Cyber Security

John Hey on WOOD TV8: Online Crooks Selling Stolen umich.edu, msu.edu Emails

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — New research found millions of college email addresses circulating on the Dark Web, hundreds of thousands of which are connected to universities in Michigan. The report comes from the Digital Citizens Alliance, a cooperation of businesses, consumers and experts who work to promote internet safety. Researchers scanned the Dark Web […]

John Hey on WOOD TV8: Most 2016 Data Breaches Happened in US

Nearly half of all data breaches in the world in 2016 happened in the U.S., a new report says. The annual report from Risk Based Security, released Wednesday, says 68 percent of breaches recorded in 2016 happened in the U.S. The U.S. saw 2,000 of them — almost 10 times as many as the country […]

John Hey on WOOD TV8 News: How to Protect Home Devices from Hackers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The recent cyber attacks on home devices has many wondering what they can do to keep hackers out, especially when it comes to baby monitors, routers, and home surveillance cameras. One website gives an unsettling look at unsecured cameras in Grand Rapids where anybody can see what’s going on inside people’s […]

John Hey on WOOD TV8 News: Cybersecurity Expert John Hey Explains DDOS attack

Cybersecurity Isn’t Just the IT Department’s Job

It’s an astounding — and perhaps disheartening — statistic: 60 percent of small companies are unable to sustain their business within six months of a cybercrime attack, according to the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance. To help avoid joining their ranks, John Hey and other information technology experts advise small business managers to foster a […]

WOOD TV8: Experts Talk Cybersecurity at Conference in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of people got together in Grand Rapids Wednesday to learn more about cybersecurity and how to protect themselves and their companies from attacks. Executives, security professionals and students were among the people who showed up to the Michigan Cyber Security Conference to learn more about how to keep their […]

Trivalent Group to Co-Host 2016 Michigan Cyber Security Conference Featuring the FBI and Industry Experts

GRANDVILLE, MICH. (September 20, 2016) — Trivalent Group, Michigan’s leading provider of managed services, cloud, IT services, business continuity, and managed networks, is hosting the 2016 Michigan Cyber Security Conference in partnership with the BBB Serving Western Michigan, the WMCSC (West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium), and the Michigan SBDC (Small Business Development Center).  The 3rd […]

BYOD 2.0: Security Best Practices

By Logan Healy Client Support Engineer Trivalent Group, Inc. Sure, bring your own device (BYOD) is a great idea that has been implemented into most businesses at this point. It’s a fantastic idea that promotes positive morale and increased workload around the office. But what are some reasons exactly not to BYOD? And what changes […]

Ready or Not, Here IoT Comes!

By David A. Pavuk Director of Compliance and Efficiency Trivalent Group, Inc. It’s 5:30 am. The alarm goes off, and, deciding 40 more winks would be great, you hit the snooze button. The automatic coffee pot in your kitchen is notified and delays making coffee by 10 minutes. The second alarm sounds. Getting out of […]

Trivalent Named One of Seven Platinum Partners in US by WatchGuard

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (April 11, 2016) – Trivalent Group, Inc., Michigan’s leader in managed IT services, cloud, business continuity, and network services, has been named a WatchGuardONE Platinum Partner by WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in multi-function firewalls.  WatchGuard’s Platinum level is by invitation only, and represents the company’s recognition of those partners who ultimately provide […]

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