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Is WannaCry Making You Wanna Cry?: How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Emi Facer on May 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Picture this.  You are working on an important proposal at your company workstation when all of the sudden, your screen goes black. You receive a small, striking message on the top of your monitor:
"Your files are being held for ransom."
What do you do? How can you fix it? Will your files ever be recovered? This is a small example of what can happen when you are not protected from ransomware.
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Topics: IT Services, Data Security, cyber crime

8 Tips for a Stronger Password

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 25, 2016 11:34:02 AM

Although there are many exciting biometric password technologies emerging, the good old-fashioned password is still as important as ever; possibly even more than ever before. Many people still have the feeling that it's unlikely their passwords will be compromised, but in reality, all of us are at risk. Your password is your first line of defense against hackers. That's why having a strong password is so important.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, Data Security, Managed IT

5 Tips for Online Security

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Dec 15, 2015 11:58:41 AM

The internet is now more important in our lives than ever. But every day hackers and scam artists are finding new ways to take advantage of unsuspecting busineses and individuals. Learn how to protect yourself with these 5 tips for online security.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, IT Services, Data Security, Managed IT, Scam

Our Copier Data Security Policy

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Sep 17, 2014 7:41:00 AM

Chances are you have at least one copier in your office. It's also very likely that a great deal of sensitive information passes through your copier each day as people copy, print, scan and even fax documents that contain valuable information. Ask yourself, what would happen if the wrong person were to get a hold of those documents?

You probably replace your copier every few years, so it's very important to know what happens to the data on your copier when it's returned or exchanged. That's where having the right partner becomes essential. Not all business equipment dealers have a policy in place for keeping the data on returned equipment secure but Les Olson Company does.

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Topics: Company News, Sharp Copiers, Data Security

Data Security: Don't Overlook Your Copier

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jun 2, 2014 1:41:00 AM

A digital copier is a valuable tool that helps businesses stay productive. Chances are you have one or many around your office. Just as likely, a great deal of sensitive information passes through your digital copier on a daily basis. Do you ever copy, print, scan or fax documents that contain proprietary information? Things like social security numbers, contact information or credit card numbers.

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Topics: Tips, Sharp Copiers, Data Security, MFP

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