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Telemedicine the Future of Healthcare

Telemedicine is revolutionizing healthcare, by allowing patients access to medical professionals and medical advice at any time in any location. At the same time this is allowing practices to increase revenue. Telemedicine is the use of technology (primarily video conferencing) that enables remote healthcare. The medical professional will send...

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FIFSTAR ICT recognized by Google

FIFSTAR ICT recognized by Google With Veterans Day and National Veterans Small Business week around the corner, Google sent out special edition challenge coins to highly rated Veteran Led Businesses on their platforms.  As FIFSTAR ICT continues to move forward, we remember what it means to be a veteran...

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Tech Travel Tips

As the holidays approach more and more people will be traveling to visit family and friends. We thought that we would provide you with some helpful tips to keep your technology safe and in good working order as you travel.     USB Charging Stations We have all seen...

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Smart Speaker Spies

Amazon and Google both offer smart speakers that provide a variety of services based on voice activated commands. They also both allow third party developers to create voice apps utilizing the functionality of these devices. In the past there have been concerns over employees of Amazon or Google utilizing...

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Pa$$Words

Strong passwords are extremely important to your personal cyber security. The list of accounts and passwords we are required to use is constantly growing. From your bank account to Amazon or Netflix, you have passwords for almost everything you do online. As security concerns become more prevalent many of...

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How can A.I. improve healthcare ?

How can A.I improve Healthcare ? There is no secret that A.I will help improve healthcare treatment for all. This advancement in technology will also have an financial impact as well. Researchers expect by 2021 the industry investment for A.I healthcare to reach $6.6 billion and $150 billion by...

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Public Wi-Fi

One of the greatest in modern amenities, free Wi-Fi is common occurrence in shops, hotels, airports, and even places like libraries and parks. While free Wi-Fi is amazing, and almost always better than slugging through on your mobile network, anyone connected to the network can see what your sending/receiving...

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What is Net Neutrality?

It’s been a year since the Obama-era net neutrality protections, which ensure all internet traffic is treated equally, were erased. Although the doom-and-gloom prediction of a broken internet hasn’t yet come to pass, the future of the network is still very much in flux. At stake is who, if anyone, will...

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Fake Browser Update is Ransomware

A recent trend in cyber attacks have taken the form of browser updates. When you open your browser it informs you that it is out of date and needs to be updated, when you click on update the malware is deployed. This attack can take the form of Chrome (pictured above) , Internet Explorer, Opera, …

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The rise of Hacking as a Service (HaaS)

Criminal enterprises have taken note of the growth in popularity of as-a-service products, copying this tactic to create Hacking-as-a-Service (HaaS). HaaS have provide some of the same services as the legitimate as-a-service offerings such as: live chat support, 24/7 phone support, monthly payment plans, discounts for purchasing year long subscriptions, and even marketing campaigns to …

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Phishing; Why does it still work?

In a recent Webroot Report nearly half of employees confess to clicking links in messages from Unknown senders while at work. Phishing emails are one of the most common vehicles for attacks. With employees receiving high volumes of emails each day, and the pressure to maintain high performance and efficiency, professionals are becoming even more …

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Importance of a HIPAA risk assessment

For health care organizations, failing to comply with or maintain HIPAA guidelines and standards can lead to large fines. The first step to securing electronic protected health information (e-PHI) is performing a Security Risk Assesment. According to the Health & Human Services HIPAA Security Series, these are the eight steps to performing a Risk Assesment. …

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