2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Month: A Message From Our CEO

Hello Everyone, Bad guys have reached an all-time low and we see a quadrupling of deliberate targets and people in QC organizations. We now strongly recommend all our customers use a form of end-user training – we use and support KnowBe4, which we see allows employees to recognize baddies and reduce mistakes in opening “bad”…

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Why You Need Multi-Factor Authentication Today

Cloud adoption is pretty much a given for companies these days. The increase in cloud use over the last few years has helped small businesses be more competitive, and it has allowed many companies to continue serving customers during the pandemic. Cloud technology can keep a business going from any location; however, it can also…

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How to Use Email Encryption to Protect Sensitive Communications

A plain text email is about as secure as a postcard. Any hacker or unintended recipient that intercepts a non-encrypted email can easily read it with no special skills or software needed. What’s even more eye-opening are the types of messages that employees send by unprotected email. They’ll send confidential customer information, passwords, and even…

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What Can You Expect from the Windows 11 Upgrade?

What Can You Expect from the Windows 11 Upgrade? It’s hard to believe that it has already been six years since Windows 10 came out. That Operating System (OS) is scheduled for retirement in about four short years (October 2025), which is why the Windows 11 announcement is a timely one. Microsoft recently announced that…

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Microsoft Exchange On-Premise Server Exploit

Twin State Technical Services received notification on the morning of Wednesday, March 3, regarding four (4) unique 0-day vulnerabilities that were discovered and affecting Microsoft Exchange Server versions 2013, 2016, and 2019. The notification also disclosed that threat actors were known to be actively exploiting these vulnerabilities in the wild.   The response from the Microsoft Exchange Team can be found here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/released-march-2021-exchange-server-security-updates/ba-p/2175901   Additional…

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Year-End Technology Purchases That You Can Use for Tax Write-Offs

2020 has been an unpredictable year for many companies. But one thing that has not changed is that businesses will be paying their annual taxes in the not too distant future. One of the standard year-end activities accountants will often recommend is to make business equipment investments by December 31 that can be written off as…

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Best Ways to Prepare Your Website for the 2020 Holiday Season

Best Ways to Prepare Your Website for the 2020 Holiday Season   As we head into the holiday season, life continues to feel very different for consumers and businesses. The pandemic had impacted everything from consumer buying habits to where employees work.  Some of the impacts 2020 seen include many large retailers going out of business or closing their anchor mall stores. JC…

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Save Time and Money: Incorporate Microsoft Lists into Your Business Workflow

If your company uses Microsoft 365, a brand-new opportunity for improving workflows and replacing manual processes has just been added. Microsoft Lists was rolled out at the end of the summer to all business and enterprise subscriptions that include SharePoint. Simply switching to cloud technology does not necessarily mean all your business workflows are going…

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