Understanding the Lifecycle: End-of-Life (EOL) Guidelines for Business IT Hardware   Similar to your vehicle's tires that keep it rolling or your home's roof that protects you, your IT environment's hardware needs to be replaced and upgraded. These items have an EOL - End Of Life attached to them provided by the manufacturer.   Here are the main hardware types that impact your IT environment and should not be...

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Cybersecurity Training

Cybersecurity Training for Employees   In the intricate realm of digital defense, your employees stand as the formidable frontline. They wield the power to either shield against potential information security threats or inadvertently expose vulnerabilities. The pivotal factor lies in the depth and quality of their cybersecurity training.   Venture Pointe, drawing from extensive experience, recognizes the profound impact of a well-prepared team. Let's delve into why top-tier cybersecurity...

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Phone scams and data breaches

The Rising threat of Phone Scams and Data Breaches   This week in Jacksonville FL, there has been an increase in phone scams (Vishing) targeting people's bank accounts. The scammers impersonate bank representatives to gain access to the victim’s checking account and after they’re in, they lock the victim out of their account. These scams are often sophisticated, leveraging data from recent breaches to make their attacks...

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The Genesis: HHS's Mandate for Cybersecurity Excellence Recently, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has introduced a set of healthcare-specific Cybersecurity Performance Goals (CPGs) aimed at assisting the healthcare sector in emphasizing crucial security best practices. These voluntary CPGs comprise both "Essential" and "Enhanced" goals, including widely adopted measures such as multifactor authentication and basic incident response planning. Although the goals themselves are not groundbreaking...

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Can Medical Devices Be Hacked?

Securing Healthcare: Defending Against Medical Device Vulnerabilities Empowering Healthcare with Strong Cybersecurity Measures   In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, sometimes concise articles can be powerful public service messages.   The Challenge: Medical Device Vulnerabilities Within the dynamic field of healthcare, increasing attention is being drawn to the vulnerability of medical devices. This emerging challenge has the potential to redefine the landscape of healthcare technology management and security. It may come as...

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Looney Tunables

Looney Tunables - The Linux Vulnerability   In the wake of a recent disclosure, security researchers have been hard at work crafting proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits for a critical security vulnerability, known as CVE-2023-4911, affectionately called "Looney Tunables." This flaw, discovered within the widely utilized GNU C Library (glibc) found in various Linux distributions, has raised concerns in the cybersecurity community.  The Vulnerability Brought to light by the diligent team...

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  Elon Musk, CEO of X announced that they've been able to save nearly 60% in cloud costs by exiting the cloud and moving to on-promise servers. While enacting the cloud exit strategy appears to have worked for a large company such as X, would it work for your company?   In today's fast-paced digital landscape, the question of whether a company should pursue a cloud exit strategy...

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In a world driven by technology, even the most renowned establishments aren't immune to the threat of cyberattacks. This week, MGM Resorts found itself at the center of a cyber crisis, as the notorious ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware group claimed responsibility for a crippling cyber outage. In this blog post, we delve into the details of this incident, how the attackers gained access and MGM Resorts' response.   According...

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As the world becomes more digitized, the importance of user security awareness training cannot be overstated. Cybercrime is on the rise, and businesses are increasingly becoming targets of hacking, phishing, and other cyber-attacks. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of user security awareness training and why it should be a top priority for your business. What is User Security Awareness Training? User security awareness...

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It's no secret that businesses of all sizes are moving their operations to the cloud at an unprecedented rate. The cloud has rapidly become the go-to solution for companies looking to improve their agility, scalability, and efficiency while reducing costs. Venture Pointe has assisted many clients in transitioning from on-premise services and applications to 100% cloud based apps. But many of our smaller clients often...

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