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What Is the Difference? Define Exploit, Vulnerability, Hacking and Cracking

By Sandro Alvarez / September 9, 2021

As an MSP, Internos helps clients understand cyber security threats and protect their business. With words used interchangeably, it can be hard to pin down what they really mean. So this post will define exploit, vulnerability, hacking, cracking and other cyber security terms. Hacking vs Cracking Hacking is what you think it is: an intrusion…

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Password Management Guide

No KIS Password Management Guide for the Office (and Beyond)

By Sandro Alvarez / August 26, 2021

As a managed services provider for Miami area businesses, we provide cyber security services. That includes training teams on the best password management policies and tools. Here are some tips to help your business. The KIS philosophy reminds us to “keep it simple.” (We dropped the rude second S). KIS works in many areas of…

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Internet Access in Cuba

Why We Should Restore Internet Access in Cuba

By Sandro Alvarez / August 19, 2021

Thousands of Cubans have been protesting the economic crisis, the Cuban government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and infringement on civil liberties. Cuba’s government responded by cutting off power to the island, denying access to social media and communication platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp.  As a Cuban-born American, I am outraged by what the Cuban…

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Kaseya VSA Breach

Does the Kaseya VSA Breach Impact Your Business?

By Sandro Alvarez / July 9, 2021

You may have heard about the ransomware breach at Kaseya VSA, a remote monitoring and management (RMM) product with U.S. headquarters in Miami. As a provider of managed IT services and cyber security, Internos does provide RMM to clients. However, we do NOT use Kaseya VSA, so Internos clients are NOT impacted by the Kaseya…

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Moving to Microsoft Teams

Should You Be Moving to Microsoft Teams?

By Sandro Alvarez / July 8, 2021

You’ve heard about Microsoft Teams but you’re not sure it’s right for your company. Maybe you don’t know enough about it or maybe moving to something new is a bit scary. As a managed service provider, we hear this a lot. So here are some insights to help you decide if moving to Microsoft Teams…

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Hurricane Disaster Recovery Plan

Miami: It’s Time To Refresh Your Hurricane Disaster Recovery Plan

By Sandro Alvarez / May 27, 2021

After what we in the United States went through in the last year, it’s surprising that so many businesses are still not putting enough time and resources into proper disaster recovery and business continuity planning. In the Miami area, the start of hurricane season should be a wake-up call to make sure your disaster recovery…

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SIM Swapping: How Cyber Thieves Steal Your Phone Without Ever Touching It

By Sandro Alvarez / May 13, 2021

As a managed service provider serving the greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale area, Internos helps businesses train their teams on cyber security risks like SIM swapping, phishing and more. You might not know what SIM stands for but you know you have one in your smartphone. It’s what makes your service provider know who you…

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microsoft exchange server

WARNING! Microsoft Exchange Servers at Risk: Protect Your Business

By Sandro Alvarez / March 8, 2021

Once again, those cunning cybercriminals have figured out a way to access your system if you are using an ON-PREMISES Microsoft Exchange Server. On March 2, 2021 Microsoft started urging users to download software patches for the four vulnerabilities that were discovered in what they call the HAFNIUM Zero-Day Hack. Microsoft released immediate patches that…

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Phishing, Smishing, Vishing and Whaling: Preventing Common Cyber Attacks

By Sandro Alvarez / February 25, 2021

Sounds like some good rhyming words for a poem or song? Maybe, but in terms of data breaching, it’s really some of the ways to steal, compromise and control your data. Keep reading to learn more about protecting your business from phishing, smishing, vishing and whaling. Phishing Almost everyone has heard about phishing but some…

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data backup and recovery

Start 2021 With Data Backup and Recovery to Survive Ransomware Attacks

By Sandro Alvarez / January 21, 2021

Many businesses don’t realize that data backup and recovery is your best defense against cyber attacks and the disruptions they cause. Doesn’t matter what kind of cyber attack — ransomware, worms, viruses, encryption — whatever the cyber criminals use, they will  fail if you have backed up your data and developed a recovery plan. Let’s…

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