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Comparing Cloud Services: Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services

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If you’re considering lifting your servers and applications to the cloud, one of the toughest decisions to make is which platform to use.  Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are two of the biggest players in the market and they both have the required elements to effectively and securely host virtually any organization’s servers and applications in the cloud. So, how do you choose between them? Well, like with all things IT, it depends.

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Favorite (Cyber) Things

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Donuts, Marriott stays and stamps  – these are a few of my favorite things. Yeah, that didn’t work as well as I had hoped… Any idea what these three things have in common? If you were to guess a data breach, then you’d be 100% correct!

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

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As we prepare for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the e-commerce-heavy holiday season in general, there is no shortage of opportunities for criminals to benefit when online shoppers let their guard down. Following these tips will help you have a safe holiday season while still allowing you to do your shopping from the comfort of your own home or office.

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How to Protect Yourself from “Sextortion” Scams

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Attackers have recently found a way to use an old password in a new scam. A particularly sinister tactic, dubbed a “sextortion” scam, has been on the rise lately. In this blog, ADNET takes a closer look at how the attack works and how to handle it if you are targeted.

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

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Multi-factor authentication (sometimes referred to as MFA or 2FA for two-factor authentication) can be implemented with some sites, applications and services to make your accounts more secure. It works by requiring two separate credentials to be given in order to prove your identity.

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

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If you are currently using SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2, it’s time to start planning for an upgrade, as support for both will be ending in 2019/ 2020. Using these products without purchasing extended security updates puts your organization at significant risk to security vulnerabilities. Learn how Azure can help.

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