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Avoid "Budget Forecast" Emails

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windows 7 zip iconOver the last few days, we have seen an uptick in folks receiving an email with subject “budget forecast” (or something similar). This email has an attachment in zip format. Please do not open this or any other attachments in zip format from anyone that you do not know. Even if it is from someone that you do know, make sure and check with the purported sender to make sure that they actually sent it. Those zip files generally contain malware, usually in the form of virus-ridden Excel or Word documents (which we've discussed before on our blog).

You'll see what the icon looks like (roughly, as it's different, depending on the version of Windows you're using) to the right of this text.

As a reminder, always view attachments with suspicion and do not open any that are from someone that you do not know. Or, as stated above, even if it is from someone you know, make sure that they sent it. Apply the same rules to emails with links that invite you to click on them (here are some tips to recognize phishing scams).

It only takes a few minutes to check the validity of an email, where it can take hours to clean up a virus, not to mention the downtime and potential loss of files it can cost you.

Thanks and stay vigilant!

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With end-of-year coming up soon, if you’re planning on making some end-of-year capital expenditures for tax purposes or want to get a project moving forward, please contact our sales team at as soon as you can, ideally before Thanksgiving. The end of the year is a very busy time for us, especially around the holidays. The schedules of our project execution teams are already filling into December, so let us know soon as soon as you can and we'll do our best to assist.

Please note that we may not be able to get all projects in before the end of the year and priority will be given to existing scheduled projects.

Weston’s Anchorage Office is Moving

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No, you’re not having deja vu: Our Anchorage crew moved a bit over a year ago. The building we were in was purchased and the new owners are taking over the building, so Weston’s office is moving again!

Brock is flying up as I write this to help GregDylan and Jeff move into the new space 501 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Suite 207. By the time you read this, we’ll hopefully be all moved in (or darn close, at least).

What this means for you: We don’t get much in the way of walk-in traffic to our current Anchorage office (many of you probably had no idea where it was), but it does mean if you are planning on dropping off or picking up equipment, you’ll have to go to the new location. All contact information and phone numbers will remain the same. You’ll still be sending payments to our Bend office, as before.

HIPAA News You Can Use

Posted by on in Best Practices

HIPAA NewsA couple of stories from the last month or so that are required reading if you are a HIPAA-regulated company or plan on ever doing business with HIPAA-regulated companies: Make sure your BAAs are in order and small security breaches are the new target.

Tweaking Your WestonBlock Settings

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WestonBlockWe mentioned earlier this year that changes were coming to backend services that powered WestonBlock. We migrated all but a couple folks to the new system now. The new system allows you to tweak your own personal settings so that WestonBlock works the way you want to. In this article, we go through a few of those settings that will allow you to personalize WestonBlock to best fit your usage habits.