Summit Tech Blog

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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Finding the Right IT Security Company for your Business

Unless your organization is the last business on U.S. soil that does not require computers, applications, or the Internet, IT security has become your new cost of doing business. Reliance on technology has made IT security essential in keeping your organization free from disruption. 

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5 Ways to Make Better IT Decisions: Use a Virtual CIO

 

Have you ever heard the phrase, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”  

In the evolving world of operating and information systems, that attitude can ultimately lead to disaster. For many small organizations, the limited IT staff or department is usually focused on the tactical issues. Fixing servers, troubleshooting phone systems, and maintaining websites are all time-consuming issues that...

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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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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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Move Your Website to HTTPS Before Google Penalizes You

Website owners, your organization has until July to adopt a minimum-security standard for your site or have it declared unsafe. If you have not switched your site from the HTTP protocol to the more secure HTTPS standard by that date, Google will flag your website as insecure.

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Data Privacy Day: Don’t Collect it if you Can’t Protect it!

By Lee Snead| January 25, 2018 |

Tags: Security Awareness, Security, cybersecurity, privacy

Data is behavior. It’s core to who we are.

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