Blogs

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.

Bowling Night 2017

Friday night was bowling night for Advantage Technology! The Advantage Technology crew met up at Venture Lanes in St. Albans  and bowled until they kicked us out.

One thing we’re constantly grateful for is the fact we all get along so well and enjoy each other’s company. When we say that Our Advantage Is Our People, we're talking about more than just our expertise. We’re talking about the fact that we all get along great and really enjoy working together.

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.

Ignorance of cybersecurity is no excuse
Law

Target. Yahoo. eBay. Netflix. JP Morgan Chase. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Sony. Ashley Madison. The Democratic National Committee. LinkedIn. Home Depot.

What do all of those companies have in common? They all have been the victim of cybersecurity breaches.

Imagine how attractive a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice or personal injury is to a hacker. Or what about a defense firm with terabytes of business emails, trade secrets and financial information?

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)

Why Dell EMC PowerEdge 14G and why refresh your server now?
Dell EMC 14G PowerEdge

The latest generation of PowerEdge technology is specifically designed to help drive IT transformation by delivering a worryfree infrastructure that is automated, secure and scalable – with no compromises.

Featuring next generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Dell EMC PowerEdge 14G servers are Dell EMC’s most cutting-edge portfolio of PowerEdge servers yet.

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.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

On July 19th, we held our July Advantage Lunch live from Edgewood Country Club where it was simulcast to Shepherdstown and via webinar. (If you haven’t heard about our Advantage Lunch, learn more at advantagelunch.com) In addition to the pictures and video below, be sure to check out our Facebook photo album!

What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin

With all the recent news involving ransomware, Bitcoin has been getting more attention than ever before. It’s to the point where it’s become almost synonymous with cybercrime, but few people really understand why or even what Bitcoin is.

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