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Password Security is about to Change for the Better

It’s no secret that most computer users have password fatigue; many people are forced to remember numerous passwords, each with their own set of requirements and often with mandated refresh cycles.  The result is that security is actually made weaker as users stumble to create easy to remember passwords or simply write down their passwords [...]

IT Computer Computer Support of New York Gains Membership in the MSPAlliance

IT Computer Support of New York has joined the MSPAlliance, a global organization of cloud, managed service providers and dedicated vendors. MSPAlliance Members are eligible for MSP and Cloud Certifications including, SSAE16 Audits and ultimately achieve certification through the MSPAlliance MSP/Cloud Verify System™.  The MSPAlliance works to further the advancement of Cloud Computing around the [...]

By |2016-09-26T00:40:00+00:00September 26th, 2016|Business Management, Business Support, Uncategorized|0 Comments

84% of US and UK Organization Have Been Hit by Spear-Phishing Attacks

Spear-phishing attacks differ from normal cyber-attacks in that the attacker specifically targets an individual or organization to steal information.  The precise nature of spear-phishing makes it more difficult to defend against than traditional spam and most organizations are not prepared to deal with the threat.  A new study from security vendor Cloudmark, revealed that over [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:53+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Business Support, Phishing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over 100 Million Internet Explorer Users Must Upgrade Before January 12th

On January 12th 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for versions of Internet Explorer older than IE11.  With less than three weeks left, this could be a problem for the millions of Internet Explorer users who still use outdated software. Numbers vary, but it is estimated that at least 124 [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:53+00:00December 30th, 2015|Business Support, Internet Explorer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Penetration Testing: An Ongoing Commitment to Security

In our previous articles, we have shown examples of typical threats and taken you through the process of choosing a penetration test vendor.  This week we will guide you through the long-term goals of penetration tests and explain some of the repercussions of not maintaining your penetration test procedures and regulatory compliance. Often in discussions [...]

Penetration Testing: How to Choose the Right Vendor

In last week’s article, we covered the basics of what a penetration test is and why they should make them part of your regular security regiment.  This week we will to cover things to look out for when choosing your penetration test vendor.   Not all penetration test vendors are created equal; many service providers [...]

Your IT “Eyes and Hands”, What does it Mean?

There is an increase in the needs of businesses to maintain satellite offices in the New York City area, but many of these businesses don’t have the external  IT capabilities or manpower to manage them.  IT Computer Support of New York offers extensive services that enable you to have qualified and knowledgeable remote eyes and [...]

The Hidden Value of Licensure Evaluations

For the last two months, IT Computer Support of New York has conducted Software Asset Management presentations at the Dell Solutions center in New York City.  As part of the presentations, we have provided free evaluation software to all of the attending companies.  On the base level, these evaluations provide information about a business’s licensure [...]