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Cyber Tips & News

Lessons learned from the WannaCry Cyber Attack

In May 2017, a fast moving cyber attack occurred effecting over 200,000 computers.  Several factors played into the success of this attack.  A fantastic summary of what happened and how you can prevent vulnerabilities from attacks like this on your networks and hardware is available here in SANS’ Ouch! Newsletter.  It’s a quick and valuable read!

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Success Stories

WMR Environmental – Preston

A consulting firm finds success with subcontracting “The SBDC kept me focused on the tasks that needed to be done to get my business started on the right foot.” – owner Michael Sipos With over 20 years experience in the field of wildlife biology, Michael Sipos decided to start an environmental consulting business in late …

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Success Stories

Northwest Cultural Resource Consultants – McCall

A relocated business finds success in Idaho “I couldn’t have done so much for my business without the assistance from the DBE Program and continued guidance from my SBDC consultant.” – owner Jennifer Whiteman Moving from California to McCall, Jennifer Whiteman found it difficult to find work for her business, Northwest Cultural Resource Consultants. A …

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Cyber Tips & News

Senator Risch cosponsors MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act

“In 2012, nearly 71 percent of cyberattacks occurred in businesses with fewer than 100 employees,” said Senator Risch. Last week, Idaho’s Senator Risch and fellow US Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced a bill that will provide a consistent set of resources for small businesses to best …

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Cyber Tips & News

Securing your passwords: Wh@t’s a p@$$phra$3?

One of the best ways to create a strong password that is also easy for you to remember is to create a phrase that substitutes letters for numbers or symbols.  The title of this article is an example of a passphrase. There’s no perfect password, and using a passphrase alone doesn’t guarantee you’ll be 100% secure, …

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