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Report Links ChatGPT to 1265% Rise in Phishing Email

Report Links ChatGPT to 1265% Rise in Phishing Email

The SlashNext State of Phishing Report 2023 has unveiled a concerning trend in the cybersecurity landscape, revealing a 1265% surge in malicious phishing emails since Q4 2022.  The annual report, compiled by SlashNext Threat Labs, encompasses an analysis of threats observed across email, mobile and browser channels over 12 months, from Q4 2022 to Q3 2023. The report also emphasized a noteworthy 967% increase in credential phishing attacks.  Patrick Harr, CEO of SlashNext, has attributed these...

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NY Law Firm Pays $200K Over Healthcare Data Security Failures

NY Law Firm Pays $200K Over Healthcare Data Security Failures

As a result of an investigation by the New York Attorney General’s Office, the law firm is required to pay $200K and implement enhanced data security measures. The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a $200,000 settlement with law firm Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy, & Bach LLP (HPMB) for failing to implement proper healthcare data security measures. The law firm represents a variety of New York City area hospitals and maintains protected health information (PHI). HPMB’s...

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White House Launches National Cybersecurity Strategy

White House Launches National Cybersecurity Strategy

The Biden-Harris administration has published its National Cybersecurity Strategy which aims to provide guidelines regarding how companies in the US allocate roles, responsibilities and resources in cyber space. The Strategy shifts the burden of cybersecurity from individuals, small businesses and local governments to technology firms. It also pushes towards a realignment of incentives to favor long-term investments in a bid to find a balance between existing and future threats. Five pillars...

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Just Half of Firms Have Sufficient Cybersecurity Budget

Just Half of Firms Have Sufficient Cybersecurity Budget

Only 49% of organizations based in EMEA and the US believe they have sufficient budget to meet their current needs, with many claiming funding may actually decrease in 2023, according to Neustar Security Services. The cloud security vendor polled senior IT and security professionals from six markets across the US and EMEA to better understand their cyber-risk challenges. It found budget to be a pressing concern, with over one in 10 (11%) respondents claiming they only had enough to protect...

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Web App and API Attacks Surge 257% in Financial Services

Web App and API Attacks Surge 257% in Financial Services

The volume of web application and API attacks detected over the past 12 months surged by 3.5 times year-on-year in the financial services sector, the highest of any vertical, according to Akamai. The cloud security vendor’s latest State of the Internet report, Enemy at the Gates, is based on analysis of global customer traffic during the period October 01 2021 to September 26 2022 . The growth in threats targeting web apps and APIs is reflective of the increasing investment financial...

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Companies Spend $1197 Per Employee Yearly to Address Cyber-Attacks

Companies Spend $1197 Per Employee Yearly to Address Cyber-Attacks

Companies pay an average of $1197 per employee yearly to address successful cyber incidents against email services, cloud collaboration apps or services and browsers. Security researchers at Perception Point shared the findings with Infosecurity before publishing them in a new white paper this month. According to the new data, the above figures exclude compliance fines, ransomware mitigation costs and losses from non-operational processes, all of which can cause further spending. The survey,...

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CISA Publishes Multi-Factor Authentication Guidelines to Tackle Phishing

CISA Publishes Multi-Factor Authentication Guidelines to Tackle Phishing

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published two fact sheets designed to highlight threats against accounts and systems using certain forms of multi-factor authentication (MFA). “CISA strongly urges all organizations to implement phishing-resistant MFA to protect against phishing and other known cyber-threats,” the Agency wrote, commenting on the news. The first of the two documents describes multiple methods threat actors have used to gain access to MFA...

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Cybersecurity in the Workplace: 4 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe and Secure

Cybersecurity in the Workplace: 4 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe and Secure

Keeping information safe and secure is challenging developments for businesses of all sizes over the last few years. Expeditious shifts from in-person to online to hybrid workplaces forced companies to change, or at least reexamine, their cybersecurity practices and protocols, and far too often they weren’t prepared. In fact, according to CyberEdge’s Cyberthreat Defense Report, 85% of organizations suffered from a successful cyberattack in 2021.   Now, businesses who have suffered cyberattacks...

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Mobile, Cloud and Email Are Top Threat Vectors For 2023

Mobile, Cloud and Email Are Top Threat Vectors For 2023

Tech executives consider business email compromise (BEC), ransomware and attacks on cloud management interfaces as the threats most likely to increase from this year to the next, and singled out mobile, email and cloud as the main attack vectors for 2023, according to PwC.   The consulting giant polled 3522 business, tech and security execs to compile its 2023 Global Digital Trust Insights report. Over half hailed from companies with over $1bn in revenue, and 16% from firms with $10bn or...

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IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing Surge

IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing Surge

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has warned US taxpayers of an “exponential” increase in text-based phishing attempts and urged users to report campaigns to help the government disrupt them. In a news alert yesterday, the tax agency said it had identified thousands of fake domains so far in 2022, which are used to facilitate the so-called “smishing” scams. These are designed to steal victims’ personal and financial information. Spoofed to appear as if sent from the IRS, these text messages...

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California Signs Internet Privacy Legislation to Boost Children’s Safety Online

California Signs Internet Privacy Legislation to Boost Children’s Safety Online

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act into law. The new legislation, signed by Newsom on September 15, 2022 and passed by the state congress in late August, will implement some of the strictest privacy requirements for children in the US, especially in relation to social media. The law restricts apps' ability to collect data on anyone 18 or younger and requires them to implement their 'highest privacy standards' for children and teenagers. ...

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Global Ransomware Damages to Exceed $30bn by 2023

Global Ransomware Damages to Exceed $30bn by 2023

Nearly half of breaches during the first six months of 2022 involved stolen credentials, Switzerland-based cybersecurity company Acronis reported in its Mid-Year Cyberthreat Report, published on August 24, 2022. It will come as no surprise to learn that the cybercriminals’ prime goal in using these credentials is to launch ransomware attacks, which “continue to be the number one threat to large and medium-sized businesses, including government organizations,” the report added. To extract these...

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Eight Benefits of Securing Data Using a VPN

Eight Benefits of Securing Data Using a VPN

Having an internet connection is an easy way to get the information you need. That is why no matter where you are, be it at home, in the office, in a restaurant or on the road, there is often a Wi-Fi network to connect to. This situation comes with the risk of being hacked, often resulting in the victims losing data. That is why it is of utmost importance to know how to protect your data. One way of tackling such risks is using a virtual private network (VPN). What is the Need for a VPN? When...

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Is It Bad to Give Employees Too Many Tech Options?

Is It Bad to Give Employees Too Many Tech Options?

  When it comes to technology, offering "employee choice" can help attract new employees and keep current workers happy. But is there a downside to offering too much choice? I’ve long believed companies should offer workers a choice in the technology they use in the office and when working remote. Doing so lets employees use what they feel is the best choice of devices for their work, it can help attract and retain staff, it lessens the likelihood workers will go rogue and source their...

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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.

How long does it take to speak with IT System Administrators?

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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Yes, our IT support system administrators and network monitoring systems watch over the network 24/7 and identify issues before they turn into bigger problems. We identify and monitor all mission critical systems and applications for our clients.

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Yes, our Systems Administrators hold various industry certifications and are required to keep their technical skills current through on-going training.

Do you require contracts?

No, we do not require service commitment time period in order to provide services.

Do you do Microsoft Office 365 migrations?

Yes, we have done numerous Office 365 migrations for many businesses. We are a certified Microsoft Partner and a certified Office 365 provider.

What are Managed IT Services (MSP)?

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.

Can I get a quote over the phone?

Yes, we can provide an estimate based on your current infrastructure. We need to collect some information about your company and we can give you an estimate over the phone. This process usually takes about 15 minutes.

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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