Technology Articles from MPA Networks

Grow Your Business with Our Industry Expertise

December 7th, 2018 by admin

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MPA networks provide IT consulting services for many industries, from nonprofit and Legal sectors to healthcare and biotech, we offer industry expertise to help you expand your business to the next level. As companies start to grow and evolve, many...

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Posted in: Partners and Industries

Which Industries Are Most Likely to be Targeted with Cyber Security Threats?

May 21st, 2018 by admin

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To understand why some industries are targeted in cyber attacks more often than others, it's important to understand what drives hackers and what makes a target appealing. Of the two, hackers are easier to understand: According to a Verizon data security...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Partners and Industries

Addressing the Unique Ransomware IT Security Issues in Healthcare

August 8th, 2017 by admin

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Ransomware, a type of malware that holds a computer hostage and tries to force the victim to pay money to recover access, is a nightmare for any business, but the healthcare industry faces the more severe side of a ransomware attack. The healthcare industry...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Partners and Industries

Top 5 Security Tips for Email and Social Media Accounts

April 26th, 2017 by admin

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Email and social media accounts provide a wealth of cyber security challenges for businesses. Hackers often look for exploits in account operations to steal information and seize control—both of which can be extremely damaging and difficult to combat....

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Partners and Industries

Mac- and Linux-Based Malware Targets Biomedical Industry

March 14th, 2017 by admin

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The malware infection, discovered in late January, that's been hiding out on Mac and Linux devices for more than two years doesn't mean the security floodgates are open, but it is a reminder that these devices aren't invincible. Apple is calling this...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

Virtual Reality: What does It Mean for Your Business?

January 18th, 2017 by admin

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Depending on your industry, modern virtual reality (VR) devices could offer impressive options to improve productivity. The video game industry, for one, has been a major player in pushing VR technology. Despite a handful of flops like Nintendo’s 1995...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

Where's Your Company's WISP? Why You Need One NOW

June 14th, 2016 by admin

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A WISP is one of the most important documents for any company doing business over the Internet—which, in this day and age, is pretty much everybody. Who's responsible for drafting and maintaining your company's WISP? Or are you even sure what a WISP...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security