November’s Employees of the Month at Strategic

Every month, the employees at Strategic Communications are given the opportunity to acknowledge exemplary colleagues within or outside their department. Three individuals were chosen by their coworkers for their commitment to customer service, perseverance in the face of challenges, and can-do attitudes! Monica Gant | Accounts Receivable Manager • How long have you worked for Strategic Communications? Almost 4 years …

Strategic’s New Partnerships: November

Strategic Communications continues to expand technology offerings through our newly developed partnerships with industry leaders! These new partnerships enable us to satisfy a multitude of customer IT, AV, and Cloud-related needs. Adobe When it comes to the world of design Adobe remains at the top of the industry. Many know of the company’s Creative Cloud Suite consisting of powerful tools …

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Ransomware Data Breaches: Main Causes and Protection Tips

Ransomware continues as one of the most prominent cyber security threats in the modern IT security landscape. For the uninitiated, Ransomware is a specific type of malware attack infiltrating your network and encrypting your data. Furthermore, the encryption shuts down your entire network allowing hackers to ransom off an encryption key to decrypt your encrypted data. Ransomware attacks have skyrocketed …

Strategic November News and Announcements

Birthdays Blake Kelly November 5th Anniversaries Nick Rosenberg November 9th Promotions Robert Steagall Service Manager Job Openings A/V and Low Voltage A/V Technician/Installer Louisville, KY Engineering Project Manager (A/V and IT) Louisville, KY Structured Cabling Lead Technician Louisville, KY Information Technology Network and Systems Administrator Louisville, KY Operations Administrative Specialist – Logistics and Customer Service Louisville, KY Sales Cloud Sales …

Strategic Communications 2021 Sales Conference

To celebrate a successful year for the company, Strategic Communications hosted a 2021 Sales Conference in Louisville, KY. Following the end of the federal fiscal year, the conference gathered all Strategic’s sales reps together to review this year’s metrics, meet with key vendors, review the company’s plan for 2022, and participate in fun team-building activities. The multi-day event kicked off …

October’s Employees of the Month at Strategic

Every month, the employees at Strategic Communications are given the opportunity to acknowledge exemplary colleagues within or outside their department. Three individuals were chosen by their coworkers for their commitment to customer service, perseverance in the face of challenges, and can-do attitudes! Allison Clink | Purchasing Specialist • What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on at Strategic? I …

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Are Schools the Next Big Target for Ransomware Attacks?

Recently, K-12 schools have experienced a barrage of ransomware attacks, pausing instruction especially among schools engaging in distance learning. Education leaders and concerned parents remain on edge of additional ransomware attacks, and how these attacks will impact students. This blog covers why schools are experiencing an increase in attacks by hackers. Additionally, we discuss best practices for schools in protecting …

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Protecting Your VPN Against Ransomware Attacks: Best Practices

Many believe a Virtual Private Network (VPN) significantly protects against ransomware attacks. Not only is this myth incorrect, but your VPN is actually a potential attack vector for malicious actors. The threat further increases through the recent proliferation of VPNs as millions of workers transition into working from home. Furthermore, these factors create an array of potential access points to …

Best Ways to Protect Against Email Phishing

Protecting against email phishing attacks continues to be a top priority for cybersecurity teams. Email phishing is significantly rising and becoming even more dangerous. Attackers integrate behavioral intelligence with social engineering tactics in building trust with users. Moreover, these tactics allow attackers to easily infiltrate devices and critical IT systems. Email phishing is a specific type of social engineering attack …

Is Linux OS Vulnerable to Ransomware?

Is Linux OS Vulnerable to Ransomware?

Among the most prevalent cybersecurity questions, business and government agencies continue to ask: is Linux OS vulnerable to ransomware? For decades now Linux has built a reputation as a more secure option compared to Windows. However, this reputation is mainly due to Linux’s smaller user base, making it a less attractive target for hackers. That has changed in recent years …