Is Microsoft Forcing Users To Upgrade To Windows 10-

Is Microsoft Forcing Users To Upgrade To Windows 10?

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Are you receiving an error message stating, “Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows…”? Recently Microsoft has taken steps to block Windows Updates from installing on computers with certain Processors that are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.X. The processors affected are 7th generation Intel i3, i5, and i7 along with Ryzan processors from AMD and the 8996 processor from Qualcomm. These are not older processors that are being phased out; that might be understandable. These are current generation mainstream processors. If you …

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Part 5 of 9 - Spam Filtering

How To Secure Your SMB Network – Part 5 of 9 – Spam Filtering

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Welcome to How To Secure Your SMB Network! This is part 5 of a 9 part series that discusses our approach to Network Security and how we secure client networks. As you will see there are many facets that go into creating a secure network. Think of it as puzzle with each piece playing an important role. The days of installing Norton Anti-Virus on your computer and thinking you are safe are over. What Is Spam Filtering Spam Filtering is essentially separating the “good” email from the “junk” email. It’s …

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Employee Offboarding Process

Employee Offboarding Process

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To Follow up on our post from last week, , we wanted to offer some thoughts on the Offboarding Process as well. Offboarding can be a stressful time for everyone involved. Especially, if you are losing a longtime employee or if someone is leaving under less than ideal circumstances. A consistent Offboarding Process will aid in situations where data may need to be protected from malicious intent or when it simply needs to be preserved for when a new employee starts. Password Changes The first step in an Offboarding process …

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Part 4 of 9 - Software Restriction Policies

How To Secure Your SMB Network – Part 4 of 9 – Software Restriction Policies

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Welcome to How To Secure Your SMB Network! This is part 4 of a 9 part series that discusses our approach to Network Security and how we secure client networks. As you will see there are many facets that go into creating a secure network. Think of it as puzzle with each piece playing an important role. The days of installing Norton Anti-Virus on your computer and thinking you are safe are over. What are Software Restriction Policies Software restriction policies define the files and/or file types that are able …

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Employee Onboarding Process

Employee Onboarding Process

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One of the best ways to create a favorable impression of your company with new hires is to have a smooth and structured on boarding process. This involves scheduling orientations, trainings, etc and having your new employee’s work space ready to go on the first day. Notification and Planning The first step in the on boarding process is to notify IT of the new hire and provide the pertinent information they will need. This includes the full name of the new employee. Make sure you double check the spelling as …

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Part 3 of 9 - Content Filtering

How To Secure Your SMB Network – Part 3 of 9 – Content Filtering

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Welcome to How To Secure Your SMB Network! This is part 3 of a 9 part series that discusses our approach to Network Security and how we secure client networks. As you will see there are many facets that go into creating a secure network. Think of it as puzzle with each piece playing an important role. The days of installing Norton Anti-Virus on your computer and thinking you are safe are over. What is Content Filtering Content Filtering is the process of screening or restricting information that a computer or …

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Fake Tech Support Scams

Fake Tech Support Scams

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A Fake Tech Support Scam involves a scammer calling you at home or work and requesting access to your computer. They’ll say your computer is infected with a virus or a myriad of other claims. These types of scams have been around for several years now, but recently there has been an uptick in activity. Have you received a call from “Microsoft” or other “Tech Departments” stating that your computer is infected or “sending out errors”? Please let us know about it in the comments below. How It works Here’s …

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