Layered Security Services

Protecting your data, your processes, and your investment Companies across the globe took a new approach in 2020 to doing business, including moving more to the cloud and using virtual workflows for the first time. This opened the door even wider to cyberattacks. Cybercriminals look to businesses of all sizes, not just big businesses. Don’t…

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Demonstrating Compliance With Data Security Regulations Can Be Easy If You Are Prepared

Keep a close watch on IT system access These days, most businesses are subject to data protection laws or regulations of one kind or another. Violations often come with pretty stiff penalties. To help demonstrate you are compliant with access control requirements, you should have clear policies and procedures about who gets access to what,…

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What is the Best Way to Change Your Passwords?

You change your clothes. You change your oil. Make sure you also change your passwords. An alert pops up on your computer: It is time to change your password again. Sigh. Fine. You will just change from password4! to password5! and― Not so fast. Regular password changes are meant to make sure that even if…

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How Strong Are Your Passwords?

  Strong Security Starts with Strong Passwords If you use the same password for multiple systems―online shopping, email, your company’s cloud bookkeeping solution, etc.―you are not alone. Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg is guilty of this. In 2016 his LinkedIn credentials were compromised in a major breach, giving hackers access to his Twitter account, too,…

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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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5 Microsoft 365 Security Configurations You Should Make Right Now

Is your Microsoft 365 business account suffering from misconfiguration? This is when your security settings aren’t where they should be. There are many Quad-Cities area business owners that use their cloud platforms “out of the box.” They never explore additional security settings that could provide better protection for their data and accounts. Did you know…

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