If you've followed along with the Elf on the Shelf tradition in recent years, you know that the elf is supposed to be reporting to Santa on the behavior of those they are watching over. This year, SumnerOne joined in on the fun and we added Peppermint the Elf to our payroll! Peppermint was our newest employee and we were so excited to welcome her to the SumnerOne family, even if the fun had to be short-lived. After all the fun and games, we knew Peppermint would have to be headed back to the North Pole. We can't wait to see what she will have up her sleeve for next year.
It's the most wonderful time of the year for shopping and giving gifts. It's also the most popular time of the year to be aware of what is going on with your online banking and personal information. Online shopping and swiping cards in the store becomes second nature during the holiday season. Our IT expert, Jeff Groby, joined the Guy Phillips Show for Tech Talk to share some information on secure shopping.
There once was a day when Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter didn't reign supreme in the social media world. MySpace was the big man on campus back in those days. It seemed like you either had a MySpace account or you hadn't dabbled in social media just yet. The social media scene has taken over the internet in the past fifteen or more years, and with that comes a few security concerns. Our IT expert, Jeff Groby, joined the group over at The Big 550 KTRS for Tech Talk to chat about the growing concerns with social media.
The reality in today’s business environment is that the vast majority of information breaches are from internal sources. A recent survey said that 75% of security breaches are caused due to internal threats. Often times these breaches are unintentional, but, that doesn’t make the risk any less severe. In a regulated business environment, it has become even more important that your integral documents are secure to mitigate your risk. Securing your office with document management is a surefire way to know your important data won't fall into the wrong hands.
With the holidays coming up, there is no doubt that new technologies will be wrapped and under Christmas trees all around town. Phones, computers, and gaming devices are some of the hottest presents each year. These gifts, while they are great, can also pose as a security risk to your family. Our IT expert, Jeff Groby, joined the Guy Phillips Show for Tech Talk to discuss the ways parents can protect their kids online. Jeff, a parent himself, came prepared to talk about what he does in his own home and about technology other parents can look into for their homes.
When you think Thanksgiving, you think about family, delicious food, and of course, holiday shopping deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the entire year. When it comes to Black Friday, shoppers are on the lookout for their physical security because those shopping lines can get intense. However, Cyber Monday shoppers need to beware of their online safety. Our IT expert, Jeff Groby, joined the Guy Phillips Show last week for Tech Talk on The Big 550 KTRS to talk about things online shoppers should be aware of this Cyber Monday.
Last week we shared some scary cyber security facts with you in preparation for Halloween and the close of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We kept the theme rolling along last week for our segment of Tech Talk on The Big 550 KTRS. Our IT expert, Jeff Groby, joined the crew for the Guy Phillips Show to talk about some of the scarier things in cyber security that can affect all end users.