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Meltdown and Spectre Security Flaws - What to Know

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Jan 5, 2018 4:09:49 PM


This week a pair of major security flaws were discovered with the ability to affect all of your tablets, PCs, mobile devices, and cloud products you may own. Named Meltdown and Spectre, these hardware-based bugs have the potential to allow hackers the ability to steal sensitive information like passwords and other personal information through vulnerabilities in modern processors (Intel, ARM, AMD). 

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Topics: IT Security

Is an Information Security Risk Assessment Right for My Business?

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Jan 4, 2018 1:05:00 PM


Unfortunately, most company management still believes that their organization is safe and secure because they are too small to be targeted, are 100% compliant, have never been breached in the past or have already invested resources into staff or other cybersecurity measures – this is just not true...

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Topics: IT Security

$ave BIG! Take Advantage of Section 179 Tax Deduction

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Dec 18, 2017 1:41:11 PM

Did you know your business can deduct up to $500,000 spent on most IT equipment and software purchases before the end of the year? If you have not done so already, now is a great time to consider taking advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction — a special federal IRS law that allows businesses to deduct all or part of the purchase price of certain qualifying business equipment.  This tax deduction is a great opportunity to put substantial dollars back in your pocket for 2017! 

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Topics: Procurement, Taxes

Help Ransomware: What to Know About Recent Bad Rabbit

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Nov 7, 2017 12:36:50 PM

A new and major ransomware attack is currently spreading throughout Europe. Although there have only been a small number of reported cases in the US, we wanted to be as proactive as possible and share this information with our valued clients, friends and colleagues. Please read the following information and share it with your family, friends, co-workers and end users.

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Topics: IT Security

Casino Night Raises Over $9K for BHH!

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Nov 1, 2017 11:53:28 AM

 

Friends, families, clients and colleagues, it is with great pride and humility to inform you all we successfully raised over $9K for Bringing Hope Home (BHH) and local families battling cancer – Amazingness!



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Topics: Insider

Let's Go "ALL IN" for Families with Cancer!

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Aug 23, 2017 11:50:00 AM

LANTIUM is proud to announce our 1st Annual Casino Night to raise money for Bringing Hope Home (BHH). We hope you will join us at our Blue Bell headquarters on Saturday, October 21st for a fun-filled event all while benefitting local families battling cancer. 

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Topics: Insider

What to Know About Recent “Petya” Ransomware Attack

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Jun 29, 2017 11:15:00 AM

A quickly spreading ransomware attack called “Petya” has affected more than 12,000 machines running older versions of MS Windows worldwide.  This new ransomware has hit high-profile targets in multiple countries, including the United States. While Petya has not infiltrated as many machines as ransomware WannaCry did in May, it is more dangerous and has the power to create more damage. Here is what you need to know about this potentially dangerous cyberattack and how to keep you and your organization safe.

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Topics: IT Security

Mobile Device and Laptop Security: 5 Ways to Stay Safe

Posted by Paul Ferdas on May 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The greatest strength of laptops, notebooks and tablets are also their greatest weakness – portability. It’s what makes these tools so useful for mobile professionals, but it is also what leaves them so vulnerable to theft. 

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Topics: IT Security, Mobile Devices, laptops

What to Know About the 'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack

Posted by Paul Ferdas on May 15, 2017 1:05:00 PM

A major ransomware attack is currently spreading worldwide, impacting over 100 countries. This attack, called “WannaCry” affects Microsoft Windows systems by exploiting a vulnerability called EternalBlue. Microsoft provided a patch for this in March and you can learn more about it here at Microsoft's blog.

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Topics: IT Security

Celebrating Earth Day From an IT Perspective

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Apr 20, 2017 7:05:00 PM

This week the world celebrates Earth Day – a holiday dedicated to the education and support of environmental issues and protection. What began as a way to raise public awareness of air and water pollution, has become the “largest secular civic event in the world” with more than one billion people involved in Earth Day activities. Earth Day is celebrated globally and sometimes extended into “Earth Week,” a full seven days of events focused on green awareness.

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Topics: Insider

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