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Our Orange County Team Has Moved!

Our new office is located at 3990 Westerly Place, Suite 100 in beautiful Newport Beach, California!

The Orange County team was excited to move from the 8th floor of a high-rise in favor of a more welcoming, ground-level space where visitors no longer need to worry about a validated parking lot.

8 Tech Topics to Keep on Your Radar in 2018

Happy New Year! Here’s to all those New Years resolutions (I swear, this is going to be the year I finally get into a workout routine), mild hangovers (maybe one glass of champagne too many), and new work goals!

To start your new year off right, we’ve put together a short list of topics you’ll want to keep abreast of when you plan for 2018.
1. Security

A hot topic throughout all of 2017 with the various ransomware attacks, we think security is going to be the number one item for 2018. While in past years it’s been about collecting or visualizing data, 2018 is going to be all about securing the huge amounts of data that companies have now produced.

What You Need to Know About KRACK

What is KRACK?
KRACK is a new network Wi-Fi attack on Wireless Access Points that exploits vulnerabilities within WPA2 Wi-Fi Protocol (The security format that protects Wi-Fi networks).
What is the potential impact? 
If affected, the attacker has access to connected Wi-Fi devices to eavesdrop and inject data into the wireless stream to install malware or adware.

How Identity Security Keeps You Safe

Authors: Will Udovich and Geoffrey Kneale

We’ve been talking a lot about security, and specifically Identity security lately (View: Long Live Identity Security and Identity Security Checklist). But what does a security breach look like? Unfortunately, one of our customers recently fell victim to a phishing scam, illustrating how easy it is for any organization to be compromised.

Identity Security Checklist

What is identity management? Enabling the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons. It’s your first line of defense in the new world of computing security.

But how do you get started with identity management and ensure you are employing the right roadmap for your business? In an effort to get our customers on that right track, we’ve put together a quick Identity Security Checklist that you can use to see where you’re at and where you ought to be going.

Ransomware ‘WannaCrypt’ Alert

As a result of a recent, widespread attack on Microsoft Windows Systems, Prosum is providing the following information  in order to ensure rapid action to remediate the attack vectors allowing the ‘WannaCry’ (Also known as ‘WannaCrypt’) crypto virus to spread.

Why Your Search for an IT Superhero May Actually Be Your Undoing

Author: Josh Tofteland, Vice President

There’s an IT crisis brewing in your company. You’re understaffed and overwhelmed and looking to the skies for someone to swoop down to the rescue. You watch. You wait. And nothing. Where is that super-certified crusader of code, armed with your lengthy list of “must-have” requirements along with a utility belt of impressive “nice to haves?”

Forget it.

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