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Google AutoDraw turns your scribbles into beautiful icons for free

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/23/17 4:21 PM

With Cybersecurity threats in the news with lots of technology gloom and doom, its fun to consider the light side of technology.  Google's latest Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) experiment turns your rough drawings and scribbles into beautiful icons with their new application AutoDraw.  

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Tags: computer graphics, fun tech

Employee Training - Protect Your Company From Ransomware

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/18/17 8:08 AM

As I am sure you have heard, this past weekend we experienced perhaps the most extensive cyber-attack yet seen, as computer networks globally, in over 100 countries including the US, were infected by the WannaCry Ransomware.  Hopefully, your company was able to avoid this infection, but don’t relax - additional waves of WannaCry are expected, followed by increasingly more sophisticated ransomware variants.  Ransomware has not only become an increasingly profitable activity, but provides a warped sense of technical accomplishment for the cybercriminals who successfully perpetrate it.  WannaCry is just the beginning, and ransomware infections will continue, becoming increasingly more dangerous and difficult to stop, at the extreme threatening the very survival of your business.  You must now take the steps to protect your business.

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Tags: training, cybersecurity

WannaCry Ransomware - 4 things you need to know

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/15/17 2:00 PM

A fast moving ransomware variant "WannaCry" has infected tens of thousands of computers in over 100 countries since Friday.  The attack even caused Britain's NHS to cancel surgeries and chemotherapy sessions and left ambulance service in disarray.  

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Tags: cybersecurity, ransomware

Couple Lost Home over email Scam - What you need to know.

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/12/17 9:41 AM

Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful event, but with scammers on the sidelines, things can go to a whole new level.  This past year, Jon and Dorothy Little were all set to close on their new $200,000 home in North Carolina when their Realtor sent an email to the closing attorney asking for wiring instructions to send money to the escrow account prior to closing.  They received detailed instructions in reply, and promptly wired the funds.  At the closing, they were shocked to find that the money was missing.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, email scams

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