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COVID 19 Scams

Posted on April 13, 2020

During this time of change and uncertainty, it is important to understand the inevitability of increased cyberattacks. Cybercriminals will absolutely take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Therefore, you must be a step ahead. 

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Tagged: technology, Cyber Security, Apogee, 2020, Covid19

Coronavirus Pandemic Forces Employees to Work Remote

Posted on March 19, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has encouraged many businesses across the world to close their offices. As a result, employees are being forced to work from home.

Unfortunately, a large majority of people do not have a job that easily allows them to work remote. Therefore, companies are struggling to provide the technology as well as the software to ensure their employees can successfully complete their work while not being present in the office. Since many companies have been given no choice but to shut down and have all their employees work remote, there are unpredictable issues that are bound to follow. Many systems were not built to withstand the stresses on businesses that the coronavirus pandemic has caused. This means websites and company software are struggling to keep up. Business management tools are working so hard to complete everybody’s tasks that it is taking a tool on the system itself. In addition to the strain on management tools, working from home has caused massive pressure on IT professionals. For instance, companies need to make sure that they have a backup plan incase their systems fail. With the surge in remote work, IT infrastructure is feeling the effects. Employees should remain vigilant as there may be an increased number of cybersecurity threats. There is no doubt that cybercriminals are going to take advantage of these circumstances and will strengthen their efforts to access valuable data.

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Tagged: technology, Apogee, 2020, Coronavirus

Women's History Month

Posted on March 18, 2020

March is Women’s History Month, a month when we take the time to commemorate and celebrate the often overlooked contributions women have made to United States history.

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Tagged: technology, Apogee, 2020, WomenHistoryMonth

A Look Back at Computer Viruses

Posted on March 12, 2020

Virus on our computers. We all hate them. They make our computers slow, they unlock our important information, and they crash our computers. Although there are hundreds of thousands of viruses on the web today, it is important to take the time to look at the viruses that started it all. The MyLife virus, a malicious and destructive worm that deleted important system files, was one of the many viruses that first started infecting PC’s all across the world. The MyLife virus was concerning for PC users in March and April of 2002. 

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Tagged: technology, Security Threats, Cyber Security, Apogee

Why Deepfakes Are the Next Big Hacking Threat

Posted on March 03, 2020

With today’s newest technology, it has become easier for hackers to successfully uncover personal information. You may be familiar with phishing, eavesdropping, or clickjacking attacks, but have you ever heard of Deepfakes? While voice assistants and devices such as smart meters and lights are becoming more common, so are the chances of you falling victim to a cybercriminal. Today, Deepfakes are the newest hacking threat.

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Tagged: Security, technology, Cyber, 2020

Ransomware Attacks are on the Rise

Posted on February 27, 2020

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, a cybersecurity firm and the world’s leading researcher in global cyber economy, it is predicted that globally, businesses in 2021 will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds, down from every 14 seconds in 2019.

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Tagged: Ransomware, IOT, Cyber Security, Safety, Apogee, 2020

Cloud Computing

Posted on February 21, 2020

The cloud. What is it? What are the benefits of moving over to the cloud? 

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Tagged: cloud, future, technology, CloudComputing, Apogee, 2020

Business Continuity Plan

Posted on February 14, 2020

Does your business have a continuity plan? If you have answered yes, then ask yourself this. Do you believe your business continuity plan can successfully deal with emergencies or unexpected events? With cyber-attacks on the rise companies must ensure that they have set a plan in the event they fall victim to a cyber-attack. The International Organization for Standardization defined “business continuity” as the capability of an organization to continue the delivery of its products or services, at acceptable predefined levels, following a disruptive incident.

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Tagged: Security, Business, Apogee, 2020

How to Speed up your Slow Computer

Posted on February 04, 2020

Nothing is worse than working on a slow computer. Over time, as your computer ages, it is inevitable it will run slower than when you first bought it. Although we may get frustrated and want to throw our computer against the wall, remember that there are ways to help your computer work faster.

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Tagged: technology, Apogee, 2020

Rise in Mobile Scams

Posted on January 28, 2020

How many hours do you think you spend on your phone a day? Besides using our cellphones to communicate through text messages or phone calls, we use our devices to stay connected through the world by using social media, the internet etc. According to Statista.com, the average person spends around five or more hours on their smartphones daily. Now that you have thought about how much time you spend on your phone; think about all the important information we have stored on our devices. For instance, how many of you have access to your online banking or home security apps through your cellphone? If you answered yes, then keep on reading.

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Tagged: Security, technology, Apogee, 2020

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