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How to Protect your Credit Rating in Light of the Equifax Data Breach

Follow these steps on a regular basis: Early detection and immediate action is the only way to limit the damage that’s done when your personal information is fraudulently accessed and used. Here are a few steps you can do to help detect and reduce the possibility that your personal account information is used fraudulently: NEVER […]

ArtPrize Partners with Technology Leaders, Announces Launch of 2017 Mobile App

As the Official Technology provider of ArtPrize, Trivalent Group will continue to power the ArtPrize visitor experience by providing state-of-the-art Dell EMC laptops, tablets and printers that will allow ArtPrize volunteers and staff to assist the thousands of visitors with voting, wayfinding and information throughout Grand Rapids. Trivalent’s Managed Services team also provides IT support to the ArtPrize team […]

New Malwarebytes Report: Ransomware Attack Downtime, Not Ransom Demand, is the Business Killer

Malwarebytes has released its “Second Annual State of Ransomware Report,” which surveyed 1,054 companies with less than 1,000 employees across North America, France, U.K., Germany, Australia, and Singapore. The report, conducted by Osterman Research, explores ransomware attack frequency, impacts of attacks in SMB environments, costs of attacks, attitudes towards ransom payments, preparedness and more. 22% […]

Cyber-Attacks Soar by a Quarter as Phishing Dominates

Cyber-attacks were up by a quarter in Q2 2017, with a surprising twist: global manufacturing is now the top target. The report from NTT Security also shows that phishing is the most popular threat vector, two-thirds (67%) of attacks came in the form of just such a threat. NTT is a very large global managed security provider, […]

CEO Fraud Attacks Were Far More Lucrative than Ransomware Over the Past 3 Years

Cisco’s midyear report released this week showed that CEO fraud netted cybercrime five times more money than ransomware over the last three years. The surprising highlight of Cisco’s ninety-page report was that cybercrime made 5.3 billion from CEO fraud attacks–called business email compromise (BEC) by the FBI–compared with a “mere” 1 billion for ransomware over […]

Corp! Magazine: Celebrating Growth in Michigan Continues with this Year’s Economic Bright Spots

Trivalent Group Inc. Grandville www.trivalentgroup.com OVERALL WINNER IN MEDIUM BUSINESS CATEGORY More than 700 organizations of all sizes and from all industries trust Trivalent Group with their technology infrastructure. “It’s a trust hard-earned through a relentless dedication to putting our clients’ missions — not their technology — at the center of their business,” said CEO Larry […]

Unsupported OSes (Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003) Get Rare Emergency Updates in Response to WannaCry Ransomware

A day after a ransomware worm infected 75,000 machines in 100 countries, Microsoft is taking the highly unusual step of issuing patches that immunize Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003, operating systems the company stopped supporting as many as three years ago. Microsoft also rolled out a signature that allows its Windows Defender antivirus engine […]

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 […]

Do Financial Services Firms Need MSPs for Their IT Needs?

Financial services firms are as technology-driven as any other business today. They face the same challenges that other smaller commercial enterprises do when it comes to keeping their IT infrastructure up, running, and secure. According to one estimate, financial services firms spend 70% of their IT budget on maintaining their systems and 30% on new […]

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