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The Cliff Notes of Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Report

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is back. Now in its tenth year, it’s an unparalleled source of information on cybersecurity threats. The 2017 DBIR reveals what’s really happening in cyber security. This year’s report is based on ...

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US-CERT

US-CERT: A Great Resource for the Latest Security Activities

I don't know if you're aware of this or not, but the US-CERT (short for United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) can be a great resource for some of the most recent patches and updates released by technology companies. Their mission is to ...

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Microsoft's Latest Security Flaw - Word!

Microsoft's Latest Security Flaw - Word!

Once again, a significant security flaw has been uncovered. And this time it's not in any hidden Operating System layer or browser plug-in, but rather it's in one of the staples of the business world - Microsoft Word. News of the bug spilled out ...

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Small Business Cybersecurity Survival Guide

The Cliff Notes of ESET's Small Business Cybersecurity Survival Guide and Datto's Ransomware Report

Two of our more integral partners, ESET (Anti-Virus and Security) and Datto (Backup and Business Continuity), recently released a couple of reports that are quite interesting. I figured I'd save you some time by reading them first and highlighting ...

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Why Consistency Matters to a Managed Services Client

Why Consistency Should Matter to a Managed Services Client

FPA has always been focused on delivering high quality IT services. Throughout the years, this has presented various challenges - from different network configurations, to different useability requirements, to differing expectations of our various ...

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How Do You Organize Your Life?

How Do You Organize Your Life?

Have you ever thought about how you organize your life? Literally, how do you stay in front of all the tasks that you need to get done?  How do you keep track of all the bits of information that helps keep you running? If you’re looking for ...

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Is Phishing Really That Big of a Deal?

Is Phishing Really That Big of a Deal?

You get an email from your CEO: She’s out of the office on business, but asks for $10,000 to be transferred to an account. You know a deal is in the works, so you approve the transfer.  In an instant, you’re the goat of the company because you’ve ...

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A Conversation re: Downtime

A Conversation re: Downtime

I recently had a rather interesting conversation with a client about downtime.  Actually, it didn't start out as a conversation, but rather as a directive.  Our client was communicating (quite emphatically no less) that they couldn't be down at all, ...

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Success by Failure - A BDR Tale

Success by Failure - A BDR Tale

Talk about proof of concept. While there's always stress when a server crashes, this week we clearly saw proof of concept both with regards to our BDR Solution as well as our Managed Service approach to IT management and support. The hard part is ...

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Businesses Who Value IT Outperform Those Who Don't

Surprise! Businesses Who Value IT Outperform Those Who Don't

Microsoft Corp. recently released its global SMB IT and Hosted IT Index, which investigates how small and midsize businesses (SMBs) across multiple segments fared during the past year, how they use technology, and how it impacted their business. The ...

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Securing your network-833897-edited

What Will it Take For You to Address Your Disaster Recovery Process?

  If your network crashed tomorrow or someone "accidentally" deleted everything from your hosted platform, what's the likelihood that your business could survive? How prepared are you for this sort of catastrophic event? It used to be that our ...

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