Closed Monday, 7 September 2020 for Labor Day

Closed Monday, 7 September 2020 for Labor Day

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We will be closed on Monday, 7 September 2020 to enjoy the Labor Day holiday with friends, family and loved ones and will reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, 8 September 2020.  Emergency support will be available for our commercial clients.  If you need emergency support on Monday, simply include the word 'emergency' in the subject of your email to help@ctc.co or by noting it in your voicemail at 770.386.8900.
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Join us in welcoming our newest team member!

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Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to the Cyber Tech Cafe Team, Jeremy Bean.  Jeremy has an extensive background in IT, getting his start as one of the original "Double Agents" with the Geek Squad and then after several years moving into a helpdesk role with a manufacturing company.  Over the next ten years, Jeremy worked his way up to Systems Admin and ultimately IT Director when the company was purchased and his position moved out of state.  At that point, Jeremy and a partner started an IT Consulting firm where they provided a number of services including IT Support, servicing the small to medium business market.  With the pandemic and subsequent market downturn, Jeremy's partner took a full time position with a large company and Jeremy began…
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Excellent articles / video series from the FTC on protecting Small Business from Cyber Threats

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The FTC has released an excellent (and short) video series highlighting some excellent information to help small businesses better understand cyber threats and steps they can take to protect themselves. The videos all relatively short (I believe the longest so far is around four minutes +/-) and the concepts are simple (but not easy). If you own, manage or work for a small business, this is an excellent resource and definitely one that I would recommend checking out. US CERT ArticleFTC ArticleFCC Video Series Are you a small to medium sized business looking to leverage technology and enable your business and workforce to work smarter and more efficiently? Do you already have computers, servers, firewalls, VPNs or other technology that you're not taking full advantage of? Are you looking for…
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Happy Independence Day

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From all of us at Cyber Tech Cafe to all of you and yours, we hope you have a happy Independence Day.God Bless you and yours and God Bless the United States of America.
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Microsoft issues emergency security update

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A private security researcher discovered two bugs affecting Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 that can allow a remote attacker to take remote control of a computer if a user opens a specially crafted image. The bug was reported to Microsoft and updates to fix the bugs were issued earlier today. Additiinal information is available here .
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Another day, another phishing scam (or two)

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As more and more people continue to work from home, we are seeing attackers leveraging social engineering tactics like phishing even more frequently, knowing that these teleworkers are typically not behind a corporate firewall that would likely block their malicious payloads. With that in mind, I received two emails today that highlight some of the ways that we can identify phishing and avoid becoming a statistic. Both emails appear to be from very different senders with very different approaches but, ultimately, with the same end game; get me to click on a malicious link. The sample below is a simple based email attempting to capitalize on the users fear that their email is about to go away and, if they don't act fast, they will lose data. Note that the…
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Phishing Emails.  What to look for to protect yourself, your team and your organization.

Phishing Emails. What to look for to protect yourself, your team and your organization.

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Phishing has long since been a go-to for the bad guys as an easy way to get malware on or access to victim computers. The trick for the bad guy / attacker is to make the email look like something legitimate and trigger some sort of fear response. The trick for the good guy / target is to be able to spot the scam, and that's the point of this quick post. The email below is one that I just received that's trying to get me to click on a link to confirm my email address. Let's take a look. In the email above, the goal of the attacker is to get the target to click the link to 'prove your email account ownership'. The email looks real enough. It…
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