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Meltdown and Spectre: Don’t Panic

The New Year has greeted us with the startling news of two recently announced vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre.  The root cause of the problem is related to technology designed to make your systems perform better.  I’ll explain: CPUs spend most of their...

Top 10 Security Predictions for 2018

In 2017, our clients, in many ways, have been lucky not to have gone the way of Equifax, the SEC and most recently Uber. Despite their good fortune, Matrix Integration's clients continue to take proactive steps toward decreasing their cybersecurity risk. No matter...

Do I Need A Cybersecurity “Physical”?

When was the last time you got a physical? You didn’t get one because you like it; you got one because it’s designed to uncover risks you may not have recognized and design a plan to protect you. You got it because it’s the right thing for your long-term health.  So...

Trust: The Foundation of Education

America’s schools have, for the last century, been the center of our communities. We send our children to you to build their foundation of basic knowledge that will help them be successful and contribute to society. We gather there on Friday nights in the fall to root...

Hacking the Human

Susan, your accounts payable administrator, received an email from one of your vendors asking all future payments be wired to a new account so she made the change in your payment system. David, a new customer service employee, allowed one of your remote IT help desk...

Wanna Gamble Your Future?

You have just returned home from an amazing vacation. You were gone for months. And you walk into your house and discover that everything you own is gone. Vanished. Stolen by burglars who found out you were away. Too late to do anything but hope your insurance covers...

Don’t Risk It…

You have just returned home from an amazing vacation. You were gone for months. And you walk into your house and discover that everything you own is gone. Vanished. Stolen by burglars who found out you were away. Too late to do anything but hope your insurance covers...

Is Your Security Always On?

Our utilities and infrastructure are under constant threat from cyberattacks and those intrusions are growing more prevalent every month. No one wants to be responsible for an outage, or worse, failure to respond during an outage. Matrix Integration protects Clark...

We’ve Got You Covered.

Our 35-year background in IT gives us the seasoned experience of knowing which services are most useful for you. We have a comprehensive knowledge base and extensive resources for solving the tough challenges so we can move fast and effectively. If you're already...

7 Steps to Network Infrastructure Security

Poor Bob from Accounting. He had a vendor come through last month - she had a laptop and needed to plug in to show him her presentation. So Bob gave her access to the network and by the time she showed the last slide of her PowerPoint, half of the servers were...

6 Steps to Internet Edge Security

You've read the news, you've seen the stories, you have peers who have been hit. Ransomware, worms, phishing, intrusion and malware have become commonplace in our digitized society, and with the rapid growth of industrialized hacking, the problem is only going to get...

6 Reasons to Love Hyperconverged

Disaster Recovery means being prepared for the inevitable. But how much time can you afford to spend defending against your worst-case scenario? There's a fine line between proper caution and doomsday prepping. In our experience, most clients are either a) not...

Who’s In Your Network?

Providing wireless access to your guests is like opening your back door because you want to make your house more accessible. Let me tell you a story: We had a client who was absolutely convinced they were secure. Their intrusion prevention and malware protection was...

Does Your Network Have A Shield?

How long until your network is attacked? How do you know it hasn't happened already? Websites are being hijacked and crippled on a weekly basis. Ransomware is rampant, malware is creeping into unprotected networks, and intrusions are a daily fact of life. When a...

Is Your Network Secure?

Is your network secure? Are you sure? Empirical evidence suggests your network has already been infiltrated; you just don't know it yet. Ransomware, phishing, IOT endpoints, malware and other attacks are already underway and increasing exponentially. Your security...

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