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Mondays With Miranda: March 26, 2018

March 26th, 2018

Happy Monday Everyone! This week is pretty exciting, considering part of our team is attending the AUSA (Association of the United States) trade show today through Wednesday (March 26-28). It is located at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The theme for this event is “Modernizing and Equipping America’s Army for Today and Tomorrow.” NeQter Labs’ booth is number 136, and if you’re there and you can’t find it, well, that’s because it is located in the way, way, back left corner. If you decide to stop by, which you should, prepare yourself for the long journey that you will be required to take to get to that back corner. The journey may require up to three days of food and water… joking. But really, you should check us out. Our Sales Representatives, Rich and Pat, will be there representing the NeQter team!

On another note, NeQter Labs just released Update 1.5.1 for the CM171 appliance and Policy Compliance Tool, which includes many new features and product enhancements. These consist of various security improvements, brand new dashboards for the SonicWall and pfSense firewalls, improved printing functionality for the Policy Compliance Tool, an improved alerting function, etc. If you are unsure about how to update your appliance, or experience any issues, feel free to email NeQter Support at support@neqterlabs.com or create a ticket through your self-service portal, at support.neqter.staging.wpengine.com.

As for current news in the world of cybersecurity, there is an important threat that small businesses need to be aware of: The Internet of Things (IoT) leaks. As many small businesses are acquiring more and more IoT devices, what they don’t realize is that these devices are not always secure. What this means is that there could be a possible opportunity for the creation of a backdoor into the business. These devices are easy targets by hackers, so please be aware. another big topic in the news right now is cryptocurrency. Twitter has joined Facebook and Google by planning to ban cryptocurrency advertisements from their website. The predictions are that this is not going to do much good, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out.

If anyone has any requests for topics that you would like to see discussed in our blogs, please email me at msimpson@neqterlabs.com and I would be happy to include the content.

About the Author: Miranda Simpson

Miranda Simpson is a Technical Writer & Support Representative at NeQter Labs, in Middletown, RI. She is extremely passionate about technology and cybersecurity. She enjoys long walks on the beach while listening to punk rock with her mobile walkman.

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