Category Archives: Security

XP Creates Opportunity for New Threats

As of Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer develop and release security updates or provide support for the 12 year old operating system. This is a great day for hackers. With the deadline of April 8th given out by Microsoft, they have been lying in wait for the […]

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Next Week – XP No Longer Supported

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Next Tuesday, April 8th, Microsoft will no longer support XP. There will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.  After 12 years, XP will be laid to rest. The risks associated with continuing to operate on XP are numerous. Exploits, software […]

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Upcoming Welsh Event – Protecting the Company Cookie Jar

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Often the mantra tough times equals terrible temptations rings true when looking at why an employee might find and justify the opportunity to steal, embezzle and defraud your company. At the end of the day, we all tighten those purse strings and keep a close eye on things when times […]

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Fraud Detection

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Businesses have many controls in place to manage assets that are the life blood of your organization. Often times, those assets can create temptation for employees. Knowing what to look out for and creating systems of checks and balances to ensure that no one person has autonomy is key. Checks […]

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Covering the Basics – Disaster Recovery

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Disasters beyond our control have been affecting businesses for years. Now, technology is so entwined with our daily business activities, we often overlook our dependence on the ease of accessibility. We also tend to underestimate the importance of security and protection of those resources and information. Disaster Recovery is an important […]

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HFTP Presentation – Prepare and Prevent Don’t Repair and Repent

Welsh Consulting’s President, Charlie Ross, will be presenting at an upcoming educational session hosted by the New England Club Chapter of HFTP (Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals). “Prepare and Prevent Don’t Repair and Repent” will be a discussion on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. Every year thousands of organizations suffer […]

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Covering the Basics – Email Continuity

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Technology is so entwined with our daily business activities, we often overlook our dependency on the tools that we use and take for granted every day. Email is one such tool that allows us to be constantly connected, regardless of where we are or what time of day it may […]

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Cryptolocker Ransom – Protect Yourself and Your Company

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In the latest cyber attack coming to light, the industry is seeing a targeted attack on users and their files. The attacks are leaving users with personal files that have been encrypted with a private key accessible only after paying a “ransom” of $300. Given only a limited amount of […]

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