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Network Security Should Not Be an Afterthought

Posted on: Monday, April 30th, 2018 @ 8:36 am

One of the conclusions of a new study, “What CISOs Worry About in 2018,” by security research group and think tank, the Ponemon Institute, in conjunction with security risk and compliance vendor, Opus, is that about 66% of the respondents said they believe their companies are more likely to fall victim to a cyber attack or data breach in …

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To D or not to D, that is the question…

Posted on: Friday, March 30th, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

“D” being defragmentation when it comes to the latest innovation in personal computer technology, solid-state hard drives – SSD’s for short. This question has been bandied about and kicked around more than a taped-up sandlot soccer ball held together with baling twine and chewing gum. To make matters worse, the opposing camps (“To D or …

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Using Old and Unsupported Software?

Posted on: Monday, February 12th, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

One of the most overlooked security threats to modern networks is the use of outdated and unsupported software. Applications written with older code or applications that are no longer supported by the software vendor sometimes leave gaping holes in the defenses implemented by security personnel. Two recent announcements by software giants Apple and Adobe provide …

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Ransomware on the Rise: What You Need to Know

Posted on: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 2:52 pm

  Ransomware is a web page pop-up or email that masquerades as something trying to help you.  It uses the panic it creates to cause users to click on a link or pay a ransom, which can then trigger additional malware.  A typical message might be: “Your computer has been infected with a virus. Click …

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Microsoft Windows 10 – What You Need to Know Before You Take the Deal

Posted on: Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 1:47 pm

In just a few weeks, Windows 10 will be hitting the streets.   The release of Windows 10 is big news – and not surprisingly, it’s getting a lot of press. The story goes like this — Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for anyone running Windows 7 or 8.1.  Yup, it’s free.  …

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Cryptowall 3.0 Virus: What You Need to Know

Posted on: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 @ 11:26 am

Cryptowall is a virus that encrypts computer files and then demands that a ransom be paid in order to unlock the files.  The virus first made its appearance in 2014 and it continues to wreak havoc. Cryptowall has morphed yet again and this latest version – 3.0 — is even more ruthless in how it …

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MORE Frequently Needed Solutions from Griffin Networks

Posted on: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

Technology is a wonderful thing, until it doesn’t work. Fortunately, some of the most frustrating computer problems can also be fairly simple to fix. For some reason, I can’t seem to print. What the heck? It worked yesterday… We all expect to be able to print on demand. So when you hit print and nothing …

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Ten Ways Managed Solutions Programs Help Your Business

Posted on: Thursday, September 18th, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

Simply explained, Managed Solutions or Managed Service Programs mean that your company’s computers and networks are entirely monitored and maintained by a third party for your business.  It is a “soup-to-nuts” maintenance program that makes a lot of sense for many businesses. The Griffin Networks multi-pronged Managed Solutions program is designed to identify issues threatening …

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Frequently Needed Solutions from Griffin Networks

Posted on: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

Here’s information you’ll want to keep close at hand for the next time your computer throws a curve ball your way.   Not sure what to do?  Read on … My Computer Won’t Connect to the Internet … Before you pick up the phone, try this: Close out your applications and restart your computer. When your …

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Do you have a Backup Plan?

Posted on: Friday, May 9th, 2014 @ 8:10 am

Do you have a Backup Plan? How recoverable is your company’s data?   Are you positioned to recover your data should you experience a major mishap such as a fire, a broken pipe, or a major power spike?  These are just a few examples of the kinds of unforeseen events that can take out your computer …

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