Summit Tech Blog

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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How do I tell if this email is from who it says it is from?

By Lee Snead| June 19, 2018 |

Tags: Email, cybersecurity, phishing, cyberattacks

When Nigerian Princes and fake FBI agents pop up in your inbox, it’s easy to spot the spam emails that plague us these days. However, it’s those authentic-looking emails from vendors, retailers, charitable causes etc. that make it hard to determine if they are the real deal or not.

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How to Choose the Best Office Phone System

A Guide to Reduce the Time, Expense and Confusion 

If your office phone looks something like this, it’s probably time to upgrade, but buying a new phone system can be daunting. Just type in “office phone systems”, “phone systems for small business”, or “the best office phone systems” in Google. You will find more than 400 million choices, enough to convince you that your outdated phone system...

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The Long Arm of Europe's Data Privacy and Protection Regulation

Are you prepared to meet the May 25th, 2018 requirements for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? This is a data protection and privacy law passed in the European Union, and applies to more than just organizations based in the EU. If your organization collects, stores, transfers, or uses the personal information of European Union Citizens (including employees, contractors, clients,...

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Build it or Buy it?  Choosing Business Applications that Work for You

Your business is unique. That’s probably why you’re still in business. You offer something different that customers value. But with that uniqueness comes unique problems that you’ll have to solve. When this happens, you’ll have two options: Build a solution or buy a solution.

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Summit Rebrands and Expands Security Awareness Service

The Summit Security Awareness Service is becoming the Phishgoggles Security Awareness Service, a name that reflects the most common form of social engineering and the greatest cybersecurity risk to organizations.

With this rebrand, Summit also is enhancing the service with a new exclusive client portal that provides Phishgoggles Security Awareness customers with premier, curated content , from...

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Facebook, Third-Party Access and Implications for Business

Virtually all businesses have vendors who have vendors who have vendors.

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8 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life

It’s that time of year again! Allergy season. The dust from your stuffy, slow, and overworked technology is finally getting to be a problem. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to address all the clutter in your life. But before you tackle the garage, take some simple steps to freshen up your tech. After all, we’re here to help with that one! (Good luck with the garage though…)

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A Cyberattack is Inevitable. Layered Security is the Best Defense.

Remember the 1990’s, when your new desktop computer came with Minesweeper, a full suite of productivity software – and an anti-virus program? Whether it was Symantec, McAfee or Norton, that icon on your desktop once meant that your office’s data and budding IT infrastructure was relatively safe and secure.

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Hacking March Madness - The Cybercriminal's Final Four Bracket Picks

The madness is about to begin…

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