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Cyber Security Seminar – In TWO Weeks! Register now, it's free and seats are going fast!

FREE Executive Seminar

Presented by Simplex-IT with Sophos Security

July 13th 12:00pm-2:00pm

Critical IT Security Protections EVERY Business Must Have In Place NOW  To Avoid Cyber-Attacks, Ransomware, Data Breach, Lawsuits, Bank Fraud and Compliance Penalties

Recently, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of small and medium sized businesses falling victim to cyber criminals, hacking, viruses, malware and all manner of nasty security threats.

An Astounding 50% of IT Projects End in Failure

How did your last major IT initiative turn out? Were you able to get what you wanted implemented in an orderly fashion, or did it fail to provide a return on investment? You might be surprised to hear that half of the IT projects implemented by businesses ultimately wind up as a failure, and these numbers have been increasing over the past several years.

Tip of the Week: 4 Steps to Quickly Troubleshoot Your Internet Connection

There’s a special kind of frustration that accompanies a dropped Internet connection. In such dire times, try these four troubleshooting tips before hitting the panic button.

Determine How Widespread the Problem IsIf you’re working at in office and sharing an Internet connection with others, then the first thing you’ll want to do is ask around if others are also without Internet access.

Ransomware: A Hated Malware With an Intriguing Past

The short, yet devastating, history of ransomware is littered with what amounts to individual horror stories. As you may well know, ransomware, is a particularly devious and potentially devastating strain of malware that, when enacted, locks a computer’s files down so that the user can’t access them.

We're moved, and still moving.

Simplex-IT moved into our new offices officially on June 1st. In the same month:

>   The Cleveland Cavaliers brought the first major sports championship to Cleveland in over half a decade.

Man Responsible for 27 Million Facebook Spam Messages Finally Nabbed

Cyber security professionals and Internet users rejoice, for the “Spam King,” Sanford Wallace, has finally been sentenced for his longtime use of stolen Facebook credentials to spam other users. Between 2008 and 2009, he had stolen credentials for Facebook accounts, and then used the accounts to send credential-stealing web links.

Simplex-IT Annual Picnic Announcement

Simplex-IT 9th Annual Summer Picnic!!

We are so happy to announce our 9th Annual Summer Picnic will be held at our new location in Stow, Ohio! It'll be a little different than the big back yard we used to have, but overall it's a huge improvement! 

Many things will stay the same:- Food- Games- Great people- Giveaways- Good times!

Some things will be new:- Our location!- Technology Showcase - We'll have 20 minute "breakout session" type presentations spotlighting FOUR different topics:   1. Office Phone Systems   2. Managed Services - What is Managed Services?   3. Backups and Disaster Recovery   4. Microsoft Office 365

These are informational, and not meant to be sales focused.

Alert: Acer Breach Compromised Customer Credit Cards

Users of Acer’s online store between May 12th, 2015, and April 28th, 2016, may be in for a rude awakening. Acer may be attempting to contact you to relay that your credit card’s credentials have been lifted by hackers. The breach in question resulted in 34,500 customers having their credentials stolen, including the user’s name, address, credit card number, expiration date, and security code.