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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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Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure

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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Top Questions to Consider Before You Migrate Data to the Cloud

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The cloud was once about being able to access things like email or applications from anywhere, but now it’s a much bigger opportunity. There are definitive perks to moving your data to the cloud, but nothing is a one-size-fits-all solution. So, where do you start? Here are the most important questions you should consider when evaluating a move to the Cloud.

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The 3 Most Important Considerations of your IT Strategy, and how Microsoft Azure Can Check the Boxes

 |   |  Business & Strategy, Technology

Never before have the steps to go to a cloud environment been easier, more affordable or safer than they are now. Putting your money into a new system, or refreshing an existing system must include a fair assessment of what the cloud can bring because with very few exceptions, it checks all three of those boxes.

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