Summit Tech Blog

Happy October and Welcome to Security Awareness Saturation Month!

The official name is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), but perhaps a rebrand is in order. Each October, the annual onslaught of security awareness news, tips, and warnings comes out from almost everyone. Until this information starts to take hold, we will continue to hammer away at the simple steps businesses and individuals can take to avoid joining the 2017 Walk of Shame. 

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Summit’s Mike Cohn Interviewed for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By Michael Cohn| September 29, 2017 |

Tags: Security Awareness, Security, cybersecurity

With all the security awareness programs on the market, why are more than half of data breaches still caused by human error? Two years ago, Summit CEO Mike Cohn began looking at these programs and where they fell short. He shared his thoughts on the problem and solutions in this interview today with the Baltimore and Washington DC editions of Citybizlist.

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Moving Offices into a New vs. Existing Building

By Kimberly Scolaro| September 18, 2017 |

Tags: Office relocation

14 Questions that should be Answered Before Every Office Relocation

So you’ve been tasked with the office move!? Exciting, right?

The employees are excited, the visibility to customers is improved, and even your commute is better. While choosing between paint swatches of “Pacific Rim Blue” and “Harbor Side Teal” is fun, have you come up with a strategy for how your IT services are going to be...

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Moving to a New Office? Don’t Tackle Internet Service Contracts Alone

By Kimberly Scolaro| September 11, 2017 |

Tags: Office relocation

If you have a cell phone, Internet, wireless, or cable service at home, you know the mind-numbing complexity of data plans, fees and service contracts. Multiply that several fold when it comes to moving your office's IT infrastructure.  

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Government Warns of IRS Phishing Scam and Fake Hurricane Harvey Charities

IRS and FBI Scam

The government has issued two different alerts to warn the public about new email and Internet scams.

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317,000 files encrypted. What do you do?

 It was Friday morning. The staff was trickling in, ready to wrap up the week's work, except for one problem.  They were locked out of the network. Everything on the server-- client documents, financial spreadsheets, media plans and analytics, graphics, production software, and the most critical problem, the project tracking software at the core of their day-to-day business—all locked and held...

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9 Steps to Make Your Website More Resistant to Hackers

 

To  discourage a hacker, it helps to understand why they want to hack your site. It likely has  nothing to do with you or your business. Your website is just one of thousands they continually scan until they find a chink in the armor.

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Summit's Favorite 4th of July Apps!

By Marjorie Valin| June 29, 2017 |

Tags: Mobile

Wherever You're Going or Whatever You're Doing this Holiday, There's an App For That!

We are ushering in the 4th of July this year with the first installment of "Summit's Favorite Apps"! We polled the team here for their recommendations and the result was a motley collection of fun, useful, helpful and quirky apps to share with friends and distract your kids. As they say on TV, this report...

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You Can Reduce Risk or Respond to Threats

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Hijacked! How a Nonprofit Website Became a Fake Pharmacy

(and Why They Didn’t Know It)

Several years ago, we did some IT work for a small nonprofit organization. It’s unlikely you would recognize their name unless you had reason to interact with them.

Last week our fabulous summer intern discovered something peculiar about their website. In typing the organization’s name into the address bar, their real site came up, but typing the name into a...

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