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Relax! We’ve got it covered.

 

It’s summer, and it’s hot. Really hot. The kids are out of school, and summer vacations are in full swing everywhere.

Isn’t it good to know that Carolinas Net Care is never on vacation?

Well, I should probably clarify that, in case you are tempted to report us to the Department of Labor. We do take vacations – and give all of our systems engineers and technicians time off, too. But not at the same time. And that’s the key to maintaining ...

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What’s the Motivation?

 

It wasn’t a great movie. In fact, it had almost been forgotten until George Clooney and his friends produced a remake in 2001.

It was Ocean’s 11, starring Frank Sinatra, Angie Dickenson, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and a number of other famous Hollywood stars. The premise was pretty simple: a group of ex-military friends would rob five Las Vegas casinos on a single night. It ...

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Security Alert!

 

From time to time, we’ll use this blog to update you on specific security alerts of which you should be aware. This post regards a specific phishing attack that we are seeing with increasing frequency.

This attack occurs when an email is received appearing to be from a known sender, and including an attachment. Attempting to open the attachment results in an immediate prompt for a username and password. Do NOT enter your username and password when opening an email attachment.

A ...

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Some Security Facts and Figures

 

At our 2018 Spring Technology Briefing two weeks ago, we covered more of what seems to be our favorite topic these days: security.

From time-to-time, we all feel as if it’s all we write and talk about. It’s not. But it is on our minds and our agendas every day. There are a lot of bad dudes out there. You came to Carolinas Net Care ...

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Like Linus, Only Better.

 

You remember Linus. He’s Lucy’s little brother in Charles Schultz’ famous Peanuts cartoon series.

(I’d post a picture, but I don’t want to pay a royalty. We do everything possible to keep your costs down.)

Anyway, Linus never went anywhere without his security blanket. He always held it in his left hand. As long as his security blanket was by his side, he never worried about anything. He could cope. He could maneuver. He could withstand any evil force with his trusty ...

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Keep Your Guard Up.

 

You’d have to live in a cave (without television or the internet) not to know security and privacy are the catchwords of the IT industry in 2018.

Or perhaps a desert island. Or the moon.

Even then, it would be hard to escape the constant barrage of news item after news item telling of the latest breach of data or inadvertent sharing of personal data to the dark web (or worse).

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Wiretaps, 2018

 

It wasn’t that long ago, really. Or maybe it just seems so.

“Don’t send that to me in email. It’s not secure. Text it to me on my phone.”

Cellular networks were considered far more secure than other forms of communication. And in everyone’s defense, they probably were.

Not any more. For quite a while, Carolinas NetCare has been warning clients (and anyone concerned) of the perils of cellphone security. So it didn’t surprise us to read the article LTE ...

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Saving Face.

(Or, “How Can I Give Myself a Little Extra Protection on the World Wide Web?)

Here we go again. While technically not a security breach, we were reminded this week something we all know already but sometimes conveniently choose to ignore:

Almost everything we do online is being monitored…somewhere…by someone…for some purpose.

Let me say first this article has nothing to do with politics, at least as ...

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Real, and human.

 

Here’s something you should know about Carolinas NetCare.

We’re people.

I know, I know. “Bill is a beast.” Or, “Peggy is an angel.”

We’ve heard it all. (And Bill is a beast, and Peggy is an angel.) But really, we are just people, and one of the things we’ve always prided ourselves in is we approach technology and all of its facets knowing that, while we know it like the backs of our hands, you may not. Of course, we don’t know anything ...

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In the News – Medical Practice Security

 

No new breach! At least for now.

Still, we’ve probably written articles about data and network security as much as any other topic this medium.

So we were interested recently to read this article published by the American Medical Association entitled To beat digital divide, time for the talk with your IT vendors, concerning the need for medical practices to step up their game when it comes to medical data security. Stated clearly in the article is the assertion that:

In terms ...

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