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February 21, 2017

29,000+ taxpayers have already been affected by latest W-2 Business Email Compromise attacks. The IRS says that the latest round of W-2 email scams coupled with wire transfer fraud are some of the most dangerous the agency has seen in a long time. http://bit.ly/2lHtTYY

February 13, 2017

How do you know it’s time to get outside support for your IT security needs? Here are the top 5 signs you need to contact a Managed Security Service Provider like us: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/01/30/mssp/

February 06, 2017

A Managed IT Security Service Provider can help organizations struggling to keep up with systems complexity, cost and cybersecurity talent. It’s one of the most effective ways to secure physical hardware, networks, data and information; and it's now a viable option for businesses of any size http://bit.ly/2jU907K

February 02, 2017

Should employers worry about their employee’s personal info security habits? This study suggests they should. Even after being hacked, most Americans are still using weak passwords across multiple sites, sharing passwords, not using screen locks and using unsecured Wi-Fi. Are these risky behaviors also taking place with their company network credentials? http://bit.ly/2kwvJLi

January 25, 2017

Every company should phish its own employees! Phishing attacks are effective, common and difficult to defend against. Regular, self-imposed phishing campaigns give employers a way to safely educate employees without risking the loss of valuable information and data. Advanced Network Systems offers cost-effective End User Security Training Programs that educate employees on a variety of security issues as well as provide employer-sponsored phishing campaigns; ask your account executive about how to put our programs to work for your organization http://bit.ly/2jq9o0V

January 18, 2017

Experts say getting hacked is inevitable. But how much damage your company suffers, depends upon how quickly your IT staff responds to stop the threat. "Outrunning the Bear," a survey from IDG Research, looks at the major challenges that slow down responses to cyber-breaches and offers strategies for shortening breach dwell time to reduce losses. Of note: fewer than half of the study respondents say they consider their organization effective in its ability to quickly identify security threats, develop and enact plans for threat response, or effectively mitigate threats—our Managed Security Programs are specifically designed to drive down both detection and response times.http://bit.ly/2j98e7m

January 16, 2017

Data Breach Insurance Claims Up in 2016. According to data from CFC Underwriting, the company handled more than 400 cyber breach policy claims in 2016. The majority of claims are from cases involving data breaches and ransomware-related money transfer schemes. The result is that companies offering cyber insurance policies are demanding better security from their clients. If you’re considering cyber insurance for your organization, talk to us first about putting a Managed Security Program in place to evaluate your risk factors and significantly reduce your cyber risk profile.http://bit.ly/2iDy8Cs

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