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What is The Cloud?

The cloud is always a hot topic and with good reason as it is continuously evolving. There are many questions about the cloud. Is it safe? Is it for me? Will it save me money? But, before we can explore these critical questions, we have to cover the basics being, what is it? We have all heard of the cloud, but very few truly understand what the cloud is or where it resides.

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Compromised Emails: What are They? Are you a Target?

The global risk of compromised emails is on the rise and should be a concern of every business organization. Some industries are targeted more often, but if your business uses email, you need to be aware of the risk and what the threat entails. To understand the risk, we need first to understand what a compromised email is and how it occurs. These risks are real and have been the cause of great financial destruction for many companies.

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Outlook Shortcuts to Give you a Smarter "Outlook"

We at Pendello Solutions live by the motto, “do it right the first time and only do it once.” Doing it the right way never means cutting corners although it does mean doing it in the most efficient fashion possible. Many think that the only way to maneuver through Microsoft Outlook is either with a touchscreen or with a mouse and because of this, we may be missing out on a step towards efficiency. This month, Pendello Solutions will be highlighting the not very well known keyboard shortcuts to Microsoft Outlook.

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The Internet of Things: What is it and how does it impact you?

What exactly is the Internet of Things (IoT)? In the simplest of terms, it is the interconnection of devices which allows them to communicate and collect data fully. When we think of connecting devices, we typically think of our smartphones, computers, and TVs but the IoT goes way beyond this. The devices that are now being connected include such things as cars, jet engines, coffee makers, refrigerators, heart monitors and soon, potentially anything with an on/off switch could potentially be connected.. According to Gartner, it is expected that there will be 20.4 billion devices connected by 2020.

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Why Annoying Password Aren’t Really Annoying

 

Unless you have been living off the grid for the past year, you have heard of the massive increase in cybercrimes. One of the easiest ways for a hacker to get into your computer is by guessing your password. Think your password is secure? Are you aware that it takes less than 2 seconds to crack a simple 7-character password? Or that it takes only 13-hours to crack a simple 10-character password. But it takes a seasoned hacker over 10-centuries to hack a 12-character password that includes a space. So how do you keep your data as save as possible by creating a solid password?

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Ransomware: What is it and Why is it Costing Businesses Big Money?

Ransomware is another hot topic when it comes to Cyber-crimes. It is on the news (WannaCry, NotPetya), on the movies, and on security experts’ minds! What is ransomware and how does it infect computers. These topics are important ones if you strive to understand the safety and security of your business, data, and finances.

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What is a Port Scan and Why Should it Concern Me?

If you are paying attention to the news at all right now, you have noticed the increase in cyber-attacks around the globe. Cyber-crimes are a hot topic and for a good reason. The threat is terrifying but understanding what is indeed happening is a challenge. Within cyber-crime reporting, keywords are being thrown around, and to understand the dangers, you must first understand a few of the basics. One of the topics you may have heard is port scans. First off, what is a port and why is a port scan a threat?

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