Companies Battle Another Pandemic: Skyrocketing Hacking Attempts

via wsj.com Equifax Inc. EFX -0.59% had spent years working to repair its reputation after a massive data breach when lockdown orders meant office […]

Google: We’ll test hiding the full URL in Chrome 86 to combat phishing

via zdnet.com Google aims to find out if showing only a domain name in the address bar will help Chrome users spot scams. Google […]

Microsoft 365 apps to end Internet Explorer support next year

via cnet.com The once-dominant web browser appears ready for retirement. Internet Explorer’s days have been numbered since Microsoft launched its Edge browser five years […]

Cybersecurity: These two basic flaws make it easy for hackers to break into your systems

via zdnet Penetration testers share common security failings that leave companies vulnerable to attack. Hackers can gain access to the internal networks of corporations […]

There’s a growing blind spot for your security team during the pandemic: IoT devices

Via zdnet Businesses may not be able to dictate what devices employees keep on their home networks, there are still many options available to […]

These new Microsoft Teams features are coming in the next few days

via ZDNET.com Microsoft has announced that a raft of new Microsoft Teams features which it flagged earlier this month will be reaching end users […]

Four Tips for Putting Your Best Face Forward During Video Calls

You may be participating in more video calls these days, whether in a virtual meeting for a community group or just hanging out with […]

How to Create a Strong, Complex Password

Want to make a strong password that’s very hard to crack? Follow these steps: This guideline is just a small part of the Security Awareness […]

Microsoft Teams’ new feature: Group chat jumps from 100 to 250 people

via zdnet.com Microsoft beefs up chat features in Microsoft Teams to take on rivals like Zoom and Google Meet. With Microsoft Teams use exploding […]

The Windows 10 security guide: How to protect your business

Via zdnet.com How do you configure Windows 10 PCs to avoid common security problems? There’s no software magic bullet, unfortunately, and the tools are […]

Slack to integrate more features with Microsoft Teams

via computerworld.com The popular team collaboration software maker has seen a spike in use as remote working becomes more common in the wake of […]

How to Pick the Right Cybersecurity Vendor for Your Business

Via Inc.com With offices moving online to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 epidemic, picking the right cybersecurity vendor has never been more important. […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Zoom Meetings From Hackers

via Inc.com With the number of people working from home skyrocketing, hackers are going to work. Zoom quickly became the go-to tool for remote teams, […]

Microsoft to rebrand some Office 365 commercial plans as ‘Microsoft 365’

via ZDNet.com Just when you thought you had a handle on what Microsoft 365 is, Microsoft is changing some (but not all) of the […]

Your Smartphone Is Revealing Far More Information About Your Location Than You Thought

via Inc.com A new report reveals startling details about how you are being tracked everywhere you go. You probably knew that your smartphone is tracking […]

COVID-19 Safety Measures

To our customers, neighbors, and communities: Like everyone, GSC IT Solutions has been paying close attention to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We […]

4 Cybersecurity Myths All Small-Business Owners Need to Know

via Inc.com These cybersecurity misconceptions put your business at risk. While small-business owners are a diverse group, most have a couple of things in […]

Unhackable Internet

Via technologyreview.com Later this year, Dutch researchers will complete a quantum internet between Delft and the Hague. An internet based on quantum physics will […]

Merry Christmas

  Happy Holidays from GSC IT Solutions! We will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their […]

Online Holiday Shopping Tips

It’s that time of year again: online holiday shopping! With half of all holiday shopping done online, that leaves shoppers open to the numerous […]

Happy Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving from GSC IT Solutions! We will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 so our employees can enjoy […]

Prepare Now for Windows 7, Server 2008, and Exchange 2010 End of Support

Once a product reaches its end-of-life, no new features, fixes or security updates are released for it.  GSC IT Solutions is placing a heavy focus in 2019 to assist businesses developing and implementing plans…

Expanding Ethernet switching and WIFI with HP Aruba

  GSC IT Solutions has been a partner of Hewlett Packard (HP) for several years, but in early 2019 made the decision to formally […]

New Partnership with Star2Star Communications to enhance VoIP/Unified Communications Offering

Star2Star specializes in innovative business VoIP solutions that help businesses of all sizes in any industry stay connected to what matters.

Bring your own Device (BYOD) and Internet of Things (IOT) Adoption

Before fully adopting BYOD, weigh the benefits and security risks to your business.

Partnership with KnowBe4 to Provide Security Awareness Training

In an effort to offer our clients a structured security awareness and compliance training program, GSC IT Solutions recently partnered with KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform.

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Tech Talk – The Surprising Top Cause of Data Loss and Why Data Backup Should be a Top Priority

When most people consider the need to back up their critical business data they commonly consider it as insurance policy against equipment failure or natural disaster to ensure they can minimize the impact on these events have on their business operations.

Email Security Best Practices – The Dos And Don’ts

Security practices within a business are as much about training employees to be aware of the threat landscape as they are about adopting the right technology.  Even with the most robust security…

GSC IT Solutions Partners with Axis Communications

Having invented the first network camera back in 1996, Axis is a well-known leader in network video patented technologies. This partnership allows us to bring our customers cost-effective surveillance solutions…

NEW – Introducing Comprehensive Managed Services

Leave the day-to-day IT management to GSC IT Solutions, and you can stay focused on what really matters—your business. Our new GSCare Comprehensive Managed Services plans make it easy for…

FAQ – What Are Some Signs That a Computer Is Dying?

Question: My computer has been giving me problems lately, but I don’t want to spend the money on a new one if I don’t have to. How do I know when it’s time to give up?

GSC IT Partners with Ruckus Wireless

Two Companies with the same commitment to technological innovation and customer service come together to deliver superior products and support…

Security Alert – Wi-Fi Vulnerability Detected

A serious vulnerability was discovered in the WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i) encryption protocol used in Wi-Fi networking. The latest vulnerability known as KRACK (key reinstallation attacks) allows attackers, within proximity, to view…

Security Alert — GSC IT Resources Available as Petya Ransomware Affects Businesses Across the World

A new strain of the Petya ransomware is affecting businesses across the world. The ransomware uses multiple techniques to spread, including the same Microsoft Windows “EternalBlue” exploit used by the WannaCry…

Security Alert — a widespread ransomware cyberattack is targeting Windows Users.

Please protect your Windows computers by making sure you’ve applied the latest updates. You can do this by running Windows Update until there no more new updates to be applied. You should also make sure…

Patch Issued – Update for Microsoft Office Users

Microsoft has rolled out a patch that addresses the Word attachment vulnerability that we advised of on Monday. GSC IT Solutions recommends that you […]

Important Alert for Microsoft Office Users

The following is an important advisory for any all Microsoft® Office users of a new zero-day attack that installs malware onto fully patched systems running Microsoft’s operating system via an Office vulnerability.

Want to Work Smarter from Anywhere?

Move the business email into the cloud via Hosted Exchange for synchronization across devices.

Success Story – VOIP Solution Helps Remick & Gendron

GSC IT’s Hosted VoIP service offers an alternative to the traditional phone system.

How to Shrink your Inbox Down to Size

Follow these tips to manage your inbox and not feel overwhelmed by it.

Four Reasons your Employees are using Dropbox

Dropbox is free, easy and accessible from home.