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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Dogfooding: Why We Use Our IT Products First

Ever heard of “eating your own dog food” or "dogfooding” for short? The expression means using your own products to test them in a real-world environment before you introduce them to customers.

It’s thought the term originated with a 1970s TV commercial in which actor Lorne Green endorsed Alpo dog food by pointing out his own dogs eat it. Since then, companies large and small have adopted this...

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It’s a win-win for Maryland small businesses: Lower taxes and cybersecurity

Every small company seeks to pay lower taxes to increase their profit margins on products and services that they provide. Now in Maryland that opportunity exists and with the added benefit of enhanced cybersecurity.

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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 It's officially outdated.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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‘Appy App Day!

National App Day? Yep, it’s a thing.

Each year, December 11 is set aside to celebrate all those time-saving, time-wasting tools that make life easier, more entertaining and occasionally annoying.

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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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2018 Amazon Prime Day: The Scams are About to Begin

All Day Shopping Means Your Office IT Network is at Risk

“Your order cannot be shipped…”

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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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