Ransomware Hits Popular Cable TV Network

For several years now, sporadic attacks that interrupt major networks’ daily programming have been occurring around the world as hackers try to break in and succeed at their digital violence. In April 2019, the victim was The Weather Channel. The network found itself having to broadcast pre-recorded material while an internal plan to regain channel access was quickly developed and put into plac...

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Hiring Tech: 2019 CEOs Tech Hiring Guide

As your business operations evolve and expand, you’ll likely reach a critical point in your company’s growth where the tasks required will outnumber the staff you have available. Deciding to outsource work might be a difficult decision, partly because of budgeting and partly because onboarding new parties to your business’ processes is daunting—especially if you’re already stretched too...

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Microsoft Accounts Targeted For Months, Hackers Serve A Security Reminder

Microsoft began notifying Outlook.com users of a 2019 security breach that occurred between January 1st and March 28th. Hackers were unintentionally given unauthorized access to some accounts, where they were then able to view subject lines, email addresses, and folder names. While no login details—including passwords—were directly accessed as part of this breach, Microsoft did warn users to ...

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Foreign Hacker Steals Nearly Half a Million From City of Tallahassee

The Tallahassee Democrat reported on April 5th that a large sum of money had been stolen from the city of Tallahassee’s employee payroll. The perpetrator is suspected to be a foreign hacker. What was stolen in the hack? The breech diverted approximately $498,000 from the city payroll account. Still, all city employees have received their earned paychecks. This hack was the second time in les...

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What Should You Know About Cyber Security Today?

What Should You Know About Cyber Security Today? The staff at Communication Concepts, Inc. (CCI) knows that staying educated about Cyber Security is important. That’s why we were asked to hold a Cybersecurity Education Presentation for the NEJC 2019 Leadership Class. Eighty business leaders from the Northeast Johnson County (NEJC) Chamber of Commerce in northeast Kansas were in attendance. ...

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What Role Do Robots Play In Healthcare?

Artificial intelligence and robotics are poised to change the entire economic landscape over the coming decades, with an estimated 30% of existing jobs poised to be taken over by robots by 2030. Nowhere is this more evident than in healthcare. Many healthcare tasks are routine and prone to human error, making them prime targets for automation. At the same time, patients and ethics experts remai...

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day, which is an occasion worth celebrating. No office can function without hardworking and dedicated administrative staff, so why not take this as an opportunity to remind them how much you value them?     Treat your administrative staff to a little something special today, and let them know how important they are to everything that your business do...

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Inside The New Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft’s first version of the Edge browser fell far behind other options, gaining only a 4.4 percent market share compared to Chrome’s 65.5 percent, Internet Explorer’s 9.83 percent, and Firefox’s 9.62 percent. The company went back to the drawing board and created a new Edge that is based on the Chromium engine. Here are a few of the highlights that this new browser has to offer. Bet...

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Is Healthcare Ready For Digital Communications?

The healthcare industry is currently facing a crisis. Hounded by criticism of insufficient access to providers and poor bedside manner, skepticism abounds on the part of patients and their families. But with administrative tasks and paperwork at an all-time high, how can healthcare teams find the time to give their patients the attention and information they need? Fortunately, digital communicati...

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Is Virtual Reality For Real In Healthcare?

Over the last couple of years, both the concept and the real world application of Virtual Reality (VR) has moved from the fringes of our imagination, into everyday use. What was once a technology that was considered as only beneficial in computer games and futuristic projects designed never to come to fruition, is now infiltrating many areas of our lives. The military, education, entertainment, f...

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