Category Archive for "Alerts & Industry News"

Have you gotten an email from yourself today?

Oct 24 2018

Elizabeth from Client Services here. Have you gotten an email from yourself recently? More specifically, an email from your own address with one of your old passwords in the subject? This isn’t a new scam, but there’s been a resurgence in the past week. I myself received an email today…

IRS Scam Alert

Jan 05 2018

Elizabeth from Client Services here. In the last couple of months of 2017, you may have heard your friends talk about being contacted by someone posing as an IRS representative. Perhaps you yourself have spoken to someone claiming to be a debt collector or other government agent. There’s been a…

How to Develop a Strategy for Network Optimization

May 23 2017

If we set out to watch a sunset, we know we have to wait for sundown. We certainly know we cannot rush it, so we relax and wait. We know patience is in the game plan. However, when it comes to WiFi, or more specifically, WLAN (Wireless Local Area Networks),…

What is Advanced Threat Detection?

May 16 2017

If You Are Not Using Advanced Persistent Threat Detection, You’re Playing Malware Checkers While They’re Playing Malware Chess.   Today’s attacks are persistent and sophisticated. The typical threat detection, identification, and containment strategy is a five step process.     This traditional 5-step strategy is effective against known malware, recognizable…

Wannacry Ransomware: What Apex customers need to know.

May 16 2017

Apex engineered networks rely on multiple layers of security to protect the critical data and systems that make up our customer networks. The different threat entry points, known as threat vectors, that the Wannacry virus uses are protected by different technologies. Each technology makes up layers in a multi-tiered approach…

Facebook users beware!

Feb 22 2017

If you use Facebook, you may have already seen this scam in your Messenger inbox recently: a friend sends you a message with your first name and a link to a YouTube video that appears to be a video all about… you. It even has your first and last name…

1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked

Dec 20 2016

Change your Yahoo password NOW.   While investigating the August 2014 security breach that affected 500 million users, Yahoo discovered a far bigger breach that compromised more than 1 billion user accounts, all the way back in 2013.   User outrage is not unfounded. According to former members of Yahoo’s…

Free isn’t always free – especially when the price is your privacy

Aug 16 2016

Sometimes, free Wi-Fi seems like a no-brainer. But how careful are you when connecting to an unfamiliar Wi-Fi network? “Free” Wi-Fi isn’t always without a price – all too often, you’re leaving your mobile device vulnerable to hacking. Recently at the Republican National Convention, network security company Avast set up…

Gartner Report on Enterprise Network gear

Oct 15 2015

Gartner names HP-Aruba a leader in their 2015 Wired and WLAN Access Infrastructure Magic Quadrant Report. While we at Apex work with HP-Aruba as well as its competitors, we have been impressed with Aruba as we have installed and managed many WLANs using their products. Increasingly we see deployment of…