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The Colonial Pipeline Catastrophe: 5 Ways Proactive IT Could Have Stopped It

By SandStorm IT | April 19, 2022
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Think proactive IT has zero to little implications for your everyday life? Consider this: Sixteen thousand. That’s the number of gas stations that ran dry in the summer of 2021. Just as the summer vacation season was getting underway, a ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline threatened to ruin it all. People began panic-buying gasoline. Cars…

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Why is it bad to reuse passwords on multiple sites?

By Robert Cleveland | September 28, 2021
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When it comes to passwords, people like to use the same passwords for pretty much everything they need to login to. It’s easy to remember and more convenient to do, but it’s actually one of the worst things you can do for your security online. In 2018, a total of 2.7 billion passwords were successfully…

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What are Managed IT Services?

What are Managed IT Services?

By Justin Oliver | July 28, 2020
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What are Managed IT Services? The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) defines managed services as “the practice of outsourcing day-to-day technology management responsibilities to a third party as a strategic method for improving operations and accelerating a return on their technology investment”, typically for a fixed price. It is the proactive monitoring of computer and…

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What makes a strong password?

What makes a strong password?

By SandStorm IT | October 14, 2019
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With all the data breaches we see on the news these days, it can sometimes be scary to trust companies with your sensitive information. However, in many cases, sensitive data is gained by an attacker taking advantage of users implementing weak passwords. Today, we will look at some examples of weak/strong passwords and what you…

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TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

What is Two Factor Authentication?

By SandStorm IT | September 30, 2019
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Two Factor Authentication, commonly abbreviated 2FA, is a second layer of authentication in addition to your password used to keep your accounts safe. Typically, a code is sent to your phone (by text or application) every time you sign into your account. You enter this code after you receive it to finish the login process.…

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