Protect your IT assets when an employee leaves

Sometimes, it takes you completely by surprise.  An employee walks into your office and quits and you're thinking, "Well, *&%^@!  Now what?"
Whether your employee left voluntarily, was laid off temporarily or was fired permanently you should know what access they have to your organization's IT systems and how you can either limit or terminate access to them.


Today's spam is a fraudulent advisory about updating your email account.  It doesn't matter who your service provider is, this email is SPAM!  If you get this email in your inbox or your spam folder (where it belongs) DO NOT CLICK!


If your machine has a virus, anything hinky, or even if you just want some guidance on how to mitigate your risks give us a call and we're happy to help.

10 Ways To Identify A Phishing Attack

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a recent advisory warning that cybercriminals will very likely attempt to use the Philippines Typhoon disaster as part of email scams and phishing campaigns.

Phishing attacks attempt to use high-profile events, including natural disasters in their subject line, to get victims to open an email and click on links contained in the message.

Spam Alert! Voice Message from Unknown (669-335-7699)

Here's another example of an spam email designed to take advantage of us busy people!  We use a VoIP phone system here and when someone leaves a voicemail, or sends a fax, we get an email alert with the message attached.  So, it's not unusual to get an email like this one.

Email account settings: IMAP or POP3

If you've ever tried to set up your phone, tablet or computer to get your email then you've no doubt encountered these two IMAP and POP3. Maybe you already know what they mean, but in case you don't here's a quick explanation: 

POP3:  Downloads the message off the email server directly to your phone, tablet or computer and, usually, doesn't leave a copy of it on the server.

aaS – a quick reference guide to "as a service"

You've heard them or read them all - SaaS, HaaS, IaaS, PaaS   Seems like there's a new one everyday and what do they all mean, anyway?

SaaS - Software as a Service -  or software that is available through the internet.  Simply put, instead of purchasing the software and installing it on your own hardware (computer or server) the software is available over the internet.