Technology Articles from MPA Networks

Four Security Threats Your Company Could Face in 2018

January 16th, 2018 by admin

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Hot off the tail of the massive 2017 Equifax breach that exposed personal information of 143 million customers, businesses are on high alert concerning IT security in 2018. While the IT security industry has been successful in mitigating and cracking...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

The Internal SMB IT Security Threat: Overconfidence In Cyber Security Preparedness

August 15th, 2017 by admin

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According to a 2017 published study by Advisen and Experian, one of the biggest threats facing small businesses comes from within, such as overconfidence in the organization's ability to protect itself and recover from cyber security attacks. While businesses...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

Is Your Office Router Secure?

July 25th, 2017 by admin

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In June 2017, WikiLeaks released secret documents that exposed the tools the CIA uses to infiltrate public and private networks through routers. These documents have shined a light on how easy it is for someone to hack a router. This begs the question,...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security, Hardware and Software

Massive IoT DDoS Attack Causes Widespread Internet Outages. Are Your Devices Secured?

November 1st, 2016 by admin

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As you probably know already, the United States experienced its largest Internet blackout in history on October 21, 2016, when Dyn—a service that handles website domain name routing—got hit with a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security

IoT Devices to Make Your Office More Efficient

September 21st, 2016 by admin

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IoT devices have incredible potential to make your office more efficient. Previously we’ve discussed the caveats IoT devices bring to the workplace a few times, but today we’re going to focus on how these devices can increase productivity. It’s easy...

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Posted in: Hardware and Software

IoT Devices: Security Holes?

March 15th, 2016 by admin

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Hackers can take advantage of a newer technology prevalent throughout your business to break into your network and compromise security: Internet of Things devices. Your business may have never considered that the handy new Smart Thermostats throughout...

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Welcome to the IoT: Will Your TV Be Watching YOU?

March 12th, 2015 by admin

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We've talked recently about the potential dangers of the rapidly expanding Internet of Things, or IoT. As we discussed, the IoT consists of embedded sensors collecting data from dozens of devices in your daily life—your car, your health and fitness equipment,...

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Watch Out! Protect Your Home and Office against the Internet of Things

January 28th, 2015 by admin

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Internet of Things (IoT) devices provide a powerful way to utilize technology to enhance everyday machines in your home or office, from wrist fitness bands to refrigerators to thermostats. The ability to monitor your home security cameras while you’re...

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Posted in: Cyber and Data Security