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Identity Protection: Trust but Verify

Employers can spend a lot of time interviewing candidates to work for their company. Certainly, the candidate needs to have the right skills. They need to be able to work with others on the team and serve customers well. But then there is a question that the interviewer is always asking themselves after an interviewee that shows all the right signs of being a great employee: Do I trust them? What do I mean by “Do I trust them”? Do I give them access to our building? Do I give them access to our internal confidential information? Do I let…
Ryan Pieken
October 26, 2020
Security

What is a VPN and do you need one to work from home?

Since businesses started shifting to remote work due to COVID-19, OXEN has seen a sizeable uptick in requests for purchasing and implementing VPNs for at-home workers. You’ve probably seen that a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection is often recommended for securely working from home while accessing company resources. So what’s a VPN for in this context, and do you need one? If you’re a business manager, do you need a VPN connection for every employee who’s now working from home? Read on for our tips. What Is a Virtual Private Network? VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network”. It creates a…
OXEN Technology
May 4, 2020
SecurityTech Tip

Be Wary of Tech Support Scams

We need technical support companies to help us solve complex issues with our devices and applications. We do our best to stay safe on our devices, but often there are technical elements that we aren’t trained to handle. Relying on tech support is necessary to get us back in working order. However, scammers and hackers will use our dependence on tech support to get their foot in the door. By pretending to be tech support and using scare tactics, they trick their victims into installing a virus or paying money. What are some of the tactics scammers use to do…
OXEN Technology
April 13, 2020