Less Than 2 Weeks Until Windows 7 and Server 2008 Lose Support

Posted by AJ Bryant on Jan 2, 2020 2:21:09 PM
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Englewood's CTS Hacked, 100+ Dental Offices Impacted

Posted by AJ Bryant on Dec 9, 2019 3:18:00 PM

It's the headline no one wants to see- a local small business IT firm gets compromised, opening up their clients to the nightmare of ransomware. The you-know-what rolls downhill, and suddenly, more than a hundred dental practices up and down the front range are battling it out with the hackers. 

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Topics: News, Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery

truNews: Technology News WrapUp from the Week of 11/18

Posted by AJ Bryant on Nov 19, 2019 10:08:00 AM

Hackers targeting Nuclear Plants in India, PEMEX in Mexico

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Topics: Insider, Case Studies, News, Cyber Security, Privacy

truNews: Technology News Wrapup for 11/11

Posted by AJ Bryant on Nov 12, 2019 11:48:00 AM

Google Recognizes Veteran Owned Small Businesses with Challenge Coin

     As a part of their efforts for National Veterans Small Business Week, Google sent out challenge 

coins to highly rated veteran small businesses around the country, and also offered the public the opportunity to send a digital challenge coin through social media in order to recognize veteran-led businesses you admire.  CEO Paul Hendricksen is pictured at right with the coin truNorth received.

     You can read more about the program, here. Over 250,000 service members will begin their transition journey out of the military this year, and one in four of those are looking to start a business. We will be focusing on veteran-to-entrepreneur transition later this week. 

Possible Politically Targeted Dispersal of Pegasus Infections in India

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Whitehead Learns a Hard Lesson in Public Relations

Posted by AJ Bryant on Nov 4, 2019 3:54:00 PM

     Jermaine Whitehead is learning some public relations lessons the hard way- by losing his job. 

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Topics: News, Ethics, Digital Marketing

Ransomware Takes a Bite Out of 3rd Quarter Earnings

Posted by AJ Bryant on Nov 1, 2019 4:17:00 PM

     Is your MSP laying out a welcome mat for hackers? 

     In the third quarter of 2019, ransomware attacks on small businesses and vendors increased by 37% in comparison to the second quarter, according to data  and analysis compiled by Beazley insurer

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truNews for the week of 10/28: Retina-X, World Internet Day, Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted by Paul Hendricksen on Oct 30, 2019 5:13:00 PM

Monitoring or Stalking? FTC cracks down on Retina-Xs Monitoring Apps     

    On Tuesday, October 22, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Retina-X was barred from selling three of its apps, which could be utilized for dangerous or illegal purposes, like the utilization of tracking a partner in domestic violence or stalking. Retina-X argued that these types or products are legitimate monitoring tools. The director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection said that "although there may be legitimate reasons to track a phone, these apps were designed to run surreptitiously in the background, and are uniquely suited to illegal and dangerous uses," (FTC Brings First Case Against Developers of “Stalking” Apps, 2019).

     Retina-X will also be required to delete any data collected during the usage of the three apps, which included MobileSpy, which was designed to monitor both employees and children,  and PhoneSheriff and TeenShield, which were designed for children.

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Topics: News, Cyber Security, Privacy, Ethics

truNews: Local Action 22 Annual Conference a Success

Posted by AJ Bryant on Oct 22, 2019 5:18:00 PM

   Action 22's executive director, Sarah Blackhurst, put on a heck of an annual conference on Thursday and Friday of last week.  CEO Paul Hendricksen and COO, Brian Whittaker, were invited and presented on what business continuity and disaster recover look like in real time, as Dr. Linda Lujan, president of Lamar Community College, hammered and then drilled a hole through a hard drive. Less than five minutes later, Whittaker was able to pull up documents, spreadsheets, and photos from that hard drive via its real time backup. 

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BCD-whatta?

Posted by AJ Bryant on Oct 17, 2019 5:15:20 PM

    When the Waldo Canyon Fire swept through Manitou Springs in 2012, the devastation was stunning.  The fire was the most expensive in state history, with $460.3 million in insured losses resulting from claims filed by homeowners, auto and businesses. 

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Topics: Case Studies, Servers, Disaster Recovery

Conversations from 1st Annual Pueblo IT Conference & Training: Mark Spencer, ISSA Distinguished Fellow

Posted by AJ Bryant on Oct 16, 2019 4:09:00 PM

     While we were at Pueblo's first ever annual IT conference this week, I had the opportunity to sit down with former Colorado Springs chapter president and current ISSA Distinguished Fellow, Mark Spencer.

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Topics: Cyber Security, IT Consulting, Ethics

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