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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

Philadelphia Firm Recognized for Technical Expertise for Third Consecutive Year

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Mar 30, 2017 1:09:23 PM


CRN®
, a brand of The Channel Company, recently named Lantium, a Philadelphia IT consulting firm, to its 2017 Tech Elite list.  CRN’s annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors.


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Topics: Awards

7 Simple Habits for Data Breach Prevention

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Mar 9, 2017 2:37:29 PM

Self-healing BIOS, self-encrypting drives, and pre-boot authentication are just some of the leading-edge ways cybercriminals are illegally browsing, stealing, destroying or otherwise corrupting company and individuals’ private information.  As the daily news is chock full of headlines of the latest data breach, it is clear the cybersecurity industry is not going to see a decrease in budgetary spending anytime soon.

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Topics: IT Security

5 Symptoms of a Compromised Computer

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Feb 23, 2017 3:15:00 PM

 We all like to think that the Internet is a safe place. Unfortunately email, social media, malicious websites, ransomware and advertisement pop-ups can all pose a threat. Having an antivirus program installed on your computer will help catch and get rid of harmful malware, but it might not catch everything — especially if not installed properly or updated with the latest definitions.

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Topics: IT Security

Philadelphia Technology Firm Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Feb 16, 2017 10:19:27 AM

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, recently named Lantium (a Philadelphia IT consulting firm) to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. CRN’s annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services.

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Topics: Awards

Inaugural Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Feb 8, 2017 11:05:00 AM

The Social Innovations Journal Awards recognize and honor the region’s most passionate social innovators and entrepreneur leaders whose work and social impact is often missed.  These individuals quietly make our region a more inclusive, equitable and thriving community of innovation and opportunity for all residents.  Last week, Lantium had the privilege to sponsor, present and nominate at the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal Awards -- a night to celebrate Philadelphia’s regional visionaries and how they are changing the social landscape in Greater Philadelphia.

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Season's Greetings and Happy New Year!

Posted by Joel Goins on Dec 21, 2016 1:45:00 PM

It’s been a fantastic year for Lantium and we hope the same for all of you. With the holidays upon us, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for making 2016 such a success. We are excited to begin our 18th year of business in 2017 – which we could never have accomplished without our great staff and clientele. 

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Do This Now: Seven Things to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Dec 6, 2016 3:03:00 PM


The enterprise IT security landscape saw a considerable uptick in the number of ransomware attacks throughout 2016. Although not a new type or style of hack by any means, ransomware has risen in popularity focusing on businesses of all sizes.  Here are seven easy things you need to do NOW to minimize the risk and ensure your organization does not become the next victim... 

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Topics: IT Security, Ransomware

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