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Healthcare Data Breaches are on the Rise

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healthcareitFrom HealthcareITNews, more breaches happened in Q3 of 2016 than in the previous two quarters. Some 118 security incidents were either reported to the Department of Health and Human Services or first disclosed in the media in Q3 2016, compared with 89 in Q2 and 63 in Q1. Based on the types of breaches from the article, proper protections may have alleviated some of breaches or prevented them from happening in the first place.

Giving Thanks

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Our company’s core purpose is “to better the lives of others”. To do so, we set aside a portion of our net income to charities we support. In the Spirit of Thanksgiving, we’d like to take a quick moment to list some of the organizations we’ve contributed to over the last few years. We wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of our awesome clients. Thanks so much for working with Weston, and the following charities thank you as well:

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Microsoft Office Tips Galore

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office365Microsoft is rolling out some fun new features for Office the last few months that will help out users of their tools. Check out the links below for some of the new features!

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!

Tagged in: Email Security Tips Virus

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.