The USB Drive Drop

October 26th, 2016 by Pamela Michael

USB Drive Drop2017 promises to be a good year for pirate enthusiasts like me. Black Sails will be back for its fourth season on Starz, and I just saw the new trailer for Disney’s next POTC movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales. I (and much of the world if ratings are any indicator) am captivated by these tales of pirates and their renegade lifestyle. Hollywood has glamorized the crime for us and created handsome new symbols of freedom, adventure and raucous living. What’s not to love?

Perhaps as a result of my fascination for movie pirates, I’m also a bit infatuated with today’s digital pirates (AKA hackers). Not only do I want to know about all their schemes in an attempt to protect myself, but if I’m honest, I’m also a bit amazed by the creative ways these evil geniuses invent to steal information. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s Time to Get Serious About End User Security

October 11th, 2016 by Pamela Michael

End User Security It’s time to get serious about end user security. According to Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, spear-phishing campaigns targeting employees increased 55 percent in 2015. Of those attacks, 43% were aimed at companies with less than 250 employees. Ransomware increased by 35% and expanded to target any network-connected device, including smartphones and tablets. Cross-over attacks are also on the rise. What does all this mean? If you’re not training your team to identify and avoid these attacks, it’s no longer a matter of if you’ll get hit, it’s merely a matter of when. Read the rest of this entry »


Micro Visions Adds Second Date for Breakfast Bytes: End User Security

October 5th, 2016 by Pamela Michael

MIV Second Breakfast AddedOur October 26th informative breakfast covering end user security has been filled. If you missed your chance to register for this important event, please note that an encore presentation has been added on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Seats are filling fast! Reserve your spot today.

-Micro Visions, Inc.

 

 

Breakfast Bytes: End User Security

Most business owners and IT managers have taken great steps to secure and protect their valuable business data. However, a glaring vulnerability still remains: your end users.

IT security is the responsibility of everyone. As the first line of your defense, your users need to thoroughly understand your security compliance policy as well as how to identify and avoid cyber attacks. Join us for an informational breakfast where we’ll discuss ways to educate your team on their role in organizational security. Among the topics we’ll be discussing:

– The importance of a well-defined network security policy

– Passwords: Why passwords are out and phrases are in

– How to recognize phishing and social engineering scams

– Basic safety tips for the entire team

This event will be held at our corporate offices: 264 Leonard Street – Grand Rapids, MI  49503

There is no charge for this event, however space is limited. Don’t miss your chance to attend this very important event! Reserve your spot today!