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Anaconda School District Kicks off New Year with Technology Upgrade for Students, Faculty and Staff

BOZEMAN, Montana —In an effort to modernize and improve efficiency and education, Pine Cove Consulting assisted the Anaconda School District to completely upgrade its technology by implementing enterprise-level wireless infrastructure, Chromebooks for the students and cyber-security protection for all staff, administration and students.

3 Phishing Attack Examples | Types of Cyber Attacks

The threat of phishing attacks is not new, but is growing. In fact, according to Symantec, one in 131 emails contain malware, which is the highest rate we have seen in over 5 years. It is also estimated that phishing emails target over 400 businesses every day which have led to an average of a $1 billion loss over each of the last 3 years. According to a study done by PhishMe, 91% of cyber attacks now begin with some sort of phishing email. Phishing is clearly is one of the favorite tools hackers use to initiate all the types of cyber attacks.

Why is Technology Important in Business? Pine Cove's Top 10 Reasons

There are infinite reasons why technology is important in business. Whether we like it or not, the role of technology in business is expanding and will only keep growing in the future. Businesses owe it to their operations, employees, and bottom-line to utilize the new technological innovations. Businesses can no longer devalue the importance of technology in business, they must embrace the benefits of technology.

Introducing the New Pine Cove Consulting Website

We are excited to announce the new Pine Cove Consulting website is now live. This new website features many new upgrades to ensure you are informed of important technology news, Pine Cove Consulting Events, and tips/tricks to improve your organization's technology through the Pine Cove Pulse and Pine Cove Pulse Blog.

Introduction to Deep Learning Security

Cyber-security is a fast developing industry. As hackers become more and more sophisticated with all the types of attacks, so too must the protection offered by cyber-security companies. Sophos security is set to unveil their new deep learning technology this fall which will take the company's cyber-security solution to new heights. To understand the magnitude of this protection we will do an introduction to deep learning technology and explain how it works.

Advantages of Video Conferencing Equipment

According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, there are now 3.7 million employees that work from home at least half of the time. This is a 115% increase since 2005. This increase in telecommuting has led to many great benefits for both companies and employees. However, this increase has also left management to determine how they can best communicate with these telecommuters. Pine Cove Consulting understands this dilemma as they have 23 employees stationed in 10 different locations across the Rocky Mountain Region.

3 Major Types of Cyber Attacks | Descriptions, Examples, Prevention

Your organization has either; BEEN attacked, is currently BEING attacked or WILL BE attacked by cyber criminals.  Our mission is to provide you the knowledge, the vision, and the solutions to secure your assets. With cyber-attacks becoming more and more prevelent in recent months (Petya, WannaCry, Google Phish), businesses, schools, and organizations alike are scrambling to find the right way to secure their assets.

Chromebook vs Laptop | Chromebook Classroom Management

In our previous post, Chromebook vs Laptop - Which is Right for your Classroomwe gave you a few reasons why Chromebooks are a better choice for your classroom. There is an argument to be had that Chromebooks are not the best option in every case, and we agree that special circumstances might merit your school use laptops. We also acknowledge that laptops allow you to download/install any application and Chromebooks limit you to online based applications.

Another Worldwide Ransomware attack, Petya, Spreading Now

The Petya ransomware. Courtesy of Wired.co.uk

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Just one month after the WannaCry attack in May, the world is now experiencing another worldwide ransomware attack. The WannaCry attack spread quickly across the world as hackers infected hundreds of thousands of computers and demanded a ransom from those infected. This new ransomware attack is expected to have similar, or even greater, damage.

Chromebook vs Laptop - Which is Right for your Classroom?

There is no doubt that technology has had a significant impact in education. In our previously published post, How Important is Technology in Education, we highlight some of the reasons why technology is not only unavoidable, but also a good thing.