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  Technology is evolving at an exponential rate. We are living in an age where tech giants have gone from startups to multi-million, if not multi-billion dollar companies in a handful of years. Educating our youth in computer science has become increasingly necessary however, what happens when technology is ranked as a higher priority than ethics? This subject has gained popularity in the online community since recent scandals have been brought to light. From leaked sensitive data, to technology addiction, it...

We understand that investing in CRM software can be a large, up-front expense. That is why we created an infographic that demonstrates just how powerful of an investment it can be when implemented fully and comprehensively. When you invest in CRM software, you are investing in an application that will keep you technologically advanced and give you a solid edge on your competition. Businesses that Use Cloud Based CRM In 2008, a study reported that only 12% of companies with CRM had a...

  It’s no secret that the key to any company’s survival is their customer base. It is also, much easier to keep existing customers than it is to acquire new customers. Therefore it comes at no surprise that customer relation management is at the heart of any successful business There are many benefits a company will see once they have established a CRM system in their team. Read on to learn about 3 benefits that will impact your companies ROI.    Increase your reputation...

  Does your site collect sensitive visitor information such as passwords, credit card information, or personal data? If so, be warned: by the end of January 2017, Google Chrome will begin marking sites without HTTPS as non-secure. Put another way; Chrome will now require HTTPS for sites that collect sensitive information. If you have not done so already, protect your visitors and your site with an SSL certificate and migrate to HTTPS. Reel It Back – What Is HTTPS? HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) and...

  This week, we welcome Guest Blogger Bill Hess, Founder of Pixel Privacy. Every company retrieves sensitive information from new employees to identify them, running checks, and payment.  Companies keep this information in physical files or on computer databases. It’s essential to the individual employee and your reputation as a business owner to keep this information safe and secure.  If you are not following the proper procedures for storing and disposing of employee data you are leaving yourself open to fraud, identity theft,...

  We welcome Atif Malik, Client Services, AlphaKOR Group on the subject of Organizational Transformation. There comes a time for every organization when they must stop and reflect on where they are and where they want to be. This retrospection provides leaders with much insight into areas of a company that can be improved. This improvement can be with Technology, People, and Processes. However, it's not just up to the leaders of an organization to reflect on how to improve their current...

  What are you doing to combat Cybersecurity?  At AlphaKOR, our Team works with you to educate everyone on some preventative measures to do and some things not to do.  This is a good article by Rick Miller: In the history of our democracy, we have never had a more open, free, and unregulated system of information and communication than the internet. The industrial revolution pales in comparison to the global impact of technology on an unexpecting world. Like all world-changing advances, the...

  Plugins are necessary for enhanced functionality of each WP site but the more plugins we add the higher the risk to potential threats. How can we limit this risk and what can we do to prevent in general these kinds of attacks (through the installed plugins)? This is a great question. According to survey results we published last year, vulnerable plugins are the top way that attackers gain access to WordPress sites. Reducing your plugin security risk is one of the most important...

  Cryptocurrency Miners Exploiting WordPress Sites This entry was posted in Research, WordPress Security on October 26, 2017 by Brad Haas During the last month, the information security media has paid a lot of attention to cryptocurrency mining malware. The Wordfence team has been monitoring the situation, and we are now starting to see attacks attempting to upload mining malware, and site cleaning customers that are already infected. In this post, you’ll learn what cryptocurrency mining is, what’s in it for the attackers, how to check if you...

  This is a must-read for protecting your business from these attacks.  Discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven (go to www.krackattacks.com for the full article). We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit...