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Busy Monday: KRACK and ROCA Present Great Reasons to Update Everything

A common theme among Protected Trust’s cyber security experts when asked about why they like their chosen career path is “job security,” and today is just another example of why they feel that way. Two major security vulnerabilities were surfaced today one dealing with Wi-Fi and the other with encryption. Trouble with Wi-Fi Wi-Fi routers […]

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Microsoft Teams is Replacing Skype for Business, and It’s Going To Be Great

Corporate chat is becoming an office essential. It can bring teams from all over the county or just all over one office together in a unique way. Not as invasive as a stop at your desk or a phone call, but more immediate than sending an email, more and more companies are finding chat is […]

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Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

Looking down the barrel of a natural disaster is a helpless feeling. By the time you know it’s going to happen, it’s normally too late to fully prepare. Here in Florida we’re nervously eyeing the 185 mph super-hurricane Irma in the Atlantic and it got me thinking about preparing for the storm. Happily, Protected Trust […]

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Is Your Business Safe from the Cyber?

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Ransomware Takes an Even Darker Turn With Petya Attack

Petya probably won’t getya, but pay attention, things are getting serious.

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Dictate Brings Speech-to-Text to Office 365

This month is the 20th anniversary of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the first speech to text software I and a lot of early adopters used to frustrate themselves. Even for 20 years ago it was an incredibly difficult to use, resource intensive software that led to far more annoyance than convenience.

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Ransomware Attacks Like WannaCry Can Happen to You, but Only if You Let Them

Protected Trust’s Exchange, Managed Security and I.T. clients were not affected by this incident, and are protected from future attacks like this. If you tune into the news whatsoever, you’ve likely seen a lot of news about the WannaCry Ransomware over the past week. This not-at-all-surprising malware attack began sweeping the globe late last week, […]

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Skype for Business is So Much More Than Skype

While many are familiar with the free Skype consumer platform, we still encounter a lot confusion around what Microsoft’s Skype for Business can do for small and medium sized companies. Skype for Business comes as an integral piece of the Microsoft Office 365 software. Skype for Business and Microsoft Office 365 can take the place […]

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How the Government Responds to HIPAA Breach Cases And What You Can Do

Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) fined Children’s Medical Center of Dallas $3,217,000 for various HIPAA violations.  Typically, OCR’s HIPAA cases involve mutually agreed Resolution Agreements.  In the Children’s case, there was no agreement.  The information published by OCR regarding the Children’s fine provides interesting insights into […]

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Device Encryption – Don’t Ignore the Advice of HIPAA Experts

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas is a beloved institution with deep pediatric medical expertise. Some of the most difficult childhood cases from around the world end up there. Between January 2010 and April 2013, the electronic health information (ePHI) of about 6,200 Children’s Medical Center young patients was exposed in three separate breaches. Two of […]

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