October Newsletter 2015
Your Computer Network Is Being Haunted!
(And It’s Worse Than Ghosts And Goblins)
Your small business is under attack. Right now, extremely dangerous and well-funded cybercrime rings are suing sophisticated techniques to hack into thousands of small businesses to steal credit cards, blackmail you to recover data and swindle money directly out of your bank account.
82,000 NEW malware threats are being released every single day and HALF of the cyber-attacks occurring are aimed at small businesses just like yours. You just don’t hear about it because it’s kept quiet for fear of bad PR, lawsuits and sheer embarrassment.
The National Cyber Security Alliance reports that 1 in 5 small businesses have been victims of cybercrime in the last year and this number is growing rapidly as businesses continue to move to cloud computing, mobile devices and store more information online.
From Bizarro Comics
Did Your Name Show Up on Ashley Madison?
So What, That’s the Least of Our Problems
Let’s face it, no network is totally safe, which is a thought that’s scary enough on its own, but when you consider the customer data housed on the typical business’s computer network is just as valuable to criminals as it is to legitimate business owners, the thought becomes so chilling your blood it can turn your blood into that blue stuff inside lunchbox freezer packs. So no matter how small you are, or how insignificant you might think your customer data is, it is a target for being hacked. That’s just the straight-up, no-holds-barred truth, and if Ashley Madison, a company who has a full-time, IT Security Specialist on staff, allegedly didn’t know about their hack happening until long after the fact, then how quickly are you, as a small business who is more than likely without a full-time tech, or tech security staff, going to know when your data is hacked and stolen?
From the CloudPoint Blog: How to Avoid Becoming Extinct Over a Cybersecurity Disaster
Your medical practice is a cyber-dinosaur and if you aren’t careful, your practice could suffer the very same fate the actual thunder lizards did. And you know what happened to them, right?
Calling industries who remain notoriously behind the techno-curve dinosaurs isn’t a statement we here made up to use in our sales pitches either. In fact, it was an article we found in Tech Crunch titled, The Dinosaurs of Cybersecurity Are Planes, Power Grids, and Hospitals, that brought it to our attention. After reading it, and using our many years of experience working with hospitals and medical practices to analyze the assertion made by its author, we couldn’t find legitimate ground to argue the point. You are, as an industry, behind, and the fact you are not moving forward is costing you more than you think.
Here’s the Secret to Dealing with that Messy, Disorganized Co-Worker
Everyone who works in an office with three or more people, understands that not everybody applies the same diligence to organization and workflow that others do. There’s always somebody whose desk is a mess, and whose computer desktop can only be described as pure anarchy.
Inevitably the anarchist’s favorite quote seems to be, “Yeah, it’s here somewhere. Wait a minute….”
In your office it might be you. It might be your neighbor. It might even be your boss. It could be anyone, but one thing is sure, your office probably has one.
Corny Halloween Jokes You’ll Say Are Stupid Now, But Will Still Tell to Everyone You Know Tomorrow
- Which ghost is the best dancer?
- When do ghouls and goblins cook their victims?
- Why does Dracula take cold medicine?
- Who are some of the werewolves cousins?
- How do monsters tell their future?
- What is a vampire’s favorite mode of transportation?
Want to Throw a $500 Halloween Party for Everybody at the Office this Year?
We could use your help, and we’re willing to pay for it. It’s nothing illegal, or shady, either. We promise. That’s not the way we roll. All we’re looking for is someone to point us in the right direction.
SOAPware Matter Settled; New Version Installed, Ready to Go
About 6-8 weeks ago, we sent letters to each of our SOAPware clients explaining the changes that were on the horizon for CloudPoint Technology as your go-to source for SOAPware tech support. We want to inform you the issues we were facing have been resolved, and for the foreseeable future, CloudPoint Technology will continue being your SOAPware tech support team.