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Facebook Exposed Millions Of User Passwords By Mistake

Posted: 03/22/2019 in: Consumer, Passwords, Security, social media

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 wasn’t supposed to happen. What does this mean? When companies save your password, most of them…

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Steer Clear of Tax Time Cyber Crime

Posted: 03/06/2019 in: Consumer, Passwords, Security, Top Lists

Tech Tips from CoopSys – Episode 1 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 their taxes online this year. Meanwhile, online cyber risks are more imminent, diverse, and severe than ever before. This is a…

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Data Storage Options for Your Small Business

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 solutions designed with all the necessary considerations in mind: Power consumption, scalability, security, reliability,and accessibility, in…

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Data Privacy Day 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 to empower people to protect their digital footprint, highlighting and escalating the protection of data and…

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Why Your Business Must Invest in Dark Web Scanning

Posted: 12/12/2018 in: Consumer, Passwords, Security

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 and may be gravely underestimating how we could be affected. These attacks over the past 2…

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7 Critical Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Business

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 company. What do you do when you know you have assets that are not secured? Are…

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Spear Phishing Gets More Sophisticated for The Holidays

Posted: 11/08/2018 in: Consumer, Security

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 in every way (aside from that printer that never seems to work). In this climate of…

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5 Important Reasons To Outsource Your IT Security

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 of businesses had experienced some sort of cybersecurity attack. Protecting your hardware, software, and technology assets,…

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Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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 essentially any application employees download or IT service they sign up for without vetting by your…

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Top 3 Reasons Why A Third-Party IT Assessment Is A Good Investment For Your Business

How can you make smart decisions for your company without all the information to do so? A third-party IT assessment, or technology assessment, is an evaluation from a source outside of your company that gives you a full picture of your current technology disposition. On top of this, it will hone in on any events…

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