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17 Mar 2021
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Security Tip of the Week – Scammers Use FINRA as Phish Bait

Earlier this month, cybercriminals impersonated the largest brokerage regulation company in the US: the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Seeing such a vital organization be used as phish bait is chilling. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, this scam is easy to spot! The phishing email starts with the vaguely-startling subject line “ATTN:...

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10 Mar 2021
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The Importance of Correlating Technology and Business Strategy

The gap created without a correlation between technology and business strategy could dilute the positive impacts technology can have on your business. Jeff Gorman  |  President | Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn The frequent pace of technology change is a consistent challenge for most companies. Lifecycles of hardware and software are short. The time span...

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10 Mar 2021
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What is Dirty Data and Why Should I Care?

The average data scientist spends 70% of their time procuring and cleaning data. Will Hawkins, PhD  – Data Scientist, Data Strategy Group | Connect with Will on LinkedIn If you work around data scientists or analysts, you’ve likely heard the phrase “dirty data”. Dirty data often slows down analysts and scientists in their initiatives to...

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10 Mar 2021
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Security Tip of the Week – LinkedIn File Sharing Scam

LinkedIn is a networking site used to connect with colleagues, employers, and other business contacts. Even though LinkedIn is designed for professionals, it is just as vulnerable as any other social media platform. In a recent scam, cybercriminals use stolen LinkedIn accounts to message the contacts of those accounts. The message includes a link to...

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09 Mar 2021
Ready for Digital Transformation? Don’t Forget Standardization

Standardization is about utilizing technology to eliminate inconsistency, redundancy, and ambiguity in your systems and processes. Tena Kay  – Business Unit Director, Java/MidrangeConnect with Tena on LinkedIn In the recent article “Digital Transformation Starts with Process”, my colleague Rob Wilson emphasized how the pillars of an organization (its people, processes, and information) are empowered through...

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03 Mar 2021
Security Tip of the Week – Shipping Scam Spoofs “Dhl Express”

Many of us are used to receiving messages from shipping companies, so cybercriminals use similar emails as phish bait. Let’s take a look at a recent shipping-themed phishing attack and see if you can spot the red flags: Sent from “Dhl Express,” the email claims that you have something waiting for you at your local post...

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24 Feb 2021
Security Tip of the Week – Exploiting the Coronavirus: Vaccine Invitation Scam

Access to the COVID-19 vaccine is limited, which leaves many people anxiously waiting for a way to further protect themselves from the virus. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of this anxiety with vaccine-themed phishing emails. A recent phishing attack in the UK spoofs the National Health Service (NHS). The phishing email claims that you have the...

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17 Feb 2021
Cisco Catalyst Breaks Into Cloud Space for Wireless Services

The Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL creates a best-in-class wireless experience for your evolving and growing organization. Ty Nixon  – Senior Network Engineer With the introduction of the Catalyst series wireless products, Cisco has officially established a long-term path forward for customers desiring private and public cloud infrastructure.  The Catalyst 9800 series controllers now come in formats...

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17 Feb 2021
Security Tip of the Week – Phishing with Phony Loans

A year into the pandemic, bad guys continue to target struggling organizations. A recent example is a phishing email targeting those in the United States. Impersonating a bank, the sender offers loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is a real relief fund that is backed by the United States Small Business Administration...

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15 Feb 2021
Yet Another Maturity Curve to Climb

What is the one maturity curve you absolutely must climb to survive?  What is the one strategic initiative you simply cannot sweep under the rug if you want to thrive? Josh Pack, PhDPrincipal Consultant, Data Strategy Group Sometimes when presented with a new “maturity curve” we can react with a big “whatever.”  We’ve seen them...

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