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Are You At Risk of a Cybercrime Attack?
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The most common misconception we hear is that cybercriminals only target large companies. However, that’s not at all the case.

Cyberattack Spotlight: Stuxnet
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Prior to 2010, viruses largely remained stuck in the cyber domain. They would ruin someone’s day by deleting files, or maybe cause ads to pop up all over the screen. But when a security firm from Belarus discovered the virus known as “Stuxnet”, the idea of what a virus could do would never be the same again.

The Most Common Types of Cyber Threats
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October is officially cyber security awareness month. Cyber threats are nothing to shrug off; cybercrime damage costs are projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. And with so many different cyber threats out there, it’s hard for anyone to keep up and stay informed on them all.

E-Rate Deadlines: 2017 announcement expected
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E-rate season is in full swing once again and similar to last year, there are lots of opportunities for schools to take advantage of E-rate funds for technology or services that qualify under Category 1 and Category 2 funding. As with all years there are important deadlines to note. In 2016, we saw some changes…

In Healthcare? 3 Reasons Why Mobile is Your Biggest Security Risk
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Almost every week you read about a malicious security attack – one that has comprised consumer data, credit card information that was stolen or another case of identity theft. Maybe it’s even happened to you. Although the media tends to focus on what hits consumers’ pocketbooks, the harsh reality is that cyber criminals and those…

Varsity OneTeam New Monthly Service Reports
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We have released new Monthly Service Reports. Everyone at Varsity is excited to make this addition to our Varsity OneTeam service. In just a few days, we will be releasing the new monthly service reports to our clients. New Monthly Service Reports The reports are unique in our industry for many reasons. For one, we wanted to improve the customer experience by…

Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?
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Should I Upgrade to Windows 10? I recently received an email from a family member asking if they should upgrade to Windows 10. Up to that point, I hadn’t spent much time looking at Windows 10 thinking that I’ll wait for some major update before I use. But I thought about it and decided that…

HeartBleed OpenSSL Vulnerability
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You may have heard about the Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability issue and we wanted to be sure to address it directly. Although this is a serious security risk, Varsity is not aware of any specific affect it could have for the internal systems in your organization. We wanted to be sure to provide the specific details…

Varsity Staff Recommended Restaurants and Lounges
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Our team loves to enjoy all that San Francisco has to offer after hours. With a menagerie of restaurants and lounges in the bay area, here are a collection of the delicious finds we enjoy most!

Tech Review: Microsoft Surface 2
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It isn’t often we get to review a new piece of technology so soon after its release, so you can imagine our excitement to get our hands on the Microsoft Surface 2 (RT). My expectations for the Surface 2 were not high, considering the negative press for the original Surface, and dismissal by the industry of the second generation.

The Microsoft Surface 2 features Windows 8, and as a current user of Windows 8, I have many thoughts about it now that I’ve used it for several months. Shortly after deploying Windows 8, I made the move to Windows 8.1 Pro Preview and now to Windows 8.1 Pro. I have had a number of complaints about the move, but Windows 8.1 is a better OS than Windows 8 and enough to make one wonder why Microsoft didn’t incorporate its features in the first version. However, credit is due to them for listening to their customers and making necessary changes. We look forward to continued improvements in the future.