Bridging the Gap: Emergency Subsidy

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved an emergency subsidy for low-income households to get high-speed internet in an effort to bridge the digital divide cutting many Americans off from online communication during the pandemic. The FCC agreed to offer up to $50 a month to low-income households, up to $75 a month to households…

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Rackspace Technology: Partnering with MCG

Rackspace Technology, Inc., a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company has successfully partnered with MCG to provide a more secure, seamless remote work situation amid the pandemic. The collaboration has centered around migrating customers to Microsoft 365 to help increase MCG’s secure email hosting and provide access to collaboration tools now essential to remote work success.…

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Chrome zero-day browser bug: Patch now!

Though Google’s Project Zero bug-hunting team is usually vocal when describing software vulnerabilities, they’ve taken a very quiet approach to a just-patched bug in the Chrome browser this past week. Typically the team discovers and patches vulnerabilities before they can be taken advantage of; in this case cybercrooks were already abusing the hole in real-life…

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You’re Invited: KB4-CON

KnowBe4’s virtual summit, KB4-CON, is taking place April 19-20, 2021 and registration is now open. Theresa Payton, author and former White House CIO, will be delivering the keynote discussion on The Cyberwar to Distort the Truth and Hijack our Minds. With years of experience studying the world’s fraudsters, cybercriminals and nation-state cyber operatives, Theresa will…

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COVID-19: Staying Safe Beyond The Mask

Months into the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are all aware of many safety measurements to take to help prevent the spread of the virus, and stay protected from becoming infected. Washing our hands, wearing our masks, limiting our contact with others – the list goes on. However, during these times, we also need to remember to…

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#time4voting MCG Providing PTO for Voting

MCG, Inc. supports the effort behind the trending #time4voting hashtag you have likely seen on social media lately. Instead of only issuing statements in support of change, MCG is committed to taking concrete actions that will allow for real change to happen to make a real difference. Based on the concept that when we vote…

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Introducing Microsoft 365: April 21, 2020

On April 21, 2020, Office 365 will become Microsoft 365. Despite having a new name, your subscription will stay the same price while offering additional benefits. Everything you currently enjoy will still be available, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, as well as Outlook apps and 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage. Your subscription can also…

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U.S. Natural Gas Operator: Shut Down By Ransomware

For two days, a US-based natural gas facility was forced to shut down it’s operations after sustaining a ransomware infection. The infection started with a malicious link in a phishing email, allowing attackers to pivot from the facility’s IT network to it’s OT network. The OT network, or Operational Technology, is the hub of servers…

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Adobe: Security Breach

The U.S. multinational computer software company Adobe has recently suffered a serious security breach exposing the user records’ database that belongs to the company’s Creative Cloud service. The Adobe Creative Cloud or Adobe CC is a subscription service giving users, estimated around 15 million, access to the company’s full suite of popular creative software for…

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Hackers: Now Attacking Android Users

Researchers have uncovered a new kind of “advanced” phishing attack specifically targeting Android users. The spoofing attack will trick users into installing malicious settings on their devices that are disguised as innocuous network configuration updates. Any phone running Android can be targeted, but cybersecurity firm Check Point Research has found the attacks to be most…

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