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What is a Vulnerability Assessment, and why do I need one?

In Assessments, Cybersecurity, Tips, Vulnerabilities by ITNS Consulting

It is important to first understand that every business, regardless of size… collects, manages, manipulates, and stores some amount of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from its customers, partners, and vendors. That means that every business, regardless of size, has the inherent responsibility (even under law) to guard and protect not only its own proprietary data, but also the data that it collects, manages and stores from others.

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What’s worse than getting hacked?

In Cybersecurity, Data Breach, News by ITNS Consulting

What’s worse than getting hacked? How about the “failure to detect intrusions” in the first place? InfoTrax Systems is just one of the latest examples of such an impressively bad security oversight. To be clear about the extent of the “oversight”, this company was breached more than 20 times from May 2014 until March 2016.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Giveaway

In Assessments, Cybersecurity, Free Resources, Giveaway, News by ITNS Consulting

Tic, Toc, Tic, Toc… Time Is Running Out For
Entering Our Cybersecurity Giveaway!
That’s right folks, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. And that means submissions for entering our Cybersecurity Giveaway will be accepted no later than 5:00pm Thursday, October 31, 2019.
So don’t delay, sign up today to get in to win one of our fantastic prizes.

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Free Resources from ITNS Consulting!

In Cybersecurity, Free Resources, Tips by ITNS Consulting

We’re always looking to find new ways to help our clients, prospects, and our community. One of our key objectives is focused on increasing Security Awareness within our business community through our blog posts, Security Awareness Training, and by providing helpful tools that make managing your IT systems more effective. Here are a few FREE resources you can use to assist in those endeavors…

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The End is Near for Windows 7!

In Cybersecurity, Tips, Vulnerabilities by ITNS Consulting

Extended support for Windows 7(Win7), Windows Server 2008/2008R2(Svr2008R2), and Windows Small Business Server 2011(SBS2011) will end on January 14, 2020. Microsoft moved these operating systems to extended support on January 13, 2015, but after January 2020, they will no longer receive vendor supported updates. Any system that is no longer supported by the vendor is truly not secure…

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Update – Capital One Data Breach

In Cybersecurity, Data Breach, News by ITNS Consulting

In a new indictment filed on August 28, 2019, Paige Thompson is accused of hacking 30 more companies and cryptojacking. The indictment alleges one count of wire fraud and one count of computer fraud and abuse for illicitly accessing data on more than 30 other entities, including Capital One. Each charge carries a penalty of up to 25 years in prison.