Beringer Associates Technology Blog

At this point, everyone has probably heard the term “zero-day” exploit or virus. But what does it actually mean? A zero-day exploit is a flaw in an operating system or software that no one has discovered yet. This means that there aren’t patches or ways to stop the virus once it has been released. Most brand-new ransomware, viruses or malware fall under this category.

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You may already be familiar with Remote Desktop Services, or Terminal Services through Microsoft. Remote Desktop Services are traditionally server based environments to provide a unified desktop experience for a collection of users. Users log into a remote desktop and are provided access to applications and desktop settings by an IT administrator.

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Does it worry you when you send confidential information to another person inside or outside of your organization? If not, it should. Once a message leaves your mailbox, the protection of your data is no longer under your control. Whether by malicious intent or by accident your sensitive data may leak out without you ever knowing. Whether it’s a financial statement, legal document or intellectual property, your document or message could be edited, forwarded or printed and there is nothing you can do about it. Or is there…

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Did you know that 75% of network attacks and intrusions come from exploiting weak or stolen passwords? How about that the average amount of time an attacker stays in a network before being detected is over 140 days? Once inside the network it’s next to impossible to tell what that attacker has done. We’ve all seen the repercussions from such attacks in the news.

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Microsoft Office 2016 was released at the end of 2015 which has given us some time to really digest some of the new features and changes. At first glance Office 2016 doesn’t appear to be a great departure from Office 2013, but there are certainly a number of nice new features that could make for a compelling reason to upgrade.

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Microsoft SharePoint is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes. Many companies use it as a platform to build an intranet site or even a public facing website. It can be used for form creation and submission, issue tracking, discussion boards and so much more. The possibilities are virtually endless.

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HIPAA is a US federal law to safeguard healthcare information. This law applies to healthcare companies such as doctor’s offices, hospitals and health insurers which makes them a regulated environment. There are many aspects to this law that involve the storage and transmission of digital

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The main thing you should know about Microsoft Windows 10 is that it’s free! Well for most of us.

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Backup and Disaster Recovery:  How much downtime can your business afford?   In these modern times a business runs off their IT infrastructure.  All your critical data resides on your IT systems.  It’s of paramount importance that these systems are up and running to keep

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