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SWARM Reports with SonicWall

On June 14th, we held our June Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. We invited our friends from SonicWall to talk about SWARM reports.

A SWARM report is an assessment that helps customers identify real-time vulnerabilities and network threats. Each SWARM report is easy to navigate and features a Security Index score based on current network activity and any security threats that have been identified by SonicWall’s next-generation firewalls. SWARM reports help customers prevent any cyber threat surprises.

The 4th Annual Picnic on Cinco de Mayo

Last year we had our company picnic in July, and our first picnic was in August. The problem with that time of year is that it’s hot. Very hot! So this year, we thought we’d have our 4th Annual Picnic in May, and Cinco de Mayo gave us the perfect theme.

The 2018 Weight Loss Competition

Starting in January, the entire Advantage Technology team began our Weight Loss Competition. And this is not just for mere bragging rights; cash prizes were offered to everyone who lost a certain amount of weight. We started off by dividing into teams of four with a total of twelve teams. After the initial weigh-in, we struggled to lose every ounce until finally, twelve weeks later, we had the official weigh-in. The team to lose the most percentage of weight got to walk home with a cool $500 each!

Watch as the winners were announced live on Facebook:

Understanding and Qualifying for Cyber Insurance

On March 21st, we held out March Advantage Lunch live from Edgewood Country Club where it was simulcast on Facebook Live. In addition to the pictures and video below, be sure to check out our Facebook photo album!

Does your network have KRACKs?

On October 16, 2017, Belgian security researchers made public their findings that demonstrated fundamental design flaws in WPA2 that could lead to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks on wireless networks.

Named KRACKs, or key reinstallation attacks, this technique can theoretically be used by attackers to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting wireless users leveraging these flaws in the WiFi standard. Based on their research, CERT issued a series of CVEs to address this flaw, and most vendors affected have issued patches as of this writing.

Cybersecurity with Rob Dixon

On Tuesday, October 17th, I was invited to appear on 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert show to talk to their audience about cybersecurity. I took the opportunity to bring along our Director of Information Security Services, Rob Dixon.

To stay out of the headlines, take cybersecurity seriously

You’ve probably heard about the Equifax data breach. And you’ve probably noticed an uptick in the conversation about cybersecurity. There’s a really simple reason why stories like this are happening more and more frequently; we simply aren’t taking cybersecurity seriously.

Everyone’s trying to kill Flash

Back in the Internet’s salad days, when it was green in content and cold in multimedia support, designers were extremely limited in what they could do. For the most part, the Internet was designed to deliver academic papers, and while image support was available by the 90’s, there was no way to show video or animation. It was all just images and text. (If you’re too young to remember or just want a flashback, check out Space Jam’s website, it literally hasn’t changed since 1996)

The Advantage Lunch Reaches the Eastern Panhandle and Beyond

Last week we had our July Advantage Lunch on Cybersecurity Fundamentals. But as we’ve expanded our offices to Morgantown and Shepherdstown, it’s become important to be able to reach far beyond our Charleston headquarters. With that in mind, we set the ambitious goal of simulcasting the Advantage Lunch to the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown and via webinar.

The 3rd Annual Advantage Technology Picnic

Even though last year’s big day was in the office, I’m still counting it as a company picnic. And that makes July 22nd our third company picnic. This one was held at Coonskin Park with a big playground and lots of room for the kids to play. We’ve got some new faces since our first picnic, and lots of familiar ones.

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