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True North Networks has been serving the Swanzey area since 2002, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Cybersecurity: How to Stay Ahead of the SEC

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced in January of this year it will continue its ongoing initiative to examine for cybersecurity compliance procedures and controls, including testing the implementation of those procedures and controls at broker-dealers and investment advisers.  This session will cover topics on how to be prepared for the OCIE, case studies, tools to protect against a breach and legal ramifications regarding data security.

When: Wednesday May 17, 2017

Time: 8:30AM – 11:00AM

Where: Grand Concourse Restaurant, 100 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

FREE & Open to ALL

Presented by:

·         Steven Ryder, True North Networks

·         Matt Meade, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group

·         Ben Cotton, CEO of CyTech

Register here: http://www.fpapgh.org/ 

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True North Networks Merges with Helpful Office in Saco, Maine

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True North Networks Merges with Helpful Office in Saco, Maine

SWANZEY (March 31, 2017) —True North Networks announced that it has completed a merger with Helpful Office, a full-service information technology consulting firm, located in Saco, Maine. The merger will better serve the needs of True North Networks clients in the Maine area and no change in personnel is expected.

The merger fits into True North Network’s growth strategy and enables current President Richard Petersen of Helpful Office to expand continued sales opportunities and the operation will continue to do business as Helpful Office.  “True North and Helpful Office are aligned with an incredible level of customer service”, per Richard Petersen, “and this merger will not only strengthen that commitment to our clients, but strengthen our offerings with higher level tools and expertise True North currently provides their clients.”

“Our merger complements our overall managed service offering so we can now provide support to another vertical”, says owner and President, Steven Ryder. “We provide technology support and cybersecurity services to clients across the country, and strive to eliminate IT issues before they cause expensive downtime.  The merger also adds to our capacity and geographic presence in New England to provide exceptional service to our current and future customers in Maine and beyond.”

 

About True North Networks, LLC

True North Networks, LLC (TNN) is a managed technology outsourced, cybersecurity service and private cloud hosting provider based in Swanzey, NH with offices in Concord, NH and Pittsburgh, PA.  Serving clients throughout the country since 2002 and specializing in supporting the financial services and other industries for over 15 years.  TNN helps its clients be more productive by designing, delivering, and servicing tailored network solutions that address their individual needs, and exceed their expectations.  TNN’s mission is to enable the success and well-being of people and organizations by fostering a caring community-minded culture.    Learn more at: www.truenorthnetworks.com.  

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Watch Out for Fake Apps!

Watch Out for Fake Apps!
The holidays have come and gone and the cyber scammers are STILL out in full force! Their latest trick is creating fake apps, tricking consumers like you into downloading them to your smartphone or tablet, and ask you to load your personal credit card information in these apps. You can guess what happens next.

How is this happening?

Apple’s App Store is getting crowded with fake impostor apps and Google Play is having the same problem. Starbucks started the first "retail app", and many stores have followed. They appear to be legitimate retail store apps, but when users install them, criminals can steal consumers’ personal information, or install viruses that capture confidential information from smartphones and tablets.
The counterfeiters are posing as well-known popular companies like Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Zappos.com, Polyvore, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo.


Here are 5 things to think about to protect yourself:

  1. Be very judicious in deciding what app to download. Better safe than sorry.
  2. If you *do* decide to download an app, first thing to check is the reviews, apps with few reviews or bad reviews are a big red flag.
  3. Never click on a link in any email to download a new app. Only go to the website of the retailer to get a link to the legit app on the AppStore or Google Play.
  4. Give as little information as possible if you decide to use an app.
  5. Be very, very reluctant to link your credit card to any app!

Information taken from New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/07/technology/more-iphone-fake-retail-apps-before-holidays.html

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True North Networks launches new website!

True North Networks is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.truenorthnetworks.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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Another Day, Another Breach

April 2015 Advisor Perspectives website, featured an article "Another Day, Another Breach" by True North Networks' CEO Steven Ryder

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