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Business services are the primary target for latest phishing malware

Researchers have found three new malware families, Doubledrag, Doubledrop, and Doubleback detected in December 2020 and tracked as UNC2529. These malware strains used in an ongoing phishing campaign throughout the financial industry are being tracked as UNC2529. Organizations in the US, EMEA region, Asia, and Australia have been targeted by the sophisticated cybercriminals Key Elements …

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Google Chrome – Cited as High Risk for Small Businesses

This week, the Center for Internet Security’s Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center issued an advisory that cited multiple vulnerabilities in Google Chrome.  This is important, as Google Chrome is a commonly used web browser that enables access to the Internet. The vulnerabilities (for versions prior to 89.0.4389.128) could allow for arbitrary code execution, which …

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Malicious Email Campaign to Trick Targets into Downloading Malware

powersolution.com, through our relationship with Infragard and The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) have been alerted to a new email threat dubbed ‘BazarCall.’ Threat actors are using a combination of customer service call centers and phishing emails in order to spread various forms of malware. Similar to other email-based scams powersolution.com has …

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Adobe Flash Reaches End of Life

Adobe Flash has reached its end of life on December 31, 2020. At the end of January 2021, powersolution will ensure that Microsoft patch KB4577586 is installed on eligible clients’ computers. powersolution will also be creating and remotely running a script that detects and removes Flash from managed systems. Adobe’s technology for fancy interactive graphics …

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World Backup Day

World Backup Day is celebrated annually on March 31 to raise awareness of the importance of data backup for businesses big and small. World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of having your data backed recently? Every day people, businesses, …

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How COVID-19 pandemic will affect remote workforce after it passes

A consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic will be an accelerated ramp-up of partial and/or full remote workforces after the pandemic has passed There are advantages and disadvantages to utilizing a remote workforce in lieu of the in-office work experience.  Much of traditional management thinking has been that having employees in the office on a daily …

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Benefits and facilitation of a productive remote workforce

As previously indicated, it is not necessarily intuitive for many organization leaders to appreciate the benefits of a remote workforce.  An immediate perceived loss is the lack of ability to see workers at their desks putting in their scheduled hours.  Also, not having the opportunity for in-office face-to-face collaboration, creativity, and socializing can be an …

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Remote Workforce: Technology Considerations

Many home offices do not maintain the same technology standards, including IT security, that are provided at the employee’s office building.   The remote equipment and network should be evaluated and documented for functionality and security. A prevalent technology for securing remote connections is the use of virtual private networks (VPNs). VPNs create an encrypted tunnel …

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Remote Workforce: Immediate personnel management considerations

It is important to recognize that, in addition to management challenges, employees are adjusting to the new work-at-home environment.  Prioritizing on employee needs is imperative to enabling them to support clients and other business operations.  Ideally, a business continuity plan should be in place in advance of a major business disruption that outlines processes and …

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Remote Workforce: Business continuity is paramount

Maintaining normal or near-normal business operations and minimizing downtime during periods of disruption fall under the umbrella of business continuity.   A failure in business continuity and resulting downtime can potentially result in lost revenue and significant reputation damages. Although most organizations are currently focused on the current disease outbreak, other common possible business disruptions include …

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