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We’re passionate about technology, and we want to share that with you! Read our thoughts on technology, the latest security threats and business trends along with our ideas for ways you can incorporate new and future technologies into your life and business.

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Unwelcome Guests: What is Dwell Time in IT Security?

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Dwell time, in the context of IT security, is the number of days a threat remains undetected within a given environment. Why does this matter as a metric? The amount of time that a system has been compromised can impact the overall severity of the security event in several ways.

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Microsoft O365 vs. On-Premise

Microsoft Exchange: O365 vs. On-Premise

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So what’s better in the case of Microsoft O365 vs. on-premise? There are benefits to each depending on your business and what you’re looking for, but it’s a decision that requires some heavy consideration and a lot of research.

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Ransomware

Ransomware: It’s Still a Thing

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Are you tired of hearing about ransomware? We are too, but unfortunately, ransomware is still a thing. Anyone can be affected by a ransomware attack. There is no industry discrimination. It does not matter what size your company is, or what role you’re in. I’m sure you have seen or read about the recent ransomware attack in the Capital Region. Events like this are happening every day, both globally and right in our very own backyard.

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Microsoft CVE-2019-0708

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

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Microsoft has announced the discovery of a vulnerability that is present on Windows XP, Server 2003, and Server 2008 systems. Due to the seriousness of the vulnerability, Microsoft has released a patch for those operating systems, despite their currently unsupported status. This patch also impacts Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, which are still under the support of Microsoft.

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

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Microsoft Teams (Teams) has come a long way since my January 2018 blog “Skype for Business to Morph Into Teams” and can now be considered a full-featured collaboration tool that can replace Skype for Business (SFB). In this update, I’ll share a little about ADNET’s internal experience making the move from SFB to Teams, and what that means for our clients and other businesses facing the same transition.

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