st century came and went. 2018 was like a blur, especially in the world of technology. The pace at which innovation and change is happening continues to accelerate, which creates opportunities and challenges. I feel like as I grow older, I begin to realize [...]

January 15th, 2019|Categories: People, Small Businesses, Technology|Tags: , , , |

2-Factor Authentication Vulnerability

Do you count on 2-factor authentication to be the tool that secures your accounts? Recent news has informed users that this extra layer of security many users have implemented, can be vulnerable. Kevin Mitnick, the chief hacking officer at KnowBe4 shares his expertise and concern with the exposure of this recent vulnerability. Like many cyberattacks, it [...]

January 7th, 2019|Categories: 2-Factor Authentication, Security|Tags: , , |

Office365

Our mission is simple, Happy Customers. We actually spend a lot of time thinking about this- “what ways can we continue to produce and/or increase the happiness of our clients?” We are also always thinking about how to minimize the risks out there for customers and improve the IT support we provide.   We understand that technology can be, and often is, frustrating. Our customers rarely call us [...]

December 18th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft, Office 365|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Two-Factor Authentication

Today’s blog is a brief highlight on why two Two-Factor Authentication is an important layer in your company’s security. Two-factor authentication is a form of security that not only requires the typical username and password security method, but it with a code that only a specific user has access to. There are different methods to [...]

December 4th, 2018|Categories: Security, Technology|Tags: , , , , |