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Lee Snead

Lee Snead is Summit's Content Marketing Specialist, and brings cyber-security awareness and training expertise from his days as a security awareness program lead for a Fortune 500 company. Lee focuses on quality content creation, photography, videography, and impactful communications that turn complex IT topics into easily consumable ideas. When he's not writing or filming, he's out on the water. Surfing, kayaking, and SUPing are this St. Louis native's forte.
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Recent Posts

HR Departments Targeted with Payroll Diversion Scams

Is your HR department trained to combat cyber-crime?

A wide-spread fraud scheme has been making a comeback in recent months and it's specifically targeting the department responsible for making sure employees are paid on-time, every time. The IRS warns that direct deposit and wire transfer scams are becoming more prolific and are bypassing even the most sophisticated technical controls....

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Your computer is wiped clean. Get back up with backups.

Imagine walking into the office on a Monday morning and seeing that your computer has nothing on it. That weeks’ worth of complex excel calculations? Gone. Your client project that needs to get out the door today? Disappeared. The long list of unread emails? Poof. (Even though you might not be so upset about that).

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Who Hackers are Betting on for March Madness

The Cybercriminal's Final Four

Every year, March Madness is an enticing distraction for many employees. Whether your company embraces the championships as  morale boosting or puts a halt to distractions and unproductive behavior during the work day, it’s inevitable that March Madness is going to impact office productivity.

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Valentine’s Day Brings Out the Catfish.

Valentines Day brings out the best (and worst) in people. As couples scramble to book their dinner reservations and grab the last bouquet of flowers, singles are swiping and clicking to find last minute love. Yet in the search for love, many online daters are finding scams and fraud instead.

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What do bell bottom jeans, mullets, and Windows 7 have in common?

One Year Until Microsoft Sunsets Windows 7

Don't let your operating system become the next fashion faux paus. The world has moved on. It's officially outdated. Microsoft has announced it is going to stop supporting Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020. That means you have one year to modernize your operating system by moving to Windows 10. 

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Giving Back: The Maryland Food Bank

By Lee Snead| December 17, 2018 |

Tags: Holiday, volunteering

Every year, just before the holidays hit, the Summit team sits around the conference table to discuss the holiday marketing campaign. We are never at a loss for ideas. Last year we had fun creating this video recounting how we saved the holidays for the North Pole, but this year we got to thinking... how can we help save the holiday for folks a bit closer to home? 

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Donuts & Data Breaches

While Dunkin' may not have suffered a data breach to their own systems, the company notified everyone who has a DD Perks rewards accounts that cyber criminals may have accessed their personal information through the DD Perk profiles in October 2018. 

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Choosing the Right Office Computers for your Business

By Lee Snead| November 28, 2018 |

When it comes to getting work done, we rely on the technology tools that we use every day to be reliable, possess the processing power to get the job done, and empower the team to work together and solve problems (other than troubleshooting computer issues). That's why choosing the right office computers for your business is such an important task. Finding the balance between budget,...

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Infographic: 5 Creepy Cyber Facts

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How Hackers are Using Your Address Book Against You

By Lee Snead| June 21, 2018 |

Tags: Security Awareness, Email, cybersecurity

D oes this sound familiar? A phone call out of the blue from a former co-worker, alarmed about an e-mail she said you sent her—only you didn’t.

 Janet, your former colleague, was clearly upset.  “I just got your email!Why are you sending me random links to these websites? I clicked the link and now my screen is filled with pop-ups that I can’t get rid of. I can’t use my browser at all anymore...

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