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02/10/2020

Every second Monday in February the National Day Calendar reminds us that it is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. This is an official reminder to take inventory of our hardware, software, documents, and apps and channel our inner…

01/23/2020

You’ve probably heard bad things about the dark web, or Darknet as it is sometimes called. With “dark” in the name, it even sounds scary… but do you know what the dark web actually is? In this post, we…

01/15/2020

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 8: 2020 Cybersecurity and Tech Warnings What better time than the start of the new year to reflect on what we have seen and learned over the course of the previous year! In…

01/02/2020

One of the leading providers of cybersecurity solutions worldwide, Check Point Software Technologies, released what they think is a 2020 cybersecurity cold war brewing and what that might involve. What they came up with is a shortlist of the…

11/29/2019

Read this before you do any more shopping this season! This year we encourage you, more than ever, to commit to holiday cyber safety. We’ve put together a shortlist of tips to serve as your guide. Be prepared to…

11/11/2019

Ransomware holds its spot at the top of the list of malware threats year after year for good reason: It is a highly profitable and effective attack vector for cyber criminals. In order to figure out how to survive…

10/25/2019

When you don’t upgrade to Windows 10, you’re leaving your machine and your entire network open to a variety of critical vulnerabilities. As we have addressed over the past year, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7 after…

10/18/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 6: 10 Tips for Cyber Safety In this episode of Tech Tips from CoopSys we walk through our 10 tips for cyber safety list, which offers some simple tactics to help members of…

08/02/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 5: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) 101 and Introduction to Single Sign-On (SSO) This is episode 5 of Tech Tips from CoopSys, we discuss the multi-layered approach to authentication, as well as the concept of…

04/25/2019

There is humongous opportunity right now for credit unions and financial institutions to create a better customer experience. Just a few small changes could mean higher customer satisfaction as well as more new and returning business. For credit unions…

03/28/2019

Whether we’re talking cyber security for your personal life or cyber security for business, we know how daunting it can be to figure out your best options. That challenge is largely the product of our digital life and how…

03/22/2019

Facebook announced today that during a “routine security review” in January they uncovered a huge security issue: Well over 200 million users’ passwords were being stored in a “readable format” – plaintext – within their data storage systems. That…

03/06/2019

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 1: Avoid Tax Time Cyber Crime Tax season is upon us, which means tax time cyber crime is back with a vengeance! The deadline is approaching and about 90% of Americans will file…

03/01/2019

What is the best storage solution for your organization? IT managers and business leadership teams are faced with a range of choices that vary depending on the type of data being generated and retained. Many companies are offering end-to-end…

01/18/2019

Cooperative Systems joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in the global efforts to support Data Privacy Day (DPD) by becoming a 2019 champion! This is an internationally recognized effort made each year on January 28. It is intended…

12/12/2018

No business is immune to data breaches, whether big or small. We know we sound like a broken record on this one, but it’s true. We see the high-profile companies like Equifax and Uber experiencing massive cyber attacks often…

12/05/2018

Technology in your office that’s not secure is a sure gateway for nefarious hackers and unscrupulous technology-thieves. Your software, laptops, desktops, and other connected devices, when not protected and monitored, can do way more harm than good for your…

11/08/2018

Most of us have a virtual personal assistant that lives in our pockets, internet connected devices in our homes to make our lives easier, and we’re having lengthy customer service conversations with chat bots. Technology has gotten more sophisticated…

10/26/2018

Cybersecurity threats against businesses like yours have grown exponentially in size and sophistication in recent years. It’s clear that no business is completely safe. As a matter of fact, Inc.com states that even as of 2017 almost 50 percent…

10/02/2018

Do you know every web application your employees are using? There is a high probability that your workforce is utilizing many devices and applications without explicit approval. Collectively, these programs and devices are called Shadow IT. Shadow IT is…