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Lanspeed Recognized for Excellence in Managed I.T. Services

Mar 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Wendy Ballard posted in I.T., News & Events, Managed Services

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 CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lanspeed to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of I.T., improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on I.T. investments.

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Beware of the DocuSign Phishing Scam

May 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Wendy Ballard posted in Security, News & Events

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Since the year 2000, when the Electronic Signatures in Global and International Commerce Act became a U.S. Federal law, “e-signing” digital documents has become a convenience for many businesses, large and small. It saves time, it saves trees, but is it putting your company at risk?

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WannaCry Ransomware: What is it? What can I do?

May 16, 2017 10:55:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Security, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Best Practices, Managed Services, Network, News & Events

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The WannaCry ransomware outbreak made big news this past weekend - it is said to have affected thousands of computers in more than 150 countries. It is important to understand what this outbreak is and ways you can prevent outbreaks such as these from having a catastrophic impact on your own network.
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Warning: A Cisco Failure May Be in Your Future

Mar 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Peter Reynolds posted in News & Events, Business Continuity

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We don’t want to sound like Chicken Little, but your Cisco devices may be doomed. "Warning, warning: a Cisco failure may be in your future!" Cisco recently warned that products, mainly in its ISR4300 and ASA product families, may have a clock signal component that degrades over time.

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WARNING: Hackers Posing as I.T. Support Can Hijack Your Computer

Sep 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in News & Events, Security

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Did you know that hackers posing as I.T. support can hijack your computer?

One minute you’re browsing trusted sites on the Internet, the next, your PC freezes up and displays the dreaded blue screen of death, along with a fake tech support message. This strain of malware is duping plenty of computer users into calling the provided phone number, which only makes the situation worse.

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How to Stop the CryptoLocker Virus From Deleting All Of Your Data

Sep 15, 2016 9:08:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in News & Events, Business Continuity, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Security

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The CryptoLocker virus is a piece of ransomware that began attacking computers via the Internet starting back in 2013 and has grown to become one of the world's fastest spreading and most dangerous types of malware. If your business isn't prepared for CryptoLocker, then your company's data is at serious risk.

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What happens when you pay ransomware and it doesn't go away?

Sep 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in Security, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, News & Events

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A recent trend in cybersecurity is the very real threat of ransomware. With hackers out to get you and your business, you need to stay updated on how to take the fight to these extortion masters.

So the question is this: should you pay a hacker money on ransomware? 

Unfortunately, victims who have become targets of ransomware and other kinds of threatening hacker activity often feel that “paying the piper” is the best way to resolve the issue. Sometimes paying the ransom works and your system is unlocked, but there are no guarantees and it's not worth the risk.

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The 2 Best Ways Business Leaders Like You Can Get Up to Speed on Technology

Jun 16, 2016 5:30:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in Best Practices, News & Events, Strategy & Planning, How To

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Short and sweet post today. Let's dive in.

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Is Your Business Ready For An Earthquake?

Mar 29, 2016 3:00:00 AM / by Chris Chirgwin posted in CIO Blog, News & Events, Strategy & Planning, Business Continuity, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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You may have seen or heard that NPR just released a story on earthquakes that are starting to pop-up in places that never used to worry about them. Unfortunately, man-made earthquakes are now another thing that we have to worry about. 

Living in California, you may be reminded every now and then that you live on the edge of a large and active tectonic plate. Fortunately, most of the earthquakes you experience are small and cause no damage. This can lead to a false sense of security and a mindset that pushes preparedness down the road. 

Your business falls into this same trap. You assume that tomorrow will be the same as today, and decisions about disaster recovery tend to get bumped to the bottom your long to-do list.

Many businesses ignore the simple question: is your business ready for an earthquake?

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Gmail Now Notifies Users if an Email Comes From a Shady Source

Dec 14, 2015 5:30:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in News & Events

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Whenever you receive an email, there’s the possibility that it’s a spam message sent to infect you with viruses or malware, or to just waste your time. This chance isn’t just negligible; in fact, it’s enough to warrant concern for anyone utilizing email as a communication medium, including business owners. Thankfully, users of Gmail will soon be having a much easier time knowing the origin of their messages, and whether or not they were sent over a secure connection.

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