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The Disturbing Cyber Threat Targeting Medical Devices

Hackers have found another way to extort the medical community and their patients. There’s a disturbing trend of cyber-thieves targeting medical devices in doctors’ offices and hospitals. The very medical devices that provide life saving treatment are now being targeted by hackers – for profit.

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Is Your IT Company a Cyber Risk?

Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen a progressive commoditization of the IT industry.  Help desk services are now rolled into unlimited flat-rate agreements, hardware replacement is more streamlined, and automated management and monitoring tools have evolved to provide useful proactive remediation services.

The value MSP’s (Managed Service Providers) have brought to the average business is undoubtedly beneficial. But at what cost? When considering value, you generally evaluate three critical metrics: cost, efficiency/time, and quality. I’ve often told customers that no matter the vendor, you only get two of the three. As a CEO or business owner, understanding what you’re sacrificing is key to navigating your organization’s IT Strategy.

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Cost of cybersecurity incidents to increase by nearly 400%

A report by Juniper Research predicts that data breaches will be responsible for $2.1 trillion in losses by 2019.  

As our lives and business data continue to become more connected to the internet, Juniper Research predicts that cyber security incidents will become more expensive for businesses by nearly 400% between the years 2015 and 2019.  While it is expected that attacks against mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices are going to increase, the data currently supports that traditional IT and network infrastructure are the medium utilized for most breaches.

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How to Keep Smart Hackers out of your Smart Home

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, frustrated that you’ve been fumbling around for that darn toilet handle?  Have you ever been appalled that you had to actually use your own  hands to push down the toilet handle, instead of just saying, “Okay Google, flush the toilet.”  

Neither have we, but apparently someone has felt this way because there is a new wave of Smart Toilets hitting the market.

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In The News

IRS Issues Urgent Alert of W2 Phishing Scam

Looking forward to your tax return?  You might be too late.  

The IRS issued a warning of one of the “most dangerous… email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time.”  As a result, thousands of legitimate tax returns are being rejected, because scammers already filed fraudulent tax returns on behalf of the victims.  Using stolen W-2 information, scammers can file falsified tax returns, and the IRS issues your refund to those scammers.  When you get around to filing your legitimate tax return, the IRS database shows that you have already received your tax refund.

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220,000 ORTHOVISC and MONOVISC Patients Hacked

It has taken more than a year for approximately 220,000 ORTHOVISC® and MONOVISC® users to receive notification that their personal information was stolen. CoPilot maintains a website that helps physicians determine whether a patient’s insurance covers certain treatments, including ORTHOVISC® and MONOVISC® injections. These injections are used to treat osteoarthritis by providing additional lubrication to ailing joints.