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It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

With the leaves falling and Pumpkin Spice Lattes selling, a lot of folks are getting ready for Halloween. However, there’s something spookier lurking in everyone’s lives. It’s the growing risk of a cyber-attack! Good thing that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCASM). Started by the Dept. of Homeland Security in 2004, the NCASM campaign […]

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Drive Encryption: What You Need to Know

What is drive encryption? Drive encryption is a way to keep your data private by encrypting (or scrambling) the data on your hard drive. It can only be read with a key. The key decodes the data, making it readable (also known as decryption). Why you should encrypt? We all want to keep our data […]

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Happy National IT Professionals’ Day!

We’ve built a team of the great IT Professionals, and we’re proud to celebrate their hard work! Our clients also have great things to say about them. “Kevin was super to work with today – he stuck with the issue until it was resolved and was able to check-in with me to verify things were working […]

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Critical Security Alert: Windows 10 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft issued critical security patches for Windows 10 on August 13th and is warning all users to update their operating system immediately.  Microsoft discovered multiple vulnerabilities that can allow machines to spread malware without any user interaction. If WorkSmart manages security patches for your workstations, these patches are being deployed through our normal process. To […]

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WorkSmart Expands IT Services to Atlanta

Acquisition allows WorkSmart to continue its investment and growth in SMB market Durham, N.C. – October 16, 2018 – WorkSmart today announced the acquisition of CDI Managed Services’ small and midsize business (SMB) clients, expanding WorkSmart’s footprint into Atlanta, GA and the New York Metro area. The acquisition was finalized on October 1st, 2018. WorkSmart […]

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How we connect

In our last post we covered the access you need for your company to communicate best. Now we’re reviewing the tools we can use to connect with each other electronically, and personally. CONNECTING ELECTRONICALLY Our favorite way to communicate at work is electronic. Email and instant messaging are the first tools we use to share […]

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Patching the Spectre & Meltdown security vulnerabilities

You may have heard about the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities recently. While there’s no evidence of anyone exploiting the security flaw, we want to make sure our clients are aware of how it’s being resolved. Microsoft has developed a security update patch that repairs the vulnerability. However, testing revealed that this patch can cause incompatibilities with antivirus programs. These […]

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