EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, October 28, 2019

EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter

What’s new this week? It’s time to dive into the Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter! Discover the inside scoop on all things IT, digital marketing, and so much more.

This Week’s Top Tech News

Where will IT executives be spending their money in 2020? After a survey distributed by Flexera, results came back with increased budget predictions. More than 50% of the survey participants agreed that the spending on their IT budgets would need to be raised in 2020. The 3 areas of focus in the IT space for the coming year are digital transformation, cybersecurity, and cloud adoption. Read the full story >>

The EMPIST Blog

Spooky Cyber Stories: The Phishing Phantom

Don’t Take the Click Bait

Welcome to the third installment of EMPIST’s Spooky Cyber Stories in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week, we are introducing the Phishing Phantom. The Phishing Phantom catches its victims off guard, invoking an urgent response that could cost them everything. Keep reading as we dive into some of the worst phishing attacks to date.

Scary Stats

The scariest part about phishing attacks is they are happening constantly. In fact, in 2018, phishing & fraud increased within the last 3 months of the year, jumping over 50% from the annual average. With an estimated 14.5 billion spam emails sent every day, your chances of getting a visit from the Phishing Phantom is alarmingly high.  Read the blog >> 

Tech Tip of the Week

From the EMPIST Help Desk

Avoiding Email Phishing: The most important thing you can do is educate yourself and your team on the warning signs of a phishing attack and the safety habits for phishing prevention. Learn more, here.

Solve This

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

Question: The file-sharing software that was named after the creator’s frizzy hair was known as?

Answer: Napster

What’s Happening in Digital Marketing?

After the major rebranding of Dunkin’ Donuts to Dunkin’ over the past two years, CMO Tony Weisman will be stepping down. Brought on in 2017 to spearhead the rebrand for Dunkin’ Donuts, his mission was to bring the chain into the digital age and highlight the other menu items beyond donuts. The rebranding was considered a success, but Weisman stated he was ready to move on to new opportunities. Read the full story >>

Coffee with Kampas

Episode 5: Windows 7 End of Life

“I can’t stress this enough. Now is the time to upgrade.”

Are the devices in your workspace still running Windows 7? You may not realize it, but Microsoft will be ending its support of this operating system on 1/14/20. Join EMPIST Founder & CEO John Kampas as he tells us what to expect from the Windows 7 End of Life and how to prepare for it on this week’s episode of Coffee with Kampas. Watch now >>

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