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16 03, 2020

DSG COVID-19 Response

By |2020-03-23T11:35:21-04:00March 16th, 2020|IT News and Info|0 Comments

DSG COVID-19 Response DSG is taking several steps to ensure we can support customers and their employees through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As always, the health and safety of our clients, colleagues, and communities remain our top priority. Our business continuity program prepares us to respond to disruptive events through robust planning, regular testing, and constant monitoring – ensuring we can continue to support you and your employees as the situation progresses. Our commitment to [...]

12 03, 2020

A message from DSG regarding COVID-19

By |2020-03-23T10:53:01-04:00March 12th, 2020|IT News and Info, IT Support Tips|0 Comments

STRATEGIES FOR REMOTE WORK  While all of us at DSG certainly hope that the COVID-19 coronavirus won't become a major health event in your local community, the reality is that businesses are already considering every contingency plan with a close eye towards avoiding serious disruption of their operations. In order to help our clients be better prepared for a surge in remote workers as the coronavirus story unfolds around the world, DSG has put together [...]

16 02, 2017

PCI Compliance and What It Means For Your Business

By |2019-06-02T17:36:55-04:00February 16th, 2017|IT News and Info|0 Comments

PCI Compliance The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. The security standard consists of 12 requirements that a business needs in order to be PCI compliant. If your company is not compliant then your business may face significant fines, increased transaction fees, and negative publicity. As part of [...]

7 05, 2016

SpyEye Caused $1 Billion in Losses

By |2016-12-16T13:46:05-05:00May 7th, 2016|IT News and Info, Security News|0 Comments

Aleksandr Andreevich Panin and Hamza Bendelladj were sentenced last week for developing and selling malware that enabled cybercriminals to steal sensitive data and access bank accounts. Panin received a 9 and a half year sentence and Bendalladj was sentenced to 15 years in prison. SpyEye, the notorious malware that they created, caused $1 billion in losses in the finance industry around the world. Panin and Bendelladj used the aliases Gribodemon and Bx1 online, so you [...]

1 06, 2015

Windows 10 Release and Upgrade info

By |2016-12-16T13:46:05-05:00June 1st, 2015|IT News and Info|0 Comments

Announced today, June 1, 2015, at Microsoft’s Windows blog: “Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29” What are the basic facts of the Windows 10 upgrade? Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices*. It will be available starting July 29, 2015; people can reserve their free upgrade today. As a starting reference, see Microsoft’s Windows 10 Q&A (ß This provides REALLY [...]

31 05, 2015

End of Life is Near for Windows Server 2003

By |2016-04-17T14:48:57-04:00May 31st, 2015|IT News and Info, Security News|0 Comments

Windows Server 2003 support is ending July 14, 2015 What does end of support mean for you? After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacenter, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. By migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure or Office 365, you [...]

25 09, 2014

The ‘Bash Bug’ That Could Be Worse Than Heartbleed

By |2016-04-17T20:40:02-04:00September 25th, 2014|IT News and Info, Security News|0 Comments

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the system software used in millions of computers, opening the possibility that attackers could execute arbitrary commands on web servers, other Linux-based machines and even Mac computers. Some researchers say Shellshock, which affects an application called Bash (which is why it's often simply called the "Bash Bug"), is potentially more serious and widespread than the Heartbleed bug discovered in April, though the two vulnerabilities are quite different in [...]

29 03, 2014

As of April 8th, support ends for Windows XP

By |2016-12-16T13:46:05-05:00March 29th, 2014|IT News and Info|0 Comments

The end of Windows XP support means Microsoft will no longer provide hot fixes, product updates, technical support, and—most importantly—security updates. This could put your business at risk for any new vulnerabilities discovered after April 8th, 2014. Learn more about what this means for your business, and how to ensure a smooth transition. The new Windows is the familiar made better—you'll still get the desktop you’re used to with the same folders and icons, but [...]

6 11, 2013

CryptoLocker

By |2016-12-16T13:46:05-05:00November 6th, 2013|IT News and Info, IT Support Tips, Security News|0 Comments

National Cyber Awareness System: TA13-309A: CryptoLocker Ransomware Infections 11/05/2013 10:58 AM EST Original release date: November 05, 2013 | Last revised: November 06, 2013 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows systems running Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems Overview US-CERT is aware of a malware campaign that surfaced in 2013 and is associated with an increasing number of ransomware infections. CryptoLocker is a new variant of ransomware that restricts access to infected computers and demands the [...]

28 05, 2013

Hurricane Preparedness

By |2016-12-16T13:46:05-05:00May 28th, 2013|IT News and Info|0 Comments

Did you know? Over 40% of all companies that experience a disaster never reopen! Over 25% of the remaining companies close within two years! Learn More What should I do? While every year we hear this is going to be the year and to be prepared, most businesses actually do little or nothing to actually prepare for hurricane season. When do most business think about Hurricane preparedness? Yes, you guessed it, after a disaster happens [...]