E911 Compliance

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

CAN EMERGENCY RESPONDERS FIND A 911 CALLER IN YOUR ORGANIZATION? E911 Legislation and Compliance As of 2017, your company or institution can be legally liable for 911 calls that fail to provide the correct location of the caller.  As of December 31, 2016, if your system does not meet these standards, you have a legal obligation to change your phone system immediately in order to avoid stiff fines and penalties ranging from $500.00 to $5,000.00 per offense. [...]

Yahoo Hacked – 500 Million User Accounts Affected

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Yesterday, Yahoo confirmed claims that 500 million user accounts were stolen as of a 2014. The data that was compromised includes names, emails, passwords, telephone numbers, and the answers to account security questions. If your account is one Yahoo suspects was compromised, you'll be prompted to enter a new password as soon as you log on. If you use the same password on other accounts, you should change those, too. How to Minimize Risk While there is nothing you can [...]

CNC Alert – Malware/Ransomware

August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

With the increase in frequency of Malware and Ransomware attacks over the past few months, we felt the need to make our clients aware of this threat and offer a best practices summary to assist our clients in defending their networks. What does it look like and how does it work? There are different types of ransomware. However, all of them will prevent you from using your PC normally, and they will all ask you [...]

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Option to block Windows 10 Upgrades

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

  Microsoft has been getting more and more aggressive with their upgrade to Windows 10, but it is important to make sure that all of your important programs are compliant with Windows 10 before going through with the upgrade.  This is very important since there are a number of mainstream and proprietary business applications that have known compliance issues with this new OS. Since Microsoft began offering free upgrades last year, reverting Windows 10 upgrades have become one of [...]

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Web Accessibility & the Law

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The legal requirement of websites to be handicap accessible has been a point of hot debate since the 90's, but in August of 2016 (This decision has been deferred until 2018), that debate is finally expected to take a major turn in favor of our handicap community by requiring most websites to adopt the same handicap accessibility requirements as federally funded websites. Understanding the new Section 508 Compliance Standard In 1990, the Americans with [...]

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Uninstall QuickTime for Windows

April 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Since Apple officially pulled support for Windows QuickTime earlier this year, two major vulnerabilities have been discovered that significantly compromise the security of any Windows machine that currently uses QuickTime player.  While the discovery of such vulnerabilities is not uncommon in the IT industry, in most cases the publishing company will quickly release updates to fix these problems.  However, for discontinued products such as this, there is not going to be a solution. Rather than waiting for [...]

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Gone Phishing

May 12th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’ve ever been fishing, then you know that it is a peaceful experience. But if you’ve ever been “Phished” then you can attest that is not a pleasant situation to be in. Phishing is the act of an assailant accessing the personal information of others with the intention of committing fraud. Here at CNC, we have compiled a list of 10 ways to not get hooked by a Phisher. Invest in Email, Spam and Anti-Malware [...]

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Cryptolocker: Files Held for Ransom

April 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Cryptolocker: Files Held for Ransom Cryptolocker is what is known as a ransomware trojan virus that targets Windows machines. It is a highly sophisticated computer virus that encrypts files and then holds the files for ransom by requesting payments through Bitcoin or pre-paid cash payments. Although the original virus has been identified and contained, there are new variants that claim to be the Cryptolocker virus and thus perform the same actions. Regardless, the best way to [...]

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Keeping XP Leaves You Exposed! Oh my….

February 20th, 2014|0 Comments

The world is going to end on April 8, 2014! The XP world, that is. It’s now time to update to the latest version of Windows. Sure, you can still use Windows XP, but do you want to risk it? Microsoft support will end for XP, the security updates will end for XP and then your PC will be exposed to risks such as: security and compliance, resulting in control failure and suspension of [...]

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End of Life

January 24th, 2014|0 Comments

End of Life Windows XP is No Longer Supported! On April 8, 2014, after 12 years of support, Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft. You can look here for more information. What This Means for You If you run a Windows XP machine, you need to update now. While your computer will still run, your antivirus will be completely ineffective. Give CNC a call so that we can set up an [...]

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Spy Code – Data Encryption

December 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Let encryption transform information on your computer as unreadable to everyone except those with the code or key. Think of it as a secret spy code. Using algorithms, the information is transformed into an unreadable scramble of letters and then decoded to those who have the key into readable words and information. Encryption is mandatory for keeping information secure and more sensitive data is being stored in computers, sent over the internet in emails or on the [...]

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Benefits of Organic SEO

September 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Did you know that as of December 2012, the average American had 1 – 2 internet devices and by 2015 the average person will have 5? The internet is growing and if you run a business, it’s not something you can ignore anymore; especially if you want to compete with others in your industry. Every time I hear about Organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO), I think about free range chickens, pesticide free crops and health. [...]

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CNC is Now Clio Certified

June 7th, 2013|0 Comments

CNC is now Clio certified! Through CNC, law firms can now access many great features that Clio has to offer. Because Clio is a cloud and web based service, there is no hardware that needs to be installed and it can be accessed from anywhere at any time on both computers and phones on any operating system. Clio is exceptionally secure, offering bank-level security with 265-bit SSL encryption. It presents a simple billing system with [...]

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In the Clouds – What is Cloud Technology?

October 18th, 2012|0 Comments

Cloud vendors to the left, cloud servers to the right, cloud services everywhere. Have you felt lately that the current state of technology is moving so fast that you feel like a jet plane in the clouds? Well, you are both literally and figuratively in the clouds and here is why: The advancements in technology are moving rapidly and it is forever altering the landscape of our world; in the same way birds are no [...]

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Last Chance – On July 9th Your Internet Might Crash

July 5th, 2012|0 Comments

There’s well known malware around (called DNSChanger) that could boot you from the internet on July 9th. It’s really not even malware anymore, and I’ll explain that more shortly. It won’t do much else than that. The hard part will be that once you’re disconnected; how will you figure out how to get it corrected? This malware, if infected, has changed the way your computer surfs the internet, by using a different set of DNS [...]