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Microsoft Teams as a phone system

Microsoft Teams as a Phone System

Windows Virtual Desktop

Crisis Averted: How Windows Virtual Desktop Saved My Week

Garmin Ransomware Attack

The Garmin Ransomware Attack: A User’s Perspective

2020 Winner MSP 501 Channel Futures ADNET Technologies

ADNET Technologies Ranked Among World’s Most Elite Managed IT Service Providers

COVID-19 iOS 13.5 exposure logging feature with Bluetooth icon

What We Know About Exposure Notification Security

secure passwords

World Password Day 2020: Secure Passwords Are Still Important

Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing, Privacy and COVID-19

Lynette Maffei Named Chief Financial Officer for ADNET Technologies

Apple Mail iOS Vulnerability

Apple Mail iOS Vulnerability – What You Need to Know

MSP Stimulus Pledge

ADNET Technologies Pledges to Protect Jobs, Support Communities through COVID-19 Response, Recovery

Protect Yourself from Zoombombing

How to Protect Yourself from Zoombombing

New York State SHIELD Act 2020

How Does the SHIELD Act Affect Your Business?

working from home cybersecurity

Working from Home: Cybersecurity Safety During COVID-19

Working from Home

Adapting to Working Remotely

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Transitioning to “The New Normal” Working Remote

Working Remotely

A Leader’s Thoughts on COVID-19

Internet Explorer

Critical Security Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Browser

Cisco Discovery Protocol

Cisco Vulnerabilities Identified in Cisco Discovery Protocol

Patch Tuesday

How Important Was This Microsoft Patch Tuesday?

ADNET Technologies Celebrates Seven Straight Years on Best Places to Work in Connecticut List

Firefox Browser Vulnerability

Critical Security Vulnerability in Firefox Browser

2019 Marcum Tech Top 40

ADNET Technologies Named to Marcum Tech Top 40 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

Microsoft's Flow Application

Don’t Be Intimidated by Microsoft Flow Application

ADNET Chili Cook-Off and Food Drive 2019 Copyright J. Fiereck Photography

ADNET Collects Thousands of Items and Monetary Donations for 10th Annual Community Food Drive

Business Intelligence Data

Why You Need Business Intelligence (BI)

Windows 7 Update

Microsoft Windows 7 Announcement May Change Upgrade Plans

Christopher J. Luise SOC 2 Audit

Why ADNET Went Through a SOC 2 Type II Audit

ADNET Technologies Achieves SOC 2 Type II Compliance, International MSP & Cloud Certification

ADNET Technologies Joins Far-Reaching Initiative to Promote Online Safety and Privacy for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Windows 7

Windows 7 is Going End of Life in January 2020 – Here’s What You Need to Know

How to Budget for and Manage Recurring Subscriptions

How to Budget for and Manage Recurring Subscriptions

cybersecurity for small businesses

State of Cybersecurity for Small to Midsized Businesses (SMBs)

Office 365 Stream

Office 365 Stream: Stream Your Way to a Better Workplace

SonicWall Discloses Critical Firewall Vulnerability

dwell time

Unwelcome Guests: What is Dwell Time in IT Security?

Channel Futures 2019 MSP 501 Winner

ADNET Technologies Named to 2019 MSP 501 List of Top Managed Services Providers

Microsoft O365 vs. On-Premise

Microsoft Exchange: Office 365 vs. On-Premise

Ransomware protection

Ransomware Protection: It’s Still a Thing

Office 365 Backup

Office 365 Backup: Don’t Assume Microsoft Has It

Microsoft CVE-2019-0708

CRITICAL SECURITY ALERT: Microsoft Vulnerability CVE-2019-0708 (BlueKeep)

Microsoft Skype for Business logo with right arrow pointing to Microsoft Teams

It’s Time to Move from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Google Chrome Vulnerability Patch

Update Google Chrome Right Now to Patch this Zero-Day Vulnerability

3rd party patching

Adobe’s Zero-Day Vulnerability Makes Case for 3rd Party Patching Policies

ADNET WorkSmart Albany 2017

Mike Konderwich Promoted to Manager of Client Technical Service – Albany

ADNET Technologies Named a Best Place to Work in Connecticut for Sixth Consecutive Year

Multi-Factor Authentication Solution

Why You Should Consider 3rd Party Multi-Factor Authentication Solutions

Microsoft Azure vs Amazon Web Services

Comparing Cloud Services: Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services

MSP Alliance Member Company Logo

ADNET Technologies to Undergo SOC 2 Type II, International MSP & Cloud Certification

Good Password Hygiene

Keeping Your Passwords Squeaky-Clean: 5 Tips for Good Password Hygiene


Favorite (Cyber) Things: Dunkin’, Marriott and USPS Breaches

Ronald Gibson, ADNET WorkSmart Albany 2018

Ronald Gibson Promoted to General Manager – Albany

Shop - Shopping Bags with gifts

Shop Safely this Holiday Season with These Online Shopping Tips for 2018

ADNET 2018 Food Drive for Southington Bread for Life

ADNET and Community Collect 575 lbs of Food and $1,500 for People in Need

Christopher J. Luise, ADNET Technologies

ADNET Technologies Co-CEO Christopher Luise Elected to the CBIA Board of Directors


How to Protect Yourself from “Sextortion” Scams

boarded up window with bars

What is This MFA Thing, and Why Do We Need It?

Sneaker stepping on banana peel on floor

Why Training Your Employees in Security Isn’t Optional

Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 with Azure Migration

7 Top Questions to Consider Before You Migrate Data to the Cloud

7 Top Questions to Consider Before You Migrate Data to the Cloud

Microsoft Azure Services

The 3 Most Important Considerations of Your IT Strategy: How Microsoft Azure Services Can Check the Boxes

Microsoft Azure Logo

What is Microsoft Azure?

ADNET Technologies Announces Gold Microsoft Competency

ADNET Technologies Marcum Tech Top 40 2018

ADNET Technologies Named Recipient of Marcum Tech Top 40 Award for Third Consecutive Year

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Faxploit: Yes, Your Fax Machine Really Is a Threat

Life Saver on Boat Dock

When Giving Up the Internet Isn’t an Option: 12 Tips for Safe Browsing

ADNET Hires Gerry Battista to Lead Service Operations


Meetings and Email and Time, Oh My! Insights from MyAnalytics

J. Fiereck Photography

ADNET Technologies Expands its IT Security Division

No Junk Mail

The Spam Email Stigma: You’re Not an Idiot if You Fell For It

Old Files

Are You a Data Hoarder?

Spear Phishing

Gone (Spear) Phishing

VPNFilter: Reboot, but Don’t Panic

EFAIL Email Encryption Vulnerability

EFAIL: Keep Calm and Don’t Disable Your Email Encryption

Digital Forensics

Digital Forensics: A Brief Overview

Online Privacy: YOU Are The Product

Online Privacy: YOU Are The Product

Fake Microsoft Email Phishing Attempt

O365 Phishing Emails Have Arrived

United States Currency

Why Are Attackers Targeting O365? It’s Where the “Money” Is.

Meltdown & Spectre: Part 3

Meltdown & Spectre: Part Three

Meeting in Conference Room

Meet(ing) Expectations: Make Your Meetings More Effective

Meltdown & Spectre: Part Two

Meltdown & Spectre: Part Two

ADNET Technologies Named to the 2018 List of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut

Meltdown & Spectre Security Vulnerabilities

Meltdown & Spectre Security Vulnerabilities Affect Nearly All Devices

Skype for Business to Morph into Teams?

Wi-Fi Enabled Gadgets

How to Safely Use Your New Wi-Fi Enabled Gadgets

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ADNET Announces Jeans Day for Charity Winners

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Free healthcare and unlimited vacation? Not just in utopian communes.

Southington Bread for Life and ADNET at the ADNET Food Drive

ADNET Clients and Team Collect Over 1,000 Donated Items for its 8th Annual Food Drive


Corporate Security Checklist

NYDFS New York Wall Street Sign

We Can All Learn From NYDFS Mandatory Cyber Security Regulations

Tim Weber Speaking at WorkSmart Hartford 2017

ADNET Technologies Tim Weber to Present at Continuum’s Navigate 2017


Negligence and Misconduct: The State of Cybersecurity Breaches

ADNET Technologies Named Recipient of Marcum Tech Top 40 Award for Second Consecutive Year

Whole Pizza on Table

My First Job Was at a Pizza Shop: Creating Strong Passwords

Record Player Image

For the (1980’s) Record, Patching Your Systems is Crucial


What You Need to Know About Petya Ransomware

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Value Added Reseller…Is there really added value?

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The Weakest Link

Global Security Event

Post Cyber Event Analysis: What Did We Learn?

WorkSmart Hartford 2017

ADNET Technologies and MARCUM LLP present WorkSmart Hartford 2017

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ADNET Technologies Voted One of Capital Region’s Top Computer Networking Companies for Second Consecutive Year

Wallet and Credit Card

Social Engineering? Who Falls For That?

Apple MacBook and Mouse

Mac OS X Malware: It’s heeeeere.

Remote Desktop Connection dialogue box

Why You Should Immediately Stop Using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Hardware Store Keys

Information Security Risk from a Small Business Perspective

Team Meeting

A Room Full of Strangers

ADNET Technologies Named to the 2017 List of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut

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Abstracted code on laptop screen

Online Privacy is a Joke

Escalators in Shopping Mall

Seeing Red on Black Friday

ADNET Technologies 2016 Chili Cook Off Food Drive

ADNET Technologies Collects Hundreds of Items for Local Food Banks

ADNET Technologies Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

ADNET Technologies Continuum Navigate Marketing Award

Continuum Honors ADNET Technologies with Community Award at Navigate 2016

ADNET Technologies Named as One of Capital Region’s Top Cybersecurity Firms

ADNET Technologies Recipient of Marcum Tech Top 40 Award

ADNET Technologies to Host WorkSmart Albany 2016 for the Capital Region Business Community

ADNET Technologies Named as One of Capital Region’s Top Computer Networking Companies

ADNET Technologies and MARCUM LLP Welcome the Business Community to join them for their Annual Conference, WorkSmart Hartford, on May 12, 2016

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Local IT Consulting Firm SAGE Computer Associates is now ADNET Technologies NY

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Don’t Let This Phishing Technique Lure You In

ADNET Technologies Ranked as one of 2016’s Best Places to Work in CT

Time Management Illustration of clock

Slaying the Email Dragon

Business Executive

It’s 10:00 PM, Do You Know Where Your CEO Is?

Time Management

The Power of Prioritization

Profit and Productivity

Quick Boosts to Productivity

Gate with Chain

Abandon all hope…

Chameleon on sand

Hidden in Plain Site

ADNET Receives CCSU School of Business Corporate Partner Excellence Award

Apple Watch on wrist showing apps

Are Smart Watches Truly Productive? A Look at the Apple Watch

Business Intelligence Dashboard

Business Intelligence for Everyone!

ADNET Announces Divestiture of its Learning Services Training Division to NH Learning Solutions Corporation

ADNET Technologies’ Provides its 10th Annual Complimentary WorkSmart Summit to the Business Community at the CT Convention Center on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Surface Pro 3 on desk near keyboard and monitor

My Experiment with the Surface Pro 3

Email At Sign

Why Email Breaches Are a Big Deal

External Hard Drive with USB cable

Beyond the Bare Minimum Backup Strategy

Foundation of building under construction

A Strong Foundation

Reflection: On Being Named One of the “Best Places to Work in CT”

Combination lock sitting on laptop keyboard

Why Cryptolocker is More Alarming Than the Target Breach

ADNET Technologies WorkSmart 2013

Technology Isn’t the Problem. WE Are.

Microsoft Error Blue Screen

Fake Microsoft Security Support Scam

ADNET Technologies Farmington Location Building Exterior

ADNET Technologies Relocating Connecticut Office to New Facility in Farmington, CT