EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, October 7, 2019

EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter

Is it Monday already? The best way to start the week is with the Tech Talk Newsletter! Let’s dive into the latest tech news, marketing updates, events, and more. 

This Week’s Top Tech News

This week, DoorDash announced a major data breach that could impact millions of its users. Later the company confirmed users that enrolled after April 5th, 2018 will not be affected by the breach, due to the data records accessed. However, the customer data leaked could compromise the names, emails, delivery addresses, phone numbers, and the last four digits of the users’ credit cards. The number of affected DoorDashers is approximately 4.9 million people. Yikes! Read the full story >> 


Does Your Staff Click Bad Emails?

How versed is your staff in cybersecurity and phishing techniques? Hackers rely on catching people off guard, rushed, or creating some form of urgency. Phishing scams can come in many forms, and their effects can have serious repercussions for you/your business. As your first line of defense, employees should stay updated with the latest phishing training. The good news is, there are great hassle-free phishing training lessons and resources available online. Read the blog >> 

Tech Tip of the Week

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Did you know the cloud is compliant? Both public and private cloud providers have a slew of compliances they adhere to in order to keep your data safe, your IT program in good health, and your business up to the proper standards.  

Technically Joking  

Why do programmers always confuse Halloween with Christmas? 

Answer: Because 31 OCT = 25 DEC 

What’s Happening in Digital Marketing? 

Brands like Hostess, B&G Foods, and Pepsi Co are saving big on their marketing budgets by using this simple and effective technique. It turns out, a new expensive marketing plan doesn’t need to be developed for these long-standing brands. There was one simple thing they had to focus on to save money and increase their sales, nostalgia. Bringing back some of their retro packaging, catchphrases, and commercials are striking an emotional chord with consumers.  Read the full story >> 

Coffee with Kampas

Episode 2: Multi-Factor Authentication 

It’s time for another installment of Coffee with Kampas! This week, EMPIST’s Founder & CEO John Kampas discussed the importance of using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to protect your accounts. Grab your coffee and tune in for our latest episode. Watch now >> 

EMPIST Update 

Guten Tag! This past Thursday, October 3rd, we had our annual client appreciation event. The theme this year was Oktoberfest, and we had a wide array of German food, Oktoberfest beer, swag items, desserts, and more. Thank you to everyone that attended the event. We enjoyed hosting all our clients and getting the chance to personally thank each of you for working with us. See you next year! For more IT news, blogs and industry insights throughout the week, follow us on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInand Instagram. 

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