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Another California Health System Targeted by Ransomware

Six months after hackers infected Victorville’s Desert Valley Hospital with malware specifically coded and deployed for extortion purposes, a major medical billing firm suffered a similar attack and lost a substantial amount of patient data. How Do Malicious Threats Attack Systems Apparently, an unsuspecting MMPC employee either opened an email attachment or clicked on a…

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Lessons from the Delta Airlines IT Shutdown

Lessons from the Delta Airlines IT Shutdown

In the first week of August, thousands of air travelers around the world were stranded and delayed by a computer network fiasco at a major airline based in the United States. Delta Airlines made headlines on August 8 as a power outage managed to bring down its network for several hours, which in turn affected…

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Dangerous Data Breach Discovered in California Electric Utility

Dangerous Data Breach Discovered in California Electric Utility

A stern reminder about the need for computer network security was discovered in late May as a major California utility reportedly left a sensitive database open to anyone who wished to download it. The Dangers of Unprotected Databases According to Vickery, PG&E left an asset management database unprotected. The database apparently contained a detailed inventory…

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The Panama Papers IT Security Lessons to Learn in Apple Valley

The Panama Papers: IT Security Lessons to Learn in Apple Valley

In early April, the most significant data leak in history made headlines around the world and began causing major repercussions. The Panama Papers affair, an effort between journalists and whistleblowers, is providing an amazing glimpse at the financial affairs of the rich and powerful around the world. How This Affects Local Businesses in the High…

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IT Management for Small Business Owners in Victorville

IT Management for Small Business Owners in Victorville

Although local business owners in Victorville and across the High Desert area should be concerned about implementing an adequate information technology (IT) platform for their companies; however, they should not be overly concerned about IT management. IT Solutions for Large vs. Small Businesses When it comes to IT management, large companies often assign staff resources…

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The Benefits of Business Email Hosting | Sonic Systems Victorville

The Benefits of Business Email Hosting

Sonic Systems offers comprehensive, reliable, and easy-to-use business email hosting for small businesses in Apple Valley, Victorville, and surrounding areas. Hosted email services are more secure. An on-premise email server will only be as secure as your own small business network. If you don’t have a dedicated IT team, you may not have the resources…

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Are You Ready for ICD-10? | Sonic Systems Victorville Medical IT

Are You Ready for ICD-10?

Is your business ready for ICD-10? ICD-10 is a new coding standard for those within the medical industry. In past years, medical professionals had a total of 14,000 codes that were necessary to treat and diagnose patients. ICD-10 has upgraded these diagnosis codes with 54,000 additional codes — for a total of 68,000. Many organizations…

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