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Business Continuity

The Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services Ready for the eye-opening stat of the day? Since the start of COVID-19, the FBI and its IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) has reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrime activity. This starting rise in the frequency of cyberattacks has prompted companies—especially those with vulnerable networks due to increases in work-from-home activity—to enhance…
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Video: How to Solve Cybersecurity Challenges During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, we are making every effort to help your business stay safe from cyberthreats and other IT challenges. We teamed up with our trusted partners at Cyberstone to put together this informational video, which covers: Hacking campaigns and phishing attacks Trickbot banking trojans Tips from the National Cyber Security Center Virtual Private Networks (VPN)…
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3 Tips to Cybersecurity Safety and Business Continuity During COVID-19

As we all work together to get through this COVID-19 crisis, let’s focus on safety and business continuity. At Lume, we're here to keep your business safe while your employees are working from home. Here are some thoughts on how you can stay safe and productive at the same time. 1. REMOTE WORK BEST PRACTICES Many of us will need…
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5 Ways to Prepare for the Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Windows 7 after January 14, 2020, which means it will no longer provide tech support, software updates, or security updates to Windows 7 PC users. If you plan on using Windows 7 on your PC after this date, your computer will still work, “but it may become more vulnerable to security risks…
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Why Startups and Small Businesses Can’t Overlook Cybersecurity

Western New Yorkers don’t need to look far to see that our entrepreneurial ecosystem is thriving. This year’s 43North Finals, which drew up-and-coming companies from across the United States and Canada, were a true testament to how impactful Buffalo’s startup community has become. In remarks and speeches throughout the event, a common theme emerged: Growing Buffalo’s startup scene isn’t a…
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Lume’s Hensley Named Chamber Board Chairman

Last week, Michael Hensley, Senior IT Manager for Lume Strategies (an Aleron company), was installed as Chairman of the Board for the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce. Hensley—who has been with Lume since its inception in 2012 and with Aleron since 2008—has served on the Chamber’s board of directors since 2015. As Chairman, Hensley will continue championing and supporting businesses in…
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2018 NY Tech Summit: A Recap

Lume Strategies attended the 2018 NY Tech Summit last week, held at the Turningstone Casino Resort in Central New York. In addition to exhibiting and meeting with both vendors and buyers, Lume also attended the educational breakout sessions and was a featured panelist. The two-day event featured sessions revolving around four key themes: Functional Security IT Evolution Transformational Leadership Lifecycle…
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Lume Strategies Sponsors Annual Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

On May 22nd, the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce sponsored their annual Golf Outing, held this year at Chestnut Hill Golf Course in Darien Center, New York. Although rainy weather and cooler temperatures persisted, they didn’t stop the 144 scheduled golfers from enjoying the day and participating in various activities throughout the afternoon and evening. Lume Strategies was a 2018 event…
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Minimize Downtime | Be Proactive in Prevention

Today, with as much digital information being passed through both the cloud and devices, the threat of tech failure is at an all time high. Coupled with the threat of tech failure comes the threat of the downtime that follows, while things are being patched. You can have a concrete disaster recovery plan in place, and still end up with…
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Avoid a Scare | Cybersecurity Tricks For Employees & Business Owners

As we mentioned, October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, so we wanted to touch on a few things that the Department of Homeland Defense considers important to avoid a scare. With all the cyber attacks and data purges that have happened over the last calendar year, it’s more important than ever to do your due diligence to protect vital…
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