How to Protect Yourself from CyberMonday Scams

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As if the internet weren’t already a scary enough place, with cybercriminals lurking everywhere and unleashing malware at the rate of hundreds of thousands a day, the holiday season can be the stuff of nightmares. Cybercriminals really ramp up their wicked game on CyberMonday and during the holiday season – knowing full well more people […]

Protect Against a KRACK Attack

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A new cyber threat emerged recently, and it puts any person using a wireless network, even one with a secure password, at risk of being hacked. The bug, called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack), is essentially a fundamental flaw in the WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) encryption that is used on all modern Wi-Fi routers. This […]

Blockchain: The Foundation of Trust for Cryptocurrency

Posted on by Buddy Pitt, Manager, Research & Development

You may have noticed that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have taken off this year. Their market capitalization went from about $18B in January 2017 to more than $110B in June. The foundation of such digital currency is built on a technology called ‘blockchain.’ This is the foundation that enables users of the digital assets to trust […]

Cryptocurrency: A Primer

Posted on by Buddy Pitt, TNSC Research & Development Manager

Cryptocurrencies – aka ‘digital assets’ – have been growing in popularity since Bitcoin was created in 2009. Its creation was based on a white paper that described a currency immune to manipulation by using mathematical algorithms as a method of regulation. Since then, thousands of cryptocurrencies have popped up; some survive, others have died. Today […]

2017 IT Data Trends and What They Mean to You

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How Data Solutions Are Changing in 2017   Like every year, 2017 is bringing a whirlwind of changes to the software industry. When it comes to listing the biggest 2017 IT data trends, the same categories seem to make an appearance year after year. While it’s true that artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things […]

IT Security & Backup Data

The Latest Backup & Recovery Data Solutions

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How the World of Data Recovery Is Changing in 2017   As the world of big data continues to explode across the IT/software industry, so does the world of recovery data solutions. Backing up and securing sensitive data has become the name of the game. Some of the world’s largest companies are pouring millions of […]

Trump Administration Shaking Up IT

How the Trump Administration Is Shaking Up the IT/Software Industry

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What Can IT Professionals Expect from President Trump?   There’s been a lot of commotion coming out of Washington since President Trump took office on January 17th. While the new president has yet to pass a major new piece of legislation through Congress, the Trump administration has been signaling towards some major changes when it […]

Devices at Risk for Cyber Crime

The Threat in Your Pocket: Devices Are Also at Risk of Cyber Crime

Posted on by Jim Thoensen, MSP Technician

Virtually everyone walking around in the civilized world today holds in their hand a device that cybercriminals can use to make their lives miserable. It’s not only computers and laptops that users have to be concerned about; mobile devices are equally as vulnerable to attacks, especially since most people now use their smartphones and tablets […]

Small Businesses, Data Security,

What a Security Breach Actually Costs Your Business

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When a Security Breach Leads to Business Closure When a company suffers a data breach, the costs can be exorbitant. But protecting sensitive information is about more than just dollars and cents; it’s about brand loyalty, name recognition, and a company’s reputation. Having a vulnerable security system can be fatal for some companies. Small business […]

Cybercrime and the Hospitality Industry

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Cybercrime is on the rise all over the world, and the costs of cybercrime and data breaches are staggering. According to the latest annual Cost of Data Breach Study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the average consolidated total cost of a data breach grew from $3.8 million to $4 million last year, and that upward […]

A Cautionary Tale: Why Recommendations Matter

Posted on by Jim Kennedy, CEO

It’s no secret that businesses face numerous vulnerabilities these days, including threats from cybercriminal that can cost them dearly – in lost time, resources, data, revenue, and, maybe worst of all, damaged reputation. Companies such as The Network Support Company exist to help other businesses mitigate or minimize those risks. As a pro-active managed service […]

The Wild West of IoT

Posted on by Chris Morton, Director of Technical Services, Service Delivery

The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding, and it’s become the new Wild West of the Internet world. What, exactly, is the IoT? It’s the collective term used to refer to all the new smart devices that are being connected to the internet. It started with smart phones, and now has morphed into any device […]

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