Jack Gerbs

Feature Newsletter

This week we are featuring our current newsletter. This newsletter has a security checklist on the back page, which is a great checklist for your business. It also has some tips on security awareness training, indicators of a hack on your infrastructure, and a simplified explanation of our layered security system.

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Posted by Jack Gerbs in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Physical Security, Recent Posts, Small Business, Telephone Systems, Virtualization, Wireless

Welcome to 2020

Looking back, 2019 was a very good year for Quanexus.  I am thankful every day, for the awesome team that I get to work with and our many wonderful clients.  As I look forward to 2020, I’d like to share a list of what I think we can expect to see in the IT landscape:

Threats

  • Significant increase in the amount of successful ransomware attacks.
  • Continued increase on the sophistication of social engineering attacks.
  • Increased attacks against small and medium size organizations.
  • Increase in banking and ATM system attacks.
  • Increase in the Internet of Things (IoT) attacks

Technology Improvements and Adoption

  • Increased use of cloud solutions.
  • Increased cloud telephone implementations.
  • Increase in use of multi-factor authentication.

Challenges

  • Increased board member liability for IT compliance within the organization.
  • Increased audit requirements for every organization. We have seen a big increase with our clients needing to be compliant with their vendor’s requirements.
  • Increased supply chain requirements.

Wishing everyone a healthy and successful 2020 from the Quanexus Team!

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Posted by Jack Gerbs in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Physical Security, Recent Posts, Small Business, Telephone Systems, Virtualization, Wireless

Organizations Can Get Extended Security Updates for Windows 7 Pro and Enterprise

For businesses that need more time before upgrading to Windows 10, Microsoft has recently released  “Extended Security Updates.” In other words: Microsoft will continue creating security updates, but you can only get them if you pay up.

For Professional Versions of windows 7 its $61 per device for the first year.  The 2nd year  the cost increase $100 per device and for the third year the price will increase to $200 per device.

For Enterprise Windows 7 computers the cost is $25 first year, $50 Second year and $100 third year.

Windows 7 extended support will not be available after calendar year 2022.

These are designed as a stopgap. These updates will get more expensive every year. Microsoft wants businesses, governments, and other organizations to move to a modern version of Windows.

Microsoft won’t sell you these updates directly, and they’re not available through normal retail channels.  They can only be purchased through a Microsoft Authorized Partner like Quanexus.

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Posted by Jack Gerbs in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Recent Posts, Small Business, Virtualization