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The Client Perspective

The Client Perspective

By Jean Hansen, COO at Umbrella Managed Systems

Several times over the past few months, colleagues and former co-workers have approached me to ask, ‘Why Umbrella?’ – curious about what seems like a 180° career move.

My typical response: Honestly, I couldn’t be more thrilled.

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Ransomware

Ransomware

By Christopher Draven, Customer Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

Ransomware Breach: 40,800 Patient Records at Risk

The news continues to remind us that Ransomware is a real and continuing threat. Earlier this month, an obstetrics and fetal diagnostic lab announced a 40,800 patient breach on June 30th, 2018. When these stories break, our clients often reach out and ask what Umbrella is doing to minimize the risk.

Umbrella Employees Hike the Decalibron Loop in Colorado

Umbrella Employees Hike the Decalibron Loop in Colorado

By Nicholas Stebbins, Systems Administrator at Umbrella Managed Systems

Have you ever climbed a mountain? Let me rephrase. Have you ever climbed a mountain over 14,000 feet? As of about a month ago, I hadn’t either.

Northwest of Alma, Colorado there are a series of four mountain peaks that make up the Decalibron series, Mt. Democrat, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Cameron, and Mt. Bross.

Microsoft Whiteboard for Windows 10 Available Soon!

Microsoft Whiteboard for Windows 10 Available Soon!

By Sam Orlando, Automation Engineer at Umbrella Managed Systems

If your team is looking for ways to collaborate and share ideas, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on project management software, then you're in luck. Microsoft will be pushing out a new app that will be standard with Windows 10 and available on the Microsoft Store.

UMS Q3 Town Hall at Chicken and Pickle

UMS Q3 Town Hall at Chicken and Pickle

By Roxanne Rabich, Service Coordinator at Umbrella Managed Systems

A couple of years ago, we expanded into the space on the 3rd floor of our building and created a fabulous conference room. It seems that since then, we've held nearly every meeting, and hosted every party, in our office.

Beware Sextortion Scams Using Hacked Passwords

Beware Sextortion Scams Using Hacked Passwords

Recently, Krebs On Security released a story about a new sextortion scam that is hard to ignore. Why? Because the person trying to extort the recipient mentions previously hacked passwords as validation that the threat is real.
What is Sextortion?
In this case, a hacker has a list of hacked passwords and email addresses.