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Phishing Scam Targets Military Families

Phishing Scam Targets Military Families

  Threat researchers at Lookout are helping to take down a phishing campaign that has been targeting members of the United States military and their families.  The scammers behind the long-running campaign impersonate military support organizations and personnel to commit advance fee fraud, stealing sensitive personal and financial information for monetary gain. “Based on our analysis, it’s clear that the threat actor is looking to steal sensitive data from victims such as...

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FBI: 2021 Holiday Season Fraud Could Exceed $53m

FBI: 2021 Holiday Season Fraud Could Exceed $53m

The $53m figure reported lost to scammers during the 2020 holiday season could be even higher this year thanks to the continued impact of the pandemic, the FBI has warned. A Public Service Announcement on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday yesterday revealed that the Feds received over 17,000 complaints of non-delivery of goods ordered online last year. The FBI said scammers use multiple tactics to lure victims, advertising items for sale via unsolicited emails, untrusted websites, and social...

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CISA Issues Holiday Ransomware Message

CISA Issues Holiday Ransomware Message

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are warning Americans not to take a break from cybersecurity this holiday season. In a joint alert issued Monday, the agencies urged the public and private sector organizations to “remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk to ransomware and other cyberattacks” ahead of Thanksgiving. The warning was not triggered by receiving any specific threat intelligence but...

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Online Payment Fraud Surges by 208% Ahead of Black Friday

Online Payment Fraud Surges by 208% Ahead of Black Friday

Online payment fraud surged by 208% between September and October 2021, indicating that scammers are ramping up attacks on online shoppers in the build-up to this year’s Black Friday. In a new report, cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky discovered 1,935,905 financial phishing attacks disguised as e-payment systems in October 2021. This is more than double the 627,560 attacks detected in the previous month. Interestingly, the researchers didn’t observe any seasonal trends for other types of phishing...

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Organizations More Susceptible to Ransomware Attacks During Weekends and Holidays

Organizations More Susceptible to Ransomware Attacks During Weekends and Holidays

Organizations are significantly more vulnerable to ransomware attacks during weekends and holidays, according to a new study by Cybereason. Of the 500 UK security professionals included in the survey, 37% admitted their organization does not have specific contingency plans in place to mount a prompt response to a ransomware attack during weekend and holiday periods. This is despite all the respondents being at organizations that had previously suffered a successful ransomware attack. This lack...

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Scam Spotter Campaign Flags Gift Card Fraud

Scam Spotter Campaign Flags Gift Card Fraud

A cyber-safety platform has found a humorous way to warn the American public how to spot a gift card scam ahead of the holiday season. ScamSpotter.org has made a series of amusing videos in which some of the ridiculous storylines deployed by gift card scammers are played out by actors. In one Hollywood blockbuster–style dramatization, a grandmother steals a helicopter and breaks into a jail in a foreign country to set her granddaughter free using gift cards as a bail payment. In another,...

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US Firms Hit with Largest Ransoms Globally

US Firms Hit with Largest Ransoms Globally

Over 80% of global organizations have been hit by ransomware in the past two years, but executives still have a false sense of security about being able to prevent future attacks, according to Mimecast. The email security firm polled 742 cybersecurity professionals worldwide to compile its latest report, State of Ransomware Readiness: Facing the Reality Gap. It revealed that victim organizations in the US are paying a much higher price for security breaches. The average ransom here was $6.3m,...

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Data Security in a WFH Setup

Data Security in a WFH Setup

Do you have staff working from home? With the pandemic still around, the answer to that question is most likely a “Yes”. And, that makes sense too, why risk the safety of your staff when you can operate equally well or even better with them working from the safety of their homes. But, did you know that the WFH model can put your data at risk? When you have your employees work remotely, inadvertently your data is more vulnerable to cybercrimes. However, there are solutions that help ensure the...

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US House Passes Acts to Help SMBs with Cybersecurity

US House Passes Acts to Help SMBs with Cybersecurity

The United States House of Representatives has passed two bills to strengthen the cybersecurity of small businesses. The Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2021 attracted strong support among House members of all political persuasions and was passed on Tuesday with a vote of 409 in favor to 14 against. Representative Andrew Garbarino, who is both a member of the Small Business Committee and a ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on...

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The Challenges in Establishing Data Security Best Practices

The Challenges in Establishing Data Security Best Practices

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape of the corporate world drastically by making WFH, mainstream.. What does that mean for your business data? How does it change your business’s cyber risk profile? Download our whitepaper, The WFH environment & associated data risks, a new perspective, to find out. Restrictions On Installing Firewalls, Antivirus, System/Software Updates, And Security Patches When your employees are in the office physically and using your computers, you can install...

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Ransomware Soars 148% to Record-Breaking Levels in 2021

Ransomware Soars 148% to Record-Breaking Levels in 2021

The volume of ransomware attacks over the first three quarters of 2021 reached 470 million, a 148% increase on the same period last year, making 2021 already the worst year on record, according to SonicWall.   The security vendor scrutinized attempts to compromise its global customers over the period and found that each company recorded 1,748 ransomware attacks in the year-to-date (YTD). That’s reportedly nearly 10 per business day.   Q3 2021 saw the most significant volume of ransomware...

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Shadow IT Alert: Half of Home Workers Buy Potentially Insecure Kit

Shadow IT Alert: Half of Home Workers Buy Potentially Insecure Kit

Incidents of shadow IT have snowballed during the pandemic as remote workers bought devices without vetting from the IT department, a new report from HP has warned.   The tech giant’s Out of Sight and Out of Mind report is based on a global survey of 1100 IT decision-makers and a separate poll of more than 8400 home workers in the US, the UK, Mexico, Germany, Australia, Canada, and Japan.   Nearly half (45%) said they’d bought IT equipment such as printers or PCs to support home working over...

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Almost All US Organizations Experienced a Cyber Event in the Past Year

Almost All US Organizations Experienced a Cyber Event in the Past Year

Almost all (98%) US-based organizations experienced at least one cyber event in the past year, according to Deloitte’s 2021 Future of Cyber Survey. This compares to 86% of non-US organizations. The study, which surveyed 577 C-suite executives worldwide on their organization’s cybersecurity programs, also found that a huge proportion (86%) of US companies faced increased cyber-threats due to COVID-19. Interestingly, a significantly lower proportion (63%) of non-US executives reported...

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WFH is here to stay Are you ready?

WFH is here to stay Are you ready?

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about tremendous, unimaginable changes across the world. Lockdown, shelter-in-place orders, ban on gatherings for safety purposes and national and international travel restrictions meant the world, and businesses couldn’t function as they were doing in the pre-pandemic times. Tradeshows went online, meetings happened from the couch in the living room, company parties meant saying cheers and sharing a glass of wine over a Zoom call with your video turned on. The...

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Data Breach Hits US Dental Patients

Data Breach Hits US Dental Patients

A cyber-attack on the vendor of a network of dental practices may have exposed the data of tens of thousands of patients.   A cyber-criminal used a phishing attack to gain access to the computer systems of North American Dental Management between March 31 and April 1, 2021. Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Management provides administrative and technology support services for Professional Dental Alliance (PDA) offices.   Following the security breach, PDA notified patients that...

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Usually we are able to start the on-boarding process the next day after we get an approval from our client. Depending on your specific case the on-boarding can take from 1 to 4 weeks.

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We offer 24/7 support. If an emergency problem arises, we respond to our clients’ support needs, including on weekends. If it is a non-urgent service request, our client coordinators will open a ticket and a follow up will be made during normal business hours 8:00AM-5:00PM. On average our response time is 5 minutes. Our IT systems administrators are extremely fast at replying to emails and talking calls.

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Managed IT services are the practice of outsourcing a company’s IT support needs to a third party organization that specializes in these services.  It is a pro-active approach to managing the IT infrastructure of any company that has more than a handful of computers.  Organizations usually delegate IT operations to Managed IT Service Providers (MSPs) to address those types of responsibilities. This model is an alternative to the more reactive, break-fix or on-demand outsourcing model.  InVision Technology Solutions offers 4 different Managed Service Plans along with break-fix options for small and medium sized companies in the Phoenix Metro area.

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Do you have written, guaranteed response time?

Yes, we guarantee a 1hr response time for all our managed service clients, however usually it is less than 10 minutes. It is written in our service agreements.

Do you keep track of IT inventory?

Yes, for clients on our managed service plans, we have developed a system which provides detailed information about their IT infrastructure for all systems covered by their plan, including all digital and physical assets.

Are your IT technicians US based?

Yes, all our IT consultants are in the Phoenix Metro Area. Every client has two dedicated engineers assigned and they are all based locally

Do you sell Cisco hardware?

Yes, we are a Select Certified Cisco Partner. We resell and support Cisco products.

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After searching for months for a full-service IT solution and support provider, we found InVision Technology Solutions four years ago.  Since that time, InVision, and its President, Sandra Juarez, have helped improve the many facets of our IT infrastructure, accommodating company growth, and in a manner that provides excellent service and protects our Company.  InVision employees are knowledgeable, staying up to date on the ever-changing IT industry and, overall, its services fit well within our Company budget.  I highly recommend InVision Technology Solutions as a full-service, IT solution and support provider.

Tony Avalos

Financial Controller, The Quantum Group, USA, LLC

As a medical practice, we heavily rely on technology and quick access to our data in order to provide the best care to our patients. Since we hired InVision Technology Solutions, over 10 years ago, we felt like we finally could focus entirely on patient care rather than being distracted by constant IT issues. They are reliable, professional and knowledgeable. Not only they address issues at hand, but they anticipate, prepare and address potential IT threats before they can hinder our operations.

 

Ania Leyko, MBA

Finance Manager, Allergy Asthma Clinic, Ltd

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