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Ransomware Infections on the Rise – COVID-19

We recently received the following information via an announcement from our anti-virus software provider Cisco AMP for Endpoints: The Cisco AMP for Endpoints research team has observed increasing incidences of malicious activity culminating in ransomware. These incidents often begin with

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Fake Charity Websites – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website. Fake charity websites: There has been

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Phishing Scams – Fake Safety Information – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website. Phishing scams – Fake safety information:

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Phishing Scams – Fake Internal Communications – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and all of those in this series, are taken directly from their website. Phishing scams – Fake internal communications:

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Cybersecurity – COVID-19

KnowBe4, our partner in cybersecurity, have provided suggestions and resources for keeping your accounts safe in these uncertain times. This post, and the next several in this series, are taken directly from their website. Watch out for scams! After global

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Tech Tip: Multi-Factor Authentication Troubleshooting

Some users may be experiencing issues with the rollout of multi-factor authentication (MFA), especially when connecting to VPN or using mail apps other than Outlook. Here’s some common issues and how to fix them.  First, to check your MFA settings, go

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What’s Multi-Factor Authentication?

In an effort to stay one step ahead of the cybercriminals, Information & Technology Services is working to provide multi-factor authentication (MFA) to protect you. Usernames and passwords are increasingly becoming a target for theft and often, the target (you) isn’t even

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VPN Users Must Enroll in MFA

A security upgrade conducted on January 28th requires users to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to use VPN services. As part of this, signing into VPN now uses email credentials, rather than a special VPN password. If you are already enrolled in MFA, you do not need

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Happy Holidays from Phishing Scams

Phishing is word that strikes fear in the heart of anyone concerned with cybersecurity (which should be everyone). These scams increase in frequency over the holiday season, since people are busier and less likely to carefully inspect a message to

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New Spam Filter System

On Monday, October 7th, ITS activated an enhanced spam filtering system which is designed to give the user more control over which emails are delivered. Previously, the system had two categories for email – deliver or block.  This made some messages

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Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Mojave

There’s a new version of Cisco AMP for Endpoints (our antivirus software). If you’ve updated your Mac to Mojave, when AMP for Endpoints upgrades to version 1.9.0, your Mac may require a system setting change for AMP to continue functioning.

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Tech Tip: Password Rules Update

With the transition to Office365 as our mail server, the rules for password complexity have changed slightly. In addition to the previous rules, your new password cannot contain any of Microsoft’s banned words (common words like Fall, Password, or Office) or

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Tech Tip: Have You Been Pwned?

Companies are being hacked and losing encrypted information every day, even if it only makes the news occasionally. Want to know if your information has been part of a breach? Haveibeenpwned.com is here to help. Enter your email into their

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Keep Your Home Secured

We lock our doors and have alarm systems to prevent break-ins in our homes. So why don’t we extend the same precautions for our online safety? In this interconnected world, someone gaining access to your home wifi could be catastrophic.

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Tech Tip: Personal Information on Search Sites

The amount of personal information that’s just a Google away is pretty scary. With just a name and area code, or a phone number, you can find out addresses, family members, and even criminal records on sites like Whitepages and

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