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David Ruchman, CEO and David Dadian, Founder of powersolution

Press Release: powersolution.com Appoints David Ruchman as New CEO

April 20, 2022 Midland Park, New Jersey: powersolution.com, a leading New Jersey-based IT Managed Services Provider, has appointed David Ruchman CEO of the company, effective April 15, 2022.  David Ruchman is succeeding David Dadian, who served as CEO since his founding of the company in 1996.  “I am excited for the changing of the guard,” said David Dadian.  “This is a natural transition that has been in our plans over the last several years. David

Cybersecurity Trends 2020 - Phishing

Beware of 2022 Alarming Phishing Attack Trends

Phishing takes advantage of human error, and some phishing emails use sophisticated human engineering tactics to fool the recipient into sharing private information or infecting a network with malware. One phishing email can be responsible for a company becoming a victim of ransom demands in exchange for data or access to your business network.  It can also lead a user to unknowingly hand over the credentials to a company email account that the hacker then

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5 Things Employees Should Never Do, But…

Whether your team works remotely or in an office, the line between personal and work tasks can become blurred when working on a business computer. If they are in front of a monitor screen for most of the workday,  it’s not unusual for them to push boundaries when using the company’s computer. Chances are, most of your employees conduct personal tasks on a work computer. Perhaps they are checking personal email while on a lunch

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Critical SonicWall Firewall Issues Added to Dell’s Vulnerability List

Dell Technologies published new Critical Security Advisories to its SonicWall Vulnerability List, adding two critical issues impacting the Spring Framework of the SonicWall firewall. There is no workaround available at this time. Since the Dell SonicWall firewall is widely deployed, particularly with SMBs, powersolution is reiterating this vulnerability.  Organizations who have or plan to deploy this firewall should be aware of its vulnerability and follow the SonicWall advisory preventative measures.  What you need to know

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How New Jersey Small Businesses Can Protect Against Russia/Ukraine and other Cyber Threats

Last week, the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) released an advisory stating that it did not see any specific or imminent cyber threat to New Jersey related to the Russia/Ukraine crisis.  However, it went on to say that it is likely that Russia’s aggressive cyber activity will increase and spread.  Therefore, it stated that New Jersey organizations should ensure that cybersecurity controls and plans are fully implemented. The NJCCIC collaborates with public

Network Security Services

What is this the next-generation solution for a secure network infrastructure?

Every business owner must be worrying about how to ensure your SMB network infrastructure is secure, fast, and accessible for every employee. One of the lessons COVID pandemic economy and 2021 has taught us is that SMBs need to be prepared for anything and everything that might be thrown at us. Building an infrastructure for your staff and operations that is flexible enough to quickly adjust, adapt and maintain your operations, while secure enough to

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How To Choose a VPN To Improve Protection Against Cyberattacks

Public networks expose your business to security threats. Switching to a virtual private network (VPN) can greatly help in reducing those threats. Many companies rely on public networks for communication and data sharing. It allows them to cut costs and allocate their funds elsewhere. However, reliance on public networks also raises several security issues.   For starters, the network provider might be monitoring the activity, which gives them access to customer details, emails, and critical

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Popular tax software is targeted for credentials

Tax season is here and attackers have been aggressively targeting popular tax software to harvest credentials. The software provider Intuit has issued a few security notices of a significant increase in fake emails pretending to be sent by Intuit’s notification system.   Intuit has now joined the ranks of household names such as American Express, Amazon, and other big brand companies whose customers were targeted in phishing campaigns. You may be among those who recently

Security Audit

Explaining Cybersecurity Audits (And 3 Tips for Running One)

You need more than the latest antivirus software to ensure your company’s network is secure. A cybersecurity audit helps you create a complete picture of your security strategy. Cybercrime has grown into one of the epidemics of modern times. In 2018 alone, we saw 812.67 million instances of malware infection. Meanwhile, 2020 brought with it a 600% increase in cybercrime. And estimates state that ransomware attacks will cost companies over $6 trillion per year by

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IT Compliance Policy – 7 Things You Need to Consider

Conducting business operations in the digital world is prone to security risks. Mitigating them would be impossible if you don’t have an IT compliance policy. Setting up a robust IT compliance policy in your business is more important now than ever. And it’s because most organizations now depend on digitized services. Online companies rely on e-commerce websites to do business by taking orders and receiving payments. Even brick-and-mortar organizations utilize software to perform various activities,

Cybersecurity

8 Best Practices for Vetting Cybersecurity Vendors

An effective way to bolster your business’s data security is to work with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or I.T. Service Provider (ITSP). They address network vulnerabilities to prevent cybercriminals from exploiting them. Besides monitoring and organizing your servers, a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or I.T. Service Provider (ITSP) plays a pivotal role in the cybersecurity program of your business. They implement several strategies to shield your network from attacks and protect your data. For

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Why Outsource your IT Security and Support

As you know, for an organization to enjoy continued success and growth, it needs a management that can effectively oversee key areas of daily business operations such as administration, finances, and marketing. But what about technology? Constantly changing and increasingly complicated, it makes sense to outsource technology to our team of skilled professionals. You need an IT management team from powersolution.com. Our most important job is to relieve you of the burden of technology, so

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