Not to beat a dead horse, but even MORE social security numbers likely exposed in SC DOR hacking

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The news only gets worse…   This morning, officials in the South Carolina Department of Revenue data breech investigation are saying that the number of tax payer social security numbers that were reaped in the hacking event is much higher than initially thought. They have expanded it to an additional 200,000 SSNs, taking the grand total up to an estimated …

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It’s vacation time! Protect your computer, server and other belongings while you are away!

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If you are lucky or blessed enough to be able to take off from work and actually get out of town for a summer vacation over the Independence Day holiday this year, hopefully you will be doing a few things to protect your belongings while you are away. Here are a few examples of things you can do in order …

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Remote server room temperature monitor saves the day for our client!

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I’ve touted the benefits of having “eyes” on your server and other network components when they are in remote locations, such as a server room, or closet as the case may be at your business, and I have even discussed our partner’s products such AVTECH’s remote temperature and environmental monitors.  However, this week underscored the importance of these devices for …

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AVTECH Server Room Monitoring Partner

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We are your Greenville / Upstate AVTECH partner offering consultation, sales and support of server room temperature, humidity, intrusion detection monitoring systems. Environment Monitoring in computer rooms, data centers and other facilities has become a critical part of ‘Disaster Prevention’ for professional managers everywhere. The reason is that a typical IT infrastructure supports the entire organization. Without continued operation of IT resources, an …

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Remote temperature monitoring for your server room or wiring closet from AVTECH can protect you from a meltdown!

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One issue we deal with in serving the small and medium sized business community is the placement of servers and network equipment in server rooms that equate to a wiring closet. In most of these situations, these closets were not originally designed to house electronics. They have been converted from broom closets, coat closets, and in one instance, a server shared …

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Atlanta Georgia to get centralized monitoring of public and private surveillance cameras

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Privacy advocates are fired up over the multi-million dollar video integration center planned for Atlanta Georgia. This system will monitor up to 500 cameras simultaneously, some owned by the city and some private, at a centralized data center. At that center, software will be in place that can identify “suspicious” behavior and allow monitoring employees to deploy emergency personnel rapidly. …

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Aaron’s rent-to-own computers may have come complete with value-added spyware

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It seems that not a day goes by that we don’t hear stories of how this person or that company had a data breach and information was leaked outside their walls, but in the news the last couple days is something far more sinister than someone losing data because of a hacker or accidentally installing malicious software. ABC Action News …

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