EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, October 21, 2019

News | October 21, 2019

EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter

Monday is back, and so is the EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter! Keep scrolling for the latest tech updates, digital marketing news, trivia, and more.

This Week’s Top Tech News

Doomsday or zero-day? Let’s go over the facts on the big EternalBlue patching crisis. As you may have heard, there was a vulnerability found in the legacy Windows operating systems, such as Windows XP & Windows 2000. When the vulnerability leaked, there became a panic to fix the error as soon as possible. Over the weekend, their security team went through an intense patch testing process. During that time, they applied the patch and tested about 80-90 percent of the enterprises. Read the article to find out more.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the EternalBlue patch, please feel free to reach out at [email protected] to make sure your operating systems are secure & updated. Read the full story >>


Spooky Cyber Stories: The Server Slasher

Da, Da, Da, Data!!

Welcome to the second installment of EMPIST’s Spooky Cyber Stories in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week, we are introducing the cryptic Server Slasher. When the Server Slasher strikes, very few servers make it out alive. Gird your firewalls and password protect your networks because it’s about to get spooky in here. After all, is there anything worse than a data breach?

No. The Answer Is No.

The Server Slasher has been slashing servers and destroying companies’ reputations for decades. You’ve been served. Sit back and read some of the worst Server Slasher accounts to date. Let’s get started. Read the blog >>

Tech Tip of the Week

From the EMPIST Help Desk

Got back up? Cloud migration often includes automatic back-ups and disaster recovery that will allow your business to maintain control, even in the worst-case scenario. But remember, always ask an IT professional if you have questions!

Solve This

*Cue dramatic game show music.* It’s time for some Tech Trivia!

Question: What product was first called Soundabout when it was released in the 1970s?

Answer: The Sony Walkman

What’s Happening in Digital Marketing?

Is Amazon coming for Google? It’s predicted that by 2021, Amazon’s search ad revenue will hit 11.7 billion, increasing by 65%. Amazon was already known for cutting into a big slice of the e-commerce pie, but these numbers may start to affect Google’s market share. Projections for Google’s share in 2021 are said to decrease from 73% to 71%. Do you think this decline will continue as shoppers make the shift to Amazon? Read the full story >> 

Coffee with Kampas

Episode 4: Patch Management

It’s time for another episode of Coffee with Kampas. Are you aware of the vulnerabilities present in the programs/devices you use every day? Grab a cup of coffee and tune in to EMPIST’s Founder & CEO John Kampas as he discusses the importance of patch management. Watch now >>

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